Posted on October 10, 2012
WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited Epcot and the Magic Kingdom on Sunday and has a TON of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look:
Great chocolate art at the Festival Center at Epcot
It’s dark, but nice to see them use more of the pavilion space
Work continues on Test Track as we race towards December 6th
The IBM Runtime game is now closed inside Innoventions, it opened back in 2008
Rumor is that IBM Smarter Planet is getting some updates
I hope so because it wasn’t really working…
The seating area that was formerly Rockin’ Robots is now walled off as well
Some scaffolding inside
Still nothing going on at the former Segway Central
Habit Heroes is still closed…
The Epcot 30th display remains at MouseGear
What remains of the merchandise is on display
A lot of generic Epcot merchandise has filled in some space
Moving to the Magic Kingdom, the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train construction is picking up
An Orioles hat… how cute…
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid
The now completed Storybook Circus
I love these seats…
That is some fancy lighting for an outside tent…
Let’s go to Pete’s Silly Sideshow!
The calliope is from Disneyland PAris’ Main Street U.S.A.
Reference to a classic Disney animated film by the same name
Into Pete’s mouth!
Meeting Minnie and Daisy
The theming is insane… the walls are labeled for easy construction, insinuating that the Circus moves from town to town
Goofy and Donald
A look up at the ceiling
It’s a tent
ANOTHER PANORAMA! AMAZING!
Minnie trains trick Poodles…
It looks much better when Adam doesn’t use the world’s brightest flash…
Daisy will see you now!
Looks very “Museum of the Weird” like the Madame Leota cart
Into Big Top Souvenirs
Very fitting that they sell Popcorns Vinylmation here
Everyone loves this carpet!
The “Under the Big Top” series is also available
My favorite display
A close second is the Penguins cage holding the cold drinks
The strange tiny MousekeEars are also available here
A look at the new food carts in the area
I’m in love with a food cart…
Usual cart food though
So much time and energy spent on such little details
I love the striped curtain for when they are closed
Let’s go back in
Those random doors look themed…
He crashed his motorcycle
Donald is a snake charmer
ANOTHER PANORAMA! ASTOUNDING!
Could have been a sign, but it is a material banner
I wonder if someone could go in that booth…
I hate to say this so soon, but I love Storybook Circus. It is simply 2 small rides, meet and greets, and shopping, but it is so well done. Kudos to Disney on delivering with a land that was rushed in as a replacement in the expansion.
If Storybook Circus is that cool, I can’t wait to see this…
Another new cart near the entrance
Not listed, but they have roasted almonds too
Another look at Mine Train
A look at what will be Princess Fairytale Hall
The former Skyway site which will now be restrooms and maybe something more…
They are still working on Village Haus
Another piece of track should be lowered into place shortly
FastPass+ equipment was simply covered after the tests ended, so it might just be permanent now
Cool popcorn bucket, but it must be pretty easy to spill…
Going back to Epcot, we take a look at Test Track through a rainy monorail window
Well, that was neat… I guess…
Adam got to stuff his face at the Disney Dessert Discovery event as part of the Food and Wine Festival
So much to eat and drink
Fruit? We didn’t come to a dessert event for fruit!
We came for flaming doughnuts!
Thank you for the flaming doughnuts! Oh, and all these photos Adam…