Rub a dub, dub, Magic Kingdom’s got a new hub.  This week on Dateline Disneyland, we’re looking at the newly opened and completely reimagined central hub of the Magic Kingdom. We have a lot of photos this week, so let’s hop right into it.

On the monorail ride over, we caught a picture of the new interior on the monorails. Very nice.
On the monorail ride over, we caught a picture of the new interior pattern on the monorails. Very nice.

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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!

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Scrims still up on Main Street.
Scrims still up on Main Street.

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The new Hub area is open, and boy is it nice to not see as many construction walls here.
The new Hub area is open, and boy is it nice to not see as many construction walls here.
Let's start with the Tomorrowland side of the Hub.
Let’s start with the Tomorrowland side of the Hub.
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The new artificial lawns allow guests to sit during the day and double as space to watch fireworks at night.

 

Nice and wide paths to help with crowd congestion.
Nice and wide paths to help with crowd congestion.
The garden areas are FP+ for fireworks and parades.
The garden areas are FP+ for fireworks and parades.
Wide open spaces where people can sit and relax during their MK day.
Wide open spaces where people can sit and relax during their MK day.

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New fountains are installed and are quite beautiful.
New fountains are installed and are quite beautiful.

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The character statuettes are now here instead of being in the center of the Hub.
The character statuettes are now here instead of being in the center of the Hub.

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Everything looks great.
The details around the entire area are quite nice.

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Detail on the lamp posts.
Detail on the lamp posts.

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There are new trees as well.
There are new trees as well.
Rough transition from old pavement to new. Hopefully this gets fixed.
Rough transition from old pavement to new. Hopefully this gets fixed as the project wraps up.
Temporary control towers.
Temporary control towers.
Demolition has started here where a castle turret will go in its place.
Demolition has started here. New castle turrets will go in its place.

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Parts of the central Hub are still torn up.
Parts of the central Hub are still torn up.

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Partners is still in a box.
Partners is still in a box.
Now time for the Adventureland side of the Hub.
Now time for the Adventureland side of the Hub.

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Love the Goofy statue.
Love the Goofy statue.

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Again, FP+ for parades and fireworks.
Again, FP+ for parades and fireworks.

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Guests have wasted no time occupying the new lawns for relaxation during the day.

 

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The view towards the Crystal Palace and Adventureland.
The view towards the Crystal Palace and Adventureland.
This beautiful view didn't go away.
This beautiful view didn’t go away.

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Another view on the center of the Hub.
Another view on the center of the Hub.
This old control tower is entirely gone, with another castle turret going here.
This old control tower is entirely gone, with another castle turret going here.
Overall, I'm very impressed with the Hub remodel. It feels grand and expansive, and should really fix a lot of crowd control issues. It was also beautifully done.
Overall, I’m very impressed with the Hub remodel. It feels grand and expansive, and should really fix a lot of crowd control issues. It was also beautifully done.

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Giant FP+ sign outside Peter Pan's Flight.
Giant FP+ sign outside Peter Pan’s Flight.
The giant crane still looms from the castle.
The giant crane still looms from the castle.

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Mermaid is still down for refurbishment.
Mermaid is still down for refurbishment.

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I went back as the sun was coming down to get some better photos from the new Hub.
I went back as the sun was coming down to get some better photos from the new Hub.

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Just beautiful.
Just beautiful.

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This gate can easily be closed for the hours when FP+ is being used in the gardens.
This gate can easily be closed for the hours when FP+ is being used in the gardens.
Roy and Minnie are back in the center of Town Square.
Roy and Minnie are back in the center of Town Square.

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Time to head out.
Time to head out.

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Until next time!
Until next time!

 

That’s all we’ve got for this week! What does everyone think of the new Hub? Let us know in the comments  below!!

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