Banks Lee’s 9/16/09 WDW Photo Report

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Our newest WDWNT Reporter Banks Lee has provided us with his second update, taking us to both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what’s new:

Starting at Animal Kingdom, Flights of Wonder is closed through October 23rd for refurbishment

Most of the large canopy has been taken down for repair

Walls are up in Dinoland near Dino-Rama

They are building a permanent meet and greet for Pluto and Goofy

If you must…

Grandmother Willow’s Theater may be a thing of the past as it now sits behind these walls

Moving over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the signage at the motor entrance has been changed to include American Idol and Toy Story

The park was pretty empty

The American Idol Experience was actually using their front entrance over the right queue

Luxo Jr. is back performing on Pixar Place

The tram from the Backlot Tour entrance is still missing

A strange barn from the Hannah Montana movie is now on display next to the Pearl Harbor tank

Most of the lights for the Spectacle of Dancing Lights are up on New York Street

The Tin Toy book at the exit of Toy Story Mania has been removed so guests can exit while they work on the left side of the path

Are you going to see the Toy Story double feature???

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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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