What to do now that Mickey’s Toontown Fair is closed in the Magic Kingdom

March 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

You’ve probably heard that Mickey’s Toontown Fair is closed as part of the Magic Kingdom Fantasyland expansion and you may be concerned about finding enough to do.     I want to take a moment to assure you that you’re going to have a great time at the Magic Kingdom and that you’ll find more than enough activities to fill your time.

Mickey’s Toontown Fair only had one ride – Goofy’s Barnstormer – and, although it is closed now, that roller coaster will come back with a new name when the expansion is all said and done.    The character meet & greets (Mickey, Minnie, the Disney princesses, and Tinker bell) were the biggest draw in Toontown and you can still see those characters in other parts of the park.  Tinkerbell is not currently appearing in the Magic Kingdom but you can see her in Epcot.

There is some great live entertainment in the Magic Kingdom that too many people just pass by and I hope you’ll take the opportunity, with Toontown being closed, to add some of this entertainment  into your Magic Kingdom itinerary.  There are several that include audience participation that can be a lot of fun, especially for younger kids.   Here are some of my favorites:

Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It Street party – this is a mini-parade for most of its trip through the Magic Kingdom but the floats all stop in the Castle hub for a street party where guests can dance along with Disney characters, stiltwalkers, and dancers.    It seems like a lot of folks just stand on the sidelines but this isn’t a junior high dance and you don’t have to worry about what the cool kids think – just jump in and have fun.

Frontierland Hoedown – Here’s another chance to dance with characters.  The hoedown takes place in the wide spot in front of the Country Bear Jamboree in Frontierland.   The characters and dancers will do their thing to some fun western music and then they’ll invite the crowd to join them.   It’s a great photo opportunity.

Captain Jack Sparrow Pirate Tutorial – Captain Jack and his first mate Mack teach us what we need to know about being pirates in Adventureland.   Several small children are invited to come up on stage and participate.    If your child would enjoy participating, have them stand near the rope that they place on the ground and tell them to raise their hands when they start bringing kids up.  It is a fun show, even if they don’t get called onto the stage.

Main Street Trolley Parade – This last one isn’t interactive but I think it will certainly appeal to little girls who love music, dancing, and skirts that swirl.

You can find character meet & greet locations and show times at http://wdwent.com/

Don’t forget to contact us when you’re ready to book your Disney World vacation – we’d love the chance to help make your vacation a great one.

Thank you,


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