PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 6/4/21 (Maskless Cast Members, New “Trapped Safari” Scene On Jungle Cruise, Tomorrowland Dress Arrives, and More)
Hello from a grey but lovely day here at the Magic Kingdom! With the threat of thunderstorms looming overhead for the most of the day, we made the most of our time to check out what new things we could find at the park today. Let’s get started!
As we parked, we noticed that the Cast Members working in the parking lot were not wearing masks. These were the first Cast Member faces we’d seen since the reopening of the parks! With the relaxing of safety guidelines across property, Cast Members who are able to maintain physical distancing from guests and other Cast Members are able to take their masks off.
In the park in Tomorrowland, we found fresh pavement had been laid, replacing another section of gear pavement.
At the construction site for TRON Lightcycle / Run, we saw bright blue safety netting staged on the ground ready to be installed on the arms underneath the track.
Up in manlifts, other sections of the safety netting were already being installed.
Gaston’s Fountain is still off but filled with water. With the water having remained still for so many days now, it’s starting to look a little slimy. We hope this fountain returns to use soon.
We’ve seen several attractions have their extended queue markers removed across property over the last week, but it seems that removal was accelerated at the Magic Kingdom over the last day. The extended queue for Peter Pan’s Flight the first attraction we saw today that no longer had markers outside.
Across the walkway, it was a similar story at “it’s a small world”. Markers now begin once guests cross underneath the attraction sign.
The winding extended queue of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has also been cleared of it’s physical distancing markers. The queue is still roped off as it takes guests up into the Frontierland Train Station.
The Pirates of the Caribbean extended queue is also now devoid of physical distancing markers, which previously stretched all the way to the intersection by Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn And Cafe.
While checking out the queue for Pirates of the Caribbean, we noticed that the section of pavement in front of the now-defunct Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom portal in the queue has been replaced with fresh concrete.
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The extended queue markers for Jungle Cruise were the last set of markers we found to have been removed today. These markers were particularly helpful in the early morning as guests rope dropping this attraction used them to line up before the attraction, or the park for that matter, were even open.
On the Jungle Cruise attraction itself, we found both the elephant animatronics to be fully functional, with a full range of motion and sound.
It was an exciting day to ride the Jungle Cruise, as one of the new highly-anticipated scenes debuted today. The “Trapped Safari” was the second large piece to have been removed from the attraction, but is the first to be completely restored. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
At the beginning of the “Native Celebration” scene, a very large scrim box had been placed on the river bank, reaching out into the water. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
With construction and queue updates out of the way, we were able to turn our attention to merchandise. We found this late comer to the tropical summertime collection with this reversible hat, available at The Emporium for $34.99.
Also at The Emporium, we found this rainbow tie dye waist bag/cross body bag for $29.99.
We found several new Limited Edition and Limited Release pins, all available at Frontier Trading Post. For more pictures and information on each of them, check out our article here.
Our favorite find of the day was this fabulous Tomorrowland Dress Shop dress. The galaxy print and subtle “T” on the front makes this quite the show-stopper. This dress is available at Uptown Jewelers for $128.00.
We had a wonderful time at the Magic Kingdom, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!