Photos by Josh Siegel, Video by Jeff Lange
The Town Square Theater opened today as the new place to meet Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom. We not only got inside to meet the “big cheese”, but Mickey and Minnie gave us a personal tour of their new backstage area. Here’s a video of the personal tour followed by a photo tour through the whole building.
The former Exposition Hall has been “re-imagined” as Town Square Theater, housing Mickey’s Meet and Greet, the Disney Princesses (until the Fantasyland expansion is done), Tony’s Town Square Restaurant, two gift shops and the PhotoPass desk.
There’s lots of room for guests to queue up, but you don’t have to get in a long line if you get a FastPass for Mickey or the princesses. This is the first, and right now, only place to get a FastPass to meet a Disney character.
But you can see his outfit in his trunk along with many other items he keeps in his dressing room. Notice his sorcerer’s hat and the crystal ball labled Leota Crystals. (Madame Leota is the floating head in a crystal ball at the haunted Mansion.) There are a lot of other tribute items in the room as well.
The Town Square Theater is now in soft openings with an official opening soon.