Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re heading to the Magic Kingdom. But first, the Walt Disney World news.

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs is celebrating a Celtic Halloween! This year they are offering a new cocktail that honors the harvest festival called Samhain. Druids Samhain Potion is being served from Oct 24th thru 31st.

Disney Springs Marketplace Fun Finds will continue to showcase the new Precious Moments “Boo-tiful You” collection thru the end of October. This is your last chance for these dolls inspired by Cinderella, The Fairy Godmother, Tinker Bell and other favorite Disney friends.

Over at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival the “Eat to the Beat”  concert series continues:

  • Oct 26th and 27th will feature “Billy Ocean”
  • Oct 28th and 29th will showcase “Living Color”
  • Oct 30th thru Nov 1st will feature “Hanson

(Performances are scheduled for 530pm, 645pm and  800pm at the America Gardens Theater.)

Now, on with our photo update from the Magic Kingdom . . .

Some work happening at the boat docks outside the park.
Some work happening at the boat docks outside the park.
Magic Kingdom Halloween
Less than a week until Halloween!

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Fall decor will soon be replaced with holiday decor on Main Street.
Fall decor will soon be replaced with holiday decor on Main Street.

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The Dream Lights are installed on Cinderella Castle
The Dream Lights are installed on Cinderella Castle

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The new Muppets streetmosphere show in Liberty Square is very cute.
The new Muppets streetmosphere show in Liberty Square is very cute.

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Education and entertainment!
Education and entertainment!

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Haunted Mansion's exterior refurbishment is almost all completed.
Haunted Mansion’s exterior refurbishment is almost all completed.

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Heavy crowds!
Heavy crowds!
it's a small world is back open after its refurbishment.
it’s a small world is back open after its refurbishment.
But, there are still some walls up.
But, there are still some walls up.
So busy that CMs were out directing crowd flow.
So busy that CMs were out directing crowd flow.
Even Philharmagic had a queue!
Even Philharmagic had a full queue!
Work being done on the Sir Mickey's building behind the castle.
Work being done on the Sir Mickey’s building behind the castle.

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The Carousel of Progress sign has been changed, and it is a HUGE upgrade.
The Carousel of Progress sign has been changed, and it is a HUGE upgrade.

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Very EPCOT looking.
Very EPCOT looking.
Stitch's Great Escape is now running on a seasonal capacity. Probably could have used it on a busy day.
Stitch’s Great Escape is now running on a seasonal basis. Open only during busy periods. Probably could have used it on a busy day like the one I took this photo.
The blue rocks in Tomorrowland are all finished, and look interesting.
The blue rocks in Tomorrowland are all finished, and look interesting.

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Swiss Family Treehouse is still under refurbishment.
Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse is still under refurbishment.

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Big Thunder Mountain has lost most of its scaffolding, but it is still closed for refurbishment as well.
Big Thunder Mountain has lost most of its scaffolding, but it is still closed for refurbishment.

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Some work being done on the WDW Railroad platform at Main Street Station.
Some work being done on the WDW Railroad platform at Main Street Station.

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Time to head out!
Time to head out!

That does it for this week. Lots happening at the Kingdom. Do you like what you see? Should more attractions be open during the very busy Halloween season? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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