PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 8/12/16 (Tomorrowland Overhaul, Big Thunder Mountain Closed, ETC.)

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Tomorrowland slowly gets a new look, Big Thunder Mountain scaffolding goes up, and the 45th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom grows closer in our latest photo report:

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This door to the Confectionery is closed while the Cotton Candy machine is repaired

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Painting of the rocks at the entrance to Tomorrowland continues

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A preview of the finished product can be found HERE

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A tent storing all of the paints is located in the Stitch extended queue and old second theater exit

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Some new Finding Dory D-Tech on Demand cases available at the Light and Power Co.

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A new MagicBand as well

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There is now a Pascal light-up squeeze toy lanyard… thing…

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The ham and cheese stuffed pretzel has made it on the menu board at Gaston’s Tavern, so I guess it is staying

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Enchanted Tales with Belle is open, but still behind tarps

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Tarps are still up at the Haunted Mansion as well

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There si now a Walt Disney World entrance ornament to match the 4 park ornaments, should they ever come back in stock

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Trashcan ornaments in full effect

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They are much smaller than the salt and pepper shakers

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The graduation ornament for this year features Mickey taking a selfie…

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Big Thunder Mountain is now closed through November for sprucing up and the possible addition  of the new finale scene

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The signage on the construction walls is pretty amazing

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The first piece of Walt Disney World 45th anniversary merchandise has hit stores, and it’s a pen

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The Dead Men Tell No Tales banner outside of Pirates of the Caribbean was removed after 10 years…

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I hadn’t seen this chalkboard magnet before

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We did finally find an open flip book notepad…

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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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  • Is there any place online that lists which phones are currently supported by D-Tech on demand? (I know the Downtown Disney location supports some Android phones, but I’d like to know which ones)

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