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Grand Opening of Fantasy Faire!

The new Fantasy Faire will officially open for guests on March 12. The park opens at 9:00 a.m., and a grand opening ceremony is expected to be held soon thereafter (Guest Services didn't have an exact time, but they expect this to take place no later than 10:00.)

One of the highlights of Fantasy Faire will be the Royal Theatre, where you’ll be treated to two unique shows relating the tales of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Tangled,” as told by a pair of Renaissance Storytellers, Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones.

Messieurs Smythe and Jones are men of the theatre and lovers of legend and lore. The storytellers present the tale as old as time and the hair-raising tale of Rapunzel, with the assistance of some fellow villagers, all to the musical accompaniment of Sir Samuel of Morocco. Even Belle, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider appear onstage to help tell their own stories.

“We’re using our imaginations to create these stories,” said Show Director Chris Utley. “The storytellers will play a variety of roles, filling in as the other characters. They may put on a costume accessory to pretend to be Beast, or Gaston or Mother Gothel. ”

“The stories are told in a fast-paced, whimsical kind of way – very fun and theatrical,” said Chris. “It’s kind of a Renaissance vaudeville style, and the two guys are reminiscent of the old comedy duos of Gallagher & Shean, Abbott & Costello and Laurel & Hardy. They tell their stories with a lot of humor and heart.”

Please come join us for this very special and magical occasion!

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  • Ken C.

    I so love this group

    2 · March 14, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Well, we love having you in the group! You're part of the magic, too, Ken.

      March 14, 2013

    • Ken C.

      that means alot ty

      March 14, 2013

  • John C.

    Post it on Discussions

    March 13, 2013

  • Ken C.

    How do i post something, so the whole group can see it in the futre?

    March 13, 2013

  • Rob H.

    Tomorrow (Thursday March 14) there is going to be a panel discussion of the Making of Fantasy Faire by Show Director Christopher Utley and Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Director Michel den Dulk at the Opera House at 6:00 pm. Annual Passholders who have a wristband can attend this event. The wristbands will be available starting at 11:30 am at the Opera House. This page has more info: http://disneyland.disney.go.com/offers-discounts/fantasy-faire-panel-discussion-for-passholders/

    March 13, 2013

  • Courtney

    This was so much fun!!!!!!!!!

    3 · March 13, 2013

  • Patty

    Had a fun time with everyone! The Fantasy Faire area is awesome!

    2 · March 12, 2013

  • Rob H.

    I changed the Group Photo (the one on the top left when you come to the group homepage). It had been a long time since the last update. The cast members were taking pictures with all of our cameras today, though, and if you feel that you've got a better one let me know. Thanks!

    2 · March 12, 2013

    • Renee S.

      That was so much fun meeting the princesses! they loved our group!!! Thanks for organizing such a great time!!!

      3 · March 12, 2013

  • Patty

    In line to meet the princesses.

    March 12, 2013

  • Stan

    Walking onto Fantasy Faire

    March 12, 2013

  • Veleincia J.

    In line too. I just walked up. In third line to the left. I'm facing Disneyland.

    March 12, 2013

  • Alan

    On my way to join in on the Fantasy Faire fun, and got an early call-in to report to Indy. Perhaps I'll see you at the attraction later if you visit Indy. :-)

    March 12, 2013

  • Stan

    Come join me in line. I am in about even with front ticket booths

    March 12, 2013

  • Stan

    In line also. Long line!!!!

    March 12, 2013

  • Courtney

    Just kidding! Forgot about magic hours.

    March 12, 2013

  • Courtney

    Gate is open! Heading in!

    March 12, 2013

  • Courtney

    Here and in line to enter at 2nd line to the right if u are facing Disneyland.

    March 12, 2013

  • Courtney

    YEAH!!!!!!!

    2 · March 6, 2013

    • Fernando

      If not its ok

      March 11, 2013

    • Rob H.

      I'm sure we'll still be there at 11:00, although the official ceremony will be done before 10:00. My number is (714) 482-8721. Feel free to call me when you arrive.

      March 11, 2013

  • Mary-Ellen

    Hey all. At this point I've taken two Tylenol Cold tablets in hopes that a good night's sleep will make me feel like I'm going to live again. Please say prayers for a speedy 12 hr recovery. Hope to see you in the morning.

    March 11, 2013

    • Rob H.

      Hope you feel better! I've been kind of nursing a cold myself for the last week or two. Just go easy. But don't miss the fun!

      March 11, 2013

  • Tammy

    We went to the opening last week

    March 11, 2013

  • Fernando

    Hey Rob hall, all be there about 11am

    March 11, 2013

  • Nora M.

    Can't go after all. Got rescheduled for work.

    March 11, 2013

  • Missy C.

    Sorry, I am not in town.

    March 10, 2013

  • Vel G

    I went to this yesterday. It's lovely! The entertainers are fun and their costumes are great.

    1 · March 8, 2013

  • Winnie

    A little early for me but I'll be there with one eye open.

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Gennie

    where do we meet?

    March 2, 2013

    • John C.

      We'll meet in the center of the Hub, near the Walt & Mickey "Partners" statue. 9am

      1 · March 3, 2013

  • Briana W.

    The one Tuesday I actually have to work. Ugg

    February 19, 2013

  • John C.

    Ambassador Sachiko White will be there. We meet Her on Feb 10th's Meetup before the main group showed up.

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Nann P.

    Isaiah and I will be there the end of March with Fantasy Fair as our goal. Can't wait to hear ask of your reports.

    February 10, 2013

  • Brenda

    I will have to wait until the weekend to go!! It sounds good!! have fun!

    February 2, 2013

  • Holly

    I'll be there if I can get the day off of work...don't really want to miss this!

    February 2, 2013

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