Featured Attractions

Friday, March 21, 2014

Mickey Mouse Club Circus

One of the earliest DISNEYLAND seasonal attractions was the Mickey Mouse Circus, which ran in the Fall and Winter of 1955/1956. Meant to bring in larger crowds during what the park assumed would be a slower time, the circus featured many of the very same faces who were part of the hugely successful Mickey Mouse Club. Imagine being able to walk into DISNEYLAND on any given day to see the Mouseketeers perform? Unfortunately, the circus, which was located where the Matterhorn is today, would never see the types of crowds that had been hoped for. There were so many other amazing sights at DISNEYLAND that the thought of seeing a plain old circus (even one with a star studded cast) just didn't seem attractive enough. The circus never returned after its first engagement, though a circus themed promotion appeared in the late 1980's at the Happiest Place on Earth.