We visited Magic Kingdom this week and there’s so much going on that we figured we’d create an all encompassing photo update for the park. In this post, we’ll take a look at various construction projects going on at Magic Kingdom right now as well as some new happenings at the park. Let’s jump in.
Main Street USA
Guests entering Magic Kingdom will notice a few projects taking place on Main Street USA. Working our way down the street, we notice a couple of scrims up in Town Square. One is over Tony’s Town Square and the other is enveloping the Main Street Fire Station.
Further down Main Street USA, there is concrete work happening in front of The Emporium.
Across the street, Crystal Arts has been behind a scrim since February.
The House of Magic signage is now permanent, replacing the 2D version (2nd pic) that was installed when the new facade was unveiled.
Disney recently debuted the Cinderella Dooney & Bourke handbags. You can find the bags in stock at Uptown Jewelers.
The morning that we visited, Good Morning America was holding a rehearsal for their Disney Dream Wedding promotion. Here’s a look at the couple during rehearsals, and then the live wedding below.
Our very own royal couple ties the knot LIVE in the most magical place on Earth.#GMAFairytaleWedding #RoyalWedding #DisneyWeddings@DisneyWeddings @DisneyParks @WaltDisneyWorld pic.twitter.com/i2yOzzSY8k
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 10, 2018
More Alcohol in Magic Kingdom
Adventureland/Club 33/Frontierland/Liberty Square Riverboat
Moving into Adventureland, walls remain at the entrance as work on the Magic Kingdom Club 33 location continues.
The Leaky Tikis are still removed as they undergo a refurbishment.
If you haven’t tried a Pineapple Upside Down Cake at Aloha Isle, we highly recommend it.
Pirates of the Caribbean has been experiencing some extended downtime recently, but that’s nothing new. With a refurbishment of less than a month for swapping out the iconic Redhead scene, it didn’t leave Disney any time to address underlying ride issues. If you haven’t seen the new scene, here it is.
Nearby, the prop set that is near the Pirates of the Caribbean restrooms has been closed our past few visits.
Making our way to the Liberty Square Riverboat, there is even more concrete work being done here. It looks like a low wall is the area of interest.
Disney had previously roped off Riverboat Landing (the waiting area for the riverboat), but they’ve now opened it for guests to use as a relaxation area to get out of the sun. The Liberty Square Riverboat should return to service in late-July.
Fantasyland Concrete and More
Over near “it’s a small world”, there was some work being done on the stone pathway as some of the grout spacing had broken apart. There is a lot of pathway work occuring around Magic Kingdom right now.
The Prince Charming Regal Carrousel is still undergoing an exterior refurbishment. The refurbishment started back in mid-February.
More concrete work is happening nearby.
Roof work has been ongoing for some months now at Pinocchio’s Village Haus, but this is the first time we’ve noticed the bell tower roof exposed like this.
Another food item worth noting is the loaded tots at Friar’s Nook.
Speaking of food items you should try, the well-received Millennial Pink Milkshake at Auntie Gravity’s has unfortunately been discontinued. Cast Members at the location said it was discontinued on Tuesday.
The trees that were displaced by Hurricane Irma last year have started the long process of giving the Be Our Guest area a “grown-in” feel.
Here’s a look back at what the area looked like right after the hurricane moved through.
The PhotoPass studio that was located in Castle Couture has temporarily moved nearby to an extended queue area of Philharmagic as work is done.
TRON and Tomorrowland
Before we get to TRON, let’s take a look at some more visible work going on. At Starlight Cafe, the exterior expansion is nearly complete. A few looks from the ground and then a peek over the walls from the PeopleMover.
Fans of the Starbucks “You Are Here” mugs will find a new Tomorrowland-themed mug available for purchase on Main Street USA.
The Carousel of Progress was down for the entire day due to unplanned maintenance and still hasn’t reopened as of publish time.
More concrete work near the Buzz Lightyear meet and greet area.
Shifting our attention to TRON, there is still very little to see from inside the park beyond trees. That said, a lens with a decent zoom might grant you some peeks at the land grading going on behind the trees.
A newly paved walkway from a backstage area next to Space Mountain will replace the skinnier walkway next to it.
An elevated view from outside of the park reveals a bit more of the TRON construction site.
For more on what to expect from TRON once it arrives at Walt Disney World, check out our photo tour of the Shanghai Disneyland version.
Eye in the Sky
Here are a few more pics from our view atop The Contemporary.
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