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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 7/28/21 (Final Piece of Gear Pavement Removed From Tomorrowland, Natives Removed From Jungle Cruise, New Apparel Arrives, and More)

Hello from a hot and slightly rainy day at the Magic Kingdom! We came to check out what might be new at this magical park, and we found some things to show you, so let’s get started!

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Though work has been underway on the replacement of the pavement in Tomorrowland for some time now, the day has finally come when we have to report that the final piece of iconic gear pavement has been removed and replaced with plain concrete. Further pavement still has been scored for removal, indicating that this project is not over, but the most recognizable piece has been removed.

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The Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover was down for technical difficulties throughout our time at the park today. We hope that this prolonged downtime does not hint at another extended closure for the attraction.

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The Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station was also not operational today, with the water features and movement turned off.

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At the construction site for TRON Lightcycle / Run, the new metal frame structure near the illuminated canopy is growing in size quite rapidly.

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We found a new addition to the construction walls in Frontierland today, with this section of the wall enclosing one of the entrances to the Frontier Trading Post. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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Pavement work continues just outside of the Restrooms in Adventureland and is covered by this temporary false floor for protection.

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On the Jungle Cruise, we found the Drumming Natives, the last remaining Natives from the “Native Celebration” scene, were removed. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.

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The plant wall another reporter saw further on in the “Native Celebration” scene remains in place.

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After noting that all of the Character Cavalcades were utilizing one float, perhaps to allow the others to undergo maintenance, we saw today that the float they were using was a different color. It appears that the float has gotten a makeover and is now a completely different color scheme.

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Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had quite an impressive line today, with a wait time of 90 minutes around midday. The line left the enclosed queue, switchbacked inside the stroller parking area several times, and then wrapped around the outside of the attraction.

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In merchandise news, we found a restock of one style of the “101 Dalmatians” Dooney & Bourke Collection at Uptown Jewelers, which was surprising. It is rare to see a restock of these bags, as they generally sell out or are cleared out to be sold elsewhere shortly after they are released.

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In The Emporium, we found the large wall of Face Masks had been removed and replaced with blankets. Face Masks are now displayed in a small section in the check-out lane.

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We found a new shirt and sweatshirt today, both sure to delight classic Disney fans. For more pictures and information on both of these items, 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 with us. Have a magical day!

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