Disney has officially opened the “New Fantasyland” in the Magic Kingdom. Some of the work is still being completed on the Seven Dwarf Mine Train which is set to be complete in 2014. One of the newly opened additions to New Fantasyland is the Pete’s Silly Sideshow Character Interaction. As with many of the attractions, the fun begins from the moment you approach the attraction! The entrance includes a large image of Pete. When you approach the mouth, you must choose whether you would like to visit Daisy Duck as Madame Daisy Fortuna, a mysterious gypsy fortuneteller, and Minnie Mouse is the “Siren of the Seine,” that Parisian poodle trainer Minnie Magnifique OR Donald is The Astounding Donaldo, the most charming of snake charmers and Goofy as The Great Goofini, circus stuntman extraordinaire.
Once you head inside, you wide this way and that passing various entertaining props and signs.
Once inside the huge tent, we waited, watching others get to visit Goofy and Donald. Donald was having a great time working the crowd as he waited for the next guest to visit for photos. The line moved quickly and we quickly were able to have our character interaction. The photopass Cast Members were extremely nice, giving us a photopass card since we did not already have one for this vacation. If you are not familiar with the Disney photopass system, you can use the photopass card to later for purchasing photos of your character interactions. If you would rather use your own camera for taking the photos, the photopass Cast Members will gladly take photos of you with your camera! This is a great Strategy for Paying for Disney!
Once you have completed your fun with the characters, head into the Big Top Treats Shop to purchase whatever souvenirs you want.
The experience really was a great time! My son was excited to get to visit these characters and that much more excited to know he had two more characters still to visit on a future vacation!