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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Hollywood Studios 8/25/21 (New 50th Banners Arrive at Magic Kingdom, Biometric Scanning Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, All-Star Movies Lobby Partially Refurbished, & More)

Royal greetings from Magic Kingdom! We have a big day of parks and resorts ahead so let’s get started!

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We previously saw new banners for the 50th celebration a few days prior, but a colorful new rainbow version now sits along the entrance to the Magic Kingdom as well!

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Starting our day off with a trek on the jungle rivers, Jungle Cruise has once again changed the look of their sign.

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Fastpass kiosks were uncovered and on as we made our way into the queue as well.

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While the Main Street Confectionary still sits closed, work was seen on the sign this morning as its refurbishment continues.

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Scrim at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe was finally taken down where a fresh coat of paint was seen on the lower level of the building.

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Scaffolding at Splash Mountain grows though no visible changes to its exterior remain to be seen yet.

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At the opposite entrance to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe where more construction is taking place, brick pavers are laid and cemented in place.

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A new Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings phone case is now available at Frontier Trading Post for $29.99.

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A new limited edition Creatures pin is also available at Frontier Trading Post.

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“it’s a small world” sees more colorful paint in greens and purples.

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Construction at Be Our Guest features more paint as the castle and surrounding rocks receive colored gradients and distressing.

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Painting is also still a work in progress at Pete’s Silly Sideshow where masking tape can be seen protecting the beige stripes from an overspill of fresh red.

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Canopy and tunnel work are the main focus at TRON as of late.

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Over at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the pool play area is being refurbished.

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort Monorail station comes together as final painting projects and decorative panels are placed.

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The seasonal Moana cupcake available at Capt. Cook’s and Kona Island Coffee Bar received a makeover for World Princess Week.

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We also made time to pop into Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort to check the progress of their lobby refurbishment.

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A new Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings billboard was out in the parking lot at Hollywood Studios.

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Biometric scanning returned to the park today as well, where you now have to scan your fingerprint as well as your park pass for entry.

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Boarding groups were still available for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance late into the afternoon after the second boarding queue was open.

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The Darkroom finally has its scrim removed to reveal new concrete areas sans a sign over the facade’s exterior camera.

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Inside The Darkroom shop, new Marvel phone cases featuring Party Thor, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and The Muppets were available for $29.99 each.

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Trolley Car Cafe also holds a royal treat for World Princess Week, the Merida-inspired Cupcake.

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Two new Disney Artist Series backpacks are available at Legends of Hollywood.

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Blue scrim lines the exterior of Sunset Club Couture on Sunset Blvd.

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New paper menus are available at Tune-In Lounge shortly after its reopening.

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