Sunday, January 13, 2013

What's Next For Disneyland, Anaheim ?

After an incredible year with new lands, shows and attractions opening in Disney Parks all around the world, what will be the next opening? Well, it'll be probably Fantasyland Festival Faire at Disneyland, Anaheim, and it is supposed to open this winter, so expect an opening before the end of March!

Festival Faire will be an expansion of Fantasyland and also will replace the Carnation Plaza Gardens Stage. The area will be a fantasy village square and will feature the Tangled Tower and the Royal Ribbon Parade event where guests will be able to dance with Belle or Rapunzel. Guests will also be able to meet others Disney princesses like Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

WDI released recently pictures of the model with WDI Imagineers at work on it, that you can see below.

Also coming in Fantasyland at the Fantasyland Theater, a new show called "Mickey and the Magical Map" to debut in summer 2013. The storyline involved a wizard called Yen Sid who will share a magical map with transportation abilities. Mickey Mouse, as the sorcerer's apprentice will be part of this adventure which will feature too Disney characters of animated movies from "the Jungle Book to "Tangled". Looks not bad at all - for a show - and also a little tribute to Fantasia.

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Pictures: copyright Disney


SP said...

I'm glad you're writing about Disneyland Anaheim since I've had a question in my mind for weeks now.
I was wondering if you knew anything about the Pixie Hallow part of New Fantasyland in Disney World.
I remember that when the New Fantasyland project was first unveiled years ago, they showed an area dedicated to Pixie ; it was like a giant garden with a big tree, many colourfull smaller ones, fountains, etc.
Since then, It hasn't surfaced again and I was wondering if that project was simply cancelled and replaced by the actual Dumbo/circus theme.
Could you maybe help me figure it all out ?

Alain Littaye said...

Yes, SP, the Pixie land has been definitely cancelled for WDW and partly replaced by Story Book Circus. Hopefully we will see someday this WDI concept in another park, who knows?

Robert /Cologne said...

Im just happy that Disney is doing so much at the moment . I like the new changes at WDW but do find they are hanging behind Universal .
Still happy I will be at WDW in Sept /Oct .Since it will be a 3 week vacation ,thing of hotel hopping between Wilderness Lodge,Bay Tower and Boardwalk

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

I really don't like the fact that they are replacing the Carnation Plaza for more Princess stuff!

First of all because Carnation Plaza was iconic, a place were many great shows happened, were Walt himself used to dance, and it was a nice quiet place to rest during the day and a cool place to go swing dancing at night. It was also a nice place for local school bands to play.

Also, I think that Fantasyland should only be behind the castle and not invade the hub and Main Street.

Finally, I really think that DL don't need more princesses, Disney Parks are already saturated with them!

The show looks nice, but the plot reminds me of Fantasmic a lot.

SP said...

Thanks for the info Alain ! :)