Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re looking at the news and construction around the Magic Kingdom park. Almost 50 photos for you, so let’s get started!
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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!!
While riding the monorail into the park, you can see the progress on the expanded bus loops at the entrance to the park.
RFID installation is still happening on the left side of the turnstiles.
Work continues outside the front of the main entrance of the Emporium.
Lots to see in Adventureland this week.
Scrims still up next to the Dole Whip stand.
Pavement blocked off on the ramp down to the Jungle Cruise.
The Tiki Gods are under refurbishment.
People just aren’t visiting the Pirate Adventure game. It looks like this almost every single time I walk by.
The statue of the Br’er creatures outside of Splash Mountain is still missing.
The Disney Visa Card spot that was at Haunted Mansion is now in between Mansion and the Riverboat entrance.
All the beams at the Haunted Mansion entrance are being worked on.
The Carrousel is under refurbishment.
We’ve finally seen some movement outside the Princess Hug Zone. I’ve heard from some folks to expect this to open sometime in September.
Time for some Mine Train construction photos.
Prince Eric’s village looks like it should open relatively soon. It also looks a bit darker on the top.
Back to the Mine Train.
This wall was pushed out a little bit into the walkway.
That is because some new rock work has been installed right near the walls.
In Tomorrowland, the Stitch stage is under some sort of refurbishment, but they still have a tent set up so that a DJ can spin the family friendly tunes of Rihanna, Ke$ha, and Psy in a Magic Kingdom style park.
Time to head out!
But that’s not all, there are still nine news nuggets and all sorts of fun to listen to on the latest Wakefield Report from the MicePod:
That wraps things up for this week’s column. Any thought from you all? Ready for refurbishments to freshen attractions and sights up? Let us know in the comments!!
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