PHOTO REPORT: The Magic Kingdom 10/26/18 (Tomorrowland Changes, Redd Merchandise Makes Port, Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe Remodel, ETC.)

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Our latest photo report brings us to the Magic Kingdom for the first time in a while, so let’s see what’s new and exciting around the park…

Welcome to the Magic Kingdom

The Blueberry Almond popcorn they’ve sold in Pandora is now also being sold elsewhere under the Main Street Popcorn Company label.

For the holiday season, gingerbread popcorn is back.

You can also find these Mello Cremes at various locations.

Tomorrowland Changes

Tomorrowland continues to prepare for the TRON attraction and the park’s 50th anniversary with a number of cosmetic changes. While Tomorrowland Terrace is closed again, they did cover the windows with a decorative pattern that sort of matches Carousel of Progress.

The Purple Wall cotton candy has already moved…

A temporary sign resides in the new planter where the new permanent sign for Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor will eventually reside.

The roof is still a mess from the removal of the old facade, but we suspect the new sign may connect up there. If not, they really need to fix this.

The pavement work by the Lunching Pad was completed. You can definitely tell which slabs are new.

Outside of the parties, there are no performances at the Rockettower Plaza Stage currently, so they’ve created a new video loop with trivia and factoids about Tomorrowland.

Notice that TRON is already represented by an Identity Disk icon. Sadly, the video loop makes no mention of it… yet.

The Purple Wall cotton candy has moved to the cart near Space Mountain.

One merchandise cart is missing, the other has been repainted. Slowly we keep losing more and more of 1994’s New Tomorrowland. It seems most of the land will go to these white tones ahead of TRON.

Work continues on the new Space Mountain exit.

This and That

The never-ending exterior refurbishment of the Carousel continues…

We found some new Princess items in Sir Mickey’s.

Girl Who Has Everything Top, $44.99
Princess Top, $34.99
Castle Sweatpants, $39.99
Pajama set, $49.99
Pajama set, $49.99

There’s now a hoodie dress with elbow pads for sale…

The Sword in the Stone is still missing, but they at least have it roped off now so guests don’t burn their hands on the metal plate.

Inside of Fantasy Faire, there is this strange display about Style Your Own Magic, intended to show guests how to decorate their ear hats.

Ye New Christmas Shoppe

Two-thirds of the remodeled Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square is open. In the room facing the river, not much has changed. They just added some new registers and cleaned out the middle of the store.

The middle section looks completely different, with new registers in a new location.

We Wants the Redd Merchandise?

Disney continues to push the new Redd character from Pirates of the Caribbean, despite the very mixed response the changes have received. There’s some new merchandise for sale in Caribbean Plaza, including the above girl’s top for $34.99.

They’re even selling Redd’s hat for $34.99.

The Redd Loungefly bags have arrived as well.


Club 33 “Captain’s Quarters” opened this week. I’m not a member, so I can’t take you inside.

There’s a baby trying to leave though…

The installation of the Cinderella Castle Dreamlights is complete.

Upon showing achievements, guests can buy Play Disney Parks App pins at select locations. Tomorrowland Light and Power Co. has this one.

Fantasy Faire is selling this Peter Pan pin. Each retails at $14.99, a bit steep for something you “won” the right to buy.

The Town Square popcorn cart is missing. Rumor has it that it is being refurbished.

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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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Considering the untrusting looks, round of questioning, and personal photo evidence we had to provide just to get a Galactic Hero sticker from Buzz’s, I’m not surprised they charge a small fortune for the privilege to buy a pin you’ve already worked for … but then who wouldn’t want a pin designed by a child in a rush commemorating that time Peter Pan smashed his face into Big Ben?!