PHOTO REPORT: The Magic Kingdom 10/13/17 (Alien Encounter, Passholder Lines, Splash Mountain Closure, Etc.)

PHOTO REPORT: The Magic Kingdom 10/13/17 (Alien Encounter, Passholder Lines, Splash Mountain Closure, Etc.)
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Our latest photo report brings us to the Magic Kingdom for Fall weather and the lighter crowds of the season. I’m of course joking, it has been above 90 degrees everyday and the parks have been super crowded, but we went anyway…

Welcome to the Magic Kingdom

Annual Passholder entrances don’t seem to be leaving anytime soon as they now have more permanent signage.

Thor Raganrok merchandise is now available throughout the resort.

The Citrus Swirl Orange Float has been added to them menu boards at Sunshine Tree Terrace. You can check out our review here.

Columbus Day Week has been particularly busy. Here, the Jungle Cruise FastPass return line stretches back almost to the entrance of the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse.

The line goes on for niles…

And niles, and niles, and niles, and if you don’t believe me, you are in…

Well, probably you’re in the standby line then, because who would believe this?

The refurbishment of Splash Mountain rolls on. For a better look at the all of the work being done (mostly repainting), check out our video below:

Permanent signage for the lines and exits at the Lunching Pad has arrived. There had been big “foamcore” signs here for the last few weeks.

Mobile Order is available there as well, which I’ve already used a few times just to order a soda with no wait on these hot and busy days at the Magic Kingdom.

While Stitch’s Great Escape is closed seasonally, it is now being used for Stitch’s Alien Encounter Character Greeting during the day.

Signage outside informs guests that the attraction is closed, since the presence of a line might lead to thoughts of the contrary.

It was so crowded… (how crowded was it?) It was so crowded that the Country Bear Jamboree show that we went to was completely full!

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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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  • Where all are the Passholder entrance lines? We were there last in August and saw one at the international gateway and another at Animal Kingdom. Have they added more or is it still just those two?

  • I like this site a lot and I’m usually not one to go full grammar police on here but, can someone tell me what this means?

    “Mobile Order is averrable there as well, which I’ve already used a few times just to order a soda with now wait on these hot and busy days at the Magic Kingdom.?”

  • We were there this week. Ugh the humidity was insane. We did mobile ordering, had a couple glitches. The first order we did disappeared from the app so we couldn’t go to the process button, the second one said error when we tried processing it but, the counter got it straightened out easily. It was soooo worth it! Food in less than 15 minutes at the pickup window. Frozen drinks in less than 5. :-)

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