A Complete Guide To Disney World’s Fantasyland

Disney World and the Magic Kingdom are filled with so much detail and so many things to see or do around every corner. For that reason I am breaking down the fun land by land. Here I take a look at Fantasyland, one of the lands in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. 

Fantasyland takes you to a place of castles and royalty of storybooks and dreams. Meet Princesses, fight Captain Hook, Dine in Beast castle, soar with Dumbo and so much more. This is the stereotypical place you think of when you think Disney World. So grab your tiara, your pixie dust, and remember “it’s a small small world” and get ready to join the world of fantasy. 

Location 

First thing first, where will you find Fantasyland? The land is in Magic Kingdom park. Walk straight down Main Street toward the castle and you can enter the land through the castle, though this path is often closed, but there are paths around the castle on either side you can take as well. 

If you are entering the land from the sides it is located between Liberty Square and Tomorrowland. 

There are three sections of Fantasyland. The main section or the castle courtyard which is the castle and everything located right it and on the paths to either side that lead to Liberty Square and Tomorrowland. The other two sections are further behind the castle. The Enchanted Forest which is the newer section of the land, including the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the Beauty and the Beast and Little Mermaid section. Lastly there is the Storybook Circus section which is geared more toward younger children and has a circus theme, this is where you will find the classic Dumbo attraction. 

You can also take the Walt Disney World Railroad via the Fantasyland station. Located in the back of Storybook Circus. 

Attractions 

Castle Courtyard

It’s A Small World:

  • Any Height
  • FastPass + Available 
  • Accessibility: Must transfer from wheelchair. Audio description. Handheld captioning.

It’s “the happiest cruise that ever set sail” and you know the song. This ride is a Disney classic. For Disney Parks nostalgia this is a must do for me and one of my favorites rides because of its history and upbeat attitude. This ride is good for the whole family, though you may have the song stuck in your head. Everyone needs to ride this at least once in their lives and then if it’s not for you go ahead and skip it next time. 

Peter Pan’s Flight:

  • Any Height
  • FastPass + Available 
  • Accessibility: Must be ambulatory. Audio description and handheld captioning. 

Typically one of the longest lines and most popular rides in Fantasyland. Take a journey through the skies of Neverland with Peter, Tink and all their friends. Those with a strong fear of heights be warned while you are not that high up it may seem as if you are. Make sure to check out your shadow as you wait in line.

Mickey’s PhilharMagic:

  • Any Height
  • Show 
  • Accessibility: May remain in wheelchair/ECV. Audio description, reflective captioning and assistive listening.  

This 4D show may be named after The Mouse himself but Donald Duck is really the star here. This show takes you though some of your favorite, mostly 90’s, Disney films through song. A must for Disney music fans or Donald fans. This is a 4D experience so you will be given glasses to wear. 

Prince Charming Regal Carrousel:

  • Any Height
  • Accessibility: Must transfer to wheelchair.  

A classic beautiful carousel which was built in 1917 and later renovated and transferred to Disney World in 1971. The horses are hand carved and something to see for art lovers. A classic attraction style and always a hit with the youngest kiddos. A nice way to also sit back and enjoy the ride while marveling at everything around you. 

The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh:

  • Any Height
  • FastPass + Available 
  • Accessibility: Must transfer to wheelchair. Audio description and handheld captioning. 

A traditional Disney dark ride but this vehicle has more motion than most. For fans of the Hundred Acre Wood this is where those characters shine in the parks. A fun ride for the whole family. The line also has some interactive elements while you wait. 

Mad Tea Party:

  • Any Height
  • Accessibility: Must transfer to wheelchair. 

We all know the spinning teacups. A true classic and one of my favorites. If you get motion sick beware the spinning. You can make the cup spin even faster for the thrill seekers. Arrive early in the morning and you may even see Alice taking a spin.

 

*** Don’t forget to check out Cinderella’s Castle itself. The mosaic tiles surrounding the walkway and the details on the castle are all beautiful. The paths on either side offer a lot of different views and photo opportunities. There is even a wishing well on the path to the right of the castle as you face the front. ***

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Tales with Belle:

  • Any Height
  • FastPass + Available 
  • Accessibility: May stay in Wheelchair. Audio description, handheld captioning, and assistive listening.

A very unique experience you can watch and even participate in telling the story of Beauty and the Beast. Help Belle and Lumiere tell the story of the night Belle and Beast fell in love. Walk though Belle’s village house and be magically transported to the castle library. The photos from this experience if you are participating are always great. You can even take a posed photo with Belle at the end. Shy kiddos might have a hard time but they can always just watch from the seats. 

Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid:

  • Any Height
  • FastPass+ Available
  • Accessibility: Must transfer to wheelchair. Audio description, handheld captioning.

Travel though the story of the Little Mermaid with Scuttle as your guide. Jump in a shell and enjoy this dark ride and the perfect music of The Little Mermaid with the whole family. The line here is amazing and worth the walk and wait as you travel through Prince Eric’s castle. 

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

  • 38″ of taller
  • FastPass+ Available
  • Accessibility: Must transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

The biggest thrill in Fantasyland, the Mine Train will take you to work with the Seven Dwarfs and into the world of Snow White. This roller coaster is mild but tons of fun as the cars sway back and forth throughout the ride. A great ride to build younger ones up to the larger coasters at the parks. The animatronics are delightful in the mine scene and make sure to look into the house as you pass at the very end.

Storybook Circus

Dumbo The Flying Elephant

  • Any Height
  • Accessibility: Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV
  • Virtual Line – Receive a buzzer, like you would as you wait for a table at a restaurant, and let your kids play on the indoor jungle gym while you wait for your turn. Then you wait in a short line to board the ride. 

A must do for any first time visit, a childhood classic attraction. Dumbo does go up higher then you think and the views of the park are great. There is even an extra ride vehicle out front so you can get the perfect photo. 

The Barnstormer

  • 35” or taller
  • Accessibility: Must Transfer from Wheelchair/ECV

Themed to Goofy this is a great first roller coaster for little ones. Older kids and adults may find it under whelming. Lots of fun decor to see for Goofy fans. 

Casey Jr. Splash ’N’ Soak Station

  • Any Height

A small splash zone where kiddos can frolic. If you want to take part you might want to bring a bathing suit for the kids because you can get soaked. 

Food

Be Our Guest:

  • Reservation Accepted and Recommended
  • Table Service 
  • Lunch & Dinner 
  • Food Style: American and French 

The theming here is amazing you will feel that you are truly inside Beast Castle. Of the three dining rooms inside both the ballroom, and the west wing are unbelievably immersive. While the third room is more kitschy but you are able to walk around and take in all three rooms during your meal so make sure you do. Don’t miss the stained glass window off of the entrance either. The food here is fine dining and the pricing here is pre-fixed and you choose your appetizer and entree from several choices which differ for children and adults. You can also enjoy an alcoholic beverage with your meal. Then you receive a platter of desserts. Make sure to save room for the “Grey Stuff” it truly is delicious.

Cinderella’s Royal Table:

  • Reservation Accepted and Recommended
  • Table Service
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Food Style: American 
  • Character Dining:
    • B: Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Snow White
    • L/D: Cinderella, Jasmine, Snow White

Cinderella’s Royal Table is THE most famous Disney World restaurant. It’s the dream many families have for the children to dine in the castle with the Princesses. A few things to note about this experience. Firstly, reservations are an absolute must here and I suggest you obtain them ASAP 60 days out from your travel date, see ADR section above. The food here is categorized as signature and fine dining but it is not quite the culinary experience you may have at other signature restaurants throughout the parks, but lets face it no one is dining here for the food. The dining is a set price and you pick from several options. Alcohol is available at an additional cost. My recommendation is to try and get breakfast here, it is the least expensive and everyone will still look rested and put together for the photos. Plus you get four Princesses instead of three, though this is always subject to change day of. 

If you are celebrating a special occasion check out the Celebrations of One and All packages. These include special desserts, glass slippers and tiara’s, there is even a special engagement package. Contact Disney special events to arrange these at least 72 hours in advance

Pinocchio Village Haus:

  • Counter Service 
  • Lunch & Dinner 
  • Food Style: American 
  • Mobile Order Available 
  • Indoor Seating 

Themed to Pinocchio this location is popular for families with youngsters. If you are a Pinocchio fan this is his largest presence at a location in Disney World. The menu is mostly various flat bread pizzas. Be sure to grab a table near the large interior window that looks over It’s A Small World.

Gaston’s Tavern:

  • Counter Service 
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Food Style: American 
  • Mobile Order Available 
  • Indoor Seating 

This location is the most immersive of all the quick service location is Magic Kingdom. Themed to the tavern Gaston frequents in Beauty and the Beast, you will find antlers in all of the decorating. The menu is limited and really mostly snacks but it is much more of an experience than other snack location so I have included it here. It is also a breakfast option which can be harder to find. Check out the HUGE cinnamon buns and the family friendly Lefou’s Brew. 

Stands:

  • Cheshire Cafe– Beverages and the sweet Cheshire Cat Tails if you are looking for a sweet breakfast this is a fun option. 
  • The Friar’s Nook – Good stop for a breakfast sandwich plus later in the day several tater tot meal options. A nice sharable snack option that won’t leave you hungry. 
  • Prince Eric’s Village Market– Some healthy options plus turkey legs and the Mermaid Donut. 
  • Storybook Treats – Ice Cream

Characters

Peter Pan  – Meet Peter Pan next to Peter Pan’s Flight, across from the Tangled Restrooms.

Princess Fairytale Hall:

  • FastPass+ Available 
  • A lovely setting for a Princess meet and greet. There are two side here and two options for who to meet. On each side you meet two Princesses back to back. Make sure to check out all the details in the space as you wait in line you might just spot some royal artifacts. A must visit for Princess fans. 
    • Options:
      • Cinderella & Elena 
      • Rapunzel & Tiana 

Winnie The Pooh and Tigger – Meet and greet with Pooh and Tigger in the Hundred Acre Wood located between The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh and Mad Tea Party. 

Alice in Wonderland – Meet Alice and some of her friends between Mad Tea Party and The Cheshire Cafe. 

Merida – Meet Merida at Fairytale Garden, located between the castle and the Cheshire Cafe. Across from Cosmic Ray’s. 

Gaston – He meets outside between Bonjour Village Gifts and the restrooms. 

Ariel – Meet Ariel in her grotto between Under The Sea and Storybook Circus. A great meet and greet location with lots of theming. 

Pete’s Silly Sideshow – Meet Mickey’s Pals in their circus attire. Meet Donald, Daisy, Minnie, and Goofy. The only location to meet these characters in the Magic Kingdom. 

  • Options:
    • Daring Disney Pals: The Astounding Donaldo & The Great Goofini
    • Dashing Disney Pals: Minnie Magnifique & Daisy Fortuna 

Shopping

Fantasy Faire:

  • Between PhilharMagic and Peter Pan’s Flight. 
  • Good stop for hats and ears.
  • Plus lots of other general Disney merchandise. 

Sir Mickey’s:

  • Located right behind the castle to the right as you enter Fantasyland. Right next to Princess Fairytale Hall. 
  • The specialty here is costumes, apparel and accessories. Lots of Princess items. 
  • There is even a Royal Portrait Studio in here perfect for those who have just visited Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but anyone can partake. A good place to get photos of your little ones in costume, even if you didn’t splurge on the BBB experience, as you will get little more time with the photographer then you may at spots around the park. Photos are included in Photo Pass. 
  • Make sure you look up! 

Hundred Acre Goods:

  • Located at the exit of The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh this is you go to for all Pooh merchandise. 

Bonjour! Village Gifts:

  • Located across from Gaston’s Tavern in the Enchanted Forest section. 
  • All the Beauty and the Beast merchandise you could want. 

Big Top Souvenirs:

  • Circus themed and full of snack and sweet treats. Plus lots of other merchandise. 

Casey Jr. RailRoad Mercantile

  • A souvenir cart behind the splash zone. 

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique 

The home of Fairy Godmothers In Training is where you can take your little one ages 3-12 to get a Princess makeover. They offer hair, make-up and Princess dresses through various packages. Reservations are required. Don’t miss the photo opportunities at Sir Mickey’s afterwords. 

** MONEY SAVING TIP – Bring your own princess dress from home, they are much less expensive at Target or JC Penny than at Disney World. ** 

Interested in all things Disney Princesses at Disney World? Check out my other post all about everything Princess.

https://4ears4eyesforthemagic.travel.blog/2020/05/20/a-guide-to-princesses-at-disney-world-and-disneyland/

Pressed Penny Locations

  • Sir Mickey
  • Big Top Souvenirs 
  • Fantasy Faire

Restrooms

  • Restrooms & Companion Restrooms – Tangled themed, between It’s a Small World and Rapunzel’s Tower.
    • Best Themed Restrooms In Magic Kingdom
  • Restrooms – Cheshire Cafe Restrooms
  • Restrooms & Companion Restrooms – Enchanted Forest, between Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour Village Gifts. 
  • Restrooms – Fantasyland Railroad Station

Other Convinces 

ATM  – Located behind Pinocchio Village Haus. 

Service Animal Relief Area  – In Storybook Circus between the Walt Disney Railroad and Pete’s Silly Side Show. 

As you can see Fantasyland is truly full of Disney favorites and well….fantasy.  Now you are ready to make the most out of your time in Fantasyland and make sure you don’t miss anything you party will want to experience. 

If you are looking to travel to Disney World I would love to be your travel agent. Get expert advice in planning your vacation and a personalized experience at no additional cost to you. 

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Published by katiethemagicsyours

I am in independent travel agent with The Magic's Yours Travel. Here to plan all your Disney adventures, at no cost to you! I am a wife, cat mom, Aunt, Marylander, traveler, runner, and Disney fanatic. I have personal experience with Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line and Disney's Aulani, and I am here to share it with you. Contact me today for a FREE quote at katiev@themagicsyourstravel.com www.themagicsyours.com

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