A lot can happen in a week folks. Take the Magic Kingdom for example. Remember that pinch point in front of the gates where everyone entering from the Monorails, boats and buses all converged for security screening? That’s all gone, as we hinted it would last week. Let’s take a look at that as well as take a tour of the park to see what’s new.

This week, we are starting outside the park, where the entrance experience has significantly changed.
The exit from the tram has been moved across what is essentially the length of a street from the old drop off area.

The security checkpoint has been moved all the way out to the old Ticket and Transportation center area.
As of Sunday, they were not up and running yet, but they should be in operation now.

This big white tent is security for those exiting watercraft from Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge. There are also giant tents on the far end for resort guests exiting a bus.


This is a great thing folks. More security points means less hassle at the gate and an overall easier entry experience. I’m all for that. What about you?

The new Magic Kingdom sign is still there, and just might be permanent. No more elevation or population numbers.

Bushes blocking Town Square as a British variety show should be filming in the park within the week.
The Emporium is out from behind scrims and is looking nice.

Almost all of the exterior of Cosmic Ray’s is behind walls.

Sir Mickey’s still has its scrims up.

Crazy long lines for food this weekend, as folks queued up for Columbia Harbor House.

Time for some beautiful views from Tom Sawyer Island.

Haunted Mansion from the other side of the island.

Hall of Presidents is still closed for new president installation.

The old Heritage House has been converted into an Annual Pass ticket sales location.

Progress City got a touch up and some new lighting recently.

More news from Walt Disney World:

  • This past weekend, Trattoria Al Frono at Disney’s Boardwalk began a new daily Character breakfast called “Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno”. Favorite Disney characters scheduled to stop by include Ariel and Prince Eric from “The Little Mermaid” and Rapunzel and Eugene (Flynn Rider) from “Tangled”.
  • The Nomad Lounge at Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently added an exclusive new dessert.
    A special serving of Churros with Vanilla Cream and Chili Strawberry dipping sauces replaces the Taste of Tiffins dessert.

A beautiful Paddlefish sunset!

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  • Our friends at Paddlefish in Disney Springs have an Easter Special for $52 per person which includes: Dover Sole Roulades (Crab & chourico stuffed, fiddlehead ferns atop mango beurre blanc), Opera Cake (Layered chocolate & espresso cake with a milk chocolate glaze) and pair that with a glass of Grgich Hills Fume Blanc for $16/glass. Sounds amazing!

That does it for this week! How do you feel about the security changes? Excited to see the front entrance to the park be less cluttered once again? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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