Yes, it’s that time again. Time to take a slow tour around the Magic Kingdom and see what’s new. It’s been a couple weeks since I last did an update, but then it’s summer, so in theory things don’t change that much. Turns out that’s not exactly true. We have a lot to cover today. First, if you haven’t seen the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train update, start here, then come back and continue on our tour.
Fastpass has come to Pirates of the Caribbean. Totally unneeded. Never had more than a 45 minute wait on even the busiest days. Now we get artificially inflated standby waits, ugh.
The Enchanted Tiki Room is scheduled for a refurbishment, although I hear it’s been postponed. The water fountain was off anyway
Much more below the jump:
Looks like some water damage around the exterior of the Tiki Room.
They finished work in this part of Adventureland, but haven’t yet brought back the tables and chairs where people could rest and enjoy their Dole Whips.
Work continues on the Veranda Courtyard. Not sure what they’re doing that’s taking so long… mostly that area just needs seating for Dole Whips
The water wheel at the treehouse is finally out from under its shroud. Looking good.
Working again on the new bridge between Liberty Square and the hub.
Not much change to the exterior of the new Fairytale Princess Hall.
A number of small repairs are ongoing around the park. Here’s a bit of wall being replaced in Fantasyland
Sidewalk work in front of the Emporium. Main Street USA itself will be getting some new pavement starting soon
This section of Liberty Square is turning into a bit of a food court. Here they’re adding a permanent building where before there were food carts.
Gates are finally going in at the back of New Fantasyland. These will eventually be beautiful ‘wood’ and stone.
Making progress on the new bus stations for the extended ‘slinky’ style busses coming to WDW
A little better look at how the new station will integrate with the old bus loop
Work continues to switch over a majority of the main entrance gates to Next-Gen tech
Unfortunately, the monorail was down so I wasn’t able to get better shots of the DVC Tower at the Grand Floridian. It is looking nearly complete from the outside, but I understand there is still significant work to be done before it’s ready for guests.
Thank you for joining us on this photo update from the Magic Kingdom of Walt Disney World. See you in the parks!