Let the Memories Begin! starts at Walt Disney World

| January 24, 2011

The new Walt Disney campaign for 2011 is Let the Memories Begin!  We went to visit Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World the other day and to me, it looks like the new theme should be Let the Construction begin!

Let the Memories Begin! allows guests to share their favorite memories with Disney.  You could be lucky enough to see your photos or videos projected on Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom or it’s a small world at Disneyland in “The Magic, Memories and You” show. You have to see it in person to appreciate the spectacular effects.  If you use the Photopass photographers, you may see your image projected the same day. I will share more information in another blog later this week.

Now for the construction update:  The holiday decorations have been taken down and replaced with the painted tarps. I thought I would share some photos of the current work and  Mickey’s Toontown Fair since it will be going away February 12, 2011.  I will miss this area of the park but knowing Disney it will be replaced with something fun and exciting!

Notice the work going on outside the Main Street Confectionery.  They also expanded the sidewalk in this area and there is a new ramp for ECV’s and wheelchairs.

The patio at Tony’s Town Square is closed.

Let’s take one last look at Mickey’s Toontown Fair before it closes February 12, 2011.  I am sad that this area is being removed but excited to see what Disney does with this area.

I am often asked if you should delay your vacation because of the construction? I still think you can still have a magical vacation as long as you do your research so you have clear expectations.  You can always check what is undergoing rehab during your vacation.

Do you have a favorite memory from this area? What will you be sad to see go? I’ll be keeping you updated as the construction progresses.

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  • demattia

    Does anyone know when the construction on Main Street is scheduled to be completed? Thanks!

  • Kathy Werling

    I have not seen any dates for the construction on Main St.

  • KevinT

    I will be sad to see Toontown go because I have a series of pictures of my daughter posing in the same exact spot in Minnie’s house (the craft room) from every trip that we have made to WDW since she was two years old. It was great to see her grow in the photos and I was hoping to have the series go on for longer than it did.

    Guess I will just have to startup in a new spot on our next trip.

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  • Barb

    I’m completely devastated that they are getting rid of Mickey and Minnie’s houses. I cannot believe there wasn’t some way to incorporate the houses into the new Fantasyland expansion!

  • cathie1327

    I’m sad to see Minnie and Mickey’s houses go. They were always a fun thing to walk through and take pictures (since that’s my favorite thing to do on vacation). I really wish they’d move them somewhere else, though I am excited for all of the new Fantasyland stuff!

  • zulemara

    Good riddance! That entire place was designed on the cheap and rushed to completion(per Bob Gurr) and wasn’t even supposed to be there past the birthday party promotion.

  • plb626

    I’m torn about Toon Town. My boys are little and love that area, but I could see in a couple of years they would grow out of it, so it needs an update that fits with the rest of layout of the park. I loved Mickey’s house and seeing Mickey there, but I didn’t like when they moved Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto from the tent. The boys love Goofy’s barnstormer, so I’m glad that they are keeping it, even with another name. I just wish the construction would be done before fall 2012. We went the last 3 years, but I think we will most likely skip this year and wait for the construction to be done.

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