Brandon Struve’s 8/6/09 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Brandon Struve took a short trip to the Walt Disney World Resort on Thursday afternoon and has taken a plethora of newsworthy photos to share, so let’s take a look:

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Work on the Hall of Champions facade on Main Street U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom continues

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Work on the “Arcade/Emporium” facade continues as well

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The Main Street Restoration Society is responsible for all the sprucing up ;)

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This has been a regular sight for a few months now

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The front of Pinnochio’s Village Haus is out from behind tarps

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Now the side of the building is back under tarps

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The facade of “it’s a small world” is looking much better after some final touches were added

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Still closed :(

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The construction walls around Space Mountain have expanded through most of the northern half of Tomorrowland

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Rumors indicate that the Tomorrowland Skway building will be demolished over the coming weeks

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The restrooms in the Skyway building are now closed while work on the structure continues

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This should give you an idea of how far the walls were epanded

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The Space Mountain Fastpass distribution area and the front of the arcade are now behind those walls

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Those windows we saw through a few weeks ago are now covered up :(

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Another look at the Skyway building

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The construction walls wrap around the back of Tomorrowland

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You can see that new lights have been installed above the TTA track in this picture

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The year is missing from Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

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More construction is taking place on the other side of Tomorrowland

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The temporary facade that was placed where the Galaxy Palace Theater once stood is once again behind walls (it appears to be gone)

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The new stage for Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial in Adventureland is finished, but hasn’t been used yet

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If you look closely, you can see some great details from the film series in the stage area

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Moving over to Epcot, the Innoventions East breezeway is now being re-paved

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There are tarps over the windows of The Electric Umbrella while this work is going on

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The tile is being removed

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Here’s the new flooring that we showed you a few weeks ago

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Some of the old tile remains at the exit of the Epcot Character Spot

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Inside Innoventions, work continues on the upcoming Raytheon “Sum of all Thrills” exhibit

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The Germany pavilion has a new meet and greet area for Snow White

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It even comes complete with a wishing well.

Thanks for the report Brandon!!!

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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.
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