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Magic Kingdom Photo Update – September 2014

Astro Orbitor is being reassembled atop the PeopleMover

Astro Orbitor is being reassembled atop the PeopleMover

It’s off-season again at the Magic Kingdom and that means construction walls are already popping up all over the park. We have a look at a few of the changes going on around the park that are visible from on-stage. I don’t have a lot of pictures of the Halloween decor because I’ll be heading to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party tonight, but there are some ‘Fall’ decorations you might appreciate.

This time of year at the parks is one of my favorites. The weather starts to chill and the crowds begin to thin. That means us locals finally get a chance to go on those new and major attractions we’ve been avoiding all summer due to long lines. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Anna & Elsa meet and greet anyone?

Yankee Traders will reopen as a Haunted Mansion themed shop after a brief refurbishment

Yankee Traders will reopen as a Haunted Mansion themed shop after a brief refurbishment

For now, all the heavy construction action is going on over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney Springs. But I would not be entirely suprised to hear that the Magic Kingdom will get something new when it comes to the Star Wars attractions that will be added to the parks.

Finally, although I don’t have any photos of it, the crane is back to install the Cinderella Castle Dream Lights for Christmas season. You’ll just have to find a unique angle to take that castle photo from. Also, if you haven’t already seen it, don’t miss our September update from the Magic Kingdom Plaza / Hub construction project.

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Magic Kingdom Update – A Photo Tour

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.

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

The Enchanted Tiki Room is scheduled for a refurbishment, although I hear it’s been postponed. The water fountain was off anyway

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Construction Update from EPCOT

Took a walk through EPCOT yesterday and got some new shots of the construction that is underway of the two new eateries, plus the finished new store in China that I reported on last week (with concept art for the restaurants). There is nothing new… Read More »Construction Update from EPCOT

Recent Tour of Pixar Studios

Originally uploaded by blakespot Flickr user blakespot took a tour of Pixar Studios up in Emeryville on January 5th. In this Flickr set he shares with us some great photos of the public areas. Sadly, I don’t see any sign of promotional materials from ‘Up’… Read More »Recent Tour of Pixar Studios