Taylor Martina’s 2/25/11 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Taylor Martina was roaming around Walt Disney World on Friday and lucky for us he had his camera with him to snap some newsworthy photos:

Yes, both legs of Spaceship Earth are back to normal for the first time in 12 years…

Concrete work continues in the central plaza

Work completed in front of the Epcot Character Spot

The walls in front of the fountain have shrunk

Many of the displays for the Flower and Garden Festival are up

This elephant awaits a Garden Town sign to hold…

Jiminy Cricket was out doing meet and greets

Pixie Hollow has moved to Epcot

The butterfly house has moved across the way to give the Fairies room for their meet and greet

As usual, they are popular

Winnie the Pooh!

Piglet riding Eeyore

The new, larger Bambi’s Butterfly House is being erected on the other side of Future World

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The wall of the butterfly house is huge!

Looks like a sand castle is coming…

Kid’s play area

Yard Crashers are in the same spot again this year

Shops popping up

Always a great display

Big lips Chip is back there!!! An annual tradition!!!

Lady and the Tramp are blooming in Italy

Rapunzel’s Tower from Tangled is up

Look’s great!

We’ll be back at Epcot for Flower and Garden…

Downtown Disney is a bit of a mess these days…

The LEGO Imagination Center is remodeling their store and displays across the street

Motion and Rock ‘N’ Roll Beach Club are now completely gone from Pleasure Island

Hyperion Wharf concept art now on the walls

While we reported this on Twitter days ago, a temporary projection has been placed in the hitchhiking ghost scene of the Haunted Mansion while new effects are being installed as part of the HUGE refurbishment taking place. The new interactive queue outside is also taking shape, but more on that another day…

A new Haunted Mansion shirt available

The Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management is closed until June thanks to the fire, but rumors indicate the original show may be coming back at that time…

A huge new sign has been placed at the newly-named Tortuga Tavern in Adventureland

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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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