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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney Springs 4/16/21 (Final Turret Cap Installed, New Cast Member Look Implemented, Disney Cruise Line Pop-Up Shop Arrives At Marketplace Co-Op, and More)

Hello from a beautiful and busy day here at Walt Disney World! We started out our day at the Magic Kingdom to take a look at what new construction updates and castle decorations we might find there. Let’s get started!

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On our way in to the park, we noticed that the second poster kiosk at the Transportation and Ticket Center had been painted blue and gold in preparation for the 50th Anniversary. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Inside the park, the surfacing of Cinderella Castle Stage has been finished, quite recently in fact. The chemical smell of the spray-on footing was very strong as we walked by it this morning.

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The lantern to the left of the entrance to Cinderella Castle has been removed, presumably for refurbishment. We’ve seen the removal and replacement of other lanterns recently, so it appears that they are being refurbished on an as-needed basis.

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The final turret cap was installed last night, bringing us one step closer to the final “EARidescent” look being fully realized for the 50th Anniversary celebrations. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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We found a mysterious new support covered in scrim fabric in Tomorrowland underneath the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Pavement work continues in Tomorrowland. Two more fresh patches of concrete were blocked off from guests today.

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The repainting of Dumbo the Flying Elephant continues with the center portion of the attraction. The awning and red ridge along the “tent” were painted last night along the front of the building. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Additional walls in the Jungle Cruise queue have been painted green, resulting in the removal of themed elements that were decorating those walls. Hopefully, that theming will be returned soon, but for now, with the fresh paint, those walls remain bare.

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Following the announcement of the “Disney look” being updated to be more inclusive, we found a Cast Member at the park today working with visible tattoos, meaning that the new look has become active policy. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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We found Minnie’s Kitchen Sink Sundae had returned to the park but in a new location. Previously available before the park’s closure for COVID-19 at Plaza Ice Cream Parlour, this fun treat is now available at Storybook Treats for $16.99.

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The “My First Visit” ear hat that we found a little while ago is now available in infant, youth, and adult sizes at Curtain Call Collectibles.

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We found two new pastel rainbow keychains today. The first was “Beauty and the Beast” themed, and the second was a classic Minnie Mouse silhouette. Both were found at the Emporium for $12.99 each.

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This mood castle keychain is also available at the Emporium for $9.99.

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We found a late-comer to the new “Play, Eat, Repeat” reusable houseware line with this collapsible silicone water bottle. We found this at the Emporium for $22.99.

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We spotted a new line of youth clothing today at the Emporium featuring Forky from Toy Story 4 and Ariel and friends from The Little Mermaid. This shirt, tank, and leggings are all $24.99 each.

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Next, this shirt and pair of biker shorts were $29.99 each.

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Lastly, this tank was $34.99.

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We discovered some new ties today to go with the several we found the other day. Check our article to see all of them!

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Two “Raya and the Last Dragon” magnets made their way into Tomorrowland Light & Power Co today. We expect these to become available in the MaDe kiosk soon, and we hope to see MagicBands follow suit. These magnets retail for $14.99 each.

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Springtime calls for florals and two new pieces of jewelry by Rebecca Hook have popped into Uptown Jewelers featuring a lovely floral design. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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We found a very interesting new hat today, featuring Grogu or “Baby Yoda” from The Mandalorian. This hat has arms that hang down off the sides, and inside each hand is a tiny ball. When you squeeze the ball, the ears on the hat move up and down. We can’t believe this hat! Check it out at the Emporium for $34.99.

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We had a great time at the Magic Kingdom, but we weren’t done for the day just yet. Next, we headed to Disney Springs to check out the new Disney Cruise Line offerings there.

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We started with the new Disney Cruise Line-inspired Piña Colada in a souvenir cup from Dockside Margaritas. For more pictures and information, including our full review, check out our article here.

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Next, we headed into the Marketplace Co-Op, where we embarked on the Disney Cruise Line pop-up shop, which includes a whole new line of floral Minnie merchandise!

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After that, we headed over to Gideon’s Bakehouse to try their new Hazelnut Mocha Double Frosted Layer Cake, and boy were we glad we did! For more pictures and information, including our full review, check out our article here.

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Then we headed to the World of Disney, where we saw two new Inside Out merchandise items. The magnet retails for $9.99 and the socks retail for $14.99.

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Lastly, we stopped into Disney Style, where we discovered this Wilderness Explorer logo shirt for $36.99.

We had a great day at Walt Disney World, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!

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