Friday, February 11, 2011

It's Blogorail Time!

Welcome to those joining me fromThe CanaDisney Blog!  You've made it to the last and final stop on this month's blogorail!  Thanks for stopping by; we're glad to see you!

As of today, Mickey's Toontown Fair as we know it is gone. Officially closed.  I said goodbye to Toontown over at Chip and Co, as well as blogging here about taking one last time trip on our most recent trip, taking as many pictures as possible.  

So, instead of memorializing a land that I hardly spent much time during it's 15 years, I want to look towards the future.  

Change is an important aspect to Walt Disney World.  As Walt said, "Disneyland is something that will never be finished. It's something that I can keep developing. It will be a live, breathing thing that will need change."  This (obviously) goes for WDW as well.

Toontown was intended to be a temporary land and ended up lasting for 15 years (more, if you count the previous names).  Now, I can show my son pictures of his visit to Mickey's Country House, but show him an entirely new world.  He can visit Beast's Castle and ride on Snow White's Mine Train.  We'll hopefully only have to wait half as long to ride on Dumbo, now there will be 2 full loops flying.  

The only downfalls that I see to all of the changes are concerning Snow White's Scary Adventure.  1 - I'm sad to see another original 1971 ride disappear, and 2 - I'm sad for the Autistic boy that finds comfort in riding SWSA more times than I could ever want to in a lifetime. I have never been a huge fan of the ride, but knowing that someone out there loves that ride, makes me a little sad that it's going away.  

SWSA will become a meet and greet area.  I, personally, think this is absurd.  Seriously.  How many of these areas do we need?  I love the idea that at Disneyland, the characters walk around and mingle, though that is apparently looking to disappear there, too.  I want to see Mickey Mouse on Dumbo on a regular basis, not just for TV promos.  I read the idea somewhere and completely agreed - instead of extra stroller storage by the Skybuckets, put the Meet and Greet there.  Talk about wasted space!

But, other than those small (ish) complaints, I'm all for the updates.  Bring on the Mine Train!

What is your take on the Fantasyland Expansion?  Will you miss the country houses or Pete's Garage?  What are you looking forward to the most?

As the last stop on the Magical Blogorail, I want to thank you for joining us this month.  We will be back on March 11th with an all new theme, though feel free to keep checking in with our blogs in between loops.  To keep up to date with our Disney info, photos, and stories, check out our individual blogs, or the Magical Blogorail for updates and more great reads!

Make sure you catch up with all the other posts about The Fantasyland/DCA expansion in this months blogorail! Check out all the other stops along the way that you might have missed, or start at the beginning!

2nd Stop ~ Meet the Magic
3rd Stop ~ Growing Up Disney
5th Stop ~ Days in the Park
Final Stop**You are here** ~ Disney Babies Blog


  1. Wow! I'm with you, not a big fan of SWSA. But after reading the posts about Ben riding over 3,000 times, I'm sad to see it go. I still have tears sitting in my eyes!

  2. Yes!!! Bring on the Mine Train!!! I'm going to play Ozzy's "Crazy Train" while riding it!!! Ha ha ha ha!!!