Sunday Reflection: Gaston’s Tavern

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Front of Gaston's Tavern

Just a couple of magical British care givers

Gaston statue


Gaston's Hearth


Gaston's Tavern Walls

Tiny fake heads

Le Fou's Brew

Le Fou’s Brew

Gaston's Chair

The comfy chair

Roasted Pork Shank and LeFou's Brew at Gaston's Tavern

Roasted Pork Shank and LeFou’s Brew (with extra foam)

Look at my pork shank!

Look at my pork shank!


A Beautiful Night in Fantasyland Part 2 – Storybook Circus


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.

Believe and Soar - Storybook Circus WDW

Believe and Soar

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.

Side by side Dumbos

Side by side Dumbos

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.

Big Top Souvenirs - Storybook Circus WDW

Big Top Souvenirs

Calliope outside Big Top Souvenirs

Calliope outside Big Top Souvenirs

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.

Pete's Silly Sideshow

Pete’s Silly Sideshow

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.

Seating area - Storybook Circus WDW

Best people-watching spot?

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.

Eglantine Price and Mary Poppins at Storybook Circus WDW

A pair of magical British sitters.

Have you been yet? Try any of the treats in the Big Top? Comment and share!