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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 6/1/21 (Multiple Tribal Dancers Removed from Jungle Cruise, New Limited Release Pins, Physical Distancing Updates, and More)

Good morning from a wonderful, sunny day at Magic Kingdom. We’d definitely say that “Plenty of sunshine is headin’ our way” as we enter June here at Walt Disney World. But the heat isn’t keeping us away, as we’ve found some interesting discoveries today while in the park. So lets hop right in!

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We started off our day by taking a stroll down Main Street, U.S.A. There, we ran into the man- or should we say mouse- himself, Mickey! He was accompanied by his trusty pal, Pluto, and the lovely Minnie Mouse as well.

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We headed over to Jungle Cruise, where we discovered that several tribal figures have disappeared from the attraction. All of the Tribal Dancers have been removed, as well as two of the “headhunters.” However, the drummers and four other “headhunters” still remained. Recently, we also found that Trader Sam’s Gift Shop had arrived, but there is no sign of his former animatronic.

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Speaking of missing things, we also found that more of the iconic 1994 New Tomorrowland “gear” pavement has been removed, and replaced with more generic pavement.

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Even more queues around the parks have started adjusting their physical distancing procedures. Many attractions have partially or even completely removed their distancing markers, with some of the newest on that list being The Haunted Mansion, Prince Charming Regal Carrousel, and Astro Orbiter.

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In Fantasyland, we found that Gaston’s Fountain outside of Gaston’s Tavern is still not operational. It has been almost a week now since the fountain has been on.

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It seems like everyones favorite god of mischief was right when he said the sun would shine on him again! As with the upcoming release of Disney+’s Loki, three brand new limited release pins based off of the series have debuted in the parks.

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We also found a brand new Atlantis: The Lost Empire pin, featuring Milo and Princess Kida.

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Before heading out, we decided to pop by and say a quick “Aloha!” to Stitch in Tomorrowland!

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Back on Main Street, U.S.A. we noticed that Mickey and Friends were rolling around in their Rainy Day Cavalcade vehicles, despite the sun shining high in the sky. They were, however, still dancing and singing along to “It’s a Good Time” instead of the much rainier counterpart.

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As we bid farewell to Walt and Mickey, our day at Magic Kingdom came to a close. We hope you had a great time coming along with us! Are you excited to see the new updates continuing to role out at Jungle Cruise? Let us know in the comments. We’ll “see ya real soon!

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Figmentfan
Figmentfan
3 months ago

Why is Disney removing references to indigenous peoples? Do they not exist according to Iger?

Last edited 3 months ago by Figmentfan