PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 1/1/21 (New Face Masks Arrive, Kakamora Float Is Back, Park Hopping Returns, And More!)
Hello from a beautiful first day of 2021 here at the Magic Kingdom! We closed out the night here last night, and decided to come back here today to start the new year off right. We found some new things we’d like to share, so let’s get started!
On our way in to the park, we spotted what appears to be a supply cart on the train tracks close to Main Street Station, although it was empty. We saw work being done yesterday on the track near Fantasyland Station as well.
As we entered the park, we noticed new signs out front with instructions for later in the day on how to Park Hop using the bus system. Today marks the first day Park Hopping is available since the parks closed in mid-March.
Once in the park, we found Seven Dwarfs Mine Train boasting impressive 115 minute wait before 8 AM. Although it didn’t seem like the crowds were too bad today, this was the highest we’ve seen this wait time in a while.
We stopped in at The Emporium to see what new merchandise may have been released today, and we found several new onesies available. Our favorite is the one featuring Winnie The Pooh! For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
We also found several new face masks available, now that the holiday face masks are on their way out.
All of these face masks have been available as part of a multi-pack on shopDisney, but now they are available individually here in Walt Disney World.
All of these masks are currently available in all four sizes, Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large, are made of the “New Fabric”, and retail for $9.99. Discounts do apply at check out.
We found another addition to the patterned fan line with this Mad Tea Party “Spill It” fan today. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
While the Christmas decorations will remain for another few days, the holiday Cavalcades are gone and the original Cavalcades have returned. We loved seeing these brightly dressed dancers for the first time since September!
We noticed that while most of the holiday food offerings were gone, a few locations still had their treats available. Sleepy Hollow Refreshments was still offering the Fa La La La Funnel Cake.
Westward Ho was also still offering the Chip ‘n’ Dale Christmas Churros. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe was the only Quick Service Restaurant location still offering their holiday food.
Sunshine Tree Terrace was still offering the Orange Bird Christmas, but we also found it available for one day only at Aloha Isle Refreshments. While the Pistachio Chai Tea Float, Aloha Isle’s own holiday offering, was already removed from the menu, we were pleased to see it had been replaced with the return of a fan favorite, the Kakamora Float. We wasted no time in getting one for ourselves!
We checked in on the construction progress at Harper’s Mill, and found that some existing concrete had been cut away. It looks like they’re preparing to pour fresh concrete soon.
We stopped in to Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. and found a whole line of new Sorcerer Mickey MaDe items available in the kiosk there. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
While it was a fairly busy day, it wasn’t too bad compared to last week. Here’s what Main Street, USA looked like at midday.
We had a great time at the Magic Kingdom, but we were super excited to start Park Hopping again. Our full guide to the return of Park Hopping can be found here. At the bus station, the Cast Member scanned our MagicBand to ensure that we had tapped into the first park before allowing us to queue up for the bus to our desired second park.
First we Park Hopped to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It was so nice to see this classic park still decked out for the holidays!
Next we were off to EPCOT! It was a whirlwind World Tour.
Last but not least, we tapped into Disney’s Animal Kingdom, proving that you can, in fact, Park Hop to all four parks in one day with this new system. For a full tour of our experience, check out our guide to Park Hopping here. For more information on our sparkly pink MagicBand, check out our article here.
While we were at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we found this cool new hat featuring Mickey Mouse. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
We also found this new Limited Edition Annual Passholder Exclusive pin featuring Simba, which retails for $17.99.
We ended our day back at the Magic Kingdom, and got to see Mickey and Friends come down Main Street USA. We had a great day at Walt Disney World, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!