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Tom Corless’ 2/12-2/17/13 WDW Photo Report

Tom Corless’ 2/12-2/17/13 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Tom Corless visited the Walt Disney World Resort last week and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip, so let’s take a look: There is now an official Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card book, $34.95 Work continues on the Tangled restrooms Lanterns now hang over the area A poster featuring Vladamir from the movie is hanging on the wall There is now a wait time sign for the Express Monorail Tarps are up on the guitar at Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Angry Birds: Star Wars stuff now available in Tatooine Traders Moving to Downtown Disney, you can now see the pinsetters working through the windows at Splitsville Taco truck is back on West Side [...]

Feb 19, 2013     2 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 2/11/13 WDW Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 2/11/13 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Monday and has a ton fo newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Work continues on Splash Mountain Splash Mountain will re-open in March Work continues on the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train Pinocchio’s Village Haus has the Lemonade with Wil Berry Foam from Be Our Guest, but in a Pinocchio stein The Adventureland Veranda is behind tarps The roof is being replaced in this often neglected section of the building Another wall up in another section of the building The stage for Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial is being worked on The show is still being performed though The interactive queue is [...]

Feb 12, 2013     No Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 2/2/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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

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: While the Main Street Bakery is closed, guests can head to the Tomorrowland Terrace Plenty of options at Tomorrowland Terrace, including beignets! The flowers in the hub have gone to Valentine’s Day colors and the ducks love it… Valentine’s Day cupcakes available at Big Top Treats I’ve heard of panning for gold… More props and interactive elements have been installed in the queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad The “exploding” crates are no longer under [...]

Feb 4, 2013     3 Comments
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PICTURES & VIDEO: “Limited Time Magic” Super Bowl Pre-Parade at the Magic Kingdom

PICTURES & VIDEO: “Limited Time Magic” Super Bowl Pre-Parade at the Magic Kingdom

Just hours before it premiered, Disney announced that there would be a Super Bowl Pre-Parade before the Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade at the Magic Kingdom starting on Friday. The special processional is being held February 1st-3rd and will also appear with the Super Bowl MVP on Monday afternoon. Thanks to our own Patty Granger, we have pictures and video of the parade to share with you:

Feb 2, 2013     No Comments
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Work Continues on “Explosive” Interactive Queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Work Continues on “Explosive” Interactive Queue at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

As work continues on the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad interactive queue at the Magic Kingdom, we can see more and more of what exactly we can expect while we wait in line. Let’s take a look at the latest progress: These signs were installed recently The signs are pretty funny Signs saying “Explosives” have been added to the large cabinets in the queue Props that guests can blow-up are being installed on the mountain I somehow managed to get a closer shot while in a moving train… I don’t know about you, but I’m really excited to blow things up while I wait to ride Big Thunder Mountain Railroad!

Jan 30, 2013     4 Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 1/23/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 1/23/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom on Wednesday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look: Long Lost Friends Week was the first big hit from Limited Time Magic in Florida Scrooge McDuck and Ludwig Von Drake The Pinocchio gang Robin Hood, Friar Tuck, Prince John, and the Sheriff of Nottingham Clarabelle & Horace BIG BAD WOLF! Instead of sining autographs, guests were given autograph cards The Cinderella Castle Dreamlights are coming down Crane up behind the castle Another crane up and working on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train The queue was fixed up while the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was closed last week Marie was out in Storybook Circus… [...]

Jan 28, 2013     1 Comment
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Tom Corless’ 1/14-1/17/13 WDW Photo Report

Tom Corless’ 1/14-1/17/13 WDW Photo Report

I know it is a few days late, but I decided that I should share some newsworthy photos from my last trip to Walt Disney World with you, so let’s take a look at a couple of interesting things happening around the resort: The Epcot Center charm bracelet is now available The “Oz The Great and Powerful” playground fro the Flower and Garden Festival is being constructed near Imagination! The FastPass+ queue seems to be finished at the Seas with Nemo and Friends Yes, the cut a hole in the mural… The Main Street Bakery is closed until May to convert to Starbucks service Tomorrowland Terrace has breakfast for now FastPass+ scanners uncovered at Tomorrowland Speedway Also uncovered at the [...]

Jan 21, 2013     No Comments
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Adam Roth’s 1/9/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

Adam Roth’s 1/9/12 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Adam Roth visited the Magic Kingdom on Wednesday and took a ton of construction photos of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train to share with us, so let’s see how the last large piece of New Fantasyland is coming along: A lot of progress A lot of new track installed It’s starting to look like a ride… The loading station A whole lot of Imagineers out at Mine Train Pssst… Adam… they can see you… Imagineer Chris Beatty looks mad at Adam… We also spot Imagineer Eric Jacobson – Senior Vice President, Creative Development The back of the mountain Triton’s Treasures on the back side of the mountain is coming along nicely Shingles going up on the Tangled restroom [...]

Jan 11, 2013     No Comments
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Dirk Wallen’s 1/10/13 Epcot Photo Report

Dirk Wallen’s 1/10/13 Epcot Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited Epcot earlier today to see the newly remodeled Boulangerie Patisserie in France and the IBM Think exhibit inside Innoventions, so let’s take a look at what’s going on around the park: Guests with RFID tickets are using the new entrance area all the way to the right, meanwhile more of the new RFID scanners are being installed Kodak picture spots are still up Daisy got a new meet and greet backdrop near the front of the park a few weeks ago, it is pretty retro-tastic Epcot Character Spot is still being remodeled Preparations underway for the Flower and Garden Festival The new IBM exhibit quietly opened today inside Innoventions The new exhibit is simply called [...]

Jan 10, 2013     No Comments
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Sweeping Renovations Completed as Work Continues on Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Sweeping Renovations Completed as Work Continues on Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

In preparation for the opening of the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, the rest of the resort has been undergoing sweeping changes overt the last few months. Most of this work has been completed, so let’s take a look at the current state of the resort: Gasparilla Grill and Games is now Gasparilla Island Grill The old mats are still here The seating area was expanded and remodeled The ordering area is generally the same, just freshened up ICE CREAM! There are a lot more seats now The arcade is now next door Arcadia Games The arcade has a separate exterior entrance Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries reopened recently too There is now a huge refrigerator section for cold [...]

Jan 8, 2013     No Comments
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