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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney Springs 5/26/21 (Physical Distancing Markers Removed From Monorail & Bus Queues, New BaubleBar Collection Arrives, New Watermelon Dole Whip Treats, and More)

Hello from another hot but lovely day here at Walt Disney World! We started our day out at the Magic Kingdom to take a look at what might be new there, and we found a few things to show you. Let’s get started!

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The gear pavement in Tomorrowland has now been scored all the way up to the bridge leading into The Hub in front of Cinderella Castle. All of this pavement will be removed in the near future.

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The lettering on the ship in Cool Ship has finally returned, making this refurbishment of officially complete. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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The trim on the camel car in the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station has been painted gold, and the planters which have shielded it from view during it’s refurbishment have been removed.

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Work continues at the construction site for TRON Lightcycle / Run, with more netting arms installed on the track supports recently.

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Electrical installation continues on the illuminated canopy. Wires could be seen hanging from the lights as workers attached them to the framework before connecting them together.

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Gaston’s Fountain was off today, though not drained. We couldn’t help but wonder if it had anything to do with the water we saw bubbling out from a crack in the rock base of the statue the other day. It’s possible that this was some sort of overflow and was intentional, but it certainly caught our attention as out of the ordinary.

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We found a patch of pavement scored and marked for removal in front of the former Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom portal just outside of Sir Mickeys today.

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We also found a patch of fresh concrete in front of another former portal near Sunshine Tree Terrace.

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As safety precautions relax around Walt Disney World, more changes in procedure are being seen across property. Today we saw that the entrance and exit signs had been removed from Fantasy Faire, allowing guests to enter the store from the door nearest the exit of the theater, previously marked “exit only”.

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We found new signage outside of the Carousel of Progress today, reminding guests to put on their masks before entering the queue, as masks are no longer required while walking around the park outside. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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We found a guest posing live for a silhouette today, which was previously unavailable for safety reasons. Although caricatures are still being drawn mainly from photographs, silhouettes may now be done while you pose. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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With our day wrapped up at the Magic Kingdom, we headed next to Disney Springs to check out what might be new there. On our way out we saw that the physical distancing markers had been removed from the extended queue for the Express Monorail at the Transportation and Ticket Center. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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When we arrived at Disney Springs, we found that the physical distancing markers had also been removed from the bus queues there. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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We always find fun new merchandise at Disney Springs, and today was no exception. We started looking at Ever After Jewelry Co, and found this new collection by BaubleBar. These earrings retail for $50.

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These two pairs of earrings retail for $55 each.

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The last piece of the set was this “Happy Place” bracelet, which retails for $40.

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At the World of Disney, we found some novel new “Indiana Jones” merchandise, including this plastic torch. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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The highlight of our day was getting to try these new Instagram-worthy treats. First up was this Watermelon Dole Whip served in a watermelon slice. We also tried the new Dole Whip Watermelon Parfait. For more pictures and information, including our full review of both treats, check out our article here.

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The perfect end to a perfect day was this “Perfect Harmony Cocktail” from the Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar. For more pictures and information, including our full review, check out our article here.

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

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