PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 4/8/21 (Additional Cinderella Castle Decorations, Mask-less Photos Allowed, Construction Updates, and More)

Hello, everyone and welcome to another day at the most magical place on earth! We’re heading to Magic Kingdom today to check on what’s new around the theme park. Let’s go!


Let’s start with a beautiful sunrise lighting Disney’s Contemporary Resort as we take a pleasant bus drive into the park.


We encountered a family of Disney Ducks walking down Mainstreet early in the morning, splashing around in a little puddle.


More wood boards have been added to the Cinderella Castle stage since our last update.


Looking up at the castle, another turret gets its ribbons as the makeover of Cinderella’s Castle seems to be moving along rather smoothly.


For the first day of allowed maskless photos, signage has been removed around some of the more popular photographed areas.


On the world-famous Jungle Cruise, we ran into some very hangry hippos.


There have been no changes since we last saw the removal of Trader Sam.


The president has yet to come to Disney World, with no ETA in sight.


Temporary themed-scrims still adorn Peter Pan’s Flight.


More temporary supports have been removed from the TRON Lightcycle / Run construction, making the upcoming attraction look more like a ride and less of a construction stite.


Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station seems to be hiding in the bushes still, maybe a new paint job, maybe he just wanted some space and alone time, we all need it sometimes.


We found yet another square of fresh concrete by the Tomorrowland Speedway.


The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is still closed but we saw it running smoothly during testing today (although the walkways up to the ride still sound like they need a little WD40). All we ask is that the ride please open soon as Magic Kingdom just doesn’t feel whole without it.


Grogu “The Child” is showing off the latest Star Wars bling in the Pandora Jewelry section of Uptown Jewelers.


Over at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Kiki Tikis Splash Play Area seems to be finally complete as all construction equipment has been removed and everything looks fairly assembled and rejuvenated.


We finish as we usually do with our trips to the Magic Kingdom, checking out Floridian Way to see how the construction is going and… it’s going. The ramps are slowly being built and we estimate it’ll be months before this project is complete.


And with that, another day at the parks comes to an end, but with every end comes a new beginning. Thank you for following along! We’ll see you on our next magical adventure.

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