Princesses Not Packing their Bags Quite Yet?
by, 03-29-2012 at 08:29 AM (3557 Views)
Plaza Gardens is finally shedding its gold paint, a last remnant from Disneyland’s 50th anniversary makeover. This week, painters could be seen returning the structure to its former red and white color scheme.
The freshening up, however, begs the question: Why is the park spending the money to spruce up a facility that is supposed to be torn down to provide a new home for the Princess Faire? Some sources indicate the relocation has been temporarily delayed, possibly due to budgetary concerns or lack of space.
“It appears Imagineering underestimated the crowds that would be attracted to the small location,” said one insider. “There is concern that long queues will spill out into the Hub, Frontierland, and the Castle. Also, think of the crowds you see at the Princess Fantasy Faire, and try to imagine them in that space where Plaza Gardens is. I think that would be pushing the fire code, don’t you think?”
Personally, I feel the longer the Faire remains out of the Plaza, the better. Consider how the AstroOrbiter intrudes into the Hub. The Faire would similarly destroy the theming of the immediate area and compete with Sleeping Beauty Castle as the main entrance to Fantasyland.