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Concept Art Revealed for the New Main Street Bakery with Starbucks!

Concept Art Revealed for the New Main Street Bakery with Starbucks!

For those of you who have been wondering how different the Main Street Bakery will be when it reopens in May with Starbucks inside, we managed to uncover some concept art of the interior that you will find very interesting: The interior is currently being gutted and is getting an entirely new design. Hopefully this new layout will speed up the lines and clear out some of the congestion that was always a problem with the old bakery. Stay tuned to WDW News Today as more information becomes available on the Main Street Bakery featuring Starbucks products. In the meantime, what do you think of this new look for the Bakery?

Feb 23, 2013     11 Comments
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VIDEO: Imagineers Give In-Depth Look at Big Thunder Mountain Interactive Queue

VIDEO: Imagineers Give In-Depth Look at Big Thunder Mountain Interactive Queue

Since it was announced a few months ago, we have wondered exactly what will take place in the interactive queue for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the Magic Kingdom. Well, wonder no more. In this video, Disney Imagineers take us behind the scenes at Big Thunder and show us the props and backstory that make up the new interactive queue: So, what do you think?

Feb 21, 2013     No Comments
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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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VIDEO: A Look Back at “Limited Time Magic” True Love Week at the Magic Kingdom

VIDEO: A Look Back at “Limited Time Magic” True Love Week at the Magic Kingdom

From February 11th-17th, the Magic Kingdom hosted Limited Time Magic’s “True Love Week” in honor of Valentine’s Day. The event consisted of several photo-ops, meet and greets with Princes and Princesses, and even a surprise musical medley from the Main Street Philharmonic. We have a short video to share with you that highlights all of the festivities. Enjoy:

Feb 18, 2013     4 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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PHOTOS: Limited Time Magic “True Love Week” Kicks-Off

PHOTOS: Limited Time Magic “True Love Week” Kicks-Off

WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom earlier today and has photos of some of the offerings for “True Love Week” that started today: Snow White and her Prince Inside Town Square Theater, the Princess meet and greet area has been decorated Rapunzel and Flynn Cinderella and Prince Charming Aurora and Prince Phillip The characters are not signing, again they are using the autograph cards The Mickey and Minnie meet and greet was also decorated Minnie made Mickey a Valentine! The magic wands are covered in roses A banner up in the backdrop Tiana and Naveen have a heart wreath as well Cinderella’s Coach out by the castle walls

Feb 11, 2013     No Comments
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Latest Progress on “Tangled” Restroom Area

Latest Progress on “Tangled” Restroom Area

A WDWNT reader was nice enough to send in the following pictures of the “Tangled” restroom area in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom that is currently under construction: As you can see, work is nearing completion Pavement is down where guests can cross into Liberty Square There will even be a small water feature as guests cross a bridge Stay tuned as we continue to track the progress on this new area of Fantasyland until it is completed!

Feb 7, 2013     6 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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Belle Joins the “New-Look” Disney Princesses at Disney Parks

Belle Joins the “New-Look” Disney Princesses at Disney Parks

Following in the footsteps of Cinderella a few months back, Belle will also soon have a new look when you visit her in the Disney Parks: Madame Wardrobe has pulled out an all-new formal ball gown for Belle, made with luxurious fabrics and detailing. After much anticipation and hard work on behalf of the Creative Costuming team, Belle will begin making appearances in her new look this Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Disneyland Resort. She is sure to dazzle our Guests with a complete makeover from head to toe, wearing her elegant attire at Ariel’s Grotto Princess Celebration in Disney California Adventure park. Belle will also wear her new gown when participating in shows and character greetings at Fantasy Faire, [...]

Feb 4, 2013     5 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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