Zach Larson’s 6/20/11 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Zach Larson visited The Magic Kingdom and Downtown Disney earlier today and has a plethora of newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip:

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Long lines at the TTC

That’s where we’re going

The Confectionary is out from behind tarps with an entirely new look!

Looks different, but great!

A Hall of Champions sign still up…

The spinning water ball in Tomorrowland is down for refurbishment, possibly removal

The sign at Carousel of Progress is back after being repainted

They also sealed the hole with the years so they don’t have to worry about updating it anymore

Storybook Circus construction as seen from the Peoplemover

The backside of the Dumbo queue

The south side of the Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid building

Back to the Dumbo queue

Construction walls have now moved out to the Mad Tea Party

The Dumbo entrance

We can see the roof replacement of the Barnstormer building through the beams

The track still hasn’t been touched

The walls go near the Mad Tea Party entrance

Seemingly out of nowhere, the rest of the Beauty and the Beast village is visible

Work continues underneath the Beast’s castle

Rock-work has formed around the frame of Prince Eric’s castle and the Under the Sea building

The building is no longer visible from Fantasyland

Back to Beauty and the Beast, the rock-work on this side is a little further along

That strange hole is still there…

Work continues on Enchanted Tales with Belle

More rock-work going up

More construction through the trees

You can really get a good idea of how this will look when completed

More rock-work coming soon…

The trees blocking a lot of the view of the construction are down now

The Cinderella Castle cam keeps an eye on the progress

Work continues up on the roofs of Fantasyland

The Fantasyland Skyway station is gone

The clock tower remains

A closer look

Let’s check in on the Haunted Mansion queue

Something nasty on the organ…

Master Gracey’s plot has grown in nicely since being extended

A lot of facade work is being done in Frontierland

The Shootin’ Arcade is closed until the Fall

Pecos Bill’s is open during the facade refurbishment

Work continues to get the Enchanted Tiki Room ready for August


Moving over to Downtown Disney, we take a long awaited look inside LittleMissMatched in the Marketplace

Zach was the first reporter brave enough to look inside…

They have their own umbrellas!

Marketplace Fun Finds has replaced Pooh Corner and what was left of Disney Tails

Pleasure Island/Hyperion Wharf continues to limp along

Bulldozers are about to roll in…


On a lesser note… BET Soundstage Club will be torn down as well

The new Harley-Davidson store on West Side is coming along nicely

Some new Vinylmation coming out on Friday at D Street

Alien Encounter!

“No Skippy, you may not escape…” You might want to pick these up before they go “BON VOYAGE!”

The Pirates of the Caribbean series will be released July 1st with Casey Jones signing

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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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