Robert Ashburn’s 3/13/09 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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Our good friend Robert Ashburn of Figmentsmedia.net visited the Magic Kingdom on a less-than supernatural Friday the 13th and has a number of newsworthy photos to share with us:

Posters for Disney-Pixar’s “Up” and Disney Channel’s “Sonny with a Chance” at the Transportation and Ticket Center

Some exterior work on the Exposition Hall on Main Street U.S.A.

New flowers in bloom

New party hats in bloom

Strange parade in bloom

The Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It! Street Party

The streamers are blasting high into the small trees in the hub

“Celebrate Trees!”

This requires managers with a large pole to rip the streamers from the trees around the hub area

New cups and containers featuring the Fab 5 party hats are now in use at Casey’s

The exterior work on the Hall of Presidents facade continues

The Heritage House is out from behind the tarps and looks beautiful

The rarely utilized Diamond Horseshoe in Frontierland is being refurbished

Tarps on one side of the building

They have re-decorated the box that plays music for guest entertainment as they wait for the parade

“Why did they add me to this parade?”

“Haha, You’re watching me instead of characters!”

The rock work in Tomorrowland is being freshened up, but is pink while it awaits a fresh coat of paint

It appears this speaker above the Tomorrowland Transit Authority was replaced. All of them should be replaced during an upcoming refurbishment

Construction of Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration continues

The restrooms between Auntie Gravity’s and Star Traders are open, but it has left the pavement needing repair

Back to Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration construction

The secondary building is coming along nicely as well

It appears this will be the control booth for the “living” Stitch on-screen

The Galaxy Palace Theater is gone, and a wall for character meet-and-greets is being prepared

The angled wall on the left is where characters will now enter the area

More pink rocks

Environmentally friendly merchandise in the Emporium

The “Celebrate Today!” banner was replaced with a banner featuring the word “Universal”. How dare they…

We conclude this report with a look at the two towers of Disney’s Contemporary Resort as Robert leaves the Magic Kingdom.

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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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