With the Magic Kingdom being the quintessential Walt Disney World park, it’s not hard to view Fantasyland as the quintessential land. The Disney brand was built on the success of it fairy tale adaptations and here they come to life. Princes and Princesses are ready to meet children of all ages, and attractions based on their stories bring you in as a participant. Because remember, in the Magic Kingdom this is your story as well.
There truly is something here for everyone, and with the recent addition of both Storybook Circus and New Fantasyland the story has doubled in size. While once before Cinderella Castle defined the Magic Kingdom skyline, now multiple new castles and taverns have sprung up. But thanks to Disney’s Imagineers, they don’t seem shoehorned in or out of place at all. In fact they look like they’ve always been here in this quiet provincial town.
Walt’s original dedication for the Disneyland version of Fantasyland still ring true today, and it’s hard not to be reminded of this as you stroll between the faux spires and Renaissance style tents: “Fantasyland is dedicated to the young at heart and to those who believe that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.”