PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 9/28/19 (Summer Comes to a Close, New Loungefly Mini Bags, Walt Disney World Railroad, PeopleMover Updates, ETC.)

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Summer may be gone, but temperatures remain warm and things are beginning to cool ever so slightly here at the Magic Kingdom.

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It was still plenty warm enough for Guests to enjoy a nice wet and refreshing ride on Frontierland’s Splash Mountain.

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Over in Liberty Square, construction continues on the new Liberty Square Market seating area. So far, no word on whether stroller parking will still be allowed in the area, but we’re staying on top of developments so you will be first to know.

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Also in Liberty Square, something many Guests may not notice that is right above their heads. These are some of the projection cameras peeking out of the windows above Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe. These are used in the nighttime spectacular Happily Ever After.

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While visiting the Uptown Jewelers on Main Street U.S.A., we noticed Disney released some new mini Loungefly bags. These Haunted Mansion themed bags can be worn on a belt or carried. The great thing is, these are some of the first unisex bags of this style that we have found. Still, we won’t judge anyone who loves the Aqua and Rose Gold ones, as well. Get your variation (of any of the color choices) for just $40!

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In Tomorrowland, it looks like the last of the structural beams have been placed on the rear of the TRON ride building. Soon, we should be seeing the walls added.

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They’re also putting in the last of the supports for what is going to be one of the most awe-inspiring queues of any ride.

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Just a quick turn to the left of TRON, we see engineers bringing out the Lilly Belle train to keep her fit and primed.

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Work is being done on her tracks, ahead, behind the Carousel Of Progress. The land is being leveled and new track is being prepped for replacement.

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Finally, we continue our ongoing report on the status of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover fins and poles. Here they are in their normal state.

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This is a closer look at the current fins that adorn the entirety of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.

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This is what one looks like stripped down prior to removal. A lot goes into this process as they are working with high voltage lines, neon lights, and lots of layers. Under all that are the original poles.

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This is part of the process of removal. A scrim is added for appearance and safety. Once they remove all the structure, they can move to the next one. It takes a while. This fin has been under a scrim for a week.

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Another concern is wildlife. As seen here, many of the fins contain bird nests. Each nest has to be checked for activity. 

It’s been a great week at the Magic Kingdom for new merchandise, construction, and improving weather.

Whether it’s the last day of summer or the first day of fall, you can count on us to be here at WDWNT.com to bring you all the latest. See you real soon!

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David Wasman

Guinness Book World Record holder, Founder of Imaginears Club, Disney💕 & Minecraft nerd, formerly elected to Orange County Government, Actor, Cook, Maker, Survivor, Disabled, Ordained, 🏳️‍🌈, & WDWNT reporter.

Been going to WDW since my second birthday on Oct 9th, 1971.

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Rory Osborne

Thanks for the update.
Can someone please give an update on what, if anything, is going on with the newly announced hotel at the former River Country, as well as the announced new work at the animal barn area at Ft. Wilderness?
Thanks so much…

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It seems like the Liberty Square project is taking for ever to complete, of course it will with only 2 guys working. We were there in August and no one was working on it. Hopefully it will be completed by next summer.