Banks Lee’s 11/17/10 WDW Photo Report

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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:

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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!

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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.
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