Posted on August 29, 2011
WDWNT Reporter Josh Siegel visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and took a number of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look:
Welcome to the Transportation and Ticket Center
Some monorail service reminders
To the Magic Kingdom!
Even from a distance, Fantasyland construction is visible
Beast’s Castle is clearly visible from the monorail
Pavement at the bus stops being replaced
A year to go, but Brave posters are already up outside of the park
It is close…
The roof of the Locker Rentals being replaced
Work continues on the WDW Railroad Station
Talking Perry the Platypus plush now available
You can now purchase the strange looking Tiana plush in two dress colors…
Special Agent Oso
Mickey and Minnie 40th anniversary plush
The new Vintage collection has dumped a ton of trendy hats around the resort
The new character ear hats have already arrived!
LOVE the dog tag!
Retro Mickey Mouse clothing
The merchandise from the now closed Fire Station can be found in the Emporium
Some new retro shirts
On to Adventureland!
Various pieces of the new Magic Kingdom interactive quests have already been installed, including this Adventureland window and the speakers surrounding it
Beware the Liki Tikis!
Yes, we can’t get enough…
Work continues on the Frontierland Shootin’ Gallery
There’s a wall missing…
Many of these facades haven’t been touched in 40 years, so the work was needed
Walls up near the Riverboat dock
Something new at the Mansion?
A somewhat more permanent sign, still bound to confuse normal guests…
The 2011 Halloween merchandise is a departure from the norm
The characters take on a much more sinister look
The creepy version of Cinderella Castle is a nice touch
A cool candle set
Cookies and a cookie tin
I think I have to pick this up…
Skyway demolition continues
Looks like there has been more progress
Fantasyland is still a bit messy with all of this construction
Almost all of the planters are gone in the land
Work continues outside of the Village Haus
Storybook Circus off in the distance
Not sure what those blocks are, but nothing too interesting…
The new Dumbo entrance looming over the current
Work continues on the Be Our Guest restaurant and Enchanted Tales with Belle
Work continues on the Castle Walls
The village is coming along as well
Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid construction
A crane being used once again
Bonjour Village Gifts has a roof!
We get very excited at the smallest bits of progress…
The crane is in Storybook Circus
A great look at the new WDW Railroad station under construction
The facade of Mermaid being extended
A lot of work going on in Storybook Circus, set to open in about a year
Work continues on the facade of Enchanted Grove
The Dumbo queue is almost ready to be covered
A look t construction from the TTA
Some pavement being worked on outside of Carousel of Progress
Back in Frontierland, the entrance of Pecos Bill’s is out from behind tarps and looking great!
Work has now begun on the side
The Adventureland/Frontierland archway still under tarps
Back to the Emporium to find… more Fire department stuff!
Talking Phineas and Ferb have joined Perry
Interesting to note that some Disney Store produced merchandise is being sold in the parks…
This is a first, so we only can hope that they stick to merchandise like this and not try to throw too much Disney Store product into the parks
The Fire Station is still closed
The temporary test signage pointing guests to park transportation is gone, but we have to wonder if it worked and we will see permanent signs here soon…
From the monorail, we can see walls up around the site of the upcoming Grand Floridian DVC wing
Work continues on the tram unloading station at the TTC
John Carter is arriving, but unfortunately, we are leaving…