PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 9/1/16 (Tomorrowland Rock Painting, Carousel of Progress, ETC.)

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2 major refurbishments roll on, Tomorrowland continues to get a new look, and some new merchandise is discovered in our latest photo report visiting the Magic Kingdom:

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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom!

New Merchandise

Limited Release Han Solo MagicBand
Limited Release Han Solo MagicBand

I really love this new limited release Han Solo and Chewbacca MagicBand.

Limited Release Han Solo MagicBand
Limited Release Han Solo MagicBand

The Millennium Falcon on the opposite side is a nice touch.

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The Mr. Toad taxi art is now on a pin in full color.

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A new “cute” Star Wars character pin set was recently released.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Refurbishment

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The refurbishment of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad rolls on through November.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Crane-mas

Cinderella Castle crane
Cinderella Castle crane

The installation of the holiday lights on Cinderella Castle continues.

Tomorrowland Rock Repainting

Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting

The painting of the rocks at the entrance of Tomorrowland continues.

Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting

One rock has already gone a very bright blue color…

Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting
Tomorrowland rocks repainting

“it’s a small world” Refurbishment

"it's a small world" Refurbishment
“it’s a small world” Refurbishment

“it’s a small world” is currently closed for a short refurbishment.

More changes at Carousel of Progress

Monitor covers added at the Carousel of Progress
Monitor covers added at the Carousel of Progress

The monitors hanging at the Carousel of Progress finally have a cabinet around them.

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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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