Magic Kingdom, Mickey's Toontown Fair

Minnie’s Country House from the now retired Mickey’s Toontown Fair land. This has been replaced with the Fantasyland Expansion.

Hello everyone, and welcome to my rendition of this weeks Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop, hosted by my good friend Debra from Focused on the Magic!  This week, the theme is Disney Storytelling, so I decided to take a slightly different path on my journey today.  I think the mindset of Debra was to share a photo that told about the stories that Disney does such a great job telling to us, and her post reflects that.  However, I take pride in the stories that I weave as a Disney fan blogger, so I thought I would take a journey, and share with you three pictures — pictures that are from lands and attractions of the Magic Kingdom that have either been closed or modified to be different.  So I’ll call this “Disney Storytelling…with a twist!”

As you can see in my opening photo, I have chosen to share with you the wonderful house of the Queen Mouse herself, Minnie Mouse!  Sophie, Cindy and I always enjoyed walking through the houses, Sophie in particular enjoyed all the things she could play with, and I think Cindy got a kick out of the “Daisy Plant” that Minnie had in the house.  Do you remember them?  No?  Well, here they are for you:

The Daisy Plant, as it stood in Minnie’s Country House!

From Minnie’s Country House, I thought I would take you on over to Fantasyland, and reminisce a bit about a ride that we enjoyed.  Of course, I’m talking about Snow White’s Scary Adventures.  It’s funny how quickly we get used to not seeing something where it used to be.  When we were there in June, that was the first time we had been there since it closed, but it was almost like we never realized it used to be there.  Here is a picture of Snow  White that I hope you enjoy:

Snow White's Scary Adventures, Magic Kingdom, Fantasyland

Snow White from the retired ride, “Snow White’s Scary Adventures.”

The last ride that I’m going to take a look at is one that closed because of an attic fire, but has since been re-opened, and more closely resembles what it was when it was first opened back in 1971.  Of course I’m talking about The Enchanted Tiki Room.  When the attraction opened on opening day, October 1, 1971, it was known as Tropical Serenade.  However, in 1997 it was closed, and reopened at The Enchanted Tiki Room – Under New Management.  I don’t really remember it as Tropical Serenade, but I do remember it Under New Management, and I’ve also seen it as The Enchanted Tiki Room, and I really liked it better Under New Management!  I know many of you like it better now, and that’s fine, I just wish the fire hadn’t happened that caused it to close.  My picture from this attraction is kind of a blurry one, but kind of spooky at the same time, it’s Zazu looking like he’s staring right into your soul!  Enjoy!

Magic Kingdom, Adventureland, Enchanted Tiki Room

Zazu from The Enchanted Tiki Room “Under New Management”

So I’ve gone right off the board with Deb’s Wordless Wednesday theme, but I hope you have enjoyed my words and my pictures!  Tell me please, what do you think about the closures and changes to these three attractions/lands?  Please let me know in the comments, and then click on the Wordless Wednesday logo below to check out the rest of the entries!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Mike has been a Disney fan since his first trip to the Magic Kingdom in 1979 when he was 11 years old. Since that first trip, he has seen parks open, lands close, and attractions come and go, but one thing remains the same, his love for Disney is as strong as ever. His Disney adventures caused him to start My Dreams of Disney because he wanted to document for his family and friends all of the special Disney Memories he has enjoyed with his family, and since that first post in 2010, Mike's hobby has become his passion! Now a Travel Consultant with Pixie Vacations for six years, Mike has helped many of his readers plan and have incredible Disney vacations of their own. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and . Also, connect with us on our Pixie Vacations by Mike Ellis Facebook page to submit a quote request or learn more about all of your possible vacation destinations!


19 Responses to “Not even close to Wordless Wednesday – Disney Storytelling!”

  1. Great shots-I loved Toontown & Snow White, so glad that my kids were able to enjoy them before they closed.

  2. And to think of how dismayed we were to hear of Toontown’s demise; after getting glimpses of the New Fantasyland, we’ll never feel that way again!!

  3. We loved both Toontown and Snow White’s Scary Adventures and will miss them both. Looking forward to seeing the new Fantasy Land to decide for myself if it makes up for losing old favourites!

  4. I enjoyed your take of the theme this week. Great pictures! Since we frequent Disneyland more, I am looking forward to looking at the details more closely in Minnie’s House and Snow White’s scary adventures that you showed here. Fantasy Land looks incredible though so I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  5. Love these pics! All wonderful points of Disney, I am already missing Toontown though even if I am excited about the new expansion!

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