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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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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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New “Next-Gen” Finale Scene Debuts at “it’s a small world”

New “Next-Gen” Finale Scene Debuts at “it’s a small world”

Just last week, we showed you that Imagineers were working on a new finale scene inside “it’s a small world” at the Magic Kingdom. Well, for the most part, their work is done: As you can see, the scene has been freshened up a bit. All 22 goodbye phrases are still there, but new accents and a few large postcard shaped signs have been added. However, just because the scene is now visible, does not mean that they are done working on it. The eventual plan is to have the large postcards replaced with screens that will say goodbye to guests personally after gathering their names off of their MagicBands. It is even possible that the long-rumored “create-your-own-doll” feature will [...]

Jan 29, 2013     10 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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VIDEO: A Look Back at Long Lost Friends Week at the Magic Kingdom

VIDEO: A Look Back at Long Lost Friends Week at the Magic Kingdom

Today marks the last appearance of the Long Lost Friends characters at the Magic Kingdom as part of Limited Time Magic. Take a look back at a week full of fun character appearances in our video coverage:

Jan 27, 2013     3 Comments
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Next-Gen Finale Scene Being Installed at “it’s a small world”

Next-Gen Finale Scene Being Installed at “it’s a small world”

For over 41 years, 22 different goodbyes in different languages were the last thing guests would see on “it’s a small world” at the Magic Kingdom. That scene was quietly removed a few days ago and black tarps were hung to cover work Imagineers are currently doing to the attraction. Rumor has it that when completed, the new scene will read guest’s MagicBands and RFID-enabled tickets to give them a personalized goodbye with their name in it. Here’s what the scene looks like now: Stay tuned to WDW News Today as work progresses on this new scene for “it’s a small world”.

Jan 22, 2013     3 Comments
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