Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the Magic Kingdom, as it seems to continually be the park with the most news. Let’s go!

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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!

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The Christmas tree is now installed in Town Square.

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Main Street Philharmonic is playing lots of holiday tunes now.

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Over near the Crystal Palace, a tree was cut down and paved over. Not sure how I feel about this, as I love trees in the park, but this is a typical bottleneck area, and having that space may help. Sometimes it feels like the Magic Kingdom crowds are outgrowing the park.

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Love the super long 4PM Dole Whip line.

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Ugly non-themed scrims are ugly.

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Getting busy for the holiday season.

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So many people!

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The Br’er statue has made its return.

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Almost time to avoid the parks for a few days with waits like these.

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2014 merchandise is now showing up in the shops.

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Can you tell that small world is open again?

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Interesting that after the Peter Pan’s Flight refurbishment that the Fastpass signs are not Fastpass+ branded.

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FP+ kiosk now at Philharmagic.

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The new planter near Village Haus had some trees planted. Totally awesome.

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This week, my other website, Disney Photography Blog released its 2014 Disney Photo a Day app for iOS devices. The concept is simple – a new Disney photo for every single day of the year. It is currently on sale for just 99 cents and can be purchased over at iTunes!

Lots of trees have also been planted over at the Mine Train.

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There is a new railing along the track.

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Beautiful afternoon light on Mermaid.

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It’s really starting to feel like the Mine Train is coming along. Hopefully it’ll open with some time in between itself and Diagon Alley over at Universal.

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Walls up near Stitch.

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That’s it!

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That wraps things up for this week! Any thoughts on the news? Let us know in the comments!

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