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DLP at 25 – Le Pays de Contes des Fees

Hello.

Despite all the thrills that Disneyland Park can provide, something can be said for those attractions that are more quiet and serene, offering a different change of scene and a slower pace. 

Le Pays de Contes des Fees is one such attraction that is located in the Storybook Land area of Fantasyland. With all its scenes, it is the perfect Fantasyland attraction – portraying and bringing together classic Disney tales of the past, present, and future. 

These are:

  • The dwarfs’ cottage – Snow White
  • Gingerbread House – Hansel and Gretel
  • Rapunzel’s Tower – Tangled
  • Prince Eric’s Castle – The Little Mermaid
  • Greek temple, Mount Olympus, and Night on Bald Mountain – Fantasia
  • Snow landscapes – Peter and the Wolf
  • Cave of Wonders – Aladdin
  • Sword in the Stone
  • Belle’s Village and Beast’s Castle – Beauty and the Beast
  • Emerald City, and the Witch’s Castle – The Wizard of Oz. 

Compared to the original attraction at Disneyland, there is no on board narrator. Instead of spoken audio, music is used to narrate each tale, making it possible to feel further engrossed and enveloped in Disney storytelling. 

What I like about it in particular is the added depth brought about by it being a land within a land. Similarly to Fantasyland as a whole, I find it easy to become invested in each of the different stories and the addition of the music certainly helps with that. 

Secondly, it is an attraction that can always be added to i.e. Rapunzel’s tower a few years ago. 

I don’t know the effect it has on anyone else but it always seems to evoke strong feelings for me. I think as someone who loves classic tales (Disney or otherwise), legends, and fantasy in general, it’s easy to get swept away and eventually become so engrossed that the bubble doesn’t want to pop.

And the best thing is that it is one of the most accessible attractions in the park. There are no limitations and that is great for all guests.  

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Fun Facts:

  • Each of the models are hand-crafted and are scaled at one-inch to one foot. 
  • Doors on many of the buildings are open for added effect
  • It opened in 1994.

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That’s it. 

What are your thoughts on the attraction?
What other classic tales could you add over time?

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Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!
xx

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