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Banks Lee's 2/26-2/28/10 WDW Photo Report

Posted on March 1, 2010

WDWNT Reporter Banks Lee spent a few days at the Walt Disney World theme parks recently and has a number of newsworthy photos to share with us:

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Fantasmic! window display at Villains in Vogue has been replaced after ten years with “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland”

ESPN Insider VIP Lounge was set-up at the Prop Shop at the Studios

A piece of Block Party Bash from California Adventure

Puppets from the former Legend of the Lion King show at the Magic Kingdom

An ESPN Insider session going on

Simba is sleeping….

“I’m the baby, gotta love me!”

Tapestry of Nations puppets

The first Nemo meet and greet character

Thanks to a settlement, Luxo signage is down in Pixar Place

Toy Story 3 posters are up outside of the Magic of Disney Animation

The display area has been updated with a Toy Story 3 display as well

A look at the daycare center from the film

The original designs for Woody

The first side looks at concept art for the first two films

Another look at the daycare center

Original concepts for Buzz Lightyear

The other side of the display is all about Toy Story 3

Andy has grown up

The other members of the family have aged as well

New characters, including Mr. Prickle-pants

Buzz and Woody statues

Lot-So-Love Bear looks a little too much like a certain type of bear from my childhood in that sketch….

Sunnyside Daycare

Back around to the other side fro a closer look at Toy Story 1 & 2 artwork

Moving outside, there is a new “Rapunzel” poster (even though the movie is now called “Tangled”)

New Toy Story 3 poster

A line-up of Toy Story toys in one of the artist rooms

The Honey I Shrunk the Kids poster has been replaced and looks good

Some new trees have been planted outside the Great Movie Ride

The second sign is now being replaced

Special Streetmosphere characters out-and-about for ESPN the Weekend

Over to the Magic Kingdom, Splash Mountain re-opened on Sunday

The logs look brand new

The seating section was simply re-painted on each log, with completely new front and back sections added and the rubber handle areas replaced

Looks nice

We seem to think the front section is shorter than it originally was

The ride looked brand new

New paint everywhere

The new lighting is very bright, but really makes it look like you are outside

He was working :)

The lights also have a leafy pattern

“Please don’t throw me into that Briar Patch!”

The trickling water was working as well

More new lighting

Some of the exit store has been changed around as well

Long lines for Splash Mountain

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