I was visiting Walt Disney World for the premiere of PIXAR Pals: Countdown to Fun and “Let the Memories Begin” last week and managed to find some time to take some newsworthy photos, so let’s take a look at what’s new around the parks:
We begin at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Gnomio & Juliet was going to be a Disney movie, now it’s just a Disney promoted movie…
Bambi is coming to Blu-ray
Disney Junior billboards are already up at Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage!
Playhouse Disney closes for the conversion on January 30th
Some of the Hall of Fame busts are missing for some reason
PIXAR Pals is not listed as a parade… that statement took new meaning later in the day…
I would have taken more photos, but I dropped my camera in disbelief
Moving over to Epcot, MouseGear has a window display for the Walt Disney World 40th anniversary merchandise
A lot of work going on in Future World central, but more on that later
The redesign of MouseGear is just about complete
New Epcot “toothpick holders”
The movement of the merchandise really opens the store up, very reminiscent of the Centorium
Animation Vinylmation… or is it Vinylmation Animation series… I’m confused… so go to the Vinylmation Station website…
We’d love to know what the ten on this shirt stands for… trust me, we tried everything!
40th Anniversary merchandise out in full force
The last little piece of store is being worked on now
New Mickey and friends skateboarding action figures
The checkered concrete placed in 1999 is being ripped up, and most likely the remaining Millennium props from the area with it
More concrete marked for removal
Let the Memories begin… with napkins…
Just like Space Mountain, Test Track now places text over your photo preview
The big red planet at Mission:Space is getting dirty
Maybe they need the AXE detailer… (someone got the joke)
Moving briefly to the Magic Kingdom, rumors have El Pirata Y El Perico becoming a Pirates restaurant after the exterior refurbishment is complete
We’ll just have to wait and see if “Tortuga Tavern” ever happens…
Splash Mountain is under refurbishment
Thanks for reading!
I don’t know about you, but there are times when planning a Disney vacation can be overwhelming! There are so many options, where to stay, when to go, is this the best price. So, I want to introduce you all to Cindy Minor and the team at Small World Big Fun. They will help you plan your Disney vacation for FREE. Contact them today!