Tom Corless’ 9/30/14 WDW Photo Report (Big Hero 6 Art, Backlot Tour, Rivers of Light, New Frozen Merchandise, ETC.)

It was quite the busy weekend at Walt Disney World, so I managed to visit all 4 parks to see what was new and have a ton of newsworthy photos to share with you in today’s report:

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The Studio Backlot Tour closed forever on Saturday

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A Big Hero 6 exhibit can now be found at the Magic of Disney Animation

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Moving over to Epcot, menu changes have been made a the Electric Umbrella

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I decided to try the French Dip burger

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It was surprisingly good!

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I also tried the Pumpkin Macaroon from the France ice cream parlor and it was amazing.

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Over at the Magic Kingdom, this low clearance was added in the bus stop to ensure busses go the right way through the loop

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The awning on the boat dock at the entrance was replaced, it’s now red instead of green

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The latest progress on the hub at the Magic Kingdom

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The Astro Orbiter reopened this weekend, but you can read more about that here

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The leave-your-phone charging stations in Tomorrowland have all been closed, the test period came to an end and we’ll now have to wait to see if it was a success and is brought back

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New Space Mountain ladies’ shirt

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New men’s “I conquered Space Mountain” shirt

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This artwork was previously on a black t-shirt and slightly different

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Dumbo character sketches are now being sold at Big Top Souvenirs

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New Beast plush for sale at Bonjour Village Gifts

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Instead of selling generic items, there is a now a Beauty and the Beast shield toy

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If you don’t have a FastPass for it, prepare to arrive at Be Our Guest at park opening to get a return time to eat lunch there or you’ll be turned away

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Even more of Sir Mickey’s has been taken over by Frozen merchandise, even Ariel merchandise got pushed out

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Some new Frozen artwork for sale

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A two-sided Olaf ceramic ornament was just released

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Queue work continues at Peter Pan’s Flight

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We thought it would only be at Disneyland, but the Zero popcorn bucket was released at the Magic Kingdom! It costs over $13 but has a light-up nose feature

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Strange new t-shirts…

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LOVE this new sweatshirt!

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Odd new Magic Kingdom shirt

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Simple, but nice

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Halloween 2014 Duffy

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Some of the Haunted Mansion 45th anniversary lithographs have made it to Florida

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An awesome new print by Alex Maher

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In preparation for “Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It!”, video screens are being installed on the floats

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Moving over to animal Kingdom, it’s still a mess

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At least all of the construction walls are decorated now

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The UP meet and greet has seen better days

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“it’s tough to be a bug” re-opened this weekend

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Most of the nets installed to protect guests from falling particles have finally been removed from the queue

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There are still nets by the base of the tree, not sure if these will stay here

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work is picking up on the new nighttime show, Rivers of Light

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The Everest shrine is behind walls and probably will be until the construction is done in late 2015/early 2016

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Since one of the Wilderness Explorers’ answers is behind walls, they made a copy and placed it on the walls

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The walls wrap around most of the river

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We can peek through and see that the construction vehicles are already in place, ready to start working on the show and viewing area

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Some sort of new structure is going up by Flame Tree Barbecue

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An Oswald Christmas ornament was released

5 thoughts on “Tom Corless’ 9/30/14 WDW Photo Report (Big Hero 6 Art, Backlot Tour, Rivers of Light, New Frozen Merchandise, ETC.)”

  1. I love the Mickey/Goofy/Minnie Haunted Mansion lithograph! Wish it were available to purchase online. I can’t wait to see what the store looks like!

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