PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 11/26/18 (Jim Shore, Tomorrowland Construction Updates, ETC.)

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It’s less than a month until Christmas! You know what that means- busy days at The Magic Kingdom. Despite that, let’s take a lap around the park and see what’s new.

Jim Shore was meeting guests at the Main Street Cinema. He had a few new items to show off as well.

The line trailed into the next shop, and was still pretty long by the time 11:30 rolled around.

Tomorrowland Terrace had been open for the week of Thanksgiving. It’s since been shuttered back up.

Over in Tomorrowland, there’s very little evidence that the UFO dome, which once dominated the main pathway, was ever there.

There’s just a little area up above the Peoplemover track that needs to be further patched up, and then it will be like it had never existed.

Now they just need to do something about this plywood Monsters Inc Laugh Floor sign…

I’m curious if Imagineering signed off on this or not.

But don’t worry, if you ever feel like you miss the UFO dome, it’s forever enshrined in the Tomorrowland poster under the Train Station as you leave the park.

Across the path, Stitch is still officially running in “seasonal operation” according to Disney, despite being dismantled. The space has been used as a Meet and Greet area for the better part of the year.

I noticed that they seem to have gutted the inside of the wait time display. The cardboard insert was starting to show.

The Stitch meet and greet now exits into Mickey’s Star Traders, as the old show used to. When I met Stitch during the Halloween Party, they had us exiting through an emergency exit into the extended queue. I’d say this is a much more logical exit.

This isn’t new, I just really like the Christmas decor in this shop.

Over near Space Mountain, work is about to start on the inside of the berm for the new Tron coaster. Say goodbye to this quiet little path, it’ll be gone soon.

I noticed a little bit of construction work going on near the side of Space Mountain as well. This was the temporary exit for the last few months as they redid the interior exit. Not sure what they’re up to, but they were driving metal poles into the ground (and making quite the racket.)

Work is definitely progressing on the other side of the trees for the new Tron coaster. There were not very many good views of it from inside the park, unfortunately.

Over in Fantasyland, I noticed the banners at Pete’s Silly Sideshow were looking pretty sun-bleached. I’m hoping they replace them soon, as Pluto will be taking Minnie’s place here when she moves to Main Street to join Mickey.

Inside Big Top Souvenirs, I found a whole new line of Princess jewelry for youths. You can check it all out here.

As you walk through Fantasyland, you might notice all the Fastpass return clocks are now presented by CITIZEN.

It's a Small World
It’s a Small World
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid

Well, not all. Peter Pan seems to be behind the times! (Pardon the pun.)

Making our way into Liberty Square, we noticed the Liberty Belle is still missing in action. It’s been down since January. A cast member assured me she should be finding her way to port very soon.

The Rivers of America look sad without any traffic on them.

It was a pretty busy morning, even by holiday standards, but the Country Bears still didn’t open until 11:00.

Not much was going on in Adventureland, but there were a few items that caught my eye. This pirate outfit for babies was really cute.

And this Jungle Cruise water bottle is a silly visual gag. Perfect for fans of the attraction.

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