Josh Siegel’s 9/22/10 WDW Photo Report

WDWNT Reporter Josh Siegel scoured the entire Walt Disney World Resort on Wednesday to cover just about every construction project in progress and he has hundreds of newsworthy photos to share with us in this photo report:

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Work continues on Pollo Campero at Downtown Disney Marketplace

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Concrete being replaced just outside the construction walls

After many weeks of no visible progress, Pollo Campero is finally making some progress

Looks like they’ll be keeping the strange McDonald’s tower

Work also going on outside of Fulton’s

Welcome to Hollywood, where most of the park is closed…

The Snow White topiaries are gone as part of the character backdrop project

Large stars are being installed to create a nicer backdrop for character photos

High School Musical 3 will be performing on this stage until it goes away forever next month

Special Agent Oso should be moving in here next week

Goodbye creepy Little Einsteins

Beauty and the Beast billboard up in the animation Courtyard

Tangled poster up outside the Animation Building

Artists creating cells inside the display

This month’s Hollywood Studios cell being created

Looks like a future Animal Kingdom cell being created

Early work on Tangled being shown

A new wall decoration for Tangled

Work continues outside Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Work continues on One Man’s Dream

You would almost forget the Magic Kingdom is getting a new E-Ticket the way Disney fans have been ranting lately….

or the entire new land and incredible attractions coming to California in 2012….

I don’t think we could be more excited for TRON Legacy

Nothing to see here

New shirts based on the games in Toy Story Midway Mania are now available

Did this actually get updated?

Lights going up on New York Street for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Whoops, almost forgot about that too!!! ;)


This will be open until Star Tours returns

Block Party Bash only has 3 months left, make sure you catch it before it’s gone!

Time for Epcot

Walls up near the Monorail station

Green signs now up on the opposite side of Innoventions

What’s this?

Tape-ship Earth brand tape?

Kodak’s name still made it to the new sign

Some extreme window cleaning on top of The Land

The ponds near Imagination have been drained for some work


Still there…

A lot of Kodak signage has still not been replaced

That’s strange…

They’re still there…

This might take a while

Most of the Food and Wine booths are up and ready

Duffy the Disney Bear’s meet and greet is under construction

The new guardrails continue to be installed on the Fountain of Nations

Welcome to the Magic Kingdom, where things are picking up in Fantasyland

What we believe to be the framework for “Under The Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid” is now visible

That mountain of dirt will remain and will make up some of the facade of the attraction

There is a lot of activity back there

Not much visible from down here

Except this strange structure

We have no idea what this is in all honesty, may just be building materials

Peter Pan’s Flight… still behind tarps

MAybe Dumbo can help us fly over the Fantasyland construction walls

You can do it Dumbo!

A great view behind the walls

This view gives you a good idea how much space was laid out for the much smaller Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty attractions

On the other side, Cast Member access tunnels are being built near the Beauty and the Beast area

Moving over to the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, tarps are down from the Playful Spot tree again, but some limbs are being adjusted

More of the facade begins to emerge

The already exposed portion

Work inside continues

The Mad Tea Part roof will be replaced in a few weeks

This may look very different…

Construction vehicles now visible behind the strange walls inside the Tomorrowland Speedway

Belle is gone…

Walls are up as Disney prepares to welcome Rapunzel and Flynn Rider

This passage is closed while Castle Dreamlights are installed

Some very early Christmas Parade filming going on

Most of the Castle Dreamlights are up already

Tarps are still up on Main Street

This sight will be gone soon…

“Move It, Shake It, Celebrate It!” should be leaving at the end of the year

More Castle Dreamlights

Thanks for the super-long report Josh!