Dirk Wallen’s 5/10-11/13 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom this weekend and has a ton of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look:

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Work continues on the Villas at the Grand Floridian

Windows are being installed now

It’s starting to look like part of the Grand Floridian

A look from across the Seven Seas Lagoon

Work continues on the third bus loop at the Magic Kingdom

Not much to see yet

Getting to the Magic Kingdom, tarps are still up on Main Street Apparel next to Casey’s Corner

Starbucks opens in the Main Street Bakery next month

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments is still behind tarps

In a strange tuern of events, a Disney Visa card kiosk has opened at the old Keelboat dock

This space had been used for Haunted Mansion extended queue

The Liberty Bell is behind walls

Tarps still up on Columbia Harbour House

Tarps also still up on the Fantasyland side

Work continues on Princess Fairytale Hall

The Mad Tea Party is still closed for refurbishment, which we believe to consist of changes to the queue

Everyday, the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train is looking better and better

The backside looks nearly complete

The rock-work here matches Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Moving over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, 15th anniversary merchandise is still available

Work continues on the new home for Festival of the Lion King in Africa

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They may not be Zebras, but they will do…

The Anadapur ice cream truck is back, but still behind walls

You have to cross the park for soft-serve ice cream…

Queue modifications happening at Finding Nemo: The Musical

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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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