It was another gloomy photo day at the Magic Kingdom, but we had to head there as there has been some significant movement at the Mine Train that you are going to want to see. Let’s take a look around . . .

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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!!

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Crowds are nice and low this week.

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Some work is still going on at Main Street.

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You could walk right up and get a beverage at Starbucks, which I haven’t seen in a while.

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Casey’s is still closed.

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Scrims still up in Adventureland.

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The old FP machines at the Jungle Cruise have been replaced by FP+ kiosks and a lot of ugly ropes.

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Scrims still up at the Tiki Room.

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This is the first Nikon Photo Spot sign I’ve seen that wasn’t just a Nikon sticker slapped over the Kodak one.

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Splash refurb.

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This scrim has been up for weeks now.

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Work has been going on at this pathway near the Riverboat in Liberty Square.

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Tarps in Liberty Square.

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And in Fantasyland.

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At the Mine Train, things are really starting to pick up, and some of the walls have even come down on the back side of the attraction.

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It is really starting to look beautiful. I had not been too excited for it in recent weeks, but after seeing some of the walls come down, it is pretty clear that this ride will be very photogenic, and fits the area very nicely. Hoping it opens sometime soon!

 

PUSH the trashcan went away this week, much to the dismay of the internet.

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I thought the show was cool, but won’t miss it a ton. The alarming thing is that a number of entertainment offerings at Disney are being cut. Hmmmmmm.

 

Buzz Lightyear FP has also been replaced by FP+.

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I’m pretty sure this area is more wide open than it used to be. Who can tell me what was here before?

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I was able to see the Flag Retreat on my way out, which is always nice.

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Since the monorails have been going down for maintenance in the middle of the day, I took a bus back to the TTC and got to see the expanded bus area up close for the first time.

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It provides some nice views!

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Well, that’s it for this week. Are you all excited for the Mine Train now that it is starting to feel like it is closer to opening? Let us know in the comments!!

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