Joe Hogarty’s 11/8/13 Magic Kingdom Photo Report

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WDWNT Reporter Joe Hogarty visited the Magic Kingdom on Friday and has a number of newsworthy photos to share with us from the park, so let’s take a look:

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Let Christmas begin!

The Christmas Tree will arrive after parade filming in early December, as it has the last few years

Dapper Dans in holiday finest

The Jingle Cruise debuted on Friday

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The queue is decorated with 1930’s style Christmas items

There is a Christmas Palm Tree…

Palm garland is strung all over as well

Each boat in the fleet has been renamed for the Jingle Cruise

I love the silver Christmas tree in the office with the vintage color-wheel spinner on the light

The ride was not really decorated, nor should it have been really…


Christmas decorations are up in Belle’s village in New Fantasyland

Peter Pan’s Flight is closed through the 13th

Garland up on the back of Cinderella Castle

The Jingle Cruise sign in Adventureland lights up at night

Speaking of things that light up…

The Cinderella Castle Dreamlights are back for 2013!

It’s snowing!!!

Let 2 months of Christmas in Orlando begin!

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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Brian Martsolf
Brian Martsolf

Thanks for taking photos of the Jungle, er Jingle

Cruise, ship name signs, I Love that! I'm always taking photos of the boat names.

Retired couple
Retired couple

Great photo's. Keep the reports coming. Love the wide angle shot of main street & castle. Great Job.


I never knew the tree didn't go up until after the recording of the Christmas show. I like the new holiday Jungle Cruise boat names.

When you get a chance and do resort photos or your on the monorail please get a picture of the enormous Mickey wreath on the Contemporary. I just love that one!