PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 5/31/21 (Markers Removed From Main Street, Trees Replaced In Tomorrowland, Animatronics Not Functioning On Jungle Cruise, and More)
Hello from a hot but beautiful Memorial Day here at the Magic Kingdom! We had a relatively quiet day with all of the construction projects across property shut down for the holiday weekend, but we still found some things to show you. Let’s get started!
On our way through the Transportation and Ticket Center, we noticed that one portion of the Express Monorail station had been painted grey.
Inside the park, the physical distancing markers on Main Street, USA designed to help guests maintain distance while watching cavalcades had been removed. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
In Tomorrowland, the trees in between the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover track and The Lunching Pad have been removed and replaced with younger, smaller trees. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
The extended queue markers for The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh have been removed. Markers now begin once you enter the queue under the attraction sign. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
Gaston’s Fountain is still turned off, but is still filled with water. We hope to see if running again soon.
Two sections of animatronics were not functioning today on the Jungle Cruise, starting with the African Bull Elephants. They did not have motion or sound working.
The natives dancing in a circle in the Head Hunter Territory scene were not working either, with neither sound or motion.
Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen cavalcades become unavailable for varying lengths of time, presumably for routine maintenance. The first to become unavailable was A Goofy Cavalcade, which was gone for about a week, followed by Tinker Bell & The Lost Treasure, which was only gone a few days. Today we saw that the Magic Kingdom Cavalcade was unavailable. No changes have been seen to these cavalcades upon their return.
The Casey Jr. train popcorn bucket has returned to the Magic Kingdom. It is currently available at the Hub popcorn stand for $17, and qualifies for $2 refills.
On our way to check out the nearby resorts, we saw that the markers had been removed from the queue for the Ferry Boat.
Before we left for the day, we took a moment to listen to the Dapper Dans sing while passing through Town Square. They were all decked out in patriotic suits in honor of Memorial Day. We honor those who gave their lives in the service of their country, and will never forget their sacrifice so that we may live free on this beautiful day.