PHOTOS & VIDEO: Princess Fairytale Hall Opens in New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom

Princess Fairytale Hall finally opened to all guests in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom yesterday. The meet-and-greet is the second-to-last piece of the New Fantasyland expansion to open, leaving just the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train at this point. The meet and greet always hosts Cinderella and Rapunzel through two separate queues offering FastPass and FastPass+. Rapunzel and Cinderella will be joined daily by one visiting princess each, with the eventual plan being a pool consisting of Jasmine, Tiana, Snow White, Mulan, and Aurora for Disney to choose from. We take a look at Princess Fairytale Hall courtesy of WDWNT Reporter Joe Hogarty who provided pictures and video:

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The entrance

You can meet Rapunzel and a visiting princess…

Or Cinderella and a visiting princess

Standard FastPass available at Peter Pan’s Flight

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The two machines are labeled

These will go away once FastPass+ rolls out

Inside the queue for Princess Fairytale Hall

Symbols for each princess can be found around the Hall

In the main waiting area you’ll find Cinderella’s glass slipper

A really nice touch

In the meet and greet rooms you’ll find large paintings resembling backgrounds from the films

Rapunzel

Snow White was the visiting princess yesterday

A reference to Snow White’s Scary Adventures can be found in this open book

Returning outside, the stained-glass windows feature characters from Cinderella

FastPass+ is being offered

Cinderella

Another look at the Snow White book

Princess Aurora

We also have a short video of Princess Fairytale Hall to share with you:

Overall, Princess Fairytale Hall is nothing groundbreaking. It is another highly immersive, well-themed meet-and-greet experience and a fitting place after several non-permanant attempts to have a Princess-only meet-and-greet area at the Magic Kingdom. The Princesses needed a home and the Magic Kingdom finally has one for them. While it did replace an opening day attraction, let us not forget that a brand new Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs attraction is opening in just a few months. It will be interesting to see how often Disney rotates the visiting princesses and how the wait times vary for Princess Fairytale Hall and we will be watching that over the coming weeks.

So, what do you think of Princess Fairytale Hall?

3 comments

  1. Nathan

    Is it designed using the same Disney magic they're using in Town Square Theatre which makes the line go faster? Or does the line go at the same pace as a normal meet and greet?' The lines for the princesses in town square were always so long, I was sure they'd employ some of the same tricks here but I haven't heard anything about it yet. Honestly, the idea to me is so incredibly brilliant, I've been surprised that havent included it in every indoor meet and greet they've built. I haven't been to the new Mickey M&G in DAK. Is it there?

  2. Joe Hogarty

    The line really moved at a snail's pace. It felt that maybe every 10 minutes, or even longer, they would let one or two families in. Meanwhile everyone who had Fastpass just went right through. I actually think it worked worse than how it was organized at Town Square. It was kind of frustrating to watch. I did use a fastpass for the Cinderella meet and greet and that took less than 5 minutes to get in the actual room. The only thing you miss if you use Fastpass is the portraits of the princesses on the wall. Definitely use Fastpass. I got there at 12 and the Fastpass time for Cinderella and a guest princess was 1-2. The Fastpass time for Rapunzel and her guest princess was 6-7. So expect Rapunzel to almost always have a longer wait then Cinderella.

  3. Chris

    I don't know, I was really trying to like this but it was just so underwhelming. I couldn't even bring myself to wait in the normal line, I really pitied the families who were waiting an hour and a half and only got to meet 2 princesses! I was kind of mad that after waiting you didn't even get to meet them all. Definitely a let down.

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