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    Sad to see it go. Our last trip was Sept 2010 and we road Barnstormer many times. We saw that work was already being started. My kids are older now so not as interested in the area, but will definitely visit the new Fantasyland when it opens.
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    When is the new Fantasyland scheduled to open?
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    Kind of sad to see it go too...back in 1994- on our daughters first trip as a two year old - we spent a lot of time there and got a lot of pics.... hope the expansion goes well.
    There's a great big beautiful tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyfirsttimer View Post
    When is the new Fantasyland scheduled to open?
    It's opening in stages between 2012-2013
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    i was actually always a little underwhelmed by toontown. Even as a young child it wasn't too exciting. They used to have the Disney Afternoon live stage show which was kind of cool, and Minnie Moo, and a few other things but it was never really an "exciting" place in the park, more like a space filler in the corner. Mickeys House was cool, but you really couldn't do much in it except walk right through with everything roped off. Maybe it was just me
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    I never much cared for Toontown either. Only passed through to or from the train station.

    I'm excited for what's next!
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    Thanks for sharing the pictures. We will miss the houses but are looking forward to the improvements.
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    Cool
    It's time to remember the magic!

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    How sad.
    Lots of great memories for us in that area.
    I am so glad my wife's cousin got to take her little ones there in August. Seeing the rapt look on those little girls' faces was priceless.

    In my opinion, change isn't necessarily good.
    Change is just that, change. It can be good, but just as easily can be bad.

    Based on Disney's track record when it comes to change over the last 15 yrs or so, this could definitely go either way...
    35+ trips to WDW since 1985...and it never gets old.

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    Sad to see it go just a couple of reasons.

    -Lots of memores of my three little guys running around Donald's boat getting soaked.

    -I will miss the teardrop and the unusual characters who came out for meet n greets there.
    Loads of trips since 1974...

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    I'm very pleased that Toontown Fair is finally being replaced. It never fit in with the rest of the park in my opinion. The atmosphere was lacking a certain something.

    I do understand why some people, especially those with kids, liked going there, but I believe that the new Dumbo area will be much better. Just the simple fact that there will be two Dumbo hubs as opposed to one is a huge plus and the kiddie coaster will still be there under a different name and theme. I'm confident that those who are sad about the removal of Toontown Fair will find plenty to enjoy in the new area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecJoe Magic View Post
    I'm very pleased that Toontown Fair is finally being replaced. It never fit in with the rest of the park in my opinion. The atmosphere was lacking a certain something.

    I do understand why some people, especially those with kids, liked going there, but I believe that the new Dumbo area will be much better. Just the simple fact that there will be two Dumbo hubs as opposed to one is a huge plus and the kiddie coaster will still be there under a different name and theme. I'm confident that those who are sad about the removal of Toontown Fair will find plenty to enjoy in the new area.
    The Dumbo area will be alright. I am concerned with the northern part of Storybook Circus, the area where Pixie Hollow was supposed to go. There will be absolutely nothing in that area, other than the same dull, boring tents that currently reside there. No ride. Nothing.
    Let's stop defending mediocrity out of Disney and hold Disney to the higher standard they set up themselves.

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    What's nice for us, is that we have so many pictures of DD at Toontown through her various ages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crltkcagle View Post
    Just read this post to my husband and our youngest over heard us. He started crying his little eyes out! He is so sad that toontown will be gone. We tried explaining that there will be new things to see but he wouldn't hear of it. He is so sad and its breaking his little heart! Oh well glad we got plenty of pictures and video last time we were there.
    But how did your youngest take the news? (Sorry)

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    I'll kind of miss Toontown, but it was never our favorite part of the park. It always seemed so congested while we were there, and we always go during slow times. I don't think our girls will be upset, and I'm sure they'll enjoy the new area when it's done. I'm not all that crazy about circus themes, but I'm sure Disney will do a great job.

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    Don't lament the loss of Goofy's Barnstormer yet. I do believe they are going to re-theme it and include it in the new area. Also, people, don't hold your breath that Disney will move Mickey and Minnie's house "somewhere else on property." Don't mean to burst your bubble, but it just ain't gonna happen.
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    I'm excited about the additions. I'm sorry to see the mouse house go. I do hope they are going to relocate it, but since I haven't read anything that says that, I presume it's gone.

    Goofy's barnstomer is staying put, it's being re-themed to the great goofini or something circus-y.


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    But how did your youngest take the news? (Sorry)
    There seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere.

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    This is kind of horrifying to me. Sorry, Mickey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby T View Post
    Any chance there will be a re-theming of Goofy's barnstormer to fit the expansion? If not, that would be a real shame as that is the only kid-oriented coaster in all of WDW.
    It is also the only roller coaster that is really MY speed...glad to hear there are at least rumors of it being re-themed and staying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kim1st View Post
    It is also the only roller coaster that is really MY speed...glad to hear there are at least rumors of it being re-themed and staying.
    Not rumors, it's fact. It will be re-themed the Great Goofini, and fit in with the circus theme planned for that area.

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