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Tiles complete on Fantasyland’s newest tower as Princess Pavilion marches ahead

Monday, 5th September 2011 at 12:38

Remarkably untouched since its opening in 1992, Fantasyland at Disneyland Paris is suddenly welcoming a brand new addition to its fairytale landscape with day after day of marching progress. By Saturday, all the tiles on the delayed Princess Pavilion photo location’s new tower were already in place, just days after the tower itself rose from the ground. Not counting the miniature turrets of Storybook Land, opened 1994, this marks the first new tower in Fantasyland’s kingdom since opening!

Meanwhile, the latest photo by @InsideDLParis just three hours ago shows the wooden struts now in place on the main roof of the façade, ready for tiling to continue. Despite being located in the “rural” countryside section of the land, with the Mad Hatter’s Tea Cups and Old Mill, the new façade uses a more stately chateau style. Perhaps this is a new garden pavilion of Sleeping Beauty Castle?

Princess Pavilion photolocation construction

With an opening now apparently due in as little as a month, we also have to wonder where this addition will fit into the resort’s marketing. Since the April launch of the Disney Magical Moments Festival, the originally advertised Disney Princesses: A Royal Invitation has lead guests to a cheap temporary tent situated just opposite this construction site. Will the finally-realised Princess Pavilion just open as a late “Magical Moments” addition, or could it be held over by marketing until 2012, to serve as a second new permanent Fantasyland meet ‘n’ greet location for the 20th Anniversary?

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  • Fantasyland has been untouched since 1994, rather! It did receive three new attractions after opening.

    I think that the roof does look slightly more rural so far with those irregular tiles, compared to the Castle Courtyard area.

  • Very good theming

  • Carys Humphreys  5th September 2011, 21:19

    Hope it will be open during 28th Novrmber-2nd December 2011 since me and my mum going to DLRP durning those dates.

  • Carys Humphreys  5th September 2011, 21:21

    Will it be open during 28th Novrmber-2nd December 2011 since me and my mum going to DLRP durning those dates.

  • Thanks for the latest news and posting the lovely photos. I think the ‘ chateau ‘ theming is excellent. Can’t wait to see what they do with the inside.
    Would be great if this is open when I am there in October.

  • to let everyone know it opens in October!!

  • Looks really interesting addition! I love to see new things at the parks adds to the excitement every time you go!!

  • Besides Sword and the Stone, is there a place for Princes to meet the guests? Seems like a good idea.

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