John Rick’s WDW Photo Update 9/5-9/7/08

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WDWNT is back with another photo report from the Walt Disney World Resort. Let’s start this report at the Magic Kingdom:

Some lovely pumpkin decorations next to the Mickey floral.

A beautiful pumpkin Mickey floral.

Mickey’s face is colored with actual pumpkins.

The Minnie Mouse statue from the hub is missing.

Donald in a Davy Crockett style costume that I have never seen him in before.

An area blocked off for refurbishment in the queue for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Some work being done near the bridge to Splash Mountain.

The never-ending construction continues behind the Frontierland Fry Cart. 8 months and counting…

Decorations for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween party along the back path from Mickey’s Toontown Fair to Tomorrowland.

More of these scarecrows have appeared on Main Street U.S.A.

Moving over to Epcot, a new Fantasmic CD for both WDW & Disneyland is on sale at MouseGear.

As you can see, the CD includes the both the Disneyland & WDW versions of the show, as well as the Disneyland exit music.

This lovely new woman’s T-Shirt is on sale at both resorts.

Stuffed Minnie Mouse in her new costume for this year.

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A stuffed Mickey Mouse also in his new attire.

A beautiful glow-in-the-dark Halloween shirt for this year.

More Halloween merchandise.

The Epcot Pin Celebration took place this weekend, titled Pin Trading University.

A statue of the new Disney Pin Trading Mascot “Bobby Pinback” at the entrance to World Showplace.

John met up with John Rick of the Central Jersey Disney Pin Traders & The Disney Pincast.

John Rick gathered some great audio from the event which will be airing on the Disney Pincast over the next few weeks.

Here are a few of John Rick’s pictures from Pin Trading University:

Upcoming 15th Anniversary Nightmare Before Christmas pins from the Disneyland Resort.

Upcoming 50th anniversary Sleeping Beauty pins from the Disneyland Resort.

A 20th Anniversary Little Mermaid pin collection being released next March at Disneyland.

A new starter set for next year’s Magical Celebrations, “Celebrate Everyday!”

A preview of some new Hidden Mickey pins from WDW

October 2009 is the 10th anniversary of Disney Pin Trading.

Concept for pins on the 40th Anniversary of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion next year.

Some pins our own John Rick won at the celebration!!!

Steven Miller previewed next year’s Epcot Pin Celebration

The Museum of Pin-Tiquities will be next year’s WDW Pin Event.

Next year’s summer pin festival at Disneyland will celebrate 40th anniversary of The Haunted Mansion.

And now back to John Corigliano’s pictures, over at Downtown Disney:

T-Rex Restaurant is starting to look really nice.

The restaurant opens this October.

New palm trees have been planted outside the restaurant.

As usual, check out John’s Flickr page for plenty more photos from his trips to the World!

About the author

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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