Where do you go at the Magic Kingdom when you’re hot and tired and want to escape the unmanageable crowds and cool down? Try Exposition Hall located on the Plaza at the beginning of Main Street.
The front half of this building houses a shop and Photo Pickup.
But if you wander to the rear of the building, you’ll find a delightful spot that very few people ever go. This area was once the home of the “Walt Disney Story,” a 23 minute film that ran from 1973 to 1992. Now, only a small portion of the original theater remains, but what’s left is a delight. Approximately thirty seats face a small screen that continually plays vintage Mickey Mouse cartoons. This is a wonderful place to relax, chat, and forget the throngs of people outside.
Also in this back area are several picture opportunities. Four two-dimensional vignettes featuring Steamboat Willie, 101 Dalmatians, Snow White, and Buzz Lightyear are available to pose one or several of your party in. Note, these are not the “real” characters you see out in the parks, but simply cut-outs that allow guests to place their face or body into a scene. Since this area is never crowded, you’ll have plenty of time to compose your picture and the finished product can be quite cute.