Dateline Disney World – New Hub Growing and Magic Kingdom Photos

Written by Cory Disbrow. Posted in Dateline Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

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Published on July 30, 2014 at 2:00 am with 15 Comments

About Cory Disbrow

Cory likes Walt Disney World so much, he recently packed his bags and moved to Orlando. Cory is a photographer and writes MiceChat's Dateline Disney World columns every Friday.

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  • danielz6

    The “pirates ye be warned” sign doesnt even make sense. Thats pirate lingo. Why would pirates behead other pirates and then warn themselves not to enter? The classic pirates situation was english and French pirates pillaging spanish ships/towns in the caribbean while their respective governments convieniently turned a blind eye or even with their blessing as privateers. If anything that sign should be in spanish.

    • Cory Gross

      It’s a reference to the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie when Jack Sparrow is sailing into Port Royal and sees three hanging skeletons of pirates with a sign that says “Pirates be ye warned.”

    • jcruise86

      They’s want to use lingo the pirates would understand.

      Thanks for the excellent update. I like the skulls on sticks and the MK’s version of the Court of Angels. The MK’s castle might be my favorite building in the solar system because it’s where I dreamed of going when I was a kid. We went just one day a summer, but it was my favorite day of the year.

    • HollywoodF1

      It’s not “pirate lingo” as such, but can be best described as “non-native remnant colonial Early Modern English.” The word “ye” was simply an old spelling for the word “the”. The letter “y” was a form of the then-recently-done-away-with letter “thorn”, which is pronounced “th”. So “ye” is not pronounced “yee” but rather “thee.” And the use of “be” was also a common imperative construct in the subjunctive mood. It was particularly common in expressions that have the same meaning as today’s “you are hereby…” The colonialness and non-nativeness would have lead to the use of then-recently outmoded speech; the Early Modern English period ended in England soon after 1710, which is not long before the movie is supposed to be set. And as for the use of English wording in a Spanish-speaking area– of course, if you’re trying to communicate with people who speak a particular language, write it in that language.

      • theswillmerchant

        That was…..awesome.

  • DubiousEndeavors

    I miss WDW. Hopefully I get to visit soon!

    Love your pictures of the Riverboat Finale in Splash Mountain. 🙂

  • KENfromOC

    Great report Cory! When we were there the first week of July, Br’er Rabbit in Splash was working. However I noticed it did not cycle to coincide with a log going by, therefore it could be missed entirely.

  • TodAZ1

    “Walls are up at the Seven Dwarfs Mine gift shop.” Already????

    • Amy VandenBoogert

      The gift shop that’s next to the old ride. Not the new ride.

  • Amy VandenBoogert

    From what I’ve seen on the Disney Parks Blog, the new Haunted Mansion merchandise is going to be pretty awesome. Some of it has already shown up at Disneyland. I want the shoes that look like the wallpaper!

  • LoveStallion

    So do we know what the hub construction is all about? Initially, I thought it was just some everyday cleanup, but they are clearly building something.

    Pity, too. It’d be awesome to bring back the swan boats either as they were or in updated form.

  • michael darling

    Whatever happened to the Peter Pan updated and interactive queue? I thought that’s why the restrooms moved in the first place to Tangled…to make room for an update.

    Great interior Splash shots.

  • Country Bear

    Amazing pictures Cory. Thank you very much!