Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the Magic Kingdom and the two big projects there. Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it’s off to Starbucks we go . . .
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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!
Roy and Minnie status: Still not where they should be.
The patriotic bunting has been placed on Main Street, and it looks great.
Also on Main Street, some of the windows displays for Starbucks are visible. They look great, and fit right in.
I’m very excited for this addition.
Over in Adventureland, refurbs are continuing, with not much excitement around them.
WIth the addition of the new Pirate Adventure game, there are lots of great new details to check out. I’m all for this type of stuff.
Frontierland pretty photo time.
There is also some facade work happening in Frontierland.
I love when the visiting bands get to march through the park.
Walls in Liberty Square.
Safety rails like at Disneyland, or just leftover scaffolding from the refurbishment here?
There were construction noises outside the new Princess Hug Zone, and a ladder even showed up to the party.
Into New Fantasyland!
These people were prepared to wait for Be Our Guest.
Over in what will be Prince Eric’s village, the walls have been moved back to make room for stroller parking, along with some new beach-like decor to fit the Mermaid theme. You can get all the way up to the edge of the Dwarfs Mine Train mountain now.
Work continues on Eric’s village.
Also notice how the walls are down and the walkway to Storybook Circus is permanently open.
Through the walls you can see lots of new coaster track now that it is all in place.
Through the other construction walls.
Space Mountain will be closing intermittently in September for an apparent installation of trim brakes.
The exterior is looking a little rough around the edges.
Nothing but class here at the Peoplemover.
Well, that does it for this week’s column! What do you all think of the Starbucks windows? Let us know in the comments!
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