Fun Find Friday
March 16, 2012
Location: Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom
This has been an extremely
exciting week for the Magic Kingdom with it
receiving its biggest expansion since 1988
when Mickey's Birthdayland first made its
mark on the park. Now Mickey's Birthdayland,
Mickey's Starland, and Mickey's Toontown
Fair are no more, but a permanent portion of
Fantasyland, Storybook Circus, is now here
As always Disney has not forgotten their past while
designing this new land. We've discussed in past articles how
sometimes Imagineers will leave a nice little nod to a past
attraction at the location of the present attraction, and they have
done that once again over at The Barnstormer.
Now The Barnstormer has a nice little history that
is being built. The original attraction opened up in Mickey's
Toontown Fair replacing Grandma Duck's petting zoo. The attraction
was themed around a farm (paying homage to the former attraction)
which was owned by Goofy. The name of the barn was Wise Acres Farms!
Now let's take a quick look at the entrance to the attraction:
I know what you're thinking: Pretty awesome sign!
And I totally agree with you. It has a look that makes you feel like
you truly are at a circus themed area where a lot of the props may
have been taken from debris found in the area. If you take a closer
look at The Barnstormer sign itself you may notice that it is
actually made up of three different pieces of wood. Why is that?
Well, Goofy, as the Great Goofini, did just that. He found some
pieces of wood in the area and decided to turn it into a sign. Of
course, the other side of the sign already had words on it, so he
naturally had to use the non-writen side as his canvas. What's the
other side look like?
Here you can find the three
boards that used to make up a different
sign. If you were to take the bottom piece
and flip it the other way and put it on the
top and take the top piece and flip it
around and put it on the bottom you would be
able to see that the original side read
"Wise Acres Farms!"
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