Zach Larson’s 11/10/11 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Zach Larson visited the Magic Kingdom last night to see the first public performance of “The Magic, The Memories, and You!” with the added holiday sequence and took plenty of newsworthy photos to share with us:

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If you look closely, you can see the construction wall surrounding the future site of the Grand Floridian DVC wing

Soon a building will stand here…

Welcome to the Magic Kingdom

Work continues on the Center Street facades

Christmas decorations are up

The robot newspaper dispenser is still missing in Tomorrowland

Work continues on the planter in front of the Peoplemover entrance


Getting ready for Cinderella’s Holiday Wish

Time to make another WDWNT: The Flipbook…


Cinderella Castle Dreamlights = AWESOME

The top of Big Ben in the Main Street Electrical Parade is gone for the seasons since it can’t fit under the garland

The lights on the Fantasyland Skyway station were on outside of the party

Sleepy Hollow refreshments has a new menu, including waffle sandwiches!

Back to the Castle

“Look Mickey, none of these people know there is another show before the fireworks…”

“The Magic, The Memories, and You!” is mostly unchanged

The short holiday portion begins with a snowfall

Ice Castle

Snow turns to green and red lights

The Castle is then wrapped like a present

Christmas lights are then strung on the Castle

The Castle does some quick flashes at this point, including a brief moment where the 25th anniversary Castle Cake returns!

The new segment is short, but a welcome addition

We end with a strange sight: a wedding on the monorail platform… this is either the nerdiest or coolest thing ever… we can’t decide…

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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Honey Badger
Honey Badger

Great photo update!  I always enjoy your pictures, Zach.  Keep them coming!!

I will be the on the 12th of December, can't wait to see it in person!!

Michael Porembski
Michael Porembski

LOVE the photo updates!  Makes me feel a little like I'm there!

Grumpy Mickey
Grumpy Mickey

The only thing I don't like about the photos is I did not take them! Extremely jealous :P