Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re covering the Magic Kingdom. Over 50 photos, so let’s go!

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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!

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Before we even get to the park, here’s a quick look at the Villas at the Grand Floridian, which should be opening very soon.

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Back at the park, the entrance renovation continues.

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The paving project at the Confectionary is all done.

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Country Bear Jamboree got a new sign.

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Even when busy, this path is always a nice place to get away.

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See, it’s been busy.

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Peter Pan still down for refurb.

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Still long lines where the Princesses hug.

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Weekly Mine Train time! More and more mesh is disappearing and turning into rock, which is nice. And you can see the beginnings of some buildings in the front.

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If you look closely, you can see a full moon here.

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Lots of progress!

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WDW Railroad down for refurb.

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Awesome Storybook Circus merchandise is still available, and still awesome.

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Wish I could say the same about Gaston merchandise.

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One more Mine Train shot from a different perspective.

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Village Haus’ outdoor area is still closed.

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This part of the lawn is reserved now for Fastpass+ fireworks viewing. I heard a story once from a former Disney photographer about how Dick Nunis never wanted to let a soul stand on that grass. Hmm.

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The parade viewing also uglifies the Hub area. For those reserving the FP+, it is a great spot to see the parade, but it also makes the area look unattractive for 2 hours before it starts.

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This was in the Emporium!

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Until next time…

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That wraps it up for this week. We’ll be off next week, so check back two weeks from now for more WDW news and photos. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!!

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