Dirk Wallen’s 8/24/13 WDW (Magic Kingdom & Epcot) Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Dirk Wallen visited the Magic Kingdom and Epcot on Saturday and has some newsworthy photos to share with us from his trip so let’s take a look:

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Work continues on the pavement outside of the Emporium

Work is wrapping up on this facade across the street on Uptown Jewelers

The Haunted Mansion no longer gives you a choice, if you go stand-by, you go through the interactive queue

Tarps still up at the former Fantasyland restrooms

The marquee and signage for Princess Fairytale Hall has finally gone up

Work continues on the Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train attraction

Still a bit messy in there…

It’s looking better every day

Some new details emerging over the walls

While not open yet, the new food stand near Triton’s Treasures and across from The Little Mermaid is out from behind walls

This stand will specialize in healthier options, but will have 5 flavors of shaved ice!

Moving over to Epcot, they are still fixing up some sections of Leave a Legacy

Walls are up outside of Project Tomorrow, near Spaceship Earth

The seating area in Innoventions West is back without any changes made… seems it was just temporary office space

The Segway area is still closed with no signs of life or replacement

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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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Is the Hall of Champions still under tarps?

Keri L.
Keri L.

Great report! Thanks. Any info on When the Princess Fairytale Hall will be opening? I will be there sept 6-13. (fingers crossed)


Great report, we are counting the days till we visit. Only 23 more days

Steve Rydzyk
Steve Rydzyk

Shaved ice coming to the Magic Kingdom! Oh Yeah!!!! Just got back from Aulani and the shaved ice there was awesome!!!!!