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Flashback Friday - Exposition Hall at the Magic Kingdom
DisneyDan  Friday, August 7, 2015 9:33:39 AM
Hello everyone,

This week's belated Throwback Thursday, which is now a Flashback Friday, is about the Magic Kingdom's former Exposition Hall.

Exposition Hall, or Expo Hall as it was more commonly known, is the building that is now known as Town Square Theater. Before Mickey Mouse and Tinker Bell took up residence, the building was home to a cinema, a small exhibit and fun photo locations.
Expo Hall was a great place to chill out, away from the crowds and intense Florida heat. The continuously playing cartoons on the main screen were a nice respite from the outside world. There were also various photo locations that were fun to take pictures with, and characters would often show up, seemingly randomly, at these locations, too! It was always one of those places that was hidden in plain sight - it was hardly ever crowded, but there were enough people there and things going on, that it was a fun indoor location that we loved to visit.
It was also a place where special events could take place, such as the Tinker Bell movie annual passholder preview, back in September 2008. The Fairies of Pixie Hollow made their debut appearance at the Disney Parks, right there in Expo Hall! We were very fortunate enough to be able to attend the event, where as well as meeting all five fairies, we also met the director, producer and screenwriter of the film.

Let's take a look inside, and take a look at some of our adventures there.

Exposition Hall, Town Square

Magic Kingdom through the years displays inside Expo Hall

Magic Kingdom through the years displays inside Expo Hall

WDW April 2009 - Characters invade Expo Hall

WDW April 2009 - Characters invade Expo Hall

WDW April 2009 - Characters invade Expo Hall

WDW April 2009 - Characters invade Expo Hall

WDW April 2009 - Characters invade Expo Hall

WDW April 2009 - Meeting Mary Poppins in Expo Hall

WDW April 2009 - Meeting Pinocchio in Expo Hall

WDW Sept 2008 - TinkerBell Movie Passholder Preview

WDW Sept 2008 - TinkerBell Movie Passholder Preview

WDW 2008 June - Having fun in Exposition Hall

WDW 2008 June - Having fun in Exposition Hall

WDW 2008 June - Having fun in Exposition Hall

WDW 2008 June - Having fun in Exposition Hall

Exposition Hall by night

We miss Expo Hall and places like it. The parks lack these sorts of multi-purpose, fun, relaxed environments now, where the characters can roam around and play freely. Expo Hall was more than just a cinema to us; we have some great memories from there, and its closure was a great loss.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Dan.
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