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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).

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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 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.

February 26

February 26, 1991 – The Prairie Outpost and Supply Opens in Frontierland

On February 26, 1991, the specialty shop Prairie Outpost and Supply opened in Frontierland of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. The shop sells snacks and candy, as well as special baked goods and Disney’s famous character apples.

February 24

February 24, 1985 – Disney Clothiers Opens in Walt Disney World

On February 24, 1985, the clothing store Disney Clothiers opened on Main Street of Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. A version of this store also opened in Disneyland a month later, while the Disneyland Paris version opened on April 12, 1992. The store specializes in apparel for guests of all ages, as well as a variety of accessories.

February 20

February 20, 2002 – New Madame Leota Tombstone is Placed in Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion

“Dear sweet Leota, beloved by all, in regions beyond now, but having a ball.”

On February 20, 2002, it was reported that a new interactive feature was added to the Haunted Mansion attraction in Walt Disney World: a gravestone honoring Madame Leota. The tombstone features a dimensional bust of  the ghostly medium, and features her blinking and staring at guests at random intervals; her tombstone is the last one seen before guests enter the mansion.

February 13

February 13, 1993 – Lumiere’s Kitchen Opens in Walt Disney World

On February 13, 1993, the quick service restaurant Lumiere’s Kitchen opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Replacing the Black Cauldron-themed restaurant Gurgi’s Munchies & Crunchies, the restaurant served general quick-service fare, such as chicken nuggets and grilled cheese. The restaurant closed on April 30, 2006, and was replaced by the Village Fry Shoppe.