Magic Kingdom Construction and Flower and Garden Preparation

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Dateline Disney World, Walt Disney World

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Published on February 08, 2013 at 4:02 am with 10 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  • Trumpet

    Greatb Update Cory

    Love the refurbishment at the Magic Kingdom, and how far the new Tangled Restrooms are progressing (is this one of the new attractions of New Fantasyland, to try and help bring in the crowds, lol)

    It is a shame that the food cart near Test Track is back, it looks cheap and nasty, compared to the new reimagined ride.

    Thanks Again Cory


  • Great update Cory. I can’t help but wonder how long the new interactive props are going to survive in the Big Thunder Queue. Never underestimate the ability of the Orlando visitor to destroy the environment they are in.

    This year’s Flower and Garden Festival has been expanded and will include lots of food and beverage locations (like a mini Food and Wine Fest). It’s sure to help spice up this already popular event.

    • yoyoflamingo

      Including a Dole Whip Float with spice rum!

  • martinjbell1986

    Great update! Keep us informed about how MyMagic+ is fairing over there.

  • ParkerMonroe

    Not a fan of the Big Thunder signage in the queue. Why has it not been aged?! All the other props in the queue are adequately rusty and antiqued; but the new signs look freshly pressed. They stick out like the proverbial sore thumb.

  • CupcakeTerror

    Great update! Always like seeing the WDW upgrade and updates. Thanks!

  • Amy VandenBoogert

    Great update!

    However, that’s not the back entrance to the Epcot Character Spot. That’s the room the old Epcot 25 museum used to be in. They’re using that as temporary Character Spot while the actual one gets a complete overhaul (which has been going on for months now – not sure when it’s reopening after the re-do). In the temporary Character Spot, you can only meet Mickey, Pluto & Minnie. Donald only meets in Mexico now in his sombrero and Goofy has been moved to the Epcot Entrance, to the right of Spaceship Earth (and Stitch no longer has a meet & greet presence in the park).

  • Timekeeper

    I like the last photo in this update, Cory. It really shows a slice of life in Epcot. 🙂


  • WesternMouse

    It’s good to see how Dwarf Mountain in coming along. I’m loving the BTM enhancements. Funny, I didn’t think of aging the signs, but Parker made a good point. I suppose the question the non-aged signs raises is are you in a ghost town or did the Imagineers mean to make you feel like you were transported back in time? Splash Mountain is coming along, too. Hopefully they keep it up.

  • Lee Mallaby

    Great update Cory.
    Big Thunder looks like the new interactive queue is going to add some real fun elements to the ride.
    It’s great to see Splash Mountain getting some TLC as well.
    The new Mine Train is REALLY coming on, unfortunately it won’t be open when we head over this year.
    It will be interesting to see if it has the desired effect of stealing some of the Potter crowd away from Universal, personally i don’t think so, but time will tell.
    Not much going on at the other parks, which is a shame , but I’m sure that will change very soon.
    Thanks veru much. Keep up the great work.