Fantasyland Foto Face-off

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.

Wesley Cullen’s Mom:
No more rumbly in my tummy!
Pooh and Friends welcome everyone to Fantasyland. How do you not think of this adorable cuddly bear twirling you around in a jar full of honey when mentioning Fantasyland?

Isabelle Boivin:
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 ! 🙂

Centerline 717:
Cinderella in the Morning, Magic Kingdom
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.

A Dream is a Wish
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.

I love this photo because it shows the detail in the statue and the colours in the background.

Anybody home?
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):
A Night of Fantasy
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.

So Much Hamilton:
Cinderella doing her thing
Fantasyland reminds me of this one most important fact: I’m not at work, I’m in Disney World!

Finally, my entry and commentary:
King Arthur Carrousel
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?

Tom Bricker

Tom is an amateur Walt Disney World photographer. He recently married his princess, Sarah, to whom he became engaged at WDW on the beach of the Polynesian Resort in 2007. Tom and Sarah have a miniature dachshund named Walter E. Dogsney and a yellow cat named Yossarian the Cat. Together, Sarah and Tom run the website Tom's photography can be found on his Flickr page ( and he can be contacted via Twitter (@wdwfigment) and Facebook (

2 thoughts on “Fantasyland Foto Face-off

  • February 25, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Wow, which store has the giant lifting up the ceiling to peer in? That’s GREAT! (I almost never go in the shops because I don’t buy souvenirs – maybe I’m missing out.)

    • February 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      The shop is Sir Mickey’s, located between the Carrousel and castle. (Look for the building with the beanstalk growing around it.) It’s a great tribute to “Mickey and the Beanstalk.”

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