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I can think of no greater gift than that of imagination and the belief in fantasy. Fantasyland is the most magical of all of the lands found at the Magic Kingdom. From faeries that fly and a magical carousel hiding Cinderella’s very horse all manner of childhood can be recaptured here.

From an honest-to-goodness castle where you can eat with princesses to a flight to the second star to the right and a place called Neverland, you can find it all just beyond the castle doors.

Do you believe in faeries?

Be careful when you answer this, because we all know what happens if you say no. Of course you believe in faeries, and you can spend some time with Tinkerbell, Peter Pan and all of the lost boys as you take a ride on Peter Pan’s Flight.

A wonderful retelling of the classic story with you sitting in a pirate’s ship as you soar over London and head off to the second star to the right. Make sure you look for Peter, Wendy, John and Michael as you pass by the moon that lights up London town.

Imagination lives in Fantasyland

When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.

Faeries aren’t the only wonders here in Fantasyland. There are spinning cups, boat rides around the world, a flying elephant and why, there is even a talking bear. Some of the greatest tales Walt ever told involve the characters that live and breath in Fantasyland. The imagineers have given life to them in this special part of the park and you should see what happens at night when the sky is ablaze with the fireworks spectacular.

Ever Changing

Fantasyland, like everywhere else at the Walt Disney World Resort is ever-changing, growing and refining itself to match the tastes of the guests. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is in the same location as the favorite Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. There was much ado about the transition, but the focus of the parks and the attractions within, shift over time regardless of how we wish it would stay the same park from our first visit.

Another great retired attraction is the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The old joke was that with the number of submarines at Disney’s parks, The Walt Disney Co. had one of the largest navies in the world. Currently, that space is occupied by Pooh’s Playful Spot and has become a favorite location for the littlest guest to the Magic Kingdom.

Regardless of the change, the Magic Kingdom will remain the home where imagination lives and Fantasyland will always be at the heart of that imagination. From the soaring parapets of Cinderella Castle to the calming waters of It’s A Small World, Fantasyland welcomes the child in you to explore the magical stories that have lived for ages.