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Photos: Concept art of Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire princess village

An artist’s rendering of the main entrance leading into Fantasy Faire princess meet-and-greet area coming to Disneyland. (Disney)
Fantasy Faire will feature a Royal Hall meet-and-greet area where visitors can get their photos taken with a rotating collection of princesses. (Disney)
A rough drawing showing an early layout concept of the Fantasy Faire princess village coming to Disneyland. (Disney)
A detailed elevation drawing showing the facade of the princess meet-and-greet attraction at Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire. (Disney)
Walt Disney Imagineers look over a scale model of Fantasy Faire enchanted village coming to Disneyland in March. (Disney)
A close-up look at the Fantasy Faire building facades in a scale model of the enchanted village coming to Disneyland. (Disney)
The Royal Hall meet-and-greet will feature photo and autograph opportunities with three princesses, but you won’t know exactly which ones until you get inside (with Cinderella shown here).  (Disney)
The Royal Theatre will include a pair of shows featuring the comic duo of Mr. Smythe and Mr. Jones, Renaissance vaudevillian versions of Laurel and Hardy or Abbott and Costello. (Disney)
Fantasy Faire at Disneyland will include an interactive music box featuring hand-painted scenes from the “Hunchback of Notre Dame.”  (Disney)
Fantasy Faire at Disneyland will include an animatronic cat pawing at a caged bird sitting on a window sill. (Disney)
An artist sketch of Rapunzel’s tower, which will stand at the center of the Fantasy Faire public square at Disneyland. (Disney)
In the central square of Disneyland’s Fantasy Faire, visitors will participate in a daily Royal Ribbon Parade around a maypole called Tangled Tower. (Disney)
The Fantasy Faire village at Disneyland will feature Tudor cottages, flag-topped turreted towers and heraldry-draped pavilions that will thematically blend in with the nearby Gothic Revival castle. (Disney)
Concept art of Fantasy Faire at Disneyland shows a theater with Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” performing on stage as children in the front rows wave colorful ribbons while adults sit at tables in the back. (Disney)
The new Fantasy Faire princess village at Disneyland will be home to Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White. (Disney)
The princess franchise has proven wildly popular for Disney from a branding and merchandising standpoint, with the character meet-and-greets separating the theme park giant from its rivals in the all-important tandem demographic of grade-school girls and their free-spending mothers. (Disney)
Fantasy Faire allows Disneyland to further monetize the typical theme park visit through two key revenue-generating streams: merchandise sales of princess gowns, tiaras and toys as well as keepsake pictures through the PhotoPass program. (Disney)
It remains to be seen if Disneyland princesses will pop up throughout the theme park for photo opportunities once the new meet-and-greet Fantasy Faire village debuts in 2013. (Disney)
Disneyland’s new purpose-built Fantasy Faire next to Sleeping Beauty Castle will replace the park’s existing Disney Princess Fantasy Faire in the Fantasyland Theater. (Disney)
Disney’s newest princess, Rapunzel, moved into her Fantasyland home at Disneyland in 2010 and immediately drew hour-plus lines to her “Tangled” meet-and-greet location. (Disney)
The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is planning a similar Princess Fairytale Hall as part of the Florida theme park’s Fantasyland makeover. (Disney)
Ascending a winding staircase inside the castle, Shanghai Disneyland visitors will meet Disney princesses in the Once Upon a Time adventure. (Disney)
Built in 1956, the Carnation Plaza Gardens stage has hosted some of the biggest names in big band music: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. (Disney)