Welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at the Magic Kingdom a few weeks removed from the opening of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. New Fantasyland may now be finished but construction walls and scrims can be found throughout the park with construction in the hub and refurbishments in Adventureland and Tomorrowland are ongoing. There’s plenty to see this week, so let’s go!
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!!
Walls up near the Town Square Theater.
Patriotic bunting is still up on Main Street, and probably will be there until 4th of July.
There is a lot more dirt and sand in the area where the Hub is being remodeled.
Heading over to Tomorrowland.
Where something doesn’t look quite right.
Yes, the Astro Orbitor and the PeopleMover are both down for refurbishment, and the Astro Orbitor is completely missing.
These need to get cleaned up or removed to clear up some of the clutter near Space Mountain.
PeopleMover cars just sitting there, not moving.
An empty queue means the Mine Train was down.
It was down for a good chunk of the day I visited, first due to technical difficulties, second due to firework smoke from the Castle stage show blowing into the attraction and setting off alarms.
Scrims are up at it’s a small world.
Ever since FP+ started, standby lines at Pirates tend to always be long.
Some of the scrims are down at the Tiki Room, but others have gone up.
On the other side of that plaza in Adventureland, scrims came down, and the area is looking really sharp and clean.
Wall boxes on the Adventureland side of the Hub.
It appears that the walls are a tad bit lower near the Crystal Palace now, affording somewhat of a Cinderella Castle view.
At this point in the day, the sky opened up, and signaled that it was time to go.
That’s all we’ve got for you for this week. What are your thoughts on the happenings in the park? Make sure to let us know in the comments!!
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