Every day presents an opportunity for dreams to come true, even small ones. Sometimes you have to be willing to take risks. Husband and I were all set for our second visit to New Fantasyland. We had heard tell that if you arrive early you can get into New Fantasyland before your scheduled preview time. Such was the case for our Disney Vacation Club Member preview. Thus, a small dream came true: we practically had an hour of New Fantasyland all to ourselves.
Now, I cannot promise that this will be the case for others. Our preview time was scheduled for 12pm – 3pm. We arrived at the “gates” of the Enchanted Forest / New Fantasyland around 11:15am. We figured we could ask to go in and worst case scenario be told “no” leaving us open to enjoy Magic Kingdom until our time. Our wishing star came shining through as we were welcomed in with smiles and “Bonjour”.
It was beautiful. A practically empty New Fantasyland waited to be explored. My one and only goal was to experience Enchanted Tales with Belle. I practically leaped with joy when we came upon Maurice’s cottage with only 6 other guests in the area. We waited for Belle and her friends to be ready for us, we explored Maurice’s cottage. When our time came I gazed eagerly at the enchanted mirror. I had heard so much about the amazing transformation of the mirror into a doorway to Beast’s castle. It did not disappoint, in fact, tears filled my eyes.
At this point I will allow the photos to do the rest of the talking.
- Comparing New Fantasyland: Round One – Wizarding World of Harry Potter (thisfloridalife.com)
- First Impression of New Fantasyland (thisfloridalife.com)
- Comparing New Fantasyland: Round Two – Cars Land (thisfloridalife.com)
- New Fantasyland: A Sneak Peak at Belle’s Village (fromhiptohousewife.com)