We’re back with another park walk and photo report from the Most Magical Place on Earth, Magic Kingdom! It never gets old spending time in this park, so lets get this day started!
Tomorrowland is always my first stop of the day after I finish perusing Main Street, USA. It just feels like Tomorrowland is where you’re supposed to be in the morning, it’s a good starting point for a loop around Magic Kingdom. The optimism of imagining the future of tomorrow makes me optimistic about my day. The land is still missing an entrance marquee though, so it’s a good thing I already knew where I was going.
Astro Orbiter remains closed for previously unannounced and unscheduled maintenance. The attraction will remain closed through August 14th, with an anticipated reopening on August 15th.
On my daily ride around Tomorrowland on the PeopleMover, I did my usual check in on the TRON Lightcycle Run Coaster Construction. In our last update, we showed you the structural framework that had started popping up around the tallest portion of the track, and they’re continuing to add on to that piece by piece every day. Take in all of your outdoors views of that portion of the track while you can, because it will eventually be enclosed inside the show building.
I had a brief stop on my PeopleMover tour of Tomorrowland and was temporarily stuck in Space.
The pile of dirt on the construction site of TRON that sits right next to the Tomorrowland Speedway path is getting really excessively large, but blocks off the views of the site from the ground level of Tomorrowland, even if it can’t hide it from the elevated ride path of the PeopleMover.
To everyone’s shock and amazement, the wall around the old Castle Couture location, now an extension of Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, is still up and holding strong.
The awnings that cover the Haunted Mansion queue are still missing, so if you’re planning to hit the Standby queue and there’s any kind of a wait, plan accordingly, because it gets HOT. It’s also the rainy season in central Florida, so if you’re there in the afternoon, there’s a good chance you’re getting wet.
The pathway widening project by Cinderella Castle is finally getting some paint! I was skeptical on how I would feel about the new pathway wall, but after seeing the new paint on the bricks, I think it looks really nice and I’m even more excited to see the finished product now.
On my walk out of the park, I noticed that some of the Walk Around the World bricks have started being removed in random squares around the security checkpoint. If you have a brick over here, I hope you already said your final goodbyes to it. Remember you can still get your own brick printed to take home with you, and hopefully losing these bricks in front of Magic Kingdom means a new security checkpoint that will be a smoother process, and maybe a more aesthetically pleasing one that the white tents that exist now.
That’s all for my day around Magic Kingdom! Stay tuned to WDWNT for all the latest updates!