refurbishment

Refurbished Astro Orbitor is spectacular at night

The Astro Orbitor at the Magic Kingdom recently came out of an extensive refurbishment. They took everything off the top of the platform and did maintenance for two months. It’s all back together now and looking better than ever. As one of the main Weenies… Read More »Refurbished Astro Orbitor is spectacular at night

Magic Kingdom Plaza / Hub Construction Update – July 2014

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Since it’s been awhile since the Plaza redo was announced, I thought I’d start the video off with a look at the concept art Disney released. Unlike other videos of the project, this time there’s more than just some dirt that’s been pushed around. The Adventureland side of the hub has actual construction with what looks like a concrete footing having been laid for what will eventually support the parade and fireworks viewing garden.

Also interesting to note that there is now an earthen dam holding the water back on the Tomorrowland side instead of the giant black rubber inflatable dam that never really succeeded in holding back the water. This version is a little better at it’s job.

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Newly Refurbed Alice In Wonderland is Unveiled

After issues from OSHA, a crappy tarp and weird railings adding “protection” and a multi-month closure, Disneyland’s Alice In Wonderland has reopened and it is gorgeous. Not only has the new second level received a nice compromise, but the meat of the attraction has also… Read More »Newly Refurbed Alice In Wonderland is Unveiled

Splash Mountain returns from Rehab looking good

Splash Mountain, the Magic Kingdom’s classic log flume ride, has returned from a refurbishment with a fresh coat of paint and fixes for nearly all the special effects and animatronics in the attraction (but not all unfortunately). This TLC was much needed and has brought life back to many of the scenes including the Grand Finale which I’ve included here. Those chickens and pigs haven’t moved like that in years. It’s very nice to see.

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King Arthur Carrousel gets new Stirrups

At the beginning of last year we noticed that the Cinderella Royal Carrousel, as it was still known at that time, had acquired some new stirrups that acted effectively as steps making it much easier to mount the beautiful horses. Now the same stirrups have… Read More »King Arthur Carrousel gets new Stirrups