PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 5/19/19 (Tomorrowland Speedway Reopens, No More Footlongs at Casey’s Corner, New Tomorrowland Paint, and More!)

What a beautiful morning to be out at the Magic Kingdom! The sky was blue, the birds were attacking, and the smell of Speedway fumes were fresh in the air. That’s right! The Tomorrowland Speedway has finally reopened after its refurbishment.

Tomorrowland Speedway view of the castle from the track

Our first stop of the morning was to take a lap around the new shortened track at the Tomorrowland Speedway. The cars are loud and the smell is strong, but I was excited to take a ride. Unfortunately, many of the cars were stalling, so it took a few minutes for me to get going.

View from the driver's seat of the Tomorrowland Speedway car

Tomorrowland Speedway Driver Point of View on the Track

Throughout the day, I saw Cast Members running to the cars stalled on the track to get them going as traffic began to back up. All in all, I think this was a very smooth reopening for the team. Nice work!

Cars backed up on the Tomorrowland Speedway track due to one car stalling on the track

Cast Memners working to move cars that stalled on on the tracks after guests had to walk the track to exit

Tomorrowland Speedway Car Trouble, Cast Members moving the cars

While out on the track, you get some up-close views of the Tron construction. It seems like even more track has been added. It’s going to be a great ride!

Tron Construction Track Pieces Installed

A piece of the Tron Track Installed

The future is expensive. Pressed pennies are now $1.

I made the mistake of leaning against the wall by Merchant of Venus, in which I had to peel myself off. This base coat is still sticky for some reason, and you can see the purple through it. If you look up above the door, you can still see purple paint.

Merchant of Venus Wall Painting, purple is visible through the white base coat coloring

Merchant of Venus Wall Painting, purple is visible through the white base coat coloring

Merchant of Venus entrance painting, the purple is visible at the edges

Before heading out of Tomorrowland, I noticed even more painting. The walls by Stitch’s Alien Encounter Character Greeting have been marked for painting recently and the wall closest to the entrance has received the first coat of paint. Two shades of orange have been painted. Is orange the new purple?

Tomorrowland getting new paint by the Stitch meet and greet. Two shades of bright orange against the white walls

We stopped in to Casey’s Corner for lunch and were shocked and horrified to find the footlong hot dogs have been removed from the menu.

Casey’s Corner Menu No More Foot Long Hot Dogs

But you can now find foottlong hot dogs at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café.

New foot long hot dog option on cosmic ray’s Menu

Cast Members had a section of pathway roped off in Adventureland. Cast Members were claiming that birds in the area have been acting a little crazy, so the area was closed for guest safety.

Adventureland roped off by cast members in front of Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Adventureland roped off by cast members in front of Magic Carpets of Aladdin

Tortuga Tavern is still under refurbishment. I hope they bring the sign back.

Tortuga Tavern covered with a scrim and the sign removed

The work on the pathway widening project is looking good. And I’m happy the ducks are swimming on the other side.

Magic Kingdom Pathway Widening Project walls in the moat

Ducks swimming in the moat at the Magic Kingdom

Well, that’s about it for our trip to the Magic Kingdom. Thanks for following us, and be sure to stay tuned for more from around the parks!