Meet Disney Princesses at Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom

The Disney Princesses are one of the most popular meet-and-greet opportunities at Walt Disney World and some are easier to find than others. Fan favorites including Belle, Snow White, and Cinderella can be found at character meals including Akershus in Epcot, and others like Mulan and Tiana have meet and greets in the parks. But there's one special place where guests can meet the princesses and that's Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom.

Cinderella and her royal friends are at Princess Fairytale HallCinderella and her royal friends are at Princess Fairytale Hall

Princess Fairytale Hall opened in September 2013 in the former location of Snow White's Scary Adventures. That popular dark ride closed in May 2012 to make way for other Disney royalty. The building was renovated from a dark ride into a bright and cheery meet-and-greet for the most popular Disney Princesses.

The indoor queue at Princess Fairytale HallThe indoor queue at Princess Fairytale Hall

Guests visiting Princess Fairytale Hall can meet Rapunzel, Cinderella, and another "visiting" princess, in addition to Anna and Elsa. This is the only location where guests can meet Rapunzel, while Cinderella can be found at Citricos while her castle is being refurbished and at 1900 Park Fare at dinner. Cinderella can also be found most days at Akershus in Epcot's Norway pavilion (but she's never a guarantee there).

But if you (or your princesses) want to meet Anna and Elsa this is currently the only meet-and-greet for the popular princesses. (Although technically, Elsa is the Queen of Arendelle).

Elsa signs autographs at Princess Fairytale HallElsa signs autographs at Princess Fairytale Hall

The Princess Fairytale Hall features decor that is fit for royalty. The outdoor queues start in a shaded area (to prevent the loyal subjects from succumbing to the Florida heat) and once you move indoors you'll find stained glass windows in the gallery, each with an image from the animated classic Cinderella.

The inside queue features chandeliers, banners, arches, and paintings of some of the Disney Princesses including Aurora, Jasmine, Tiana, Mulan, Snow White, and Rapunzel. You'll also find Cinderella's glass slipper. If you're visiting Anna and Elsa you'll wait in a different queue, but the small inside area is ornate and evokes a sense of Disney royalty too.

Cinderella's glass slipperCinderella's glass slipper

On a recent visit we were lucky enough to score FastPass+ for the Anna and Elsa meet-and greet. After showing up at our designated time, we waited for just a few minutes outside before being allowed into the indoor queue. After a few more minutes we entered the room where the Frozen sisters were greeting guests.

First up was Anna who was just as goofy and charming as her animated character, and she even "shouted" over to Elsa that they were going to meet sisters! Then the two princesses did a little back-and-forth conversation about being sisters. It was a nice touch.

Princess Anna at the Princess Fairytale HallPrincess Anna at the Princess Fairytale Hall

Once the kids met Anna and had a chance to get their autograph books signed and photos taken they walked a few steps over to meet Elsa and she started asking them questions about what they liked to do together as sisters, and even asked if they liked chocolate because she and Anna love chocolate. (Fans of the movie might understand this reference).

Having seen a lot of princess meet-and-greets over the years, I have to say that this was one of the best interactions between cast and guests. My kids were over-the-moon excited to meet Anna and Elsa and the princesses were perfectly in character the whole time. (And, I might have been a little misty-eyed during the meet-and-greet but that'll be our little secret.)

Elsa with two of her biggest fansElsa with two of her biggest fans

Princess Fairytale Hall is a nice addition to Fantasyland and it gives guests a truly royal way to meet some of the most popular Disney Princesses. We recommend using one of your Magic Kingdom FastPass+ selections for this meet-and-greet if (1) you want to meet Anna and Elsa, and (2) you know you're visiting during a more crowded time of year.

Have you visited Princess Fairytale Hall at the Magic Kingdom? Let us know what you thought about the experience.

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 14:58:

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This is such a pretty area, it's absolutely perfect for the Princesses.

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