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January 11

February 11, 2011 – Mickey’s Toontown Fair Closes in Walt Disney World

On February 11, 2011, the Mickey’s Toontown Fair area of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park officially closed. The area had first opened as Mickey’s Birthdayland to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 60th birthday, and was remodeled as Mickey’s Starland on May 26, 1990. It eventually became Mickey’s Toontown Fair and opened on June 29, 1996. The area was closed to make way for the Fantasyland expansion, with the area’s attraction The Barnstormer being included in the new Storybook Circus area.

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February 5

February 5, 1996 – Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe Opens in Walt Disney World

“Feel free to celebrate Christmas any day at this Liberty Square shop selling Disney ornaments, stockings, toys and more.”

On February 5, 1996, Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe opened in Walt Disney World’s Liberty Square in Magic Kingdom Park. The store replaced the Olde World Antiques and the Silversmith, and features Christmas and Hanukkah decorations and ornaments with the Disney touch. There is also a small Christmas tree that is decorated by a chosen guest once a day.

February 1

February 1, 1995 – The Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. Opens in Walt Disney World

On February 1, 1995, the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. merchandise stop and arcade opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park, just at the exit of the popular Space Mountain attraction. The shop provides general merchandise, and was one of the first spots within Walt Disney World to provide personalized retail MagicBands, where guests could customize their MagicBands, or cell-phone cases with Disney-related designs.

January 19

January 19, 2011 – The Nighttime Show The Magic, The Memories, and You! Premieres

“[Producers] weaved music, story, photography, video and animation into a new kind of nighttime entertainment.” – Alan Bruun, Disneyland Resort Creative Director

On January 19, 2011, the nighttime show The Magic, The Memories, and You! premiered at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. It was announced as part of Disney Parks’ “Let the Memories Begin” campaign. The show featured a kaleidoscope-style visual of Disney characters and scenes broadcast on Cinderella Castle alongside music, special effects, and fireworks. A smaller version of this production was created for Disneyland to be projected on the it’s a small world attraction. It was replaced in November 2012 with the Celebrate the Magic nighttime show.

December 16

December 16, 2015 – The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen Opens in Walt Disney World

“Hungry for adventure? Savor the tropical cuisine of this exotic outpost.”

On December 16, 2015, the restaurant Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Replacing the Adventureland Veranda, this restaurant brings the punny humor of the Jungle Cruise to dining, including small details to bring the feel of the attraction to every room. The cuisine features flavors from Asia, South America, and Africa, featuring dishes such as shiriki noodle salad; “A Lot at Steak” salad; and Kungaloosh!, and African-inspired dessert cake.

November 15

November 15, 2010 – The Merchandise Shop Hundred Acre Goods Opens in Walt Disney World

“Forage for all things Pooh and friends at this popular shop next to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction.”

On November 15, 2010, the themed merchandise store Hundred Acre Goods opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Featuring Winnie the Pooh merchandise, the store is near the attraction The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Merchandise available includes apparel, plush toys, and mugs. The store replaced a similar spot called Pooh’s Thotful Shop. Hundred Acre Goods is also the name of a store in Shanghai Disneyland.

October 26

October 26, 1986 – The Quick Service Restaurant Gurgi’s Munchies and Crunchies Opens

On October 26, 1986, the quick service restaurant Gurgi’s Munchies and Crunchies opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Located in Fantasyland, the restaurant was named after the character Gurgi from the animated feature film The Black Cauldron. It replaced the Lancer’s Inn, and when it closed on February 13, 1993, it itself was replaced by Lumiere’s Kitchen.