Hello, and welcome back to Dateline Disney World. We have lots construction updates and pretty Magic Kingdom pictures coming your way today. Could the Mine Train open later this month? Take a look at the photos and let us know what you think.
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!!
There was some pavement work happening on Main Street.
Work also continues on Cinderella Castle, and it is looking rather sharp.
The moat is still drained.
The Tomorrowland side is also drained.
Wet paint in Frontierland.
I say this all the time, but it holds even more true with FP+ happening. Getting to the park early is key.
Literally a ghost town in the early morning.
Speaking of that FP+, it is being tweaked a bit to now include the opportunity for more than 3 FP+, as long as you first use the 3 you planned first. That would mean, in my opinion, booking fireworks and late day parade viewings would be a bad idea for maximum touring. Book your FPs as early in the day as possible so you can hopefully pick up additional Fastpasses in the afternoon and evening.
Splash Mountain still has burlap covering the original FP sign.
I took a spin on Thunder Mountain since the wait at 9:20am was only 5 minutes.
Walls are still up in Adventureland near the Tiki Room and the various gift shops.
FP+ army in Tomorrowland.
Time for our weekly Mine Train coverage as the ride gets closer to its rumored late April soft opening.
MagicBands are now on sale in the parks for day guests.
Nice flowers out at the castle walls in New Fantasyland.
The large crane is now gone from behind the castle.
These boxes are up for the Hub project as well.
That’s it for this week!
How do you all feel about the current projects in the park? Let us know in the comments below!!
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