This morning, the doors to a little cottage wrapped in hair were opened and guests visiting Disneyland were given their first look at Rapunzel and Flynn from the upcoming Disney animated feature Tangled. †Guests were lining up well before the opening of Rapunzel’s cottage, which can be found between the exit of Pinocchio and the Village Haus. Rapunzel’s hair actually wraps it’s way from a tower on one side of Pinocchio’s exit across to the little cottage and around it as well, providing a nice setting for meeting Rapunzel.
The doors to the cottage opened at approximately 9:00 and guests were let into the cottage one group at a time. According to a sign at the entrance to the queue, the line was expected to be 45 minutes to meet Rapunzel and Flynn.
The inside of the cottage was beautifully painted. The walls were covered with various paintings that once could assume were done by Rapunzel herself. Rapunzel and Flynn stand to the back of the cottage in front of a stained glass window as they greet guests. Rapunzel’s hair is draped around the room and is quite impressive. Other than the†mural-ed†walls, her hair, and the stained glass window, the room is rather bare with very few props sitting around. It also is fairly dark except for the photo area where Rapunzel and Flynn stand. This does create a nice effect of being in the room almost alone with the characters as the host and photographer are almost hidden in the shadows.
Rapunzel seemed like a sweet character but really not a lot could be gleaned from the movie from meeting her. She wasn’t some ninja hair throwing female action hero as some of the previews would lead to believe. Flynn on the other hand was a little more feisty and cocky. He also has incredibly good taste and complimented my hat.
The little cottage in Fantasyland is a very nice fit for Rapunzel and Flynn. As long as the queue doesn’t get too long and gum up Fantasyland, this should be a welcome home for Rapunzel.
Tangled will be coming to theaters on November 24th. Rapunzel is voiced by Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi voices Flynn. It is directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard with the music being provided by Alan Menken.
So what do you think of Rapunzel coming to Disneyland? Will you visit her? How long of a wait would you be willing to endure to visit Rapunzel and Flynn? Does this make you want to see Tangled more? Looking forward to your feedback!
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