Town Square Theater Soft-Opens to Guests!
Town Square Theater on Main Street U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom held some soft openings yesterday to welcome the very first guests to the new homes of Mickey Mouse and the Disney Princesses. We have a ton of photos from WDWNT Reporters Robert Ashburn and Taylor Martina to share with you. Keep in mind that they both made several trips through the lines at the new location, so these photos are presented in the order they were taken. Basically, you will see that we go in circles from entrance, to meet and greet, to entrance over and over again. We would have attempted to sort all of these photos together in order, but we really wanted to get this information out to you as soon as possible. Without any further ado, here is an in-depth look at Town Square Theater:
Wait times sign for Mickey inside. Don’t expect to see this wait very often…
Banner over the doorway
We meet Mickey in the theater offices
These moving pictures offer guest entertainment, but no word on if they will actually interact with guests
The first of hundreds of inside-Disney references point to Fantasia among a number of other things
One of Mickey’s trunks have a Club 33 sticker!
More great references!
This moving rabbit is right out of the short Presto
The desk has references to Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and Mary Poppins, just to name a few
References to Presto, The Band Concert, Steamboat Willie, and more! It just doesn’t end!
Blueprints for “The Saw of Dread”
This schedule references Fantasia and The Three Little Pigs
The birdhouse from Mickey’s Toontown Fair is back in the shop at the exit
Even Curtain Call Collectibles has amazing details
An Imagineering tribute on “The Saw of Destiny”
Let’s go see the Princesses!
The sign can easily be changed with a picture of whatever princesses are appearing
The queue area is massive, but beautiful
The Princess side has more temporary trivia running as this will not always be their home
Some very temporary backdrops are in the meet and greet area
Expect more of Mickey’s offices here after the Princesses move to Fairytale Hall in late 2012
The new marquee looks nice at night
Inside the main lobby
Guests now enter Tony’s from the center rather than near the front door
Box Office Gifts offers Photopass and a few pieces of random merchandise
The split in the meet and greets
Mickey’s trunks have stickers from Disney locations around the world
Another look at the bulletin board
The Sorcerer’s Hat and Madame Leota’s Crystal Ball up on the shelf
Magician Mickey just isn’t ready to perform yet, so the classic standard Mickey and Minnie greeted guests
A Sword in the Stone reference!
The magic wands light up for some reason…
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice robe
The desk again
A Ludvig Von Drake reference? Look it up kids…
An amazing disappearing bird! Wasn’t cool since Journey Into Imagination…
The hand from The Haunted Mansion projection makes a cameo! Ok, it’s just a hand…
The shop features many of the props pictured in the moving posters
A closer look at the Imagineering tribute
The princesses face “The Saw of Dread”!
The registers really fit the theme
Back outside to the wet floor…
Mickey plays card tricks with guests
Can’t help but feel Tower of Terror with this one
Chip and Dale have fun with Mickey and the ball in a cup trick
Lots of queue
A reference to a Tokyo Disneyland Resort Hotel… now we’re getting obscure…
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa sticker and a sticker representing the train station most use to arrive at Disneyland Resort Paris
This room is backwards!
“Feed the birds…”
It’s like when Disneyland Paris ran Tempil of Peril backwards! OK, not quite. Let’s just say Mickey has so many offices that some face a different direction…
A picture drawn by WDI Concept Designer Jason Grandt
A great gag!
Curtain Call Collectibles is very well themed, but the merchandise is fairly generic at the moment
You can just go shop if you would like…
Sign pointing guests inside
The wait for Princesses was a lot longer than Mickey, but they are supposedly running at a smaller capacity in less rooms
The FASTPASS area could not be any further off of Main Street, it is practically backstage
Tony’s waiting area is actually quite different now, there used to be a diving wall here
Still has the TV playing Lady and the Tramp thankfully
That new queue sees it’s first filling!
As we saw, you can see “The Cage of Mystery” inside Mickey’s office
The Princess side, again, is very temporary
Oswald the Lucky Rabbit gets some love
Nana? Really? That’s a dog…
If you answered A, C, or D, go home!
The walls in the Princess queue are bare so they can be easily transformed once they move out next year
Aww, a hidden Cinderella Castle!
Stay tuned for continuing video and photo coverage of the Town Square Theater as we approach it’s official opening on April 1st!