PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 2/5/16 (Castle Crane Returns, New Merchandise, ETC.)

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I visited the Magic Kingdom earlier this week and took a few newsworthy photos to share, so let’s take a look at what’s new and exciting around the park:

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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom

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Cinderella Castle is being touched up after the removal of the holiday lights

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Magic Carpets of Aladdin is under refurbishment

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Found another new open edition heart pin

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The crane as seen from Fantasyland

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Have I mentioned how strange these are?

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CHOO CHOO!

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The shop at the exit of Space Mountain is the only place mto get a Space Mountain phone case made

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The annual passholder phone cases are also available here

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Some of the WonderGround artwork has moved in here as well

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The dance party rolls on in Tomorrowland, even with the screen being refurbished

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Stitch was completely removed from Merchant of Venus a few weeks ago, it’s now just a Star Wars shop

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Beautiful evening

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4 more ceramic salt and pepper shakers that look like Disney garbage cans were released

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New Minnie Mouse pillow

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This new Tsum Tsum pin set was released recently

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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ryknow80787
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ryknow80787

Thank you for all the photo reports lately. I really enjoy viewing them all and seeing what is going on in the parks.

LegoAvenger
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LegoAvenger

I had heard that a big reason Stitch’s Great Escape is allowed to exist is the merch sales from that shop. With the plushes gone, does it open the door for a new attraction in that space?

sancho panza
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sancho panza

Really enjoying the frequent photo reports and the balance within. Thanks for the UPC on the Polynesian shaker and thanks for sharing!

Chris
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Chris

Do you know when the crane is scheduled to be gone?