Dirk Wallen’s 10/9/13 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom yesterday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look:

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The final turnstiles at the Magic Kingdom are being converted to touch-point entrances

Some pavement outside of the Confectionery being worked on

The entirety of Main Street will be repaved in January in preparation for Festival of Fantasy

A few weeks ago, Sleepy Hollow got a new sign and a new name, now the Sleepy Hollow Inn

All of the walls are down around the old Peter Pan restroom area

A new backdrop for the Peter Pan and Wendy meet and greet was revealed

Peter Pan’s Flight is down for refurbishment

It appears that paper FastPass (or legacy if you prefer) is gone forever at Peter Pan’s Flight

Some work going on at Pinocchio’s Village Haus, but the restaurant remains open

Work continues on the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train in New Fantasyland

A look through the wall reveals that the pathway and fence along the ride are finished

The cake cups are still available at Cheshire Cafe, so they must be doing well

A new Madame Leota Haunted Mansion phone case available for the iPhone 5

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The Grand Floridian Villas are scheduled to open on the 23rd

Work is wrapping up

The walkway to the older buildings is the last piece to be completed

Until it is done, there are going to be some monorail downtimes daily

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • Thanks for the updates! The mine train is taking soooo long to complete but it should be worth it when it finally opens. Nice backdrop for Peter Pan and Wendy I just wish those beams weren't in the way.