Josh Siegel’s 8/27/11 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Josh Siegel visited the Magic Kingdom on Saturday and took a number of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look:

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Welcome to the Transportation and Ticket Center

Some monorail service reminders

To the Magic Kingdom!

Even from a distance, Fantasyland construction is visible

Beast’s Castle is clearly visible from the monorail

Pavement at the bus stops being replaced

A year to go, but Brave posters are already up outside of the park

It is close…

The roof of the Locker Rentals being replaced

Work continues on the WDW Railroad Station

Talking Perry the Platypus plush now available

You can now purchase the strange looking Tiana plush in two dress colors…

Special Agent Oso

Mickey and Minnie 40th anniversary plush

The new Vintage collection has dumped a ton of trendy hats around the resort

The new character ear hats have already arrived!

Very cool!

LOVE the dog tag!

Retro Mickey Mouse clothing

The merchandise from the now closed Fire Station can be found in the Emporium

Some new retro shirts

On to Adventureland!

Various pieces of the new Magic Kingdom interactive quests have already been installed, including this Adventureland window and the speakers surrounding it

Beware the Liki Tikis!

Yes, we can’t get enough…

JOSE!

FRITZ!

MICHAEL!

PIERRE!

Work continues on the Frontierland Shootin’ Gallery

There’s a wall missing…

Many of these facades haven’t been touched in 40 years, so the work was needed

Walls up near the Riverboat dock

Something new at the Mansion?

A somewhat more permanent sign, still bound to confuse normal guests…

The 2011 Halloween merchandise is a departure from the norm

The characters take on a much more sinister look

The creepy version of Cinderella Castle is a nice touch

A cool candle set

Cookies and a cookie tin

I think I have to pick this up…

Cool flag

Skyway demolition continues

Looks like there has been more progress

Fantasyland is still a bit messy with all of this construction

Almost all of the planters are gone in the land

Work continues outside of the Village Haus

Storybook Circus off in the distance

Not sure what those blocks are, but nothing too interesting…

The new Dumbo entrance looming over the current

Work continues on the Be Our Guest restaurant and Enchanted Tales with Belle

Work continues on the Castle Walls

The village is coming along as well

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid construction

A crane being used once again

Bonjour Village Gifts has a roof!

We get very excited at the smallest bits of progress…

The crane is in Storybook Circus

A great look at the new WDW Railroad station under construction

The facade of Mermaid being extended

A lot of work going on in Storybook Circus, set to open in about a year

Work continues on the facade of Enchanted Grove

The Dumbo queue is almost ready to be covered

A look t construction from the TTA

Some pavement being worked on outside of Carousel of Progress

Back in Frontierland, the entrance of Pecos Bill’s is out from behind tarps and looking great!

Work has now begun on the side

The Adventureland/Frontierland archway still under tarps

Back to the Emporium to find… more Fire department stuff!

Talking Phineas and Ferb have joined Perry

Interesting to note that some Disney Store produced merchandise is being sold in the parks…

This is a first, so we only can hope that they stick to merchandise like this and not try to throw too much Disney Store product into the parks

The Fire Station is still closed

The temporary test signage pointing guests to park transportation is gone, but we have to wonder if it worked and we will see permanent signs here soon…

From the monorail, we can see walls up around the site of the upcoming Grand Floridian DVC wing

Work continues on the tram unloading station at the TTC

John Carter is arriving, but unfortunately, we are leaving…

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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.
Contact Tom at [email protected]

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