We were shocked to see the doors open this evening. It wasn’t open earlier today.
Fire Engine No. 71 now sits in the Main Street Firehouse, surrounded by stanchions.
Even though the vehicle is roped off, you’re free to touch the fire engine. You can turn the crank to make the siren go off, honk the horn and ring the bells!
Patches from firehouses around the world can be found on display, just as they have been through the years.
All of the podiums, queue posts, and other Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom props have been taken out of the Firehouse, almost like the game never existed there. Well, until you look at the floor…
The old practice portal stations are still there, just for theme now.
The poster frames placed on the doors for Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom were repurposed with new art.
Other than a few fresh bricks on the floor and some new posters, we saw no other signs of refurbishment. It seems like the closure was only for the removal of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, and nothing more. That being said, it’s nice to see the firehouse return to mostly how it was many years ago, just in time for the 50th anniversary.
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