PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 4/22/16 (Carousel of Progress, Star Wars, New Merchandise, ETC.)

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I visited the Magic Kingdom on a few evenings this week and found a few newsworthy items to share, so let’s take a look around the park (and a nearby resort):

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Starting at the Grand Floridian, the carpet in the lobby was replaced recently

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While there isn’t as much resort specific merchandise here as there was before, there is a new luggage tag and key chain

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They also have a dVC 25th anniversary t-shirt for sale

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On to the Magic Kingdom

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The stage is being built for Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire

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A lot of facade work happening in Liberty Square

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New Darth Vader MagicBand available

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Some new phone case designs can be found in Tomorrowland

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The Wondground Gallery art is gone from this location, but the Space Mountain merchandise moved to this wall now

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New Mickey balloon pin

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Some work happening on the exterior of Carousel of Progress, looks like they are just replacing lights though

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Some of the monorails are getting new vents that are black instead of the old grey

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Finally found the Star Wars attraction poster shirts in the Emporium

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TIE Fighter popcorn bucket now available in Tomorrowland, but it’s cheaper now

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The Beef Stew is gone from Gaston’s Tavern

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A ham and cheese stuffed pretzel is available now

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It wasn’t awful, but it kind of tasted like a Hot Pocket…

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Prairie Outpost and Supply in Frontierland was closed recently, a product of budget cuts

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This store sold candy, baked goods, and bottled drinks for the most part

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Golden Oak Outpost is now selling the souvenir Country Bear Jug

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Some new luggage tags on sale at the Emporium

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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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