Robert Ashburn’s 4/30-5/1/10 WDW Photo Report

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Our good friend Robert Ashburn of sent us some newsworthy photos from his latest trip to Walt Disney World:

Let’s head on over to the Magic Kingdom

Land has been cleared near the Transportation and Ticket Center, we’re told this has something to do with Monorail sight-lines

Work has now begun on the Disney Clothiers facade on Main Street U.S.A.

Some minor work to be finished on the Plaza Ice Cream facade

Work continues on Casey’s Corner

The Plaza Restaurant is still behind tarps as well

The tarps on Casey’s cover the entire side of the building

Lighting structures at the Tomorrowland Terrace for Grad Nights

Another camera has been installed to track progress on the Fantasyland Expansion, this time it’s on Space Mountain

Construction vehicles are visible from certain areas in the park

The former Pooh’s Playful Spot

Pooh’s house has moved over to the front of the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh attraction

Signage gone from Ariel’s Grotto

Work continues on the facade of Peter Pan’s Flight

Work going on in Frontierland, above the buildings

A new dock was built at the old Mike Fink Keelboat landing

The hats are back at Pirates of the Caribbean

Work continues on the Adventureland restrooms

Grad Night equipment clutters the hub and castle stage

New writing at the exit of Space Mountain. Always something changing here….

Happy graduation!!!

The latest Then and Now pin features The Timekeeper and the Monsters Inc.

It’s coming….

The “Stage” is set for a day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Never seen Streetmosphere characters outside the park

“It’s a Trap!!!!”

“It’s a Power Outage!!!”

Muppetvision 3-D is closed for refurbishment. Among the changes will be the film moving into Disney Digital 3-D high definition

Kermit Pook-A-Looz have popped up

A look at some Muppet shirts

Is Soundstage 1 really a hot set? Rumors indicate it might be soon…

Luxo Jr. is gone :(

Did you pick it up yet? Why not?

Posters in the Magic of Disney Animation have been updated to say “Tangled” rather than “Rapunzel”

UP characters have moved UP and out of the Magic of Disney Animation, but “Lotso” moves in May 9th

The Great Movie Ride sign has finally been replaced

Want to see more of this Vinylmation display? Head on over to The Vinylmation Station!

The giant guitar outside Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster is under tarps

Time for some “Fantasmic!”

“It’s John Smith!!!”




Goodnight Hollywood Studios

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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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