We’ve previously shared updates on the Storybook Circus area of the New Fantasyland expansion – and now that the location is about to be completed, we’ve got a few exclusive peeks inside the last few areas that are set to open.
Just to recap, the Storybook Circus area is themed after a grand circus of the 1940s, and several of its “main attractions” – Dumbo the Flying Elephant (complete with a fun indoor queue), Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station, and Barnstormer – Starring the Great Goofini – opened earlier this year.
Remaining areas that will make their circus debut soon are Big Top Treats and Pete’s Silly Sideshow character greeting, as well as a new FASTPASS distribution area (for Dumbo the Flying Elephant and Barnstormer – Starring the Great Goofini). Big Top Souvenirs is also sure to be a big draw to this area.
Check out the photos below to see the amazing level of detail that our Walt Disney Imagineers put into these exciting new places:
The interior of Big Top Souvenirs looks just as if its proprietors set up shop in a recently used circus tent – complete with strings of lights, trapezes, tightropes and more! Even the floor appears to be a circus ring, and nearby check-out stations resemble old circus train cars. (For an inside look at the merchandise available here, be sure to check out Steven’s recent post.)
As the sign pronounces, “circus snacks galore!” can be found at Big Top Treats, which continues the circus theme and will offer caramel apples, cotton candy and other circus snacks. Additional food carts outside will offer hot dogs and soft pretzels.
And here’s a first look inside Pete’s Silly Side Show character greeting, where guests will soon be able to meet Minnie Magnifique, Madame Daisy Fortuna, The Great Goofini, and The Astounding Donaldo. Looks like one of the Great Goofini’s daring stunts has gone awry in this photo. Be sure to visit the Disney Parks Blog later this week for an exclusive look inside this new location.
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