Welcome to Foto Face-off, a visual treat of images from members of the TouringPlans Flickr Group. The theme for this Face-off is Fantasyland. To view more of each entrant’s photography, click on their respective submission, which will direct you to their Flickr photostream.
Although I am a WDW Annual Passholder, I asked to go to Disneyland right after my high school graduation in celebration of a full college scholarship. As the sun was setting behind the Matterhorn, the sun was also setting on my amazing trip as this was my last night in Disneyland. I was able to savor these few minutes of Disney bliss while waiting on the monorail platform.
Okay, next time, can it be “Toontown” ! ? !? It would have been sooooooo much easyer ! Anyway. This is the best shot I’ve got… meaning, that next trip, I’ve got to focus on Fantasyland !
Fantasyland always provides ample opportunities for pictures of the characters that we know and love. There are statues, paintings, buildings and rides that all revolve around these characters. All of the areas of the Disney parks can bring out the child in all of us but perhaps Fantasyland does this even more so.
Without one Man’s Dream, Fantasy Land would not exist.. In fact, this group would not exisit. And, as we all know, a Dream is a Wish your heart makes… I can think no better place than Fantasy Land to turn that Dream into a Wish at Cinderella’s Fountain. Go ahead and make a wish the next time you visit.
One of the greatest things about Fantasyland, in my opinion, is stated right there in its name: Fantasy. Remember when you were a kid and your imagination was the most wondrous (and sometimes the most frightening) playground you could visit? Fantasyland is almost a good. Fly away with Peter Pan. Pretend you’re Christopher Robin and visit Pooh and friends in the Hundred Acre Wood. Have tea with the Mad Hatter and March Hare. And you never know when a giant will lift up a shop’s roof and peek inside.
Scott Smith (SRisonS):
When I think of the spirit of Disney World, one of the first things that comes to mind is Fantasyland. For many people, their first exposure to Disney is through its animation. And it’s in this area where that animation comes to life; and guests get to travel through and experience the worlds they’ve only read about or seen on-screen.
Finally, my entry and commentary:
After visiting Disneyland, I don’t think I’ll be able to look at Walt Disney World’s Fantasyland in the same light (at least not until the Expansion is complete). Better in every conceivable way, Disneyland’s Fantasyland just has this kinetic energy about it. Perhaps it’s because it is the cornerstone of Walt’s original park, and contains so many of the classic Disney characters and attractions. While King Arthur Carrousel was far from my favorite attraction in the land, I think this shot of it spinning captures that energy well.
What’s your favorite aspect of Fantasyland?