Just like any proper circus, there is a side show, a tent featuring creates exotic and unique, hence, Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus in the New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom. Pete’s Silly Sideshow is the “tent” featuring the exotic and unique Disney characters!
Located a hop, skip, and jump from the Fantasyland Railroad Station, Casey Jr.’s Splash and Soak Station, and The Barnstormer, Pete’s Silly Sideshow is a great place to meet some of your favorite Disney characters.
|The Great Goofini--Dare devil|
The character meet-n-greet is divided into two halves. Guests can queue up on either half and meet two of four characters—Donald and Goofy on one side and Daisy and Minnie on the other.
|Astounding Donaldo--Snake Charmer|
|Donaldo charms more than snakes--he wanted a kiss|
You can tell by our shirts, that we met two characters during one visit and returned to meet the other two on another visit, but you can exit one queue and get in line for the next set of characters if you wish.
|Madame Daisy Fortuna has a crystal ball|
|Madame Daisy Fortuna kept the boy's fortune a secret|
What is unique, and preferable in my opinion, is that the queue area is “open” meaning that you can see the characters the whole time as you weave through the queue—no moving from room to room and then suddenly around the corner you spy the characters, but you have no idea how many rooms you will go through unless you have done it before. Because the queue area is “open” I would suggest that families split up—send one parent into the queue that seems the longest or slowest moving. Then, when the family is done meeting characters in one line, then can exit and join the parent who has been waiting in the other line. I would not suggest doing this when you can’t see each other in the various lines.
Photopass Photographers were available at each character and did a great job capturing the interactions.
If you have met Donald, Goofy, Daisy, and Goofy before, this provides for a unique visit as they are portraying characters from Pete’s Silly Sideshow.