PHOTO REPORT: The Magic Kingdom 11/3/16 (Christmas Decorations, Jingle Cruise, Uptown Jewelers Reopens, ETC.)

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In our latest photo report, we visit the Magic Kingdom as the Christmas holiday season kicks off early. The park is already fully decorated and new entertainment for the season has already debuted. There’s also plenty more new and exciting things happening around the park, so let’s check it all out. 

Merry Christmas

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November 2nd was the official start of the holiday season at Walt Disney World as the Magic Kingdom is fully decorated and several holiday offerings are now in full swing.

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The Jingle Cruise poster is back under the train station. We’ll check in on that a bit later in the report.

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IS IT ART?

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IS IT? IS IT ART?

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Be sure to take a look at our daytime video tour of the decorations below:

Uptown Jewelers Reopens

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Uptown Jewelers has been closed for months but reopened over the weekend. The store was completely remodeled and now seems just jewelry and bags for women.

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Baked Potato Moves

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The baked potato is gone from Liberty Square Market, but don’t fear. It has moved to the nearby Sleepy Hollow Refreshments.

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The Jingle Cruise Returns

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The Jingle Cruise is back for 2016! The annual holiday overlay began its third season at the Magic Kingdom on Wednesday. We have a video of our first ride of the season for you below:

This and That

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The lighting on the Storybook Circus sign is being replaced, so it is just some flat lettering right now.

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A Snowman Tote is now available as a purchase-with-purchase gift for $19.95 when you spend $25.00 or more.

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Pins from Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party still linger in Big Top Souvenirs.

Elena of Avalor Meet and Greet

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The Elena of Avalor meet and greet, scheduled to begin on November 24th, 2016, is already in a soft-opening phase. Elena can be found next to Cinderella at Princess Fairytale Hall at random.

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We have video of our excellent experience with Elena of Avalor for you:

“it’s a small world” Merchandise

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Some new “it’s a small world” merchandise is now available around the resort.

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Mousecellaneous

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Even though the crane is gone, work continues behind Cinderella Castle.

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The holiday finale of Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire debuted yesterday. You can see video of the finale below:

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I got tow pieces of chicken in my Sweet and Spicy Chicken and Waffle Sandwich. This is apparently a big deal.

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A large crowd showed up for the return of a Frozen Holiday Wish and the first Cinderella Castle lighting of the season.

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The Castle is as beautiful as ever this year, as is Main Street U.S.A.

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Be sure to check out our video walkthrough of the decorations and Cinderella Castle at night as well:

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With just 52 days until Christmas, the holiday season is off and running at Walt Disney World.

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About the author

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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