Dirk Wallen’s 9/10/12 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen was on the scene at the Magic Kingdom earlier this morning and has some newsworthy photos to share from his trip:

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Work continues on the Grand Floridian DVC wing

Lampposts installed in the new parking lot

If you closely, you can see the new children’s water play area themed to Alice In Wonderland that is being installed

There is a new Fall trolley show running every morning at the Magic Kingdom. We have a short video clip:

Everyone likes to point out budget-cuts and declines in show, but offering seasonal new shows like this prove Disney still cares despite what you may read elsewhere

Speaking of declines though… the bears are gone from the Brave meet and greet

This is a permanent change as Merida may not have much longer at the Magic Kingdom anyway

No one wants to color?

The new Fantasyland restroom facility project keeps chugging along

A new walkway through the Castle Walls has been set up to accommodate pavement work and other minor things

New directional signs on the walls

Work continues very slowly on finally installing the Storybook Circus entrance. Looks  like we won’t be getting the ticket booth in the concept art as there just isn’t enough path space…

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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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Cora Busch
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Cora Busch

CAN'T WAIT TILL DECEMBER !

buzzy7
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buzzy7

we are coming down in the middle of dec, and can not wait to see all of this. come on decccccccccember.

Cora Busch
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Cora Busch

CAN’T WAIT TILL DECEMBER !

buzzy7
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buzzy7

we are coming down in the middle of dec, and can not wait to see all of this. come on decccccccccember.

CJD
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CJD

Great pics of the constant construction updates. I also like that you keep giving us pics of the building of the Grand Floridian Villas. They are coming along very quickly. I am a DVC member and was extremely surprised with the resent DVC members only webinar with the pricing of both the Animal Kingdom Kadani Villas and Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii being so high and the specials are not great specials (come on Disney – who are you fooling). Price per point back in 1991 was around $50 and now in 2012 its between $120-$135. The time I… Read more »

CJD
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CJD

Great pics of the constant construction updates. I also like that you keep giving us pics of the building of the Grand Floridian Villas. They are coming along very quickly. I am a DVC member and was extremely surprised with the resent DVC members only webinar with the pricing of both the Animal Kingdom Kadani Villas and Aulani Resort and Spa in Hawaii being so high and the specials are not great specials (come on Disney – who are you fooling). Price per point back in 1991 was around $50 and now in 2012 its between $120-$135. The time I… Read more »