Gone But Not Forgotten

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“Around here we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward opening up new doors and doing new things because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths” – Walt Disney

As Disney fans, we know that change at the parks is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. With so many changes going on at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, this series is dedicated to the rides and attractions that are gone but not forgotten.

Toontown Sign

Up first we will focus on a fan favorite. Mickey’s Toontown Fair opened in the Magic Kingdom in 1988 and was initially called Mickey’s Birthdayland. The name changed a few times over the years, from Mickey’s Starland to Mickey’s Toyland, and after a major refurbishment in 1996 it was reopened as Mickey’s Toontown Fair for the 25th anniversary of WDW. The story behind the area is that it is was the holiday homes for the characters who reside at Mickey’s Toontown located at Disneyland.

To make way for the new Fantasyland, Mickey’s Toontown Fair was closed in 2011. Although some of the elements remain and are re-named or have moved, most were demolished. The remaining attractions are Dumbo the Flying Elephant, which was moved, and the Barnstormer at Goofy’s Wiseacre Farm, is now the Barnstormer featuring Goofy as the Great Goofini.

What was your favorite part of Mickey’s Toontown Fair?

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Author: Susanne

Susanne Kain was not born a Disney fan, but after marrying into a family that loves all things Disney, it didn’t take long for them to transform her into a Disney lover too! Since then, she has been to Disney over 10 times and falls in love even more with each visit. A self-proclaimed foodie, she is always looking for the next best dish that Disney has to offer! When Susanne isn’t dreaming of Disney, planning her next trip, or visiting a park, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son who also share her love of Disney.

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