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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 6/23/21 (Plexiglass Removed From Pirates of the Caribbean Queue, Apple Watch Bands Added To MaDe Kiosk, New Princess Balloons Available On Main Street USA, and More)

Hello from a beautiful day here at the Magic Kingdom! We had lovely weather, with the rain holding off until the afternoon. We were able to get a good look around at all the new things here in the park. We found some things to show you, so let’s get started!

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On our way into the parking lot, we noticed that a few maintenance Cast Members were parked by the Trams, and they all had their top flashing lights on. We hope this means that they’ll be returning to service soon!

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At the Transportation and Ticket Center, this merchandise stand, which has been closed since the park reopened, was finally open today.

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The painting of the Monorail stations continues, with all the stations now painted grey. Some of them are a darker grey, and some are lighter, although this may be a primer versus paint. We’ll be watching for further changes.

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Inside the station, the changes continue, with even the ceiling getting a makeover. The purple striped ceiling is being redone in favor of a blue striped ceiling to match the accent walls leading into the Transportation and Ticket Center as you cross under the overpass on foot from the parking lot. For more pictures and information on all these painting updates, check out our article here.

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Inside the park, work has been progressing well on the netting installation across the illuminated canopy of TRON Lightcycle / Run. A sizable portion of the netting is now visible from Fantasyland in Storybook Circus.

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While we were photographing the construction, we watched as a piece of framework was hoisted up into the entrance to the illuminated canopy from the show building.

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Later, we saw that piece had been installed, mirroring a matching piece as a type of gateway surrounding the track as it enters the illuminated canopy.

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With physical distancing measures being removed all across Walt Disney World property, we saw that the plexiglass barriers had been removed from the Pirates of the Caribbean queue today. This very well may have been the most extensive use of plexiglass and metal barriers in a queue on property, and it certainly was in the Magic Kingdom.

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Additional props have been added to the “Boats & Baits” scene on the Jungle Cruise, filling out this recently reimagined scene. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Information about the upcoming nighttime fireworks spectaculars, both new and returning, has been added to the My Disney Experience mobile app.

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With construction and logistical updates out of the way, we turned our attention to merchandise. We found a new open edition pin “Peace Love & Mickey” at The Emporium for $9.99.

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We also found two new Limited Edition pins and one new Limited Release pin at Frontier Trading Post. Moving left to right, we have the latest edition of the “Magical Comics” series Limited Edition pin for $19.99, a Limited Edition “Jungle Book” “Lazy Days of Summer” pin for $19.99, and a Limited Release “Luca” pin for $15.99.

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Apple Watch bands are now available in select designs in the MaDe kiosk in Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. They are not customizable at this time, but we are hoping that will change. They come in two sizes, depending on the size Apple Watch screen you have, and are $34.99. For more pictures and information, and to check out all of the currently available designs, check out our article here.

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We also found three new designs featuring Captain America in the MaDe kiosk. Phone cases start at $29.99 and magnets are $14.99. Phone cases are customizable.

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We found five new shirt designs for adults in The Emporium today, all featuring Mickey Mouse or a classic Disney design.

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These shirts $24.99 each or two for $22 each.

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On our way out of the park, we found two new balloons being sold on Main Street, USA. One featured Moana, and the other featured Belle. These balloons retail for $14 each.

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We had a wonderful time at the Magic Kingdom, and hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!

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