Previously, we looked into discovering what background information we could on the Fantasy Faire Stage in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. What started out as a simple post to help identify a photo quickly turned into a mega-post that pulled information from various web and print resources.
One of the resources I consulted for the article was the First Edition (1996) of Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia by Dave Smith:
Fantasy Fair Outdoor stage in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, used for live shows.We were able to secure copies of the Second and Third Editions of the Encyclopedia and I was very excited to see that the entries had increased in size.
Disney A to Z: The Updated Official Encyclopedia, Second Edition (1998):
Fantasy Faire Covered area, also known as Fantasyland Pavilion, originally used for outdoor stage shows in Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, and later for additional seating for the Pinocchio Village Haus.They added the "e" to the end of Faire and the information about the stage being renamed Fantasyland Pavilion at some point. I assumed that it was between 1994 and 1996 due to the information uncovered during the research for the first post. In this case, I have times guide from a 1994 visit that still calls it the Fantasyland Faire Stage.
Disney A to Z: The Official Encyclopedia, Third Edition (2006)
Fantasy Faire Covered area, also known as Fantasyland Pavilion after January 1995, originally used for outdoor stage shows in Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World, and later for addtional seating for the Pinocchio Village Haus. It closed in 1996.Wow, what a difference eight years makes. So, know we know that it was renamed in 1995 and closed in 1996.
Thank Goodness for the Interwebs
Joe Shelby, one of our readers, left a comment with a link to his Picasa album of photos that his parent took in 1972-1974. I copied the photos, retouched them and added the URL to each one. I want to thank Joe for sharing these with us.
|Check out the Amazing Forced Perspective Disney used back in the day! The mice look really big...|
|Not sure about Smee, but I think that lady chatting up Capt. Hook is looking for more than a handout.|
|See, no one likes hanging with poo...|
|Shouldn't everyone be facing the other way?!?!?|
|What in the world are Pan and Hook handing out?|