Inside Pete’s Silly Sideshow as Walt Disney World debuts meet-and-greet with classic characters completing Storybook Circus

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Walt Disney World today put a few finishing touches on Storybook Circus at the Magic Kingdom with the debut of Pete’s Silly Sideshow, a new meet-and-greet location featuring amusing variations on classic Disney characters.

Set inside one of the new land’s many big top circus tents, Pete’s Silly Sideshow features side-by-side-by-side-by-side character greetings with the following familiar faces in new roles: Minnie Magnifique (Minnie Mouse as a circus star), Madame Daisy Fortuna (Daisy Duck as a fortune teller), The Great Goofini (Goofy as a stunt pilot) and The Astounding Donaldo (Donald Duck as a snake charmer).

Here are photos of each of the characters’ new costumes and surroundings:

Minnie Magnifique

Minnie Magnifique

Madame Daisy Fortuna

The Great Goofini

The Great Goofini

The Astounding Donaldo

The Astounding Donaldo

The Great Goofini, of course, also has his own ride within Storybook Circus, The Barnstormer.

Storybook Circus is part of the expansion project which nearly doubles the size of Fantasyland, a multiyear project set to grand open Dec. 6, 2012.

(Photos by Gene Duncan / Disney)


  1. Daniel

    Cool to see all the concept art turned into reality. 😉

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