PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney Springs 5/1/21 (Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Plaques Removed, New Gideon’s Cookie, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Food, Transportation & Ticket Center Refresh, and More)
It’s the beginning of May at Walt Disney World, and we’re starting off the new month at Magic Kingdom, with a little time at Disney Springs as well. We’ve got some interesting updates from both locations, some looking back to the discontinuation of Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, and others looking forward to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and a bunch in between.
Heading to the park on the Monorail, we noticed a new sign which attempts to clarify for guests how the boarding and seating works with the numbered cabin partitions.
Inside the park, it’s hard to beat a sunrise hitting Cinderella Castle, so we won’t try to.
Progress on that coaster-based attraction has been inching along, and—five months ahead of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary—may be the reason we don’t hear a train whistle on October 1st.
At Tomorrowland Light & Power Co., some merchandise has been “reset” and the Mandalorian merchandise centralized, with Space Mountain merchandise moved closer to Space Mountain’s exit. Peoplemover apparel was also displaced, and has been moved near one of the exits.
Finishing up our lap of the park, we caught A Goofy Cavalcade passing by in Frontierland.
Back at the Transportation and Ticket Center, more fencing has been removed as the transportation hub also receives a makeover for the 50th anniversary.
Finally, we also grabbed the new limited edition May cookie from Gideon’s Bakehouse, the Peanut Butter Espresso cookie. Naturally, we waited out the long virtual queue and reviewed it for you.
Thank you for joining us today at Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs, counting down five months until Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary. Stay tuned to WDWNT.com for all of the changes leading up to the historic event!