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17 Reasons The Renaissance Faire Is Better Than Disney World

It joust isn't faire to say otherwise.

1. Flower crowns are so much more versatile than mouse ears.

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2. The Renaissance Faire is an even more magical place to visit.

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3. There are real fairies.

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4. There's even a human-sized chess board, JUST LIKE IN HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE.

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"Knight to H3!"

5. The food is far, far superior.

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Fryed Mac & Cheese, COME ON.

6. There are camel rides, how can you beat camel rides?

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Answer: you can't.

7. Forget Space Mountain, you don't have to wait in any long lines for rides and games.

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8. The costumes, food, and music make for a wonderfully romantic atmosphere.

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9. Kids have an even better time at Ren Faire.

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10. But there's also more than enough adult fun to be had.

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11. You get to see beautiful wildlife, up-close and personal.

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12. Renaissance Faire costumes are much more interesting than the same old Disney costumes we've already seen.

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13. THERE'S AN ACTUAL JOUSTING TOURNAMENT.

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14. And once you see the joust, you'll agree: Renaissance Faire Knights > Disney Princes.

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Trevor Clifford / BuzzFeed

Seriously, dayummm.

15. And swashbuckling, sword-wielding women > Disney Princesses.

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16. Queen Elizabeth chooses to hang out at Ren Faire every year, so the experience is literally fit for a queen.

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17. But the best part of Ren Faire is that there's something for everyone, even if you're a Disney Princess.

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Check out the magical New York Renaissance Faire now through September 21st.

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