PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Hollywood Studios 7/14/21 (Large Crowds, Last Sorcerer’s Keyhole Removed, New Props Added To Jungle Cruise Queue, and More)
Hello from another lovely day here at Walt Disney World! We had a mostly hot and dry day, but the bit of rain that we did get was quite intense. We managed to stay dry, though, and find some things to show you, so let’s get started!
While we have noticed a slow and steady increase in crowds recently, especially around holiday weekends, today we saw what seemed to be a sudden increase in attendance. This was the crowd of guests as those waiting for rope drop filled the bridge and spilled into the Hub area of Magic Kingdom. We were surprised to see so many people here so early on a Wednesday!
In Tomorrowland, the final iconic gear in the pavement on the walk into the land has been cut up and replaced with new concrete.
We saw another project come to a close as the last keyhole tap point for the now-defunct Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom portals was removed last night.
The times are ever-changing with more changes to the Jungle Cruise queue. The first themed portion as you enter the queue was completely overhauled last night, with old props removed and new food-themed props put in place.
The office in the queue, which sat empty for a few days, was also filled last night with props.
We also noticed a new saying, “Once a skipper, always a skipper!” painted onto the ceiling beams in the auxiliary queue. For more pictures and information on all of these changes, check out our article here.
Around 10 a.m., we took a look down Main Street, USA, and were surprised to see that it was still flooded with guests entering the park for the day. There was a definite increase in crowds today in our experience.
Over the last several weeks, each cavalcade one by one has become temporarily unavailable as it underwent maintenance. Today we noticed that “A Goofy Cavalcade,” the “Mickey & Friends Cavalcade,” and the “Magic Kingdom Cavalcade” were all using the same float, whereas in the past, each would have its own individual float. We suspect this allows these cavalcades to remain in rotation while the floats undergo maintenance or refurbishment.
While on Main Street, USA, we noticed that the Jerrod Maruyama balloons had finally made their way to the Magic Kingdom.
Not only had they finally arrived, but they are now available filled with a white Mickey head balloon.
Nearby at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, which recently reopened, a fan favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwich has returned to the menu. This sandwich is available with your choice of ice cream for $6.99.
The recently released Winnie The Pooh merchandise collection from the United Kingdom Pavilion at EPCOT has arrived at Hundred Acre Goods at the exit of The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh. For a look at the full collection, check out our article here.
We found two new magnets in the MaDe kiosk featuring Kingdom Hearts characters. Some magnet designs are customizable and retail for $14.99.
We found two other magnet designs not yet available through the kiosk, but available ready-made at Tomorrowland Light & Power Co featuring “Star Wars: The High Republic” and Americana snacks for $14.99.
While perusing Memento Mori, we found a new shirt featuring everyone’s favorite Hitchhiking Ghosts. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
After we finished up at the Magic Kingdom, we headed over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what new things we could find there. On our way, we spotted a Minnie Van on the road around Disney property, although the Minnie Van service is not available to guests and has been confirmed to be retired.
While we didn’t find any construction updates there, we did find two new pieces of merchandise. The first was this “D” icon belt from Disneyland, which comes in two lengths and retails for $29.99.
The second piece we found was this striking Avengers sweatshirt, available at Keystone Clothiers for $54.99.
We had a wonderful time at Walt Disney World, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!
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