Our latest photo report brings us to the Magic Kingdom, so lets see what is new and exciting at Walt Disney World’s first park:
Road Work Rages On
Road work continues on World Drive to enhance the Magic Kingdom arrival and departure experience. Work is underway for a new “flyover” for access to Magic Kingdom resorts and completely reworked and expanded toll plaza for the Transportation and Ticket Center.
We snapped all of these pics while riding aboard the Epcot monorail.
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom
Happily Ever After
The Happily Ever After nighttime spectacular debuted a few weeks ago, taking over the park map.
The poster for the show replaces Wishes under the train station. It is also sponsored by Pandora… the jewelry, not the moon.
A number of Happily Ever After items can be found for sale in The Emporium.
An annual passholder shirt is available behind one of the registers.
Large crowds have been showing up nightly for the new show, so be sure to get there with plenty of time to spare if you care where you see it from.
If you would like our thoughts on the show, you can read them here.
We have a video of the premiere performance of thew show for you to enjoy:
We also have video of a special performance of the spectacular, which includes a live performance of the theme song at the end by the voices who recorded it for the actual show:
This and That
The attraction poster phone case designs are already gone from D-Tech on Demand. There is no word as to why they were pulled, but hopefully you were able to grab one before they were removed.
Some new MagicBand and phone case designs were made available recently.
I continue to love the fajitas platter at Pecos Bill’s, even with the yellow rice that replaced the previous iteration.
With the fixin’s bar, a kid’s meal can become a real feast.
Disney recently changed their bagged carrots for kids to a new brand. I’ve never heard of these…
The Disney Parks exclusive Jolly Roger Pop Funko figure is available again in Caribbean Plaza.
The rhino is still missing over at the Jungle Cruise.
The former hot dog stand in Frontierland now sells Mickey Pretzels and Churros.
The hearse is missing outside of the Haunted Mansion.
A new Under the Sea Treat cupcake is available at Prince Eric’s Village Market.
The interactive robot character iCan recently debuted in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom.
In my opinion, this is a million times better than PUSH ever was, engaging far more guests. He is portrayed by a pretty witty performer to boot, making this Streetmosphere for Tomorrowland, essentially.
His showtimes are listed on the timed guide, so be sure to catch him next time you visit the park.
See iCan, in action below:
I shouldn’t be allowed alone on Space Ranger Spin…
Some new items found in The Emporium.
This kids Rey shirt is pretty adorable.
NEW SULLEY PLUSH!
There is a ton of new mugs for sale in The Emporium.
Small candy dishes from the Neverland Collection, $12.99 each.
I hadn’t seen this ceramic castle before.
Pandora jewelry on Main Street has a special offer on the new Fantasyland charms.
With the purchase of a set, you can get a Shag lithograph.
Stitch’s Great Escape is open for the Summer.
Entrance and exit signs were installed at the Lunching Pad to avoid guest confusion.
The new Cosmic Dance Party has taken over the stage in Tomorrowland.
The Cool Ship in Tomorrowland now has Pizza Frusta. You can read out full review of the two varieties here.
Work on the new outdoor covered seating continues at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.
The Cheshire Cafe now has Cheshire Cat Tails for a snack and Cold Brew Coffee. You can read our review of these items here.
The water fountain near the Jungle Cruise was refurbished, but now the feeding hole gag is flat and simply painted on.
A light was left on before the drop on Pirates of the Caribbean, revealing the spot where the talking skull once was (prior to the 2006 refurbishment).
Casey’s Corner has switched back to all-beef hot dogs!
The macaroni and cheese hot dog is also back.
Shirts for the upcoming Gay Days can be found in The Emporium, for both men and women.
Some rainbow pins for sale as well.