Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station Imports Watery Fun to Storybook Circus

Casey Jr Splash 'N' Soak Station

The Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station has officially opened at the Magic Kingdom and with it arrived a circus of fun to Storybook Circus. The Water Play area contains playful camels (what is it with Imagineering and spitting camels?), monkeys, elephants and giraffes who splash along with guests. Joining Dumbo, the Flying Elephant and Barnstormer featuring Goofy as the Great Goofini in Storybook Circus, Casey Jr. is the most recent phase to open in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland expansion.

I got to spend a few minutes watching my son run through the area and was impressed with the variety of methods for getting wet while exploring Casey Jr. During the hot months it will provide a great way to cool down and during the cold months it will still make a wonderful photo opportunity. There is a big problem with a lack of shade between Casey Jr and the Storybook Circus bathrooms. With the sun beating down it was pretty hot even with the play zone just a few feet away.

The astute observer may have caught that each car has a number on its back. Those numbers, 71, 82, 89, and 98 stand for the opening years of the four Walt Disney World parks. I haven’t yet noticed any Hidden Mickeys, but I thought that was a great tribute.

More photos of the water play area below the jump

What do you think? Will you and/or your kids be playing there in the future?

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2 Responses to Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station Imports Watery Fun to Storybook Circus

  1. Patrick Snyder says:

    I’m sure my 3 boys (ages 2, 7, 10) would love running in this when they are there, but… it doesn’t excite me to have three soaking wet boys in tow. So I have to plan ahead and bring a towel, change of underwear, etc. It’s an area I think I’d avoid, unless it’s really hot out.

  2. Brent says:

    I find this and other splash areas at Disney interesting as I remember reading somewhere that Walt wanted his park away from the beaches to avoid having people coming into the parks in wet swim suits. But as a father with 7, 4, and 2 year olds I think it will be enjoyed we just have to remember to allow “dry time” before we go into an overly air conditioned attraction.

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