This was “True Love” week at the Magic Kingdom, we’ll show you all the romance, plus a glimpse of what is to come at the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. Nearly 80 photos of the parks to share today.
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!!
As you can see, part of Town Square is blocked off. That is for when Michael and Kelly come in to do their morning show for ABC, which I believe is next week.
For Limited Time magic this week, Disney celebrated True Love with Valentine’s Day happening yesterday.
They had Cinderella’s Carriage out for photos.
The Tangled restrooms are basically done, with all the work now happening on the ground level.
Splash Mountain continues its large scale refurbishment.
I cannot wait to see what type of work they did inside the attraction.
Progress continues on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train as well.
Captain Jack’s stage is still under refurbishment.
The refurb in Adventureland we showed last week is all finished
Over at Big Thunder Mountain, the queue continues to be worked on.
I thought this new advertisement for Pecos Bill’s really adds to the queue and Frontierland in general!
Waits have cooled down in New Fantasyland, with Little Mermaid only 30 minutes when I visited this week.
On the way back, I caught some shots of the new Grand Villas at the Grand Floridian, which are really starting to take shape.
Welcome to Epcot!
Another week, another time seeing this new ODV cart not used.
Mission: Space’s paint job continues, and the scrim got the fancy treatment with some stars and planets put on it.
Monorail Red is back after serving time as the Avengerail.
Flower and Garden prep is also now happening on the East side of Future World.
And on the West side, the flower beds are already installed.
They make for the best photo op in the whole park, in my opinion.
Site work happening for the Butterfly House.
The Oz playground area for F&G opened up this week.
It has some fun elements, like ring toss, a fun house, as well as other games to go along with the playground. Overall, I think I like it more than last year’s Brave exhibit.
A place for the parents to sit while the kids play.
Follow the yellow brick road!
There isn’t a ton of work done in World Showcase yet for Flower and Garden, but it was raining, and I bought an umbrella for this week’s column, so here’s a fun photo tour of WS with some construction thrown in!
Construction next to France for F&G.
Beautiful flowers in bloom in Morocco.
Fountains not running and some refurb at the American Adventure.
Valentine’s Day cookies at the carts.
Italy looking beautiful as always.
These great World Showcase shirts from EPCOT30 are still available throughout the park.
Everyone’s favorite watering hole, La Cava!
Hope you guys enjoyed that!
Well, that is going to wrap things up for this week’s Dateline! What are your thoughts on True Love week? How about the Oz area? Let us know in the comments below!!
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