Banks Lee’s 2/1/10 WDW Report (Includes Pics & Video of Space Mountain Exit Ramp)

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WDWNT Reporter Banks Lee made a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort on Monday and has newsworthy pictures from all around the resort to share with us:

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The queue for Mickey and pals new meet and greet in the Town Square Exposition Hall is under construction

Work continues on the Main Street Train Station

Plaza Ice Cream is now under tarps

Characters doing meet and greets following Dream Along with Mickey

The Crystal Palace refurbishment is wrapping up

The new bridge to Adventureland is finished

Tarps now wrap the bottom of Cinderella Castle

The water is still very red

More Stanley Tools construction walls

Walls still up near Merchant of Venus in Tomorrowland

Walls also still up on the Tomorrowland Terrace

Waterways are full again, but the water looks quite dirty

The new roof on Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard is complete

This is technically part of phase I of the Fantasyland Expansion

The Splash Mountain refurbishment rolls on

Notice there is no structure on the mountainside just above the new lift-hill roof

A closer look

Over at Epcot, Rockin’ Robots still behind walls

The restaurant being constructed in Italy is quite noticeable from a distance

The Cantina De San Angel has been completely bulldozed

Expect to see a new restaurant rise above these walls before the end of 2010

Concrete work in China

Half of the tarps in the back of the Italy pavilion are now a mural

The rest is still very plain

“I see you…”

Work has begun on the 2010 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

The Innoventions seating area across from the Labs is walled off

The Safety Smart lab still refuses to open

Mandatory Spaceship Earth picture

The exit of Space Mountain has finally been completed

Banks was transported under the sea!

Here’s a video of the new exit ramp display

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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