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March 22

March 22, 1975 – The Store Posh Pets Opens in Lake Buena Vista Village

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On March 22, 1975, the specialty pet store Posh Pets opened in the Lake Buena Vista Village shopping area of Walt Disney World. The shop not only sold accessories and had grooming appointments, but also sold unique and exotic live animals, such as varieties of fish, parrots, and albino skunks. The store closed on October 9, 1976, and was quickly replaced by Toys Fantastique.

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March 19

March 19, 1995 – The House of Magic Closes in Magic Kingdom Park

“Magic Tricks, Monster Masks, Sleights of Hand”

On March 19, 1995, the House of Magic shop, located in Magic Kingdom Park’s Main Street, officially closed. Open since Walt Disney World opened on October 1, 1971, the store specialized in magic tricks and special gags, with several cast members on hand to perform several of the more popular illusions. It was closed to make room for the Main Street Athletic Club (which also required the closing of the Penny Arcade and the Main Street Book Shop).

March 17

March 17, 2005 – The Live Show Cinderellabration Opens in Walt Disney World

“Of course we all know that Cinderella married the prince and became princess of the kingdom, but would you like to see how it all happened? Would you like to see Cinderella crowned a princess?”

On March 17, 2005, the live show Cinderellabration began performances in front of Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. This was a revised version of the stage show that was created for the 20th anniversary celebration of Tokyo Disneyland, which told the story of Cinderella’s coronation; it was also included as an aspect of the “Happiest Celebration of Earth” festivities. Cinderella is joined by several other beloved Disney Princesses, including Snow White, Aurora, Jasmine, and Belle. The stage show closed on September 16, 2006, and was replaced with Dream Along with Mickey.

March 14

March 14, 1975 – The Magic Carpet ‘Round the World Film Attraction Closes in Walt Disney World

On March 14, 1975, the film attraction Magic Carpet ‘Round the World, located in the Tomorrowland Circle-Vision Theatre, officially closed. Open since March 16, 1974, the 360-degree film gave guests majestic views of some of the world’s most beautiful places. After it was closed, it was replaced by an updated version of the attraction’s predecessor, America the Beautiful. The film would be revived in Tokyo Disneyland, opening on April 15, 1983, and closing on May 16, 1986.

March 11

March 11, 1996 – Grandma Duck’s Farm Closes in Walt Disney World

“Minnie Moo, who lives at Grandma Duck’s Farm at Mickey’s Starland, was born sporting the familiar Disney corporate symbol as a ‘birthmark’ on her hide.”

On March 11, 1996, the petting farm Grandma Duck’s Farm closed in the Mickey’s Birthdayland area of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Open since June 18, 1988, and sponsored by Friskies, the area was named for the comic book character of Donald Duck’s grandmother. The area was famous for hosting Minnie Moo, a cow that happened to have a Mickey Mouse-shaped mark on her hide; after the petting farm closed, Minnie Moo was moved to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

March 9

March 9, 1991 – Legends of Hollywood Closes in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

On March 9, 1991, the merchandise shop Legends of Hollywood closed on March 9, 1991, after being open for less than two months on Hollywood Boulevard. The shop was soon replaced by L.A. Cinema Storage (which itself was closed in 2014 to become The Trolley Car Café). A new Legends of Hollywood shop opened on June 12, 1994 on Sunset Boulevard.

March 8

March 8, 1999 – The Swiss Family Treehouse Closes in Disneyland

“Explore the ultimate treehouse – and behold breathtaking views – inspired by the classic Disney film, Swiss Family Robinson.”

On March 8, 1999, the long-standing Adventureland attraction Swiss Family Treehouse closed in Disneyland. Based on the treehouse from the 1960 live action feature film Swiss Family Robinson, the man-made tree structure had been open since 1962; it was repurposed to advertise the latest animated feature film Tarzan by becoming Tarzan’s Treehouse. The treehouse was redesigned to fit the treehouse seen in the animated feature, added vignettes and mementos to explain Tarzan’s life story, and included a base camp area set up by Jane and Tarzan. Versions of the Swiss Family Treehouse still exist in other Disney Parks, such as Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland.