We have an egg-citing Dateline Disney World for you this week. We’ll take a look at something new that the Grand Floridian has cooked up and take you to the Magic Kingdom, where the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is just about to open.
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At the Grand Floridian, the lobby now has an exhibit of custom made edible Easter eggs that were done by the resort’s kitchen team. They will be on display for the next few weeks and are pretty amazing.
View from the second floor.
Now a quick monorail ride over to the park.
I think the Emporium may be pushing MagicBands a little bit too much.
Scrim still up at the Confectionary.
Current view of the castle from the Crystal Palace.
Still a completely empty moat while the Hub expansion project continues.
Castle painting is almost all wrapped up.
Invites have gone out to select media and mommy bloggers for a press event focused on the Mine Train. The event will be held April 30 – May 2 and will include New Fantasyland, MyMagic+, DVC and everything else Disney wants to promote.
The Disney Parks Blog has released some interesting videos. Beware the spoilers!
The New Dwarf animatronics are impressive with projected faces that give full expression.
And here’s a CGI ride-through.
Here are this week’s photos of the Mine Train construction.
This is now on one of the doors on the backside of the hill.
In Storybook Circus, the FP signage at Dumbo is all covered up.
Tomorrowland side of the drained moat.
Castle looking nice!
These boxes were going almost all the way to the Castle last week.
Was a beautiful morning along the Rivers of America.
This path was reopened after being closed for repainting last week.
MagicBands also for sale in Frontierland.
Wet paint near Splash.
Br’er Rabbit has been placed in this new sign.
You know it’s busy when…
Walls still up at the Tiki Room.
Long wait for the Jungle Cruise.
Scrims still up in Adventureland.
Busy, busy, busy.
This week, Disney also celebrated the 50th anniversary of it’s a small world (even though it didn’t officially open until April 22, 1964 at the World Fair). They did a sing along in front of the castle (which I was unable to attend), and they have some merchandise to sell.
That said, time for me to head out!
That does it for this week! What do you all think of the eggs at the Grand? How about all the things happening around the park? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to look for us every Wednesday beginning next week, right here on MiceChat.com!
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