Matt Paul’s 9/8/09 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Matt Paul spent yesterday at the Magic Kingdom before embarking to Disneyland and the D23 Expo. Here’s some of his newsworthy photos:

Halloween is officially upon the Walt Disney World Resort

It was a regular Celebrate a Dream Come True Parade up until after the Aladdin float

The Princess float came next, before the Peter Pan float

But then instead of the Castle float, the Peter Pan float ended the parade, but with Goofy and Donald on it instead of Alice and the Mad Hatter

Peter Pan and Wendy remained

So for the time being at least, there is no Castle float in the parade

Now for a look at Halloween decorations through-out Mickey’s Toontown Fair

These giant Mickey pumpkins can be found through-out Toontown

On Minnie’s front lawn

On Mickey’s front lawn

Mickey’s front door

Decorations along the path to the Judge’s Tent

Donald’s Boat is currently closed for refurbishment

The new Buzz Lightyear photo location in Tomorrowland, between Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin

The photo back-drop takes a concept from Disneyland’s Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, with Space Mountain being Star Command

Light rings for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party along the pathways up to Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority is currently scheduled to re-open on September 12th, 2009

To hold you over until then, here’s a video Matt took of the attraction testing

The new Tomorrowland Stage is now being used for the dance parties during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Now for a look at the demolishing of the Skyway Station

Work is still being done to the facade of Pinocchio’s Village Haus

Some work is being done to the bottom of Cinderella Castle

They put up a very good set of tarps to cover up the work

You know it’s a quiet day when Splash Mountain has a 5 minute wait!

Big Thunder Mountain was only loading on one side

Construction walls up at the Tom Sawyer Island dock

Some work being done in the Hub

The Halloween napkins and cups are back

Good night from 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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