PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Hollywood Studios 5/10/21 (Construction Walls Removed From Cool Ship, Fairfax Fare Reopens With New Menu, New Rey Legacy Lightsaber Arrives, and More)
Hello from a hot but beautiful day here at Walt Disney World! We started off our day at the Magic Kingdom to check in on the construction project there, and then found some new merchandise to show you as well. Let’s get started!
On our way into the park, we saw that more of the upright supports behind the Ticket Windows had been painted blue as a part of the color scheme change for the Transportation and Ticket Center. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
The Town Square Theater marquee has been returned after being removed for refurbishment. The banners which hung to either side of the center area during its absence have been removed.
Further inside the park, we found pavement work being done to the track around The Hub to the west.
Not too far away, we found construction walls had gone up in front of the Baby Care Center has it undergoes refurbishment.
At Cinderella Castle, the long-missing lamp post to the left of the entrance has been returned.
The queue for Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin was detached from the queue for the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, which it had been using as overflow. The area in front of the exit for the theater was also cleared of stanchions from the queue ahead of a possible reopening. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
The wall to the left of the exit of Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin in Tomorrowland has gotten some paint recently, with two thirds of it currently white, and one third having been painted blue to match the rest of the wall.
The pavement across the entrance into Tomorrowland has been scored, indicating that this area will be next to be torn out and replaced. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
The construction walls surrounding Coca-Cola Cool Ship have been removed, signaling the completing of the refurbishment. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
Electrical installation for lights has begun on the TRON Lightcycle / Run illuminated canopy. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
The crest on the main building of Dumbo the Flying Elephant has had it’s chipped paint patched, though unfortunately the patch is rather obvious.
To the right, the bunting has been restored on the main building, following the completion of the repainting of the strips on the wall.
Planters have been removed from around part of the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak train, revealing a refurbished engine and giraffe car.
The engine is complete finished, but the giraffe car still has blue painters tape around the trim from painting.
The white and yellow awning in the queue for The Barnstormer has been fully restored, making this area fully covered now by new awnings.
The blue roof of Sir Mickey’s has been completely repainted, and now matches the other blue roofed buildings around it.
Nearby along the side of the temporarily unavailable Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, we found that a Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom medallion had been removed.
We also found medallions had been removed from the portals near Aloha Isle, inside Tortuga Tavern, and near Jungle Navigation Co LTD Skipper Canteen.
Turning our attention to merchandise, we first found this youth sweatshirt featuring Ariel and Flounder at The Emporium for $39.99.
Next, we found this adorable new Disney Babies plush of the ever-popular Nana from “Peter Pan”, also available at The Emporium for $32.99.
Our next find was this terry cloth weighted plush collection. Each plush contains a removable 2.5 lbs weighted bean bag.
We found this set at The Emporium for $39.99 each.
Our favorite find of the day was this Treasure Skeleton Funko POP vinyl figure, which Captain Jack Sparrow was very happy to see we had found. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
We found a few new designs available in the MaDe kiosk in Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. The first design was this MagicBand, a late comer to the Star Wars rainbow line. MagicBands start at $24.99 and are customizable.
Then we moved over the shirt kiosk, and found a few Mickey and Minnie silhouette designs with family member names underneath.
Next, we found this “The Bad Batch” addition, as well as two “The Mandalorian” designs. MaDe shirts start at $29.99 and are customizable.
We had a lovely time at the Magic Kingdom, but our day wasn’t over yet! We park hopped over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what we could find there.