PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Hollywood Studios 2/18/21 (Castle Moat Draining Begins, Skyliner Dooney & Bourke Bags, Fantasmic! Shirt Reappears, and More)

Hello from a suddenly very warm Walt Disney World! We started out this steamy day at the Magic Kingdom to see what new things we could find. Let’s get started!


We found the set pieces had been cleared off of Cinderella Castle Stage ahead of it’s refurbishment. We’re looking forward to seeing how this project will progress!


Nearby, the framing for the dams had been filled in and covered in scrim, and draining of the area immediately surrounding Cinderella Castle has begun.


More progress was made overnight on the repainting of the mural on Bonjour! Village Gifts. It’s nice to see this mural returning to it’s full glory step by step!


We found more plexiglass had been added to the queue of Pirates of the Caribbean. Almost the entire covered area in the front of the attraction is now filled with plexiglass barriers.


One of the two construction boxes surrounding the feet of two metal supports has been removed, and the foot has been covered in scrim fabric.


Nearby at the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, Cast Members were seen on the load platform.


Sadly, the attraction remains closed for refurbishment. Judging from the training we saw underway today, we are tentatively hopeful that the projected February 28th reopening date will be accurate this time.


In the ongoing saga that in concrete work around Walt Disney World, we found two new locations in Tomorrowland. The first was right next to the water fountain outside of Auntie Gravity’s, and the second was just outside of one of the exits for Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe.


We saw the Mickey & Friends Cavalcade float return over the weekend, and we noticed that with it the name of the Cavalcade also returned to normal. We’re happy to see this fun Cavalcade parading through the Magic Kingdom as it has since the parks reopened!


We found three new designs available in the MaDe shirt kiosk in Tomorrowland Light & Power Co today, all featuring the new Disney Vacation Club “Magical Years” logo. One shirt features the basic design, while the other two offer customization options for an individual’s or family’s name. All shirts are customizable in color and size, and start at $29.99.


We found a sneak peek of a new Dooney & Bourke handbag line featuring the Disney Skyliner at Uptown Jewelry. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.


We had a great time at the Magic Kingdom, but we were’t done yet! Next, we headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what new things we could find there.


We found this adorable little “Up” house succulent holder at the Celebrity 5&10 for $14.99.


We noticed on our way out that the window display at Celebrity 5&10 has been updated to include items from the Beauty and the Beast homewares collection.


We were surprised to find this classic Fantasmic! shirt at Tower Hotel Gifts. While it’s not new, it certainly caught our eye. With the show closed indefinitely, and new construction permits filed for the theatre, this shirt is practically a collector’s item now.


We had fun strolling around this classic park, but after a quick wave to Gertie, we headed out to park hop another day. We had a wonderful day at Walt Disney World, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!

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