PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 1/29/16 (“it’s a small world” Changes, Skipper Canteen, Castle Refurb, ETC.)

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Earlier this week, I visited the Magic Kingdom to see what’s new and exciting around the park, so here are some photo finds of interest from my trip:

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It started as a rather dreary day

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Many of the Main Street Vehicles were out and about

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One side of the Cinderella Castle ramp was open

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Still a lot of work to be done

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The new railing was installed on this side

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Old news by now, but the Pork Shank is gone

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You can get some stew…

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Or there is the LeFou’s Winter Brew right now

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These new Princess figure sets are starting to show up around the parks, the deluxe sets are $19.95

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Single figures are $12.95

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These safety recall signs are all over most merchandise locations

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We had breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant

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The pastry dish is still pretty small for 3-4 people to share…

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Also, they had no large cups and you can only get one beverage per meal now as opposed to the three you could get originally (like a fountain drink, orange juice, and chocolate milk, per say)

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Nothing major, but the fairly damaged covers for the water and smell dispensers in Philharmagic have been replaced with a new style

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A few weeks ago, new lighting was in

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It kind of abruptly ends before the room does, hopefully that changes. I don’t hate it, but it is an adjustment from the old look for sure. The photos may not do the lighting movement justice, so I took video as well (sorry for the lack of sound):

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The finale scene screens are on and there has been reports that some guests have indeed seen their names up on the screens

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It wasn’t working when I went through

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The first Zootopia pin has been released

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This awesome PVC Pirates of the Caribbean figure set was released recently, retails for $15.95

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I had lunch at Skipper Canteen

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The specialty drinks are still pretty meh…

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The falafel appetizer was surprisingly good

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The S.E.A. Shu Mai is by far my favorite appetizer at Walt Disney World

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As far as entrees go, the pork was very good…

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The noodle bowl not so much…

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But the head-on shrimp was the overall favorite for the incredible seasoning on it that was just the right amount of spice

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It turned into a beautiful day eventually, albeit cold

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All of the characters in Festival of Fantasy were sporting winter wear

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Merida apparently is always in winter wear…

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The first circus float broke earlier in the week and has been out of the parade for a few days now, no word on when it will return

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Even though it is cold, the evenings have been really beautiful all around the resort

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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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  • my girlfriend and I can attest to the deliciousness of LaFou’s winter brew. We also ate at the Skipper’s Canteen. We tried their hot and sour soup and the Shu Mai. We loved them both. However we would not get BOTH at the same time again as we were stuffed after. Their hot and sour soup, my girlfriend added, is the best she’s had (and she loves hot and sour soup!)

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