A big “hello” from the Magic Kingdom! It’s Walt Disney World Marathon weekend, so the park is filled with guests showing off their hard-earned race medals. Let’s see what’s happening around the park!
The Christmas tree is still up on Main Street, U.S.A. We expect it will be taken down soon.
While the tree is still up, the windows displays along Main Street have been switched. Windows previously filled with holiday merchandise now display housewares.
The moving window displays based on beloved Disney animated films have returned, replacing the holiday windows themed after “Mickey’s Christmas Carol.”
There’s now a “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” 3D phone case design at D-Tech on Demand. Since this is a specialty case design, it costs $34.99.
There’s even a limited edition matching MagicBand, complete with a gold slider.
Over at the Emporium, we found six new t-shirt designs! The first shirt is a white one that reads “Walt Disney World” in letters that resemble Disney characters. The design includes characters such as Stitch, Cheshire Cat, Simba, Dumbo and, of course, the Fab Five.
This peach shirt has “Walt Disney World” in cursive bubble letters. Within the cursive bubble letters, the original Walt Disney World logo is repeated in lines to create a stripe pattern. This t-shirt looks like it belongs with the new pastel rainbow apparel that released this week.
“Look at this shirt… isn’t it neat? Buy it today… now your closet’s complete!” We think that’s what Ariel would be singing about this new “The Little Mermaid” t-shirt. It’s a faded shade of purple and ridiculously soft. Ariel floats behind white text that reads “Gizmos & Whooz-Its & Whats-Its & Snarfblats & Dinglehoppers.”
This bright pink t-shirt has a simple, clean design. It has the retro Walt Disney World logo written in a metallic rainbow font.
A new coral t-shirt reads “Meet Me Here” in a white scrawling cursive font. Below the writing is a tiny Cinderella Castle with the Walt Disney World Resort logo.
The final shirt we spotted today is giving us some ’90s vibes. Screen-printed on the front of the white shirt is the image of Minnie giving Mickey a kiss on the cheek within the frame of a blue rectangle. All of these new shirts are available in adult sizes for $24.99.
Disney Junior characters have been getting their own open edition pins lately. Earlier this week we spotted a Fancy Nancy pin and today we found two Vampirina ones. The first pin shows Vampirina in a rock band with friends Bridget and Poppy. It reads “Ghoul Girls Rock!” This pin is $12.99.
The other pin shows Vampirina palling around with her ghost friend Demi. This pin is $9.99.
Another box structure popped up in the Tomorrowland Terrace walkway. It’s most likely concealing some ongoing concrete refurbishment.
We took a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover and saw that most of the metal trim that lines the top of the track area has been removed. These are being removed as part of the project to redesign Tomorrowland’s aesthetic. Other parts of this project include the completed refurbishment of Star Traders (formerly Mickey’s Star Traders) and the ongoing removal of the 1994 Tomorrowland-themed accents from the posts that run along the PeopleMover.
Over at the TRON Lightcycle Run construction site, exterior wall panels have been installed on a wider section of the whole building.
In Fantasyland, Friar’s Nook received some fresh signs. This design looks similar to the design of the A-frame signs placed out in the mornings to inform guests that the quick service restaurant is now serving breakfast.
Last month, we noticed themed digital tip boards had been installed in Fantasyland and Frontierland. Today was the first time we saw these board on and functioning.
At Frontier Trading Post, we spied new leather keychain designs. The first one has a classic black-and-white Mickey in the center. It reads “Mickey Mouse” and “Established 1928.” At the bottom of the keychain is Walt Disney’s signature.
The other keychain is black with the silhouette of the iconic “Partners” statue in gold. Walt Disney’s signature is at the bottom of this keychain. The keychains are $12.99.
Also at Frontier Trading Post, we spotted “The Mandalorian” Funko Pop figurine. We didn’t see the other characters in this line.
A friendly reminder: Splash Mountain is closed for its annual refurbishment.
On our way out of the park, we focused on trying not to get blown away. The wind really picked up, causing Cast Members to clutch a bit tighter to their bunches of balloons.
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