Matt Paul’s 2/14-2/15/09 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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WDWNT Videographer and Photographer Matt Paul just visited the Walt Disney World resort this past very busy weekend and has a number of newsworthy photos to share of his trip with us:

The pavement at the very busy Transportation and Ticket Center could use some work

“Celebrate Today!” banners greet you as you exit towards the Magic Kingdom

Another look at the very cool decorations on Main Street U.S.A.

The hats are individually themed to the members of the Fab 5

The “Move it, Shake It, Celebrate It!” Street Party is now on the tip board

Notice something different in the background?

The all-blue banners have been replaced with these festive ones

Will work on the Liberty Square Bridge ever stop? Just hope it doesn’t close again…

Some new pavement in Frontierland

While it is closed, guests are allowed to walk-through Pecos Bill’s

Matt has provided us with a number of photos from the “Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It!” Street Party

That is one large lollipop….

A temporary meet and greet for Pinocchio has been set up on Main Street

The area is nicely decorated

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A banner now hangs above the “Celebrate Today!” merchandise in the Emporium

The mystery structures behind the Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration construction walls continue to grow

You can see the frame where the screen will sit on the main show stage

A huge crane has moved into the area as well

The walls around these restrooms have shrunk again

The Galaxy Palace Theater is gone, leaving a hole that makes the back of Main Street quite visible from Tomorrowland

A new tree has been planted where the signage once stood

Disney’s Celebration Central in the rose garden being used by a large group

The Hall of Presidents exterior being refurbished

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This sign now appears on the walls

A small walkway left open to the Heritage House

 

A look at the tarps from far away

Apparently, they have dropped the rest of the name and just call it “El Pirata” now…

For some reason, some cast members from Big Thunder Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland were at the Magic Kingdom handing out these

Is it possible we have something better than Tokyo Disneyland?

Interesting…

Some pavement that has seen better days

The Diamond Horseshoe open for the holiday weekend

New window displays on Main Street

They didn’t over-do it on these “Celebrate Today!” displays, they look pretty nice

Over at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, work continues on the Fantasia Market opening in April

The Bay Lake Tower already appearing on the resort map

Concept art of the Top of the World lounge

A look at the real thing, Bay Lake Tower

Many rooms appear to be furnished

The bridge between the two buildings isn’t quite ready yet

The entrance still has quite a bit of scaffolding

Work continues on the Top of the World lounge as well

“Please keep balloons inside and continue to hold onto the handrails until the monorail stops completely, and the doors open”

A look out at Epcot and some ugly hotels in the distance

That would probably be a good way to get construction photos…

The top of the slide at the Bay Cove Pool

Ladies and gentleman, I now give you the backside of Bay Lake Tower

Another look at the Bay Cove Pool under construction. Thanks for the photos Matt!

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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.
Contact Tom at [email protected]

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