PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 12/27/16 (Kingdom Cabanas, New Merchandise, Gingerbread Houses, Etc.)

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Our latest photo report brings us to the Magic Kingdom and its nearby resorts for a holiday season jaunt. We’ll be checking out some changes around the park and the fantastic holiday decor at the resorts this time around, so let’s get started:

A Walk in the Park

We start our day with a monorail ride from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

The original graphic MagicBands continue to be sold, despite the looming presence of the MagicBand 2.

I found these ridiculous, oversized baseball caps for sale inside Fantasy Faire. Who is buying these?

It is always important to remember that Figaro is a Cat. Oh, and he is also a t-shirt… (Cheap plug)

Instead of dating the pressed penny book every year, this awesome new design was released recently.

The menu at the Jungle Navigation Ltd. Skipper Canteen was altered recently, so be sure to check out our review of the modified menu.

Hey, in case I forget… HAPPY GNU YEAR EVERYBODY!

At the Kingdom, Kingdom Cabanas…

There is some heavy construction work happening in Tomorrowland by the site of the Kingdom Cabanas.

Signage on the work alls directs guests to the restrooms, Space Mountain, and of course, the nearby Face Painting kiosk.

There are only 2 cabanas left standing at this point, so one has to wonder how much of a success they have been.

Holiday Shopping

Another electronic pressed penny machine has showed up, this one at the exit of Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.

This weird laser sculpture of Mickey Mouse painting was released recently at Art of Disney locations.

This pretty awesome Snow White and the Seven dwarfs Giclee was released recently as well.

Disney seems to be eliminating the big plastic luggage tags they introduced along with the TAG line of merchandise earlier this year. In their place are these new rubber tags, which seems like a good idea as my large plastic tag broke off on its first flight…


My favorite unnecessary feature is how they all say luggage tag, I guess to prevent airline agents from removing them…

How much insanely cute plush can you handle?

Resort Hoppin’

Construction continues on the Copper Creek Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without a visit to the Grand Floridian to see all of the decorations.

Check-in for 1900 Park Fare has moved back to the hallway near the Grand Floridian Cafe, a welcome change in my book.

I had to stop at the gingerbread house to pick up my annual pin.

The gingerbread display at the Contemporary continues to be Frozen themed this year.

2017 Merchandise

2017 merchandise is now available resort-wide.


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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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