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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Animal Kingdom 6/16/21 (Dinosaur Returns to Pre-Pandemic State, Multiple Parties Being Sat Together on Certain Attractions, Physical Distancing Removed Onboard Monorails)

Jambo! Join us today as we venture around Walt Disney World at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. We found quite a few interesting things today, and we even saw an attraction return to it’s pre-pandemic state. So let’s jump in!

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When boarding The Monorail this morning, we found that the “Please Wait Here” distancing markers had been removed. This comes only a day after the removal of dividers onboard. Multiple parties are now being seated together in each car.

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We said hello to Pooh and his many friends on Main Street, U.S.A.!

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Heading into Adventureland, we took a voyage on The Jungle Cruise. We recently discovered that a new sunken boat had been added to the hippo scene.

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Over in Tomorrowland, work is still underway to completely remove the iconic 1994 “gear floor” by replacing it with generic pavement.

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Although masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests in most places as of June 15th, old signage still remains posted around the parks.

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Yesterday, we found that scrim has been partially removed from the area around Peter Pan’s Flight. Today, we found that even more scrim has come down and very little remains! At this rate, the area will be back to normal in no time!

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We caught some pixie dust from Tinkerbell as she rode around Main Street U.S.A!

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Construction is still in full swing over at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Just a few days ago the new porte-cochère roof was installed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Monorail Station.

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The torches around Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort are bringing the heat, as they have been relit with fire, proceeding the resort’s summer opening.

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We journeyed off to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to see what adventures awaited. The rain may have been pouring, but we were still in the most magical place on earth! Who can complain?

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We trekked over to Dinosaur, where we were happy to once again see the friendly face of Dr. Seeker! Guests are again being required to watch the pre-show before entering the ride.

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Once inside the loading area, we found that the plexiglass dividers had been completely removed and that guests are being seated in every row. This includes sitting multiple parties together in the same row, which has not been seen at an attraction before today. Dinosaur is officially back to pre-pandemic procedures.

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We found that they are also seating multiple parties together on Kali River Rapids once again. All twelve seats inside the ride vehicle are now being occupied, whereas they were originally only using one raft per party.

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Kilimanjaro Safaris may not be back to its full original state, but we did see the removal of some plexiglass dividers inside the loading area, as well as on the ride vehicle itself! Guests are being seated in every row with zero plastic dividers inbetween.

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We love to see custodial art around the parks, especially pieces like this Mickey fallen flower display!

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Dividers have also been completely removed at Na’vi River Journey in Pandora – The World of Avatar. They no longer remain in the loading area or on the boats themselves.

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After the return of Liquid Layer recently, we were hopeful that we would find the Flaska Reclinata or spraying creatures back in action. Unfortunately, they still remain dormant.

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Sivako! Inside of Avatar Flight of Passage, we found that little distancing measures remained in place. Guests are now standing on every numbered dot in the second pre-show room ,and being seated next to each other on the ride itself.

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That brings us to the end of our day! We hope you enjoyed following us around Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom as much as we enjoyed being there. How do you feel about the parks return to normalcy? Let us know in the comments below! “We’ll see ya real soon!”

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sup
1 month ago

you certainly make it seems exciting and I think I am ready to do it with hopes by end of oct. it will be even more normal.

Harry Lyme
Harry Lyme
1 month ago

At last!