Menu
Pete's Silly Sideshow
Credit: Disney

Popular Character Meet and Greet Finally Returning to Magic Kingdom!

Walt Disney World Resort’s Magic Kingdom Park is easily the most iconic — and probably the most popular — theme park at the Resort. From the goosebumps Guests get seeing Cinderella Castle at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., to riding quintessential attractions like “it’s a small world” and Haunted Mansion, to enjoying classic snacks like a Dole Whip or a Mickey Premium Bar. There are also a number of amazing characters Guests can meet while visiting the Magic Kingdom. And now, after more than two years, one of those great character meet-and-greets is finally returning!

Dumbo the Flying Elephant

Credit: Disney

On January 13, Disney Parks shared the exciting news that the character meet and greets at Pete’s Silly Sideshow will soon be returning! Pete’s Silly Sideshow is located in the Fantasyland expansion area.

Pete’s Silly Sideshow returns on Jan. 15! 🎪 ⭐ Circus stars Minnie Magnifique, Daisy Fortuna, The Astounding Donaldo, and The Great Goofini are ready to shine under the Big Top at Magic Kingdom!

Here’s more on the fun character meetings that you will have at Pete’s Silly Sideshow.

Run off and join the circus with Donald Duck and Goofy, who are waiting to meet you under the Big Top.

The Silliest Circus in Town

Step right up and say hello to the stars of this slapstick circus: snake charmer extraordinaire The Astounding Donaldo and his daring stuntman pal The Great Goofini.

Share hugs, get autographs and snap pictures of your new friends—before the show’s over.

Pete's Silly Sideshow

Credit: Disney

Walt Disney World’s new Fantasyland expansion opened in 2012, as more room was needed to accommodate all the Guests who flocked to the area daily. The new area included a second Dumbo The Flying Elephant attraction, along with Enchanted Tales With Belle, Be Our Guest Restaurant, and so much more.

Reservations are not needed to meet The Great Goofini and his friends, but there is a chance that many people will be excited to see the characters return, so there could be a wait.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!