We have known about the new Fantasy Faire, which is currently under construction at the end of Main Street at Disneyland park, since the announcement at the 2011 D23 Expo last fall. This new Fantasy Faire will be a more permanent home for the popular princess meet and greet, which has been located in the Fantasyland Theater for the past few years and will temporarily be relocated in the coming week to the area across from “it’s a small world”.
The new concept art showcases the “Royal Hall”, where guests will have the opportunity to meet with the Disney Princesses. This new Fantasy Faire concept art will be on display inside the Disneyland Opera House beginning this Friday, August 10, 2012.
The new Fantasy Faire is not without controversy, as it has taken over the historic Carnation Plaza Gardens location next door to Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. The Carnation Plaza Gardens was best known for playing host to the traditional Saturday evening swing dance gathering, “Jump, Jive and Boogie”. But the stage has also played host to many high school and community bands as well as famous music ledgens such as Louis Armstrong and Count Basie. However, there is a sliver lining to this story. The move will free up the Fantasyland Theater for development of a new live stage show, which Disney has announced development of. Disney has also confirmed that the “Jump, Jive and Boogie” swing dancing, currently in Downtown Disney, will return to the same stage inside the Fantasy Faire when construction is complete in 2013.
To view the weekly construction progress of the Fantasy Faire, head over to our Disneyland Resort Weekly Photo & News Reports.