WDWNT Reporter Banks Lee visited three Walt Disney World theme parks on Wednesday (take a WILD guess which one he did not go to) and took plenty of photos to share with us in a lengthy photo report:
The gingerbread house is up and open at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
The tree in the Grand Floridian lobby
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom
Exposition Hall still behind tarps
The Dapper Dans in their holiday finest
The Tomorrowland stage decorated for the season
Coca-Cola Cool Ship and Scanner still being refurbished
New paint scheme on the Mad Tea Party
Not sure how well it fits
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger are once again greeting guests across from their attraction
New signage at the attraction
The interactive queue was still closed on the 17th
“Pooh=Sticks now line the interior queue
New loading gates
The “Hundred Acre Goods” shop only changed the facade during the latest refurbishment, the size of the shop was cut down months ago
How is “it’s a small world” fairing with its re-routed queue?
Let’s find out!
Good so far…
looks great… (I don’t think we’ll ever get used to this)
Let’s take a ride on the Liberty Belle
Of course Banks did it only so he can take photos of the work on the Haunted Mansion queue
Happy 30th birthday Big Thunder Mountain!
Over at the Mansion, walls are being ripped out
It’s hard to see what is actually going on
Just a lot of moved dirt at this point
Welcome to Hollywood!
The Studios’ Christmas tree
Hollywood and Sunset Blvd. decorated for the season
Scaffolding up on Tower of Terror
The new stars around the Sorcerer’s Hat actually create a nice effect at night
I can’t wait for Star Tours to open, so this can close…
It’s Christmas at Muppet Studios
It’s time to flip the switch on the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Prep and Landing playing on a TV
Found the black cat!
Snow falls on screens placed in the windows of one of the buildings, something new for this year
Over by Pixar Place, topiaries celebrating the release of Toy Story 3 on Blu-ray and DVD are up. If you’re reading this, you probably own it already…
Moving over to Epcot, the holidays are in full-force as well
Duffy greets guests into the evening
The Mickey and Minnie topiaries are behind the Fountain of Nations this year
A new Coffee, Pastry, and Espresso shop has opened at the entrance of the park next to the monorail station, now matching the one already at the TTC
We hope you enjoyed the report!