Dirk Wallen’s 7/4-7/6/13 WDW Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Walt Disney World theme parks over the holiday weekend and has a number of newsworthy photos to share with us, so let’s take a look:

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The Villas at the Grand Floridian as seen from across the lagoon

The awnings for the third Magic Kingdom bus loop are being assembled

Plenty of Fourth of July goodies were available this week

Apparently if Buzz Lightyear breaks at Space Ranger Spin, there is a big curtain to cover him up

Still no visible progress on Princess Fairytale Hall

On the Fourth of July, the Voices of Liberty had their special performances at the America Gardens Theater

Chip and Dale were out in some patriotic attire

You can buy Tour De France merchandise at the France pavilion right now

Work continues on Spice Road Table in Morocco

A look from the other side as construction has gone vertical

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner has some food cones similar to Cars Land… although we haven’t heard anything good about them…

Specialty patriotic beverages were available all of the holiday weekend

Nothing going on at the Premiere Theater right now

FastPass+ entrance at Light, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show… yes, there is FastPass again…

Some red, white, and blue merchandise for sale

A Planes billboard up in the Backlot

The Mike Wazowski glasses from the Monstrous Summer All-Nighter

There was a 4th of July cupcake at counter service locations at the Studios


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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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If there's one thing The Studios does right, it's cupcakes!


I had one of these and they are every bit as good as they look!!


Buzz seems to be breaking down more frequently as of late.