Josh Siegel’s 11/3/11 WDW Photo Report

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In this report from Josh Siegel, we check-in at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, specifically focusing on the plethora of displays for Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom that have popped up, the continuing work on New Fantasyland, and some other construction projects around the resort:

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Monorail Peach!

That’s where we are going

In-between signs for the different seasonal parties, this sign appears

Work on the train station passage way is done

New sign

Old sign

5 minute wait for Mickey at Town Square Theater

Christmas decorations are going up

Just the lampposts thus far

Dapper Dans

The Emporium now has a directory, just like MouseGear at Epcot

Decorations inside Uptown Jewelers

Center Street facades under tarps

The middle section of the Emporium is ready for Christmas

Jingle Smells Vinylmation, they smell like holiday stuff!

No scratch ‘n’ sniff, rather sniff ‘n’ smell…

The entrance of the Swiss Family Treehouse is being ripped apart

This window in Adventureland for Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom hasn’t changed…

This one now has props!

An exterior refurbishment of the Sunshine Tree Terrace is going on with the restaurant open

All the way to the exit of Tiki room is walled-up

Still open…

An eager guest tries to play Sorcerer’s at this station, even though it doesn’t start until 2012…

The Adventureland/Frontierland passage still being worked on

It looks like Golden Oak Outpost is now closed

The menu has been ripped off the wall

Work continues on Pecos Bill’s facade

A Sorcerer’s window on the exterior of the Frontierland Trading Post looks finished

A lot of detail here

If the game displays will be this detailed, I’m all for it

Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade has reopened since this photo was taken

It is now $1 a game…

Work continues on the other side of the building

Back towards what used to be the smoking area in Liberty Square, several Sorcerer’s windows are in place

These crates were uncovered on October 1st, but I guess they don’t want anyone touching them

After decades of closure, the Fife & Drum food stand has been turned into another game element

The Princess Tiana meet and greet has been decorated

Another game window

Work continues on the Fantasyland Skyway station

Another planter in Fantasyland being eliminated

Work outside of Pinocchio’s Village Haus has wrapped up

Tarps up on the tallest part

Winnie the Pooh FASTPASS closed while work on the queue is being done

Walls up outside of Sir Mickey’s

More walls across the way, outside of Castle Couture

Could these be more Sorcerer’s of the Magic Kingdom windows?

Rumors are that the Sword in the Stone show may return in some form soon…

The Toontown tents have been stripped down to the bare structure

A look at the Dumbo entrance with the Barnstormer building in the background

Work continues on Enchanted Tales with Belle

The mountain looks almost complete

Work on Bonjour Village Gifts

Gaston’s Tavern behind the pile of dirt

Only stand-by lines at Winnie the Pooh right now, using the FASTPASS line for the queue

Small walls up at the interactive queue

No visible work on the Tigger Bounce area…

Looks like it won’t be addressed this time around

Those very bare frames from 1988 will soon be turned into the Storybook Circus

Work continues on “Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid”

The entire Beauty and the Beast village

Not sure if this is a door or a window

Back to Mermaid

The Fantasyland Train Station is moving along quickly

The Dumbo building has been covered now

Work continues on the Enchanted Grove

These little walls are still up in Tomorrowland

The stage is set for a Totally Tomorrowland Christmas

The Tomorrowland Newspaper robot is being refurbished

Walls still up near the Peoplemover entrance

The Lunching Pad is back, but the menu didn’t change

What could possible be under there

Dream Along with Mickey at night taking place due to some filming in the park

Main Street Vehicles have been staying out a lot more

The fire station is still closed

Brave poster outside

It’s almost here…

We’re on the monorail heading to Epcot…

Work continues on the upcoming Grand Floridian DVC wing

Nothing much has changed

The “whirly-gigs” are still sitting on the ground next to the Universe of Energy

Ads up for the Very Merry Christmas Party

Welcome to Epcot

Food and Wine Festival still going

The Cranberry Bog continues to be popular

I want this sign…

New, larger signs up at he Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure kiosks


It’s also the Food & Wine Festival at this small village

Full of zombies…

There’s even a cranberry bog!

Work on the former Yakitori House is wrapping up as it is set to re-open in less than 2 weeks

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Amanda Johnston
Amanda Johnston
10 years ago

I love these updates! Thank you so much for putting this together :). It's like taking a tour of my favorite place in the world!

10 years ago

I love that you got a pic of the mini train station with the booths and cranberry bog! How did I miss that great detail. Great photo report – keep them coming.

Philip Kippel
10 years ago

Where did you hear about the Sword in the Stone ceremony returning?

Joanie Eddis-Koch
Joanie Eddis-Koch
10 years ago

Thank you for all of your work in keeping us updated with these photo reports. They really make my day!!