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PHOTOS: Storybook Circus Banners Replaced, Pete’s Silly Sideshow Tent Repainting Continues in Magic Kingdom

Big Top Souvenirs may have finally reopened, but refurbishment continues elsewhere in Storybook Circus at Magic Kingdom.

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Without character meet-and-greets, Pete’s Silly Sideshow remains closed. But crew members are working on repainting the tent’s roof.

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The sign may also need to be repainted or replaced after fading in the sun.

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This refurbishment is part of the ongoing effort to fix up Magic Kingdom before its 50th anniversary on October 1, 2021.

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Some of the tent’s stripes are shades of red, while some are white with primer.

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Some sections definitely need more coats of paint.

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Banners have also been replaced with more vibrant versions.

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The characters stand out more against their colorful backgrounds.

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The center banner advertises the Storybook Circus.

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For comparison, here is another banner that has yet to be replaced. It has significantly faded.

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Pluto is also looking worse for wear, so we expect he’ll get a new banner soon.

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As will “Strongman” Pete.

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