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Individual Lightning Lane Outages & Genie+ Changes, Mickey Waffle Loungefly Backpack, & More: Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Hollywood Studios Photo Report 12/17/21

Good morning from a beautiful sunny day at Walt Disney World! Today, we make our way across Magic Kingdom, Disney Springs, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Sleepy Hollow isn’t the only place to get a good Mickey waffle in the kingdom anymore. We satisfied our cravings early with the new Mickey waffle Loungefly from Uptown Jewelers!

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The Camera Center near the entrance of the park has another register set up in the back corner of the shop, possibly to alleviate the higher crowds making their way in for the holidays.

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While we noticed a few glitches with individual Lightning Lane purchases starting right at 7AM, the system seemed to glitch off and on until 9:30a.m. when we could finally start making individual Lightning Lane purchases again.

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TRON Lightcycle Run is speeding along with daily additions. Since our last construction update, they have added more new arches near the entrance of the attraction and exterior panels are nearly complete on the mystery structure on the opposite side of the track.

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“Wet Paint” signs line the fence from Fantasyland to Momento Mori where it seems a bit of touching-up has taken place.

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A new Sketchbook ornament featuring Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, and Pascal is available at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe. For full details on all of our merchandise finds, visit our daily merchandise roundup post!

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Crowds were slightly lower this morning as we walked about, but this could just be the calm before the storm of the Christmas rush next week!

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A “Holly Jolly” glittery red Mickey Mouse holly berry pin is at Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland.

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Heading out of the kingdom, we hopped aboard the EPCOT Monorail to see construction progress from high in the sky. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind has added more panels to its exterior facade.

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Journey of Water structures are sprouting up daily, and rapid progress is being made on this area.

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Back at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the cast member pathway has been cleaned up. A structure in the center of the path is taking shape.

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Stopping in Disney Springs to hang out before we could officially park hop, Tren-D has a cute new gold Mickey rhinestone bracelet set.

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Stitch Crashes Peter Pan and Pocahontas Magic Bands and large pins “crashed” their way into Pin Traders. The plush were not yet available.

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Star Wars Trading Post has another Vault collection ID tag in blue and EARidescent pattern as well as a new Mickey and Minnie circle tags that are in our merchandise roundup.

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A blue and green Star Wars fuzzy zip-up jacket is also in the shop featuring Storm Troopers, lightsabers, and more.

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Later in the day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Walt Disney World app alerted us to changes made in Genie+ and individual Lightning Lane selections starting December 19.

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At Dok Ondar’s, Holocrons are back in stock.

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Tatooine Traders has some new Star Wars gear for the buff in your family, including a Skywalker Academy shirt and a white Star Wars logo sweatshirt.

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At the back of the shop, the build your own lightsaber station is currently closed due to supply chain issues.

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