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    Remembering Merlin's Magic Shop

    One of the elements of the pre-1983 Fantasyland I miss very much is Merlin's Magic Shop. Talk about good theming! For nostalgia's sake, here are four photos I've gleaned from hither and yon in cyberspace:


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    Re: Remembering Merlin's Magic Shop

    Did they have some really nice magic stuff in there, or was it similar to the magic shop on Main Street as is today?

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    Re: Remembering Merlin's Magic Shop

    Quote Originally Posted by pineapplewhipaddict View Post
    Did they have some really nice magic stuff in there, or was it similar to the magic shop on Main Street as is today?
    It was very much like the Main Street one, as far as merchandise is concerned. But the theming was nicer. The sword in the stone was in there.

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    Re: Remembering Merlin's Magic Shop

    Wasn't Steve Martin an employee there?

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    Re: Remembering Merlin's Magic Shop

    Quote Originally Posted by HBG2 View Post
    It was very much like the Main Street one, as far as merchandise is concerned. But the theming was nicer. The sword in the stone was in there.
    *gasp* YEAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! I remember that now!!! It was in there!

    Quote Originally Posted by mouseinphilly View Post
    Wasn't Steve Martin an employee there?
    He was indeed.


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    http://legends.disney.go.com/legends...y=Steve+Martin

    Then Steve spent three years at the old Merlin's Magic Shop in Fantasyland. There, he sold and demonstrated the packaged magic tricks and practical joke items on sale. He learned all the tricks, and collected all the jokes, writing down every gag. "I knew every nook and cranny of the shop," he recalls.
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    Re: Remembering Merlin's Magic Shop

    [imitating Steve Martin]Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse... MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!![/imitating Steve Martin]

    Sorry, I had to do that!

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    Re: Remembering Merlin's Magic Shop

    Another pic from the Peter Pan side, gives an idea of how Merlin's looked from that angle.



    (pic from Gorillas Don't Blog: http://gorillasdontblog.blogspot.com...ior-1960s.html)

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