Before Olaf, Woody and Santa Claus invaded the Cottonwood Creek Ranch area, it was home to a cute little petting zoo filled chickens, rabbits, ponies, cows and goats.
When the park opened in 1992, guests were able to walk among the animals in their enclosure, but not for long. To comply with French laws the animals had to be placed in stalls or behind barriers to protect both animals and guests from any harm.
Due to its poor placement and no “weenie” around, most of the time there were hardly guests around, which over the years resulted in reduced opening hours and seasonal closures.
Eventually the number of animals dropped and by 2006 the petting zoo was closed and replaced by the meet ‘n’ greet area Woody’s Roundup and Santa’s Christmas Village during the Christmas Seasons, both conceived by the Entertainment Department.
Now it’s time to let go of Critter Corral and its rabbits, cows and chickens and make way for Olaf and friends…
To see more photos of Critter Corral, go here!