Robert Ashburn’s 4/13/11 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Robert Ashburn visited the Magic Kingdom on Wednesday and took a number of newsworthy photos to share with us. There is a ton of change happening at Disney’s flagship park as of late, so let’s take a look:

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Welcome

That’s different…

Angelica from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is greeting guests outside of the Adventureland Veranda while she waits for Goofy to move out of Adventureland

A pineapple float with a Citrus pineapple swirl

STOP LICKING YOUR SCREEN! :)

The original Tropical Serenade/Enchanted Tiki Room is now set to return August 16th, but that could change again

Wall and scrim blocking preshow for Tikiroom... the front area is kept available in case it rains.

The front part of the queue has been left open for guests who get caught in the rain, but the remainder of the pre-show area is walled-off

More details pop up at Tortuga Tavern every week

Such a detailed menu…

A new sign pays homage to the opening year, 1973

Nice to see these signs were made so quickly

This meet and greet will soon belong to Angelica

It was detailed quite a bit for such a short-lived offering

Let’s take a ride on Pirates of the Caribbean

“Carlos, Don’t be chicken!”

“I’m not spongin’ for rum, it be gold I’m after”

“Here kitty, kitty, kitty…”

“Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me!”

The hats are back and swaying better than ever

A ring embedded in the new queue's pavement

Over at the Haunted Mansion, the Imagineers placed a wedding ring in the pavement at the new interactive queue, probably tired of the arguments over the removed silver circle near the exit that guests thought was a wedding ring

A dead rose on the grave

A dead rose on the top of Master Gracey’s headstone

A ring embedded in the new queue's pavement

They made sure there was no confusion, you can clearly see what it is

Moving to Fantasyland, the frame of the rock-work for “Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid” is ready to go up

Beast’s Castle stands tall over Fantasyland, high above what will be the Be Our Guest Restaurant

It’s quite tall…

The building is hidden behind this castle facade

Rock-work continues to go up on the side of Enchanted Tales with Belle

The framework has been finished for quite some time now…

I’d dare to say the forced perspective works

It’s hard to tell from these photos how big the castle actually is

Work continues on the remainder of Belle’s village

Looks pretty amazing

A ton of work left to be done, despite all the progress on the upper portion

Pooh-Coo Clock!

No new progress on The Barnstormer/Goofini

These walls are reportedly for the Dumbo the Flying Elephant queue building

Another look at the Barnstormer building

The back side of the “Be Our Guest” Restaurant, as seen from the WDW Railroad

The Club 626 Dance Party continues to be the Magic Kingdom’s hottest new attraction

new monsters inc showtime sign

The Laugh Floor finally got a permanent sign to tell guests operating hours, so no more big wooden temporary ones out in front of the attraction!

Let’s go to Casey’s Corner

Want to try one of the new hot dogs?

That’s a big wiener… stop giggling! You know what I meant…

Looks like tarps may be coming down early on The Confectionary

The garden next door to City Hall is almost complete as well, just in time for the arrival of the Easter Bunny!

Goodnight Magic Kingdom!

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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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