Fantasyland in Paris has a slate of attractions second only to the original park in Anaheim and substantially more than the other parks around the world. The land is spread out and has gardens as well as elevation changes as you walk through the central part of it. It is the most picturesque Fantasyland in a Castle park in my book.

Attractions & Entertainment Venues
Current Attractions:
  • Alice's Curious Labyrinth (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Casey Jr. - le Petit Train du Cirque (Opened: Feb 28, 1994)
  • Disneyland Railroad Fantasyland Station (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • it's a small world (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty Castle) (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • La Taniere du Dragon (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Le Carrousel de Lancelot (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Le Pays des Contes de Fees (Opened: Feb 28, 1994)
  • Les Voyages de Pinocchio (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Mad Hatter's Tea Cups (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
  • Meet Mickey Mouse (Opened: May 16, 2012)
  • Peter Pan's Flight (Opened: Apr 12, 1992)
    Premier Access
  • Princess Pavilion (Opened: Oct 08, 2011)
Current Entertainment:
  • Royal Castle Stage (Opening: Nov 30, -0001)
  • La Bottega di Geppetto
  • La Boutique du Chateau
  • La Chaumiere des Sept Nains
  • La Confiserie des Trois Fees
  • Meet Mickey Photographs
  • Merlin L' Enchanteur
  • Princess Pavilion Photographs
  • Sir Mickey's Boutique

Restaurants & Refreshment
  • Auberge de Cendrillon
  • Au Chalet de la Marionnette
  • Fantasia Gelati
  • Pizzeria Bella Notte
  • Toad Hall Restaurant

Geek's Thoughts & Observations

  • Sleeping Beauty Castle - The symbol of the park stands in the middle and is the most striking Disney castle I have seen. The gardens around combined with the castle look like they are straight out of storybook. It has the size/scale of the Orlando/Toko Casltes combined with even more detail and features than the Anaheim one. It is by far my favorite Disney park castle and I took way too many pictures of it!

  • La Galerie de la Belle au Bois Dormant - The upper (guess third) floor of Sleeping Beauty Castle houses this attraction..  The stained glass windows looked incredible and the view of Fantasyland is great.   One note the elevator was having some issues.  One of the retired geeks had knee replacement surgery about 8 weeks before we left so I was trying to minimize steps and had him try the elevator.. after 10 minutes he gave up and took the steps.

  • La Taniere du Dragon - Living underneath Sleeping Beauty Castle is a dragon. You can walk through the cavern and come face to face with this large audioanamatronic figure. I enjoyed being able to just walk in and visit it. A great plus to the castle!

  • Le Pays des Contes de Fees - (Storybook Land Canal Boats) -   Just like the original Disneyland attraction you board a small boat and cruise through canals looking at miniatures of many of fairy tales. The boats here feature three rows instead of the bench seating.  They are continuously loaded from a rotating platform and no live narration.  Instead it is mostly music and safety warnings.  An odd choice that stood out to me was the Wizard of Oz at the end and it featured what sounded like the Main Street Electrical parade?  Guessing it was Return to Oz. 

  • Casey Jr. - le Petit Train du Cirque -   Is also located in the Storybook Land area of Fantasyland. The train takes a path that snakes along above the Le Pays des Contes de Fees (the Canal Boats). The trains loaded fairly quickly compared to those at Disneyland due to load gates at each car so cast members could position guests before the train arrived. The track almost looks like a coaster track and it sits above ground level a bit and really stood out and looked out of place to me.   The ride itself was what you would expect. 

  • Peter Pan's Flight - Was walking through Fantasyland and passed Peter Pan.  They have FastPass here so we used Hotel FastPasses (each day we had three vouchers that were FastPasses good for immediate entry onto any FastPass attraction) so I had no wait at all and no planning.   The ships here have two rows of seas.  The ride itself seemed slightly longer and darker than the US versions.  Darker meaning literally darker.. not scarier.. 

  • Mad Hatter's Tea Cups - They are the same attraction as elsewhere.  They seemed much easier to spin than the US versions.  The attraction as a whole seemed a little worn and in need of some fresh paint and renovation.

  • Alice’s Curious Labyrinth - I wanted to go up in the Queen of Hearts Castle and have the elevated view of Fantasyland so I made my way through the maze. There were some fun elements and it was well done. The kids running around me were have a great time. Of course since I had a goal to get to the castle and not really hang out in the maze it seemed long to me.

  • Les Voyages de Pinocchio - Seemed about the same as the versions in the other parks.  The cars had three rows where as the others have two rows only.  It also felt slightly longer to me but my video was within a few seconds of Disneyland in length.

  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant - Went for a spin on Dumbo since it had a 15 minute wait only.  That gave me some time to queue up posts for later.  So now I have been on Dumbo on three continents in 5 parks.  I can confirm the experience is more or less the same at each.  The dual Dumbos in Orlando are unique and Tokyo is still running an old version of the attraction.  The views from  Paris since it is elevated and sits further back in the land were the best.

  • Blanche-Neige et les Sept Nains (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) attraction features three rows of seats and again felt slightly longer than its counterparts around the world but was more or less the same attraction.

  • Le Carrousel de Lancelot - About what you would expect for a carrousel. The outer horses seemed more elaborate than the other parks but the inner ones were less so. Very much in the tradition of old carrousels to draw people in.

  • Unfortunately during my stay Small World & the Train were both closed so I could not experience them.

  • The Princess area was closed for most of my stay opening only the last couple of days and the lines were longer than my patience so I skipped it. I also skipped meeting Mickey since I saw him elsewhere in the park.

  • Due to the odd operating hours and days of the dining choices we did not eat in Fantasyland land. I had wanted to visit Toad Hall but it was closed the times we wanted to eat there and when it was open we had plans elsewhere.

Geek's Pictures & Video

I visited Disneyland Paris in the Fall of 2015. Visit my 2015 Disneyland Paris trip summary page for links to all the picture & video sets.

Day 1: Part II: Disneyland Paris - Fantasyland September 27, 2015 - Fantasyland

Entering the park for the first time then a visit to Le Pays des Contes de Fees and Casey Jr.


Day 1: Part III: Disneyland Paris Walk Around

September 28, 2015 - Adventureland & Fantasyland

I start off in Adventureland visiting Adventure Isle then the Aladdin Walkthrough. Then into Fantasyland the Sleeping Beauty Castle walkthrough and Alice's Maze before ending by visiting Pinocchio.

Day 6 Part VII: Fantasyland

October 2, 2015 - Fantasyland

Disney Magic on Parade from Fantasyland then a visit to Le Carrousel de Lancelot


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