PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 4/27/16 (New Dessert Party, New Menus, New Merchandise, ETC.)

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I visited the Magic Kingdom this past weekend (as well as some of the surrounding resorts), so let’s see what’s new and exciting in our latest photo report:


Welcome to the Magic Kingdom


Tarps up on the facade of the Hall of Presidents


Heritage House is completely closed now


A new “same day” dessert party option is available at the Magic Kingdom which gives guests viewing of the show from one of the former FastPass + viewing areas.


Guests enjoy their food and drinks up here on the second level and then are walked over to the viewing area. This new party is $59 for adults and $35 for children (including tax).


This is where you can sign up for the same-day dessert party on the day desired.


Found a new Alice Through the Looking Glass phone case in the Emporium


Restrooms near City Hall are closed for refurbishment


Found the variant cover for Haunted Mansion issue #2 at the Contemporary, but they were also at Memento Mori at one point


We rented a Sea Raycer one day this past weekend and drove past the Wildnerness Lodge DVC expansion construction



Even though the park wasn’t busy on Sunday, the Main Street Bypass was open during the Festival of Fantasy Parade







I’m not sure if this is helping in any way, but there are numbers on the ground before you get on the ramp at Peter Pan to help keep parties separated and ready to board…


The yodeler is missing from “it’s a small world” again, but his audio is playing. I call this the “Phantom Yodeler” effect.


The personalized goodbye is working on a consistent basis now


Thankfully, the menu at Diamond Horseshoe has been changed. I will have to go back to see if this is an improvement at all.


Also found Alice Through the Looking Glass prints on sale at the Art of Disney



There is a seasonal Donald’s Butt cupcake on sale at the Bakery… it’s a vanilla cupcake


Some great vintage style albums were recently released at the parks and resorts, found these at Contemporary



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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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