Partner's Statue in front of Cinderella Castle with new 50th Anniversary Decorations at Magic Kingdom

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 3/22/21 (Additional 50th Anniversary Décor on Cinderella Castle, Dooney & Bourke “Sidekick” MagicBand and Bags, Bonjour! Village Gifts Reopens, and More)

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Greetings from The Most Magical Place on Earth! We’ve got a busy day full of new Dooney & Bourke items, shop closings and openings, and new Cinderella Castle décor. It’s a gloomy morning, though — a combination of the recent time change and some misty, slightly rainy weather. We’re going to brave the chilly dampness and head on in.

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With darker mornings, guests do have a nice opportunity to catch the castle still lit up without having to stay late into the evening.

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Sunrise would move in quickly, allowing us to see the additional bunting that was added to Cinderella Castle overnight. This was the first addition that could be viewed from Main Street, but certainly will not be the last.

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Rooney Bourke sidekicks handbag collection

Back down on Main Street, a new line of Dooney & Bourke “The Sidekicks” bags and limited release MagicBand debuted. The items feature a handful of Disney sidekicks, as the name would imply, and includes an Annual Passholder exclusive bag.

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Next door, Main Street Cinema has closed for a short time as it transforms into a temporary stand-in for Main Street Confectionery while it undergoes a refurbishment beginning next week.

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Bonjour! Village Gifts Reopening

With Main Street Cinema closing, Bonjour! Village Gifts has reopened as a temporary art retailer, much in the same way that Box Office Gifts has transformed into a stand-in for The Chapeau ahead of its refurbishment alongside Confectionery.

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Back out by the castle, work on the stage refurbishment continues, with an additional section of heating elements added stage right. The opposite side’s heating was completed last week.

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In Tomorrowland, TRON Lightcycle / Run has inched closer to the completion of its massive canopy frame.

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While one crossbar was added since Saturday, the wet weather and high winds delayed work midday, meaning completion of the frame may take just a little longer.

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At Tomorrowland Light & Power Co., the MaDe kiosk is down yet again, limiting custom options to the smaller items available on the nearby tablets.

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For a short time this morning, things weren’t much better in Frontierland as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had some downtime. Thankfully, it was back up in under an hour, minimizing the impact on other attractions.

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Circling back to Adventureland, we caught a character that we haven’t seen in a bit — Captain Jack Sparrow. Rest assured, he was up to his usual antics on the stage.

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At Swiss Family Treehouse, minor refurbishment work continues ahead of the attraction’s expected reopening on Friday. No significant changes are expected to the elevated lodging.

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Back to Main Street and into the Emporium, two new youth shirts are now available. First, a shirt featuring Sorcerer Mickey with the phrase “Stay magical”. Joining it was a new, albeit using a recycled saying, with Donald Duck. Both shirts sell for $19.99.

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Finally, we caught Tinkerbell in her cold-weather gear making her way down Main Street as we headed out. Fortunately for guests, the misty weather wasn’t so bad as to pull the plug on all of the day’s cavalcades — and by the afternoon, the sun was beginning to shine a bit more.

Thank you for following along with us at the Magic Kingdom today! With the giant game of “musical chairs” affecting Main Street businesses, is there a shop you will miss most while it’s closed or repurposed? Let us know what you think about the changes in the comments!

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