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A History of ‘Tangled’ at the Disney Parks

If you love Disney’s Tangled (2010), you’ve likely seen incorporations of characters like Princess Rapunzel, Pascal, Maximus, and Flynn Rider across Disney Parks worldwide. In November, the film celebrated over a decade of success, and in that time, all the ways they’ve come to call Disney Parks their home away from the kingdom of Corona!

In anticipation of the new Tangled additions coming to Disneyland Paris and Tokyo DisneySea, here’s a timeline of ten years of Tangled at the Disney Parks:

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Fantasyland Meet and Greet

Opened on October 24, 2010, at the Disneyland Resort, this meet-and-greet in the Fantasyland area of the “Happiest Place on Earth” brought the world of Rapunzel and Flynn to Disney Park Guests for the first time. Moreover, the location included a small tower erected outside Gepetto’s Sweet Shoppe and sculpted hair trailing over rooftops, while the inside photo spot had elaborate theming based on Rapunzel’s tower paintings, and a nod to her 70 feet of hair — unbraided!

Although the spot was sadly temporary, Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder still often walk around Disneyland Park and meet at Fantasy Faire’s Royal Hall, while a small tower post remains in reference to her royal greeting.

Tangled Bathrooms

In 2010, the royal duo began meeting Guests at the Magic Kingdom’s Fairytale Garden in Orlando. Today, Magic Kingdom Guests can often find the Lost Princess alongside her companions in Fantasyland’s Princess Fairy Tale Hall, and step inside her kingdom with a visit to the famous and heavily detailed Tangled Bathrooms, just beside the Haunted Mansion. Plus, just beyond the village is Rapunzel’s own Tower in stunning detail!

What’s more, since 2019, Disney has offered Guests an exclusive PhotoPass opportunity here to take professional shots holding Rapunzel’s floating lanterns!

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Disney Parks Entertainment

Characters from Tangled have appeared across Disney Parks parades and shows since 2010 to now, including Fantasmic!, Disneyland’s Mickey’s Soundsational Parade, Paint the Night Parade, and the stage production of Tangled at Fantasy Faire’s Theatre, as well as Magic Kingdom’s Festival of Fantasy Parade. In addition, scenes from the film appear in both Happily Ever After and the Wonderful World of Animation fireworks.

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast

In 2017, Disney’s Boardwalk Resort debuted its newest character dining experience for Guests visiting Trattoria al Forno. With visits to your table from characters like Rapunzel and Flynn, along with Ariel and Prince Eric, it truly was the most magical way to “jump-start your morning with a hearty breakfast featuring beloved Characters from some of your favorite Disney fairytales.”

Unfortunately, the dining event went on hiatus during the Covid-19 lockdown and has not returned to Walt Disney World since.

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Riviera Resort Mural

In 2019, Disney’s Riviera Resort revealed a mosaic mural depicting images from Rapunzel and Flynn’s iconic song, “I See The Light.” The beautiful artwork “celebrates flight” through “more than 1 million hand-cut tiles were laid by hand to create this stunning work of art that rises 20 feet in the air and is joined at the ceiling by a shared mosaic sky.”

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

In 2021, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa announced the all-new Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures special event, which treats Guests to a lavish buffet and exclusive storytime meet-and-greet with some of their favorite Disney princesses. Typically, Guests will meet Tiana, Jasmine, Belle, Pocahontas, and Mulan, though other times Guests report wonderful interactions with other characters such as Ariel, Aurora, and of course, Rapunzel!

Which of these have you experienced already, and which have become your new dream?

About Spencer Beck

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the halls of the Walt Disney Family Museum, and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @pinknpurble everywhere.