Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at both EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom, and we have over 100 photos, so let’s get started!!
Welcome to EPCOT!!
Flower and Garden Festival is still going on at the park.
MagicBands have taken over the camera shop underneath SSE.
The wild new colors at Innoventions are apparently not just a test, and they are on more than just the tops of the buildings now.
The World Showcase food truck from Downtown Disney was in the park this week.
Easter has come and gone, but leading up to the holiday, there was an Easter egg hunt throughout World Showcase. Here are all the eggs.
Anna and Elsa are no longer greeting in Norway since they have moved over to Magic Kingdom, but these photos are from one of the last days they were in Epcot. At the time of this photo, there was a three hour wait according to the cast member I asked.
Refurb also outside Maelstrom.
Nikon sticker spot.
Spice Road Table is really busy these days.
Time to head to MK!
This sign at the monorail platform is new.
This is terrible show, and in my opinion, ugly backstage buildings like this should never be this easy to see from a guest perspective.
Some Hub updates.
Inflatable dams allow Disney to continue their work on the hub improvement project.
The rose garden and former Swan Boat landing are now completely removed.
As stated earlier, Anna and Elsa are now in the Princess HugZone at MK and when I visited, the waits were pretty extreme. I don’t understand why anyone would wait that long for a meet and greet, but I suppose everyone has a preference.
More walls have come down at the Mine Train, and even more have come down since these photos were taken. Film crews have been in the park, and they have filmed actors riding the attraction. This means soft openings could happen at any time. That said, here is our weekly round of photos.
The view from the second floor of Village Haus is dramatically different than it was just a few years ago.
Nice flowers in Liberty Square.
Tarps still up in Adventureland and the Tiki Room.
That’s all I’ve got for this week. If you have any comments, questions, or opinions, leave them below!
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