Today we are discussing our favorite parts of New Fantasyland. While I love the entire expansion I would have to say my favorite part is Storybook Circus. I fell in love with the area the first time we visited in 2012. Here’s why:
Pete’s Silly Sideshow
We love character meet and greets and Pete’s Silly Sideshow is one of our favorites. Everything themed so well and best of all, it’s air conditioned!
You can meet Minnie Mouse as Minnie Magnifique, Daisy Duck as Madame Daisy Fortuna, Goofy as The Great Goofini, and Donald Duck as The Astounding Donaldo. Minnie and Daisy are on one side and Goofy and Donald are on the other. This way you can only meet one pair if you want or both. If the wait is long you can also split up your visit.
Dumbo the Flying Elephant
How can you not love Dumbo? It’s a classic. I have to admit I was a little nervous when I found out the were moving him to Storybook Circus but the redo of the attraction is beautiful. And if you have young kids the indoor play area is a lot of fun. It’s also a great place to enjoy some air conditioning and free wi-fi.
The attraction is especially beautiful at night. It’s also a great attraction for wheelchair users that can transfer. You can read my accessible attraction post here.
Big Top Souviners and Treats
I love shopping at Disney and Big Top Souvenirs is now one of my favorite gift shops. They have a lot of Dumbo and other circus themed items. Plus you can find a lot of merchandise from other parts of the parks.You can also find some great snacks like Caramel Popcorn, Goofy’s Glaciers, themed cupcakes, and caramel apples.
The Cast Members here have always been awesome too. On one visit we got to make our own chocolate covered marshmallows. It was definitely a magical moment!
It’s a Great Place to Relax
There are lots of tables located near Big Top Souvenirs. They are all located outside but there are some nice, shady areas. Some of our favorites are located in the tent with the FASTPASS machines for Dumbo and the Barnstormer. In the evenings there aren’t many people around and the lighting is beautiful. It’s a great place to enjoy your snack from Big Top Treats.
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