PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 1/8/21 (New Emporium Display Windows, Harper’s Mill Exterior Replaced, Switchboard Limited Release Mystery Pins, and More!)

Hello from a chilly, windy day at the Magic Kingdom! Despite the chill in the air, we came out to check on what might be new here, and we weren’t disappointed. Let’s get started!


When we came in to the park, we noticed right away that the Christmas-themed window displays had been changed out at The Emporium.


The windows that were Christmas merchandise and decor have become youth merchandise, while the windows that had transitioned into 2021 merchandise with Christmas decor have become all 2021 themed now.


Inside The Emporium, we found a few pieces of new merchandise to share with you. Our first find was this adorable bucket hat made out of the same frosted vinyl that the Disney Dogs and Cats raincoat is made out of, making this hat waterproof and a perfect match for the jacket. It retails for $29.99.


Next, we found three phone cases. Two of them were these cases with built-in card holders in the back.


The third was this “I Love My Disney Dog” phone case featuring Pluto hanging over the top edge. For more pictures and information on these cases, check out our article here.


To go along with the phone cases, we found this new PopSocket featuring Grumpy from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. It retails for $14.99.


While in The Emporium, we spotted these talking toddler porg shoulder pets. This is the first time we’ve seen these little guys anywhere outside of the Creature Stall in Black Spire Outpost. They were a far way from home!


Next, we headed over to Tomorrowland where we found more concrete work underway. This recently-poured patch was about 12 feet from the patch we saw repaired on Wednesday.


We went in to Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. to check out what new phone cases and shirts might be in the MaDe kiosks, but the whole system seemed to have crashed.


While we were there, we did find this new PopSocket featuring Tinker Bell. It retails for $14.99.

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Work seems to be continuing on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover ahead of its reopening later this month. Some of the ride vehicles were grouped together in what appeared to be an appropriate functional train, but other ride vehicles were grouped together in large numbers on other parts of the track.


We checked on menus around the park and found that the lingering Christmas Churros at Peco’s Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe had finally disappeared, although the regular “Churros with Chocolate Dipper” appear to be using the Christmas Churros picture.


We found filming underway on The Hub for most of the day today, with one of the Walt Disney World Ambassadors in the “hot seat” when we passed by.


Across the Rivers of America on Tom Sawyer Island, we found that Harper’s Mill had gotten a makeover overnight. A whole new exterior had been put on the building, with fresh stained wood replacing the original exterior. The iconic “Harper’s Mill” painted sign is now gone from the building. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.


Across the street at Frontier Trading Post, we found a new collection of Limited Release pins. This is the Switchboard “reveal and conceal” Limited Release Mystery pin collection.


Each box contains one revealed pin and one mystery pin.


Each mystery box retails for $19.99.


We also found these adorable Disney Dog and Cat Open Edition mystery pin boxes. Each box contains 2 randomly selected pins, and retails for $15.99.


In other pin news, back at The Emporium, we found this Open Edition Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington “Love” pin for $9.99.


When we passed by Pirates of the Caribbean, it was down for technical difficulties. It did come back up later in the day.


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

  1. We had a wonderful time in December 2020, it was one of our best trips. Thank you for sharing the fun of Disney. Ive seen other sites that appear to be a Disney fans blog that seem really be on the side of complaints. We have been going to Disney since our teenage years and do not plan to ever stop the Magic 💫

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