PlanningThe ParksTips

Change The Way You Approach Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland

Magic Kingdom is the most iconic of the four Disney Parks. No matter how many times Guests visit Walt Disney World, they are sure to stop at Magic Kingdom. From the classic rides to the beautiful castle, Magic Kingdom is what Disney magic is all about.

Magic Kingdom takes Guests to the future in Tomorrowland and on crazy adventures in Frontierland and Adventureland, but the land full of pixie dust and magic is Fantasyland. We thought it would be fun to spend the day together exploring this magical land.

Inside Be Our Guest restaurant ballroom

Food In Fantasyland

There is much to explore when looking at what is available in Fantasyland. You can enjoy this land with amazing rides, shows, and dining.

When looking at dining, there are two table-service options available within Fantasyland. Cinderella’s Royal Table is located within the castle itself. Guests can enjoy meals all day at this elegant dining location. All meals are prix fixe, so it is essential to check the menu to ensure you can find something you enjoy.

The other table service location within Fantasyland is Be Our Guest. Lunch and dinner are the only meals served at this dining location. Guests can enjoy a meal in one of the three fantastic dining rooms. From the ballroom to the West Wing, Guests are placed right in the middle of the Beauty and the Beast movie. This meal is also a prix fixe menu, so once again, make sure you can find items you enjoy.

There are also a handful of good quick-service locations to eat at throughout Fantasyland. From the enormous dining hall at Pinnochina Village Haus to the smaller but, in our opinion, better Friar’s Nook, Guests can find a handful of great quick eats as they travel around Fantasyland.

We suggest trying out the tots at Friar’s Nook and don’t forget to stop and get a giant cinnamon roll and Lefou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern. If you like sweets, try out the beloved Cheshire tail as well, located at the Cheshire Cafe.

There are many dining options throughout Fantasyland, from quick bites to signature dining experiences. Guests will find a lot of dining options in Fantasyland.

Princess Fairytale Hall
(Photo Credit: Disney)


Guests can meet some of their favorite Disney princesses at Princess Fairytale Hall. Here beloved princesses such as Cinderella and Rapunzel. Elena and even Tiana wait to meet Guests throughout the day. The beautiful atmosphere makes it perfect for a royal greeting.

Over at Fairytale Garden in Fantasyland, Merida is waiting to visit with friends about all her adventures. This is a well-themed outdoor meet-and-greet area. Belle also meets Guests outside of her dad’s cottage. Both have specific meeting times, so check the My Disney Experience app for times.

It isn’t just about princesses in Fantasyland, though. Guests can also find Peter Pan in front of the map of Neverland near the ride itself. Over near the Hundred Acre Woods, Guests find both Winnie the Pooh and Tigger saying hello to Guests.

There are so many fun characters to visit throughout Fantasyland that you will want to make sure you schedule some time during your visit to say hello.



The big entertainment you won’t miss while in Fantasyland is Mickey’s PhilharMagic. This 12-minute show takes Guests into their favorite movies in a 3D experience. Favorite songs from films such as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Coco, Lion Kingdom, Aladdin, and more are all brought to life in the large theatre.

This fantastic show gets you out of the heat and into the magic!

seven dwarfs mine train
credit: Disney


Finally, let’s get into all the fantastic rides found throughout Fantasyland. These rides include exciting coasters to classic Disney and everything in between.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is the main draw in Fantasyland. This family-friend coaster takes Guests through the mines along with the beloved seven dwarfs. The coaster is perfect for little ones starting and brings joy and excitement without being too scary.

Head into the movies with Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid, and Peter Pan’s Flight. Each of these rides takes Guests into the movie as they soar with Peter Pan, bounce with Tigger, and swim with Ariel. The rides are great for the whole family as everyone can ride together.

Also found in Fantasyland is iconic it’s a small world. Take a boat ride through all the different countries from around the world. No matter how you feel about the song, this ride is about bringing us together, which is a message we all need.

Two other rides can be found in Fantasyland as well. Prince Charming Regal Carrousel and Mad Tea Party are also located in Fantasyland. Both are sweet rides, although Mad Tea Party isn’t for those that get motion sick quickly.

Fantasyland is full of magical rides that take you to movies where pixie dust, magic, and dreams come true. It is these rides that make Magic Kingdom so special.


How to Tour

So with all of these unique experiences to get done, how do you tour Fantasyland? Our biggest suggestion is to head to Fantasyland as soon as the Park opens. Fantasyland is opened during early entry for those staying at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. This is a fantastic way to get onto some of these rides before the Park even opens to the public.

If you aren’t planning on purchasing Genie+ or Individual Lighting Lane for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, you will want to head to the coaster first or Peter Pan’s Flight. These two rides see wait times grow quickly in the morning.

After these two rides, you will want to check out Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Mad Tea Party, and then head to it’s a small world or Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid. All of these rides see consistent wait times throughout the day. As it’s a small world is a longer ride, we recommend trying to get most of the other Fantasyland rides done before stopping by here.

Fantasyland is full of magic. We hope breaking down this land within Magic Kingdom will help you as you navigate your visit to this land.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

Related Articles


Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker