We knew it was coming and yet it is still sad to think that the last time you visited the Magic Kingdom was the last time you would ever step inside Mickey’s House, the last time you could search for the key at Pete Garage or the last time you baked a cake in Minnie’s oven but, as Walt always said, the resort has to “keep moving forward” and yesterday the Magic Kingdom did just that with the closing of Mickey’s Toontown Fair.
Last night, after the park closed, Cast Members were invited to attend a farewell party for the land and they were also given an extra little treat, the chance to see some great new artwork for the new Storybook Circus. Thanks to WDWNT‘s Reporter Josh Siegel @Crushinat0r on Twitter for taking a few photos.
Although there is no confirmation on what each of these images mean the Pete poster does suggest that there will be some sideshow style additions to the park. There are a similar style of sideshow attraction in Dinoland USA although these should be better themed. Either that, or the toilets in Storybook Circus are to be a new sideshow for guests!
It looks like the old County Bounty store found at the back of Toontown will stay and be renamed to “Big Top Souvenirs” starring the Three Little Pigs. I love the way the land is incorporating an old style of look and including many older, classic characters that many people love. Could this mean the return of meet and greets with classic characters?
In true Disney style, they did not allow the closing of Toontown to go without notice and so, Cast Member attended the VIP party to say goodbye to the land for the final time. Disney produced a special piece of art work that they displayed at the event:
And, as a memory of the time Cast Member’s spent working in Toontown, they were also invited to write a farewell message:
Are you going to miss Toontown now it has gone? We’d love to hear some of your favourite memories.
WDW News Today were luck enough to have a videographer at the event and captured the closing ceremony. Check it out below: