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Dirk Wallen’s 2/2/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Posted on February 4, 2013

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and has some fantastic pictures of new progress on the Big Thunder Mountain interactive queue, A Pirate’s Life: Treasures of the Seven Seas, the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and more, so let’s take a look:

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While the Main Street Bakery is closed, guests can head to the Tomorrowland Terrace

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Plenty of options at Tomorrowland Terrace, including beignets!

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The flowers in the hub have gone to Valentine’s Day colors and the ducks love it…

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Valentine’s Day cupcakes available at Big Top Treats

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I’ve heard of panning for gold…

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More props and interactive elements have been installed in the queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

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The “exploding” crates are no longer under tarps

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These huge machines popped up in the second-half of the queue over the weekend

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It looks like guests will play some sort of game where they turn a lever

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Spinning handles on the back of another machine

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The refurbishment of Splash Mountain continues

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Lots of painting going on

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Golden Oak Outpost is closed again

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Work continues on the Adventureland Veranda building

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Another area of the building is also walled-off

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The Crow’s Nest is out from behind tarps and it looks quite different… we expect it to play a role in “A Pirate’s Adventure”

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More props for “A Pirate’s Adventure” have been installed throughout Adventureland

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Jack Sparrow’s compass

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This was the first prop installed a few months ago

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A cannon

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Ball and chains

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Some props by the Jungle Cruise

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Nearby, a pirate skeleton lies under the water near a treasure chest

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It appears these skulls near the Pirates of the Caribbean entrance will talk

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Another strange set of props

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Gun powder

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Sleepy Hollow Refreshments is open while the exterior is refurbished

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Walls up outside of the Haunted Mansion and Yankee Trader

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Tarps still up on Columbia Harbour House

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The latest progress on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

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Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day lanyards are out

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As is the new Test Track logo pin

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Over at The Villas at the Grand Floridian, we can start to make out windows

Topics: Photo Reports, The Magic Kingdom | 3 Comments »

  • http://www.facebook.com/djcraig316 Craig Thornton

    Great article, very comprehensive. The photo quality is also superb. Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003313728119 Karen Thompson

    We will be taking our girls to wdw end of August. Do you think the 7 dwarfs mine will be open by then? How much of the new expansion will be up and running then? Thx. Keep up the great reports

  • http://www.facebook.com/dsorbara Danielle Petersen Sorbara

    i don’t think it’s due to open till next year. I will be there the end of august as well :)