It’s a beautiful day at the Magic Kingdom! It may be February, but that doesn’t make any difference in Florida. Let’s see what’s going on today.
First thing’s first: the crane is gone! The holidays lights are officially packed away until November. About a week early this year, in my experience.
It happened to be Presidents’ Day today, so what choice do I have other than to visit the Hall of Presidents?
Honestly, my favorite part of the show is the lobby. It has portraits and personal effects of various US Presidents. All the objects you see in here currently have been here since the show reopened in late 2017.
They have some of the busts on display that were sculpted for the figures you see in the show. Disney Legend Blaine Gibson personally sculpted 42 of those. You would also recognize his work on the “Partners” statue in front of Cinderella Castle.
You can also see such important artifacts as… Gerald Ford’s ski boots. It’s like stepping into the Oval Office.
Whenever I’m near the Hall of Presidents, I always try to take in a show of “Great Moments in American History” with The Muppets. It’s fun and educational.
The rocket gift shop has been gone for a hot minute now. The street lights have changed as well. Still on full display here is the old Galaxy Palace Theater, which has been gone now for almost 10 years.
I’m sure more changes are coming for Tomorrowland in the near future. You can re-live “New” Tomorrowland as it was in 1994 in our article right here.
The American Adventure mystery pin boxes are back in stock. I found these in Frontierland.
Also finally back in stock are the Winnie the Pooh plush from “Christopher Robin”. Well, they were. By the time I got to them, only Tigger and Eeyore were left. Reports from park guests have shown that these, for now, continue to get re-stocked.
The “it’s a small world” Tsum Tsum set is finally where it belongs: Magic Kingdom. However, I found these in Big Top Souvenirs, and still not anywhere close to the attraction itself.
If you’re in the mood to learn everything there is about Mickey Mouse, they have this book at the Main Street Cinema. It’s $200, and I think you’d need a pretty strong coffee table to hold it.
Quick update on the Walt Disney World Railroad construction. A Cast Member informed me that they are actually planning on replacing 95% of the track. Since the train can’t run during construction for TRON, they’re taking this as an opportunity to replace the whole thing.