Before New Fantasyland, there was a Winnie the Pooh playground across from the ride. My children enjoyed playing in it. There was a Winnie the Pooh house, slides and open space to play - all Hundred Acre Wood themed.
This area has been transformed into Seven Dwarfs Mine Train while some of the elements moved across the walkway to the Pooh Bear ride.
Photo is from 2005
Mary Graham is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel. She lives in North Carolina and has visited Walt Disney World 15 times, with just her husband and with her two daughters. She has taken them from the toddler years to teen years. Her favorite character is Dumbo and her favorite ride is Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.