PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 9/17/20 (Construction Updates, New maDe Items, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction Collection, and More)

Hello from a magically exciting day at the Magic Kingdom! The morning was bright, sunny, and perfectly beautiful, but the afternoon was quite stormy. Thankfully we got in plenty of fun before the weather turned. Let’s get started!


We came into the park to Mickey & Friends greeting guests from the Train Station balcony, and Donald was ready for the spotlight! He was looking smashing in his superhero outfit.


We had a couple of construction projects to check in on today. At TRON Lightcycle Run, the canopy has been coming along nicely. Additional pieces are being assembled on the ground. We expect to see those mounted here soon.


At the Fantasyland Train Station, work vehicles were seen on the gravel path where the train tracks usually are. The tracks were removed recently as part of the refurbishment being done to the train system.


While we couldn’t see what they were doing, and work was not actively being done, it was good to see that progress is being made in this area.


Guests wishing to dine at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe are in for a bit of a change: the restaurant is now using the side door as the main entrance for mobile order guests.


Westward Ho Refreshments, which recently reopened with the popular corn dog nuggets on the menu, was closed today. We suspect this location will be open on busier days, similar to some locations at EPCOT.


We found several new lines of customizable MagicBands, phone cases, and magnets available in the maDe kiosk at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. One line was this awesome set of designs for the new Mulan film.


The brushed line artwork is really striking. We’re glad there are several designs featuring this style of art.


While the kiosk has options for several sizes of iPhones and Android devices, not all designs are available for all phones. As always, availability it subject to change. Please check with a Cast Member for the current availability.


No one can resist a good movie poster! Customization adds $5 to the phone case and MagicBand pricing.

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The MagicBand starts at $24.99. Specialty 3D phone cases retail for $34.99, with standard phone cases priced at $29.99. Magnets are $14.99.


We also found a whole set of items for Tiana from The Princess and the Frog. You can view the whole collection here.


While in Tomorrowland we also found new customizable shirts in the maDe kiosk, including designs for Princess and the Frog, Haunted Mansion, Mulan, and some Halloween 2020 designs. Shirts start at $29.99.


We had quite the surprise today when we walked into Sir Mickey’s and found almost the entire Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction Collection sitting on a shelf. With no announcement or warning of any kind, guests and Cast Members alike were surprised to see this popular merchandise appear in the store. For more pictures and a full video walkthrough of the collection, see our article here.


Halloween officially arrived in the Magic Kingdom on Tuesday, but it finally seeped all the way into the Confectionery today. Halloween cupcakes have arrived, and — yes — there’s a pumpkin spice flavor!


We indulged in a treat of our own today in celebration of Gaston’s Tavern reopening recently. Nothing beats a LeFou’s Brew on a hot day!


We found Gaston leading the Villains Halloween Cavalcade today from atop his trusty steed, rather than from the ground. We especially like the new studded breast collar Gaston’s horse was wearing, perfect for a Villain’s horse.


Also new to the Villains Cavalcade today was the Big Bad Wolf, who was walking along in front of the float.


We love seeing the Villains having a moment to shine!


It isn’t all Halloween Cavalcades all day though. Some of the Character Cavalcades we’ve come to know and love are still running along with the Halloween Cavalcades. We got to see the Royal Princess Promenade today, which was lovely to see while looking down Main Street, U.S.A.


We had a wonderful day at the Magic Kingdom, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!