Dateline Disney World takes you to the Magic Kingdom this week where off season refurbishments are underway, the dwarf coaster continues to rapidly move toward opening day. Lots of photos to share today.
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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!
Monorail service is still being suspended in the middle of the day.
While on the monorail, you can see some nastiness on the carpeting. Kind of gross.
Inside the park, Main Street refurbishments continue.
Vehicles were also out in full force this week.
The large crane for holiday light removal is still here.
Casey’s and its seating area are still closed.
There seem to be more and more of these every week.
Scrims still up in Adventureland.
Walls up to remove Jungle Cruise paper FP distributors.
Colored scrims now up at the Tiki Room.
The ride is still open though.
Some of our readers have asked about maintenance problems in this attraction. One animatronic, seen here, is missing an arm and is way below show standards.
But, the rest of the show seemed just fine, and I couldn’t find any other noticeable issues.
Splash Mountain is still down for refurb.
The walkway here in Liberty Square seems to be getting some big changes.
I also rode the Haunted Mansion because I had seen some things on social media about that falling apart as well.
The major problem that I had during my ride was not effects, but rather 3 e-stops and some audio acting funky in a few places.
Classy way of covering old FP stuff here. . . not.
While Mansion and Tiki Room were both walk ons, Belle had a 75 minute wait. This is why more meet and greets get built, folks.
Time for Mine Train photos.
You can see here a new water feature and a lot of new trees.
Details are starting to show on the queue structure now also.
It’s actually starting to look quite nice. I’m ready for an opening date to be given.
Pavement being worked on in Fantasyland.
Main Street Phil has been used all over the place lately.
Cosmic Ray’s work continues.
I’d like to see some new paint here at Tomorrowland. It looks a little flat and dated.
And on the way out, this is still a great place off of Main Street to sit and have a soda or snack while getting away from crowds.
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