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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios 3/4/21 (“Kingdom of Cute”, Robin Hood Dooney, and Character Prowling)

Welcome back to a new day and the most magical place on earth, with a little pixie dust, but still magical. Come join us and see how we spent our day looking for information to share with all of you.


For some reason this week, the days start as if it’s going to be a long cloudy, and dreary day, which works for us because it means a lot of guests will wait to arrive until later when the sun shines through.


We’re now addicted to the expedient transportation of the buses, although they don’t have the same novelty as the Monorail or ferry. However, it’s a good trade for getting to the park in under 10 minutes.


Sadly, not much has changed with the construction on the castle.


Except now, more construction equipment has been parked in the once beautifully filled moat.


The Peoplemover is still not moving. We count the days as well until one of our favorite staples is open and in motion once again.


The Mad Tea Party is still being refurbished, but that just means our tea parties are a little bit calmer for now with the inclusion of biscuits.


TRON Lightcycle / Run’s Canopy is making progress. It seems as though only 3-4 pieces are left to be installed.


Obviously, all work and no play makes us dull, but coming around to The Haunted Mansion, we walked right on to the right and couldn’t help but ask Cast Members why it was so dead in there. Yeah, we went there.


Taking a moment as things were a bit quiet for the moment around the castle, we thought of the things we still miss and can’t wait to see reopen at Magic Kingdom. Leave a comment to tell us what you miss!


Our choice other than The Peoplemover is Casey’s Corner. The park just isn’t the same without this restaurant.


We stopped in the emporium to find this “Kingdom of Cute” collection created by Jerrod Maruyama. If you’d like a little bit more detail on this new Disney Home collection, check it out here.


Walking around the park, we may have spotted this little guy getting ready for his audition to join The Dapper Dans.


On our way out of the park, we saw this in a case at Main Street Cinema: a new Robin Hood Dooney & Bourke collection that will be available at Uptown Jewelers on Monday, March 8th.


Construction is still going strong at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, making it really hard getting from Magic Kingdom back to the resort, which just makes us want them to finish our loop even faster. This picture captures a “silver lining” though.


Floridian Way is still being worked on, as far as we can tell. Honestly, we can’t tell the difference from yesterday.


Although we couldn’t capture the characters in action, we traveled over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios because we heard of new distant meet and greets similar to what Magic Kingdom and EPCOT have been doing with characters behind rails or barriers but able to interact somewhat with guests. We think today was just to test it out, but in the mornings you may be able to find characters on top of Hyperion Theater or in the grassy areas in front of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.


We did however get to see a few motorcades as we hunted for our elusive characters.


Jessie and Woody just love the crowd’s attention.


Minnie in a stylish ride to match her stylish dress.


But, that’s all we have for now. Until then, “Ready when you are, C.B.!”

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