Tom Corless’ 2/12/15 WDW Photo Report (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Polynesian Village Resort, ETC.)

Tom Corless' 2/12/15 WDW Photo Report (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Polynesian Village Resort, ETC.)
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Over the last week, I visited Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the Magic Kingdom, and Epcot, so let’s see what’s new at the Walt Disney World Resort right now:

 Starting at the Polynesian, Moana Mercantile expanded into the sundries area which has been remodeled

They finally have digital park hour boards at the Polynesian

The new sundries section

The ATM moved upstairs

The controversial lobby…

New sigage up throughout the Great Ceremonial House

Signage for Trader Sam’s is covered up

A look at the future home of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Work continues on the pool area

A new kid’s slide being installed

A new building for boat rentals being constructed as well

The nearly-completed bungalows off in the distance

The DVC location has moved, now with a kiosk and a small meeting room

From the monorail platform, we can see work on the left side of the Great Ceremonial House exterior

Moving to the Magic Kingdom, scrims reveal that work inside Uptown Jewelers is related to Pandora moving in

Splash Mountain is open again, but the restrooms nearby have not

Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid is closed for modifications to the ride similar to California’s version

This picture was taken just a day before the Video Arcade sign came down

The Rockettower Plaza Stage is the latest victim of the new Tomorrowland color scheme

Work continues on the new Magic Kingdom hub area

Another planter around the Partners Statue has been removed

New, smaller planters are being installed

The old production booths are going to be coming down soon

Fountains will flank both sides of Main Street

Golden Oak Outpost was actually open, now with one less set of waffle fries to offer

The Sunglass Hut in Adventureland has giant pin trading sunglasses…

More hub construction

Valentine’s Day cupcakes at the Bakery

Moving over to Epcot, preparation is underway for the Flower and Garden Festival

Where the Test the Limits Labs once stood in Innoventions are now construction walls

Not sure if this is a clue to what is coming


TSUM TSUM PINS ARE OUT! Find them if you can!

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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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I thought the hub would be done by now. It looks good though !


Wow, I love this site. This is probably one of the most informative sites. Thank you


Tom, do you know the timeline for completion of the hub remodeling? Nice looking progress, so far.


Is there going to be trees in the hub area, or is it going to be one giant, shadeless open expanse?

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LOVE LOVE LOVE the Doctor Who TARDIS shirt. TARDISes are cooool…


The clue to new Innoventions exhibit – an exhibit from Glidden paint that explains how mixing colors works! (Yay?)