Tom Corless’ 1/11-1/15/10 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Network owner Tom Corless took a short trip to the Walt Disney World Resort last week and has a number of newsworthy photos to share:

The crane is up behind Cinderella Castle to remove the holiday dream lights

The Adventureland restrooms are under refurbishment

More Stanley sponsored construction walls

The Junior Jungle Boats are closed since they are connected to the Magic Kingdom’s drained waterways

More sponsored walls

Some filming going on by Pirates of the Caribbean

Splash Mountain is getting some major exterior work done while it’s under refurbishment

Roof replacement on the lift

The Donald Duck pinata from the Gran Fiesta Tour is now being sold for $9.95 in Fantasy Faire

The Fairy Godmother was doing meet and greets in front of the crane behind Cinderella Castle

More walls on the other side of the castle

The roof on Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard is still not finished

More filming by the Mad Tea Party

The waterways were almost completely drained by Monday

Mickey’s pose on the dated statues was finally changed this year

A Siemens’ motorcycle is now on display across from the Test Limits Lab

You can vote for which charity gets the proceeds from the sale of the Smart Chopper

The Safety Smart Lab across the way still hasn’t opened

Walls up around the planter between Mission: Space and Test Track

More sponsored walls…

Test Track was close this week for some minor fix-ups

Mission: Space was actually quite busy because of this

Walls up in front of the walkway to Universe of Energy and Wonders of Life/Festival Center

Cantina De San Angel being remodeled

A sign we are used to seeing

Even in Mexico walls are sponsored

Back in Innoventions, the Smarter Planet sign is finally up

More Smarter Planet logos have been put on the walls throughout the area

Rockin’ Robots is closed for good :)

A small exhibit from the Burnham Institute for Medical Research has opened

A larger exhibit is expected to open soon

The kiosk looks like a building and has small model scenes with screens in them

A strange Mickey shirt in Germany

New American Adventure shirts

Retro attraction t-shirt

A Kidcot location has opened inside the new Timeless Beauty exhibit in Japan

A new Kim Possible effect was recently added to Japan

It leaves a pretty big cloud of smoke behind

A retro Rose and Crown shirt in the U.K.

Some of the Little Einsteins and Country Bears were doing meet and greets between Canada and the United Kingdom

Moving over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a poster for the upcoming Winnie the Pooh movie was placed in the Magic of Disney Animation

Rapunzel and Prep and Landing

Look, a hidden Vinylmation! Speaking of Vinylmation, have you checked out The Vinylmation Station?

The latest Ink and Paint Cell release is on display inside the artist rooms

The Great Movie Ride sign has finally been replaced, now without Coca-Cola

Moving over to animal Kingdom and Rafiki’s Planet Watch…

The Princess and the Frog is already a part of the frog exhibit area

That was quick!

Plenty of Disney Nature banners around the area

Back to the Magic Kingdom where the moat is now completely drained

Most of the castle Dreamlights have been removed

The Crystal Place tarps in the distance

New Muppets popcorn bucket

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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.
Contact Tom at [email protected]

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