PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 5/4/21 (TTC Fencing Removal Continues, More Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Medallions Removed, New Canvas Plush Collection Arrives, and More)
Hello from a beautiful day here at the Magic Kingdom! With most of the excitement happening over in Disney’s Hollywood Studios for May the 4th (including a first look at the upcoming “real” working lightsaber!), we had a quiet day by comparison. We still found some fun new things to show you, and some construction updates worth sharing, so let’s get started!
When we arrived at the Transportation and Ticket Center, we noticed that several of the vertical supports starting from the Ferryboat side of the Ticket Booth building had been painted blue. It appears that these supports are being painted moving from this side of the building across to the Bus side of the terminal.
We also noticed that two of the decorative gates on the far left side had been removed.
The fencing that matches these gates has been almost completely removed from this area already.
Moving into the park, we found additional patch work had been done overnight on Cool Ship. The 3-D elements on these legs had also been taped off n preparation for painting.
Work has begun on the signage itself for Cool Ship, with sanding and patch work evident.
In Fantasyland, we found that The Barnstormer billboard had been refreshed, it’s colors much more vivid than before.
In front of Friar’s Nook and immediately adjacent to yesterday’s patch, we found a swath of fresh concrete blocked off from guests, including some stonework. We were pleased to see that the theming of horseshoe prints and wagon wheel marks were kept when replacing the pavement in this area.
We found several Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom medallions removed today.
Two of the three portals on the exterior of Sir Mickey’s, the portal to the left of the Liberty Square Riverboat loading dock, and the portal outside of Pirates of the Caribbean were all removed last night.
We noticed that Rapunzel’s tower was looking especially bright and colorful today, almost as if it had had it’s roof repainted recently. With it being further away it’s difficult for us to tell for sure, but we think the multicolored shingled roof may have been refreshed recently.
We took a ride on the Jungle Cruise today, and were happy to see that the African elephant animatronics were functioning today, although their timing was off in relation to the passing of the boats. While they normally trumpet as you pass them, they were trumpeting when the boat was out of sight.
Once again the Trader Sam platform seems to have had a slight topography change, and is now once again completely covered in one large camouflage tarp.
As we have seen frequently recently, we saw filming happening this morning near Cinderella Castle. It wasn’t clear what project this filming was for.
We found a menu change today at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments while checking out Mobile Order options. Turkey Legs will now be served at this location after 7pm. We did notice, however, that we were able to add a Turkey Leg to our cart and get all the way to check out even though it was prior to 7pm. It is unclear if MyDisneyExperience would stop you from ordering, or if your order would be refunded were you to order a Turkey Leg prior to 7pm.
With the addition of Mulan on the Royal Princess Processional, there has been a bit of shuffling of position on the float during the cavalcade in order to fit everyone comfortably. Today we saw Rapunzel riding on the back of the float, which we thought was an unusual spot, although it seemed to work for her, and we liked the tower vibes we got from this location.
While not as full as yesterday, it was a good day for merchandise finds today. We started out with these “Been There” Star Wars Starbucks mugs, which were released today for May the 4th. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
Next, we found this fun new collection by BaubleBar which pairs perfectly with the new tropical summer collection, which debuted in the parks yesterday. The tan earrings retail for $55.00, the green earrings retail for $45.00, and the bracelet retails for $55.00. This collection can be found at The Emporium.
Speaking of accessories, we found the perfect new MagicBand for “Toy Story” fans with this new Pizza Planet open edition MagicBand. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
After that, we headed to Tomorrowland Light & Power Co, where we found lots of new designs in the MaDe kiosk. First we found this single phone case design based on a scene from “The Mandalorian”.
Then we came across a line of Avengers symbol pieces in bright rainbow colors with the words “Strong” and “Love” on them.
We also found several Star Wars designs in bright rainbow colors as well. MagicBands start at $24.99, phone cases start at $29.99, and magnets start at $14.99. Most items are customizable.
We also found two new shirt designs in the MaDe shirt kiosk. This first one was a bit of a puzzle, since Walt Disney World is the “Most Magical Place On Earth”, but the rainbow castle is cheerful nonetheless.
We also found a version of the artwork from today’s event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Shirts in the MaDe kiosk start at $29.99 and are customizable.
Back at The Emporium, we found a new collection of plush made out of canvas and corduroy with interesting proportions. The first two we found were Marie from “The Aristocats” and Winnie the Pooh.
We found their unusual look endearing, and appreciated the character choice. The rest of the set was comprised of Dumbo, Bambi, and Meeko from “Pocahontas”. Each plush retails for $26.99.
Before heading home for the day, we headed to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, where we found a new drink available at the Barefoot Pool Bar. Dole Whip fans will have to try this one!
We had a wonderful day at the Magic Kingdom, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!