PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Magic Kingdom 3/15/21 (Droid Popcorn Bucket Returns, First 50th Anniversary Turret Decoration Arrives, Spring Roll Cart To Remain Open All Week, and More)
Hello friends, and welcome to the official beginning of Spring Break week! We were surprised by the report that the crowd levels were not all that different from a usual busy day in the parks, despite capacity having been reached for all four parks. Even with all the vacationers in the park, we still found things to show you, so let’s get started!
The scored concrete just outside of Legends of Hollywood that we saw last week has started its transformation into patches of fresh concrete blocked off with crowd barriers, as we predicted. It appears that this area will be done in stages, with smaller patches done in turns so as to keep walkways to the doors open.
We noticed that the Guest Experience Team location had been removed from across from Baseline Taphouse.
It turned out, however, that while it had been removed from its previous location, it wasn’t removed altogether, as we found Guest Experience Team Cast Members in a new location down Grand Avenue near the entrance to Galaxy’s Edge.
In Character, the shop on the corner near the temporarily unavailable “Voyage of The Little Mermaid”, has been stripped of merchandise. We expect to see the windows covered in black plastic soon, as it appears that this shop will be closed for the foreseeable future.
Despite having an opening time of 12 PM, Keystone Clothiers was open at 10:30 AM when we decided to take a look around. It didn’t open with the park, but it was definitely open far earlier than its posted opening time.
While there, we found a new Mandalorian magnet featuring Grogu and Ahsoka for $14.99.
Next, we headed into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Ronto Roasters to check out the return of the MSE-6 Series Droid as a snack carrying device. Originally available as a popcorn bucket from the popcorn stand inside the Market, it is now available to hold your Galma Snacks. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
While we were there, we noticed that the droid responsible for turning the giant spit under this engine oven was not functioning properly. While his sound effects and voice could still be heard, he was not moving at all.
Another new piece of merchandise today was this stunning castle charm and bracelet by Pandora Jewelry, both of which are park-exclusive pieces. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
We had a great time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but our day wasn’t over yet! First, we headed to Disney Springs to check out some new treats for St. Patrick’s Day.
There’s a new donut at Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew for a limited time, and it’s quite an interesting flavor combination! We love the presentation though, just look at that rainbow! For more pictures and information, including our full review, check out our article here.
Next, we headed over to the Magic Kingdom, where we were met with a new construction box as soon as we walked through the gate into Town Square.
Framework is being added to the other half of Cinderella Castle stage, although it appears only about halfway complete.
Our most exciting construction update find was this new piece of 50th Anniversary turret decor, which was added last night. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
Work continues on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, with Cast Members pulling up an access panel in the track today and working with electrical wires below. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
The Swiss Family Treehouse is still closed for refurbishment. Unlike last week, we could not see or hear work being done on it today.
We found some food offerings which are usually only open on weekends open today, including Tomorrowland Terrace and the Spring Roll Cart. We are excited to report that we were able to find out that the Spring Roll Cart will be open all week, from now through Sunday. Now you have even more time to try the new “Secret Sauce” that comes with the Cheeseburger Spring Rolls!
We found two new pieces of merchandise at the Magic Kingdom that we wanted to share with you, the first of which is this new purple Minnie ear headband Alex and Ani bracelet.
Next, we found this Class of 2021 Limited Edition MagicBand featuring Mickey Mouse. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
On our way out, we got to see one of our favorite princesses, Rapunzel, on the Princess Promenade. We love sharing these special long-distance moments with characters!
We had a wonderful day at Walt Disney World, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!