The Magic Is Back on Main Street USA

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According to D23:

The Main Street Magic Shop has “reappeared” in Disneyland Park with the help of Houdini’s Magic Shop, currently running the classic store. One of the unique features of the new shop are the decorated windows containing a zoetrope (a cylindrical device where viewers see a rapid succession of images producing the illusion of motion), an Andrus Tri Zonal Space Warper, replicas and actual artifacts of Harry Houdini. Visitors and passersby can also be wowed by a magical handkerchief show that runs every 12 minutes and can be viewed through the window. This return and use of detailed storytelling adds to the charm and elegance of Main Street, U.S.A.

Geno Munari, proprietor of Houdini’s Magic Shop, brought in unique pieces to help tell the story of Houdini’s life to our Guests, including a diver’s patent from the U.S. Government and actual handcuffs used by Houdini in his infamous escape acts. “We are excited to be in Disneyland,” Geno says. “When I see adults and kids laughing and smiling, I know we’ve done our job.”

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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