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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 6/7/21 (Dumbo Play Area Reopens, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad Closed For Refurbishment, Mint Color Trend Collection Arrives, and More)

Hello from a hot and humid day at the Magic Kingdom! Despite the weather, we still had a good day checking out all the new things here, and we found some things to show you. Let’s get started!

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Though scoring and replacement of the pavement in Tomorrowland has been going on for some time now, a new sign has just appeared, apologizing to guests for the inconvenience of the refurbishment. No new progress was made on this project over the weekend.

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All entrance and exit-only signs have been removed from Star Traders, making both doors at this store available for guests to use regardless of their traffic flow.

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At the construction site of TRON Lightcycle / Run, we noticed metal framework had been added recently to the outside of the show building near an entrance.

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We also noticed that the blue netting that we saw being installed on Friday had been taken down, but more of it was being installed in a new location today.

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The play area inside the main building for Dumbo the Flying Elephant has reopened to guests with minimal additional COVID-19 safety measures in place. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Gaston’s Fountain remains off but filled with water in Fantasyland. We hope to see it returned to use soon.

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The load zone for the Liberty Square Riverboat has had it’s physical distancing markers moved closer together, closing the gap in between markers from 6+ feet to around 3 feet. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has closed for a week-long refurbishment. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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It was a busy day on the Jungle Cruise, several things to report. First, the water feature towards the beginning of the attraction “Inspiration Falls” was not functioning today.

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Second, the “Trapped Safari” scene has now been animated, with the characters on the pole moving. For more pictures and information, including a video of the scene, check out our article here.

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Lastly, the area which housed the first of the three groups of natives on the left in the “Native Celebration” scene, which were removed over a week ago, has been cleared, enlarged, and covered in a large tarp.

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Once finished with construction and logistical updates, we turned our attention to merchandise updates from across the park. The first new item we found was this hat, featuring the phrase “Never Too Old For Fairytales”. This hat is available at The Emporium for $27.99.

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Later in the day, we found this fun Stitch journal at The Boutiki in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for $19.99.

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Back at the park, we found three new designs in the MaDe shirt kiosk all featuring characters from “Raya and the Last Dragon”. These shirts are all customizable and start at $29.99.

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We found three new pencil cases at The Emporium, featuring Stitch, Princesses, and Minnie Mouse. Each case retails for $14.99.

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We found two new pieces of rainbow tie dye today, with this tech backpack, complete with built in phone charger, and this tote bag. The backpack retails for $59.99, and the tote retails for $39.99. Both bags are available at The Emporium.

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With more and more Stitch items appearing in the parks, we weren’t surprised to find a new Minnie ear headband featuring this lovable character. We found this plush ear headband at The Emporium for $24.99.

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Our favorite find of the day was the new Mint color trend collection, which includes items from Spirit Jersey and Loungefly, plus a sequin and satin Minnie ear headband. For more pictures and information on the full collection, check out our article here.

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

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Victoria Tolivar
Victoria Tolivar
12 days ago

Wonderful news!! Save Splash Mountain!! Expand the park and add a Princess and the Frog attraction!! So Splash Mountain will remain the same!!