Josh Siegel’s 2/9/11 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Josh Siegel decided to visit all 4 Walt Disney World theme parks in one day last week and took hundreds of photos to ahre with us, so let’s take a look at what’s new and noteworthy:

Let the Memories Begin at Animal Kingdom

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Cheerleaders! RUN!!!

Yes, we know…

Primeval Whirl is down until mid-April

A bulldozer might do the trick…

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Some new Everest shirts

The Yeti doesn’t move on these either….

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Let the Memories Begin at Epcot

One Spaceship Earth leg painted back to 1982

Enough o make a fan-boy squeal

Work continues on the pavement in Future World central

Appears the pattern isn’t going away

Looks nice though

These pillow animals have been so popular that not Disney is making them

Flower and Garden is almost here!!!

Some flowers are already in bloom

Bambi’s Butterfly Garden finally gets erected this year

Poles already in place

HOOTER! And Fuzzball plush available in abundance

All KODAK references are gone

The 2011 Epcot shirt, VERY COOL!

Missed one!

“What’s Your Problem” is gone….


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Temporary carpet while pavement is replaced

Work continues on Exposition Hall

The Confectionary still behind tarps

The Speedway is being shortened to make room for the Storybook Circus

Time to check on the Fantasyland Expansion! Here’s Little Mermaid…

Beauty and the Beast buildings

The framework for Enchanted Tales with Belle looks complete

Walls are going up on the Be Our Guest Restaurant

That’s a big ladder…

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid construction

Bonjour Village Gifts and Gaston’s Tavern

Enchanted Tales with Belle

More Mermaid

Walls still up on the back of Cinderella Castle

Walls on the sides as well

The new queue area at the Haunted Mansion is coming along nicely

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It appears gust will be able to leave the line to take part in a new experience

The Frontierland side of Tortuga Tavern (formerly El Pirata Y El Perico) is still behind walls

Still not very exciting

The cast is excited to be open

Not much has changed inside… yet…

Looks like some of the other Tiki Room features are getting refurbished while the attraction is down from the fire last month

The boardwalk near the Swiss Family Treehouse is being replaced

New boardwalk in place

The Adventureland bridge is being replaced with a flat bridge to make easier access for guests in wheelchairs

What a mess!

Here is the temporary bridge guests are using

The new bridge

The entire cast of Dream Along with Mickey are in new outfits, no more Year of a Million Dreams blue

The projectors for “The Magic, The Memories, and You!” are quite visible still

This set was disguised as part of Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe

Mandatory Castle shot


The pavement being replaced under the train station

Now at the Studios… we’ve made a lot of Memories today…

This section of the Five & Dime facade is still behind tarps

New character backdrops being added in the Sorcerer’s Hat courtyard

MAY 20TH!!!

While the facade is not changin, they are touching it up a bit…




Disney Junior: Live on Stage debuts next month

Looks like Cars are about to invade the Magic of Disney Animation

It’s going to be a big Summer…

Who isn’t looking forward to this?

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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