You may have seen my recap of our visit to the Beauty and the Beast/Little Mermaid areas of New Fantasyland. As much as we loved it, I think I love this next area even more – Storybook Circus.
At night, the color, detail, and whimsy of this area is eye-poppingly beautiful. I don’t know how anyone could not fall in complete and total love with Storybook Circus.
I was worried that the side-by-side Dumbos would look, well, dumb. But honestly I think it just adds to the fun. The motion of the rides really contributes to the nostalgic feel of the area, and sort of reminded me of hanging out at the amusement park down by the Atlantic shore when I was growing up.
Directly across from Dumbo is the entrance to Big Top Souvenirs. Even if you’re not that into shopping, you absolutely should go into Big Top Souvenirs. The theming is so detailed and gorgeous, it’s practically an attraction. Plus, there’s a very cool old fashioned snack bar, with popcorn, baked goods, caramel apples, and other yummy-looking fun stuff.
Moving past the shop, you come to Pete’s Silly Sideshow, which is Meet and Greet central for Storybook Circus. I can’t even tell you how much Pete scared the hell out of me as a kid. Glad I’m over it now, or this would be giving me some major nightmares.
But I think my favorite spot in Storybook Circus might be this – a simple area to sit under the twinkling lights and just enjoy the atmosphere. I want this in my back yard.
And of course there’s Goofy’s Barnstormer, which I forgot to take a picture of. I’m sure you’ve seen it, anyway.
So there you have it, Storybook Circus at night. I can’t imagine a better place to be on a warm Summer night. Or, a chilly Halloween night for that matter. Miss Eglantine Price and Mary Poppins loved it.
Have you been yet? Try any of the treats in the Big Top? Comment and share!