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

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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