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Storybook Circus Giggle Gang

Step right up to the greatest show in New Fantasyland!

If you spend any amount of time in the New Fantasyland, and really, who doesn’t…you will no doubt come across a trio of performers known as The Storybook Circus Giggle Gang.

Giggle Gang plays in Storybook Circus!  Photo by Laurie Sapp.

Giggle Gang plays in Storybook Circus! Photo by Laurie Sapp.

Their 17 minute show is performed multiple times a day just to the left of the Big Top Souvenir Circus Tent by a high energy gang that is made up of the ringleader, Chuckles Buffoon McMonkeyshine III and his partners in fun, Winifred “Whinny” Horselaugh and of course, Snort.

These silly performers are just what this area of New Fantasyland needed.  With 3 different shows to see, they’re  sure to entertain young and young at heart alike with their hilarious antics and knee-slappin circus fun.

Welcome to Storybook Circus - home of the Giggle Gang!  Photo by Jamie Strickland.

Welcome to Storybook Circus – home of the Giggle Gang! Photo by Jamie Strickland.

Did you know these aren’t just your average circus performers, they are graduates of The Ringling Bros. Clown College and they are truly entertaining for kids of all ages.

Of course, every circus show needs circus music, that’s where the Silly Saxtet comes in… HONK! CLANG! I was surprised how entertaining these hilarious band members really were with their instruments and circus gadgets. They play right along with the Giggle Gang and even bring in some audience members to assist in their silliness.

The Giggle Gang's musical troupe!  Photo by Laurie Sapp.

The Giggle Gang’s musical troupe! Photo by Laurie Sapp.

Don’t be afraid to let the kids sit right down in the front to join in the fun, even some moms, dads and even grandparents  will be roped in to the show; after all, we’re all kids at heart, especially at The Magic Kingdom!  These are the things wonderful memories are made of.

You might be a part of the Storybook Circus Giggle Gang's Show!  Photo by Jamie Strickland.

You might be a part of the Storybook Circus Giggle Gang’s Show! Photo by Jamie Strickland.

Be sure to check the times guide for show times throughout the day. Generally, they start their first performance around 11:00 a.m. and the last is at 4:30.  There have been rumors circulating that this circus troupe will be discontinued but I truly hope that is only just rumor and that it will continue for a long time to come.

There’s something to be said about stepping back to a time when life was simple and laughs were plentiful and the whole family could enjoy together.  I have a feeling Uncle Walt would approve!

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