Fantasyland is one of the "themed lands"
at the many Magic Kingdom-type themed parks operated by The Walt Disney Company
around the world. Each Fantasyland has a citadel as well as quite a lot of
moderate rides themed after Disney movies.
In the words of Walt Disney: "Fantasyland is dedicated to the young
at heart and to those who suppose that when you wish upon a star, your dreams
Fantasyland at the unique Disneyland features a central courtyard
subjugated by King Arthur's Carrousel, in front of which sits a sword in an
anvil; several times each day a costumed Merlin helps a kid pull the sword from
Walt Disney said, "What youngster has not dreamed of flying with Peter Pan over
moonlit London, or tumbling into Alice's nonsensical Wonderland? In
Fantasyland, these evergreen tales of everyone's teenage have become a reality
for youngsters - of all ages - to participate in."
In 1983, Fantasyland established a key facelift and the attraction
facades changed from medieval tents to exceptional buildings themed to the
movies upon which the dark rides were based.
Fantasyland's main entry is through Sleeping Beauty Castle, which
has a divide walkthrough Orlando attraction that opened in 1957 but closed in
2001 after the September 11 terrorist attacks for safety reasons.
Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom at Walt
Disney World Resort has 10 major attractions.
There are also two character salutation areas; Ariel's Grotto,
which features The Little Mermaid, and the Fairytale Garden, in which Belle
from loveliness and the Beast read a traditional Disney story.
Cinderella Castle contains an assortment portraying the story of
Cinderella, and features Cinderella's Royal Table eatery.
The 4th Fantasyland to start was in France at the Disneyland Paris
attraction theme park.
Themed around a rural alpine Swiss parish, with all the customary Fantasyland
attractions, this Fantasyland adds a Snow White stage show.
It is the most accepted land at Disneyland Paris. A sole attraction is 'Les
Pirouettes du Vieux Moulin'. It is a ferris wheel based on Walt Disney's
inventive animated film, The Old Mill.
The concept was initially expected for Disneyland in 1954, but was unnecessary
then, only to be reconsidered and built at Disneyland Paris more than 35 years