Brandon Struve’s 8/16/09 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Brandon Struve took a quick trip to Walt Disney World yesterday and has quite a few newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look:

Cinderella Castle is already being covered with the winter Dreamlights

A closer look…

It’s seems a little more noticeable this year

Some very large tarps are up on Center Street on Main Street U.S.A.

For those unfamiliar with it, this is the left side of the Uptown Jewelers store

Inside the store, a plethora of Haunted Mansion merchandise from artist Shag has survived the anniversary event at Disneyland

Robert Olszewski’s “PokitPal” series now includes all 4 Haunted Mansion stretching room portraits

Jim Shore’s Hitchhiking Ghost sculpture will be available beginning 9/9/09

The first piece in the WDCC Haunted Mansion series is coming out Spetember 14th and is limited to just 500 pieces

Moving over to Tomorrowland, the 2009 year sign at Carousel of Progress is now being placed over the void originally containing the spinning year sign, rather than in it

Work on the Skyway building continues…

Work continues outside the former site of the Galaxy Palace Theater on a new character meet and greet location

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA) is on schedule to re-open September 1st

New colored LED lights line most of TTA track

Tarps are now up for modifications to the Stitch’s Supersonic Celebration stage. The border around the screen has already been modified, now the sound system and camera system are being worked on. A show is planned to run on the stage beginning in November.

Moving over to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa….

Work has begun on the new marble floor in the lobby building

Only a small piece of the second level floor is completed, but it’s looking really nice thus far

Work is now taking place in front of the M. Mouse Mercantile store

Work has begun downstairs as well

A look behind the curtain

Goodbye temporary carpet!!!

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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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