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[10 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
New Details Come to Light Regarding Fantasyland’s Storybook Circus

We’re learning more this week about just how Dumbo’s future home at Magic Kingdom will shape up with the Fantasyland expansion.
Previously, Disney leadership shared concept art of what would become the new “Storybook Circus” part of Fantasyland.  The area will be themed on the popular Dumbo ride, and will utilize the existing attraction, but will also add a second carousel to ease congestion in what is always a crowded area.   This week, however, we’re also learning more about where the ride will be situated, and how it will function.
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[9 Jul 2011 | No Comment | ]
Tinkerbell and Friends to Debut Magic Kingdom Meet and Greet

Tinker Bell and her Fairy Friends will be making their much-anticipated return to Magic Kingdom Thursday, July 28.
The pixie dust-wielding fairies previously held court in Mickey’s Toontown Fair, but had temporarily relocated to Epcot after Toontown closed to make way for the Fantasyland expansion.  They’ve been at Epcot for the last few months, but will debut in their brand new digs later this month.
Look for Tinkerbell and Friends to take up residence at the Adventureland Veranda, where they will greet fans, sign autographs, and pose for pictures.
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[10 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Mickey’s Toontown Fair Will Close in February 2011

The news we all anticipated finally came down the pike today.  Disney Parks Blog is reporting that Mickey’s Toontown Fair will close in February 2011 to make way for the Fantasyland expansion.
While the news comes as no surprise – re-purposing Goofy’s Barnstormer roller coaster was mentioned in the very first wave of Fantasyland expansion news – it’s still a little sad now that the time is upon us.  After all, Toontown has been around for an entire generation.  Originally opened at Mickey’s Birthdayland, many visitors to Magic Kingdom have never known a …