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Old 10-09-2012, 03:30 PM   #1
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Pete's Silly Sideshow and Storybook Circus

Am I the only one who isn't thrilled with the new Storybook Circus part of Fantasyland? To me, Pete's Silly Sideshow is similar to Dinoland USA at AK....it looks very un-Disneylike. Dare I say carnival-ish? Is carnival-ish a word? It doesn't look "magical".

Looking at the pictures of Minnie, Daisy, Goofy and Donald in their new home doesn't excite me. Since our kids are older, we didn't go into Toontown very often, but I guarantee we won't be visiting Storybook Circus very much either. I prefer Toontown to the circus theme....

Does anyone else feel the same about it as me?
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #2
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:40 PM   #3
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No, you're not the only one. Personally, very sad to see Toon Town go. Really enjoyed it and our family had a lot of magical stuff happen in TT over the past several years. The Belle and Ariel stuff should be okay - however, the Under the Sea ride, assuming it's the same as DCA, is nothing special at all.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:50 PM   #5
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What could be more "Disney" than circuses and Dumbo and Goofy and all the rest? Me, I'm quite excited to see it. One of the first Disney films I ever saw was Dumbo!

Disney is many things to many people. Just because it doesn't match your vision of Disney (princesses? castles?) doesn't mean it's not "Disneylike".
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:23 PM   #6
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I think it looks very Disney! I don't have a little one anymore but I still can't wait to check it out'
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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Wow, no, I don't feel that way at all!

Now, I haven't seen it in person yet (leaving for WDW on Sunday though ). But from the pictures, I think the themeing and detail are superb! To me, the Imagineers have really gone above and beyond to immerse you in the circus environment, and I can't wait to see it in real life!
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #8
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To me, Pete's Silly Sideshow is similar to Dinoland USA at AK....it looks very un-Disneylike. Dare I say carnival-ish?
I agree, and I do feel the same as you about it.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:55 PM   #9
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I love the circus theme. Totally makes me feel like a kid again.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #10
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I agree with OP. When I saw the big Disneyfoodblog article this morning, I was taken aback. Dumbo is a classic ride but not my favorite Disney movie or character by a long shot. And "carny" themes are kinda creepy to me. Some of the other proposed offerings in the new Fantasyland expansion look pretty cool. But, I miss Toon Town...
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:29 PM   #11
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I'm digging it. I don't see the connection to Dinoland USA at all (that has more of a pop culture feel to it.) It's not "carny" to me either. The name really should set the tone. It's Storybook Circus.

It reminds me SO much of the Little Golden Books series, esp. the Disney ones. It's not so much a typical modern circus as it is a storybook version of a circus. Something Pinocchio might have gone to. I think it is a much better marriage of Fantasyland/Toddler stuff than Toontown (although we loved Toontown, but after a while my kids got really bored with so much of the houses being hands-off.)

So yeah, to me Storybook Circus is like a giant Little Golden Book of Dumbo and it exists somewhere off in the distance of Cinderella or um..what's her name...Enchanted...Giselle. Somewhere off in storybook land there is a little circus. I also find it WAY more classic 1930's-1950's Disney than Toontown.

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Didn't care for Toon Town. The play ground was lacking and basically just a prison for children. Donald's boat was always abandoned and off. The only cool things were the M houses and the Barnstormer. That doesn't make much of a Toon Town and it makes sense considering the meant the area to be a temporary fix. It felt it.
The new Circus Land is much higher quality but I'm not excited about it either. It seems to be a lot of empty space and it lacks in attractions. They made a lot of room for people to sit and rest and snack.
The water and dumbo play areas are nice but do they make up for the half dozen little things taken out of Toon Town?
The last gripe is that Barnstormer is not as well themed as the old version. Loved the chickens...
If they crammed in another attraction to the new Circus area I would be a lot more excited and would say it was a definite upgrade.

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~Awww, I loved Toon Town , and yes I would prefer to keep that over Storybook Circus. But, I still think Storybook Circus & Pete's Silly Sideshow is amazing and wonderfully themed!
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I like the pics from your blog, Josh! The colors are so vivid and bright. Very happy!
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