Along with this morning's grand opening of Big Top Souvenirs, the Magic Kingdom also opened up another section of Storybook Circus - the third big top tent, containing FASTPASS distribution for Dumbo and Barnstormer, along with a seating area and snack carts.
The center of this new area is setup like a small park, with a central tree, surrounded by tables and chairs, with elaborately themed snack carts at the edges. Food offerings consist of hot dogs, pretzels, and the usual range of beverages. It is clear that Disney has aimed at guest comfort with this area, as it includes shade, lots of seating, and easy access to snacks from the carts, and from inside Big Top Souvenirs. The area will be particularly useful to grab a seat to eat some of those Big Top Souvenirs treats that are not so easy to eat on the move. The area can also be used by parents waiting for kids playing in the nearby splash zone. The restrooms are located adjacent to this area.
As with all of Storybook Circus, there are lots of details around, and it has a high quality look and feel. Lots of detailed stone work, which includes the walkways and planters. As the landscaping grows in it will look even more beautiful. This area of Fantasyland has certainly come a long way since the former Toontown areas.
Check out the photos below for a look through the area.
Sep 30, 2012 / 10:36am EDT