PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 12/9/22 (Genie+ Lightning Lane Modifications Debut, 16 Foot Te Fiti Now Visible at Journey of Water, & More)

Good morning from a very busy Magic Kingdom! We’ve got a lot ground to cover today including a ride aboard the EPCOT Monorail to see the newest installation over at Journey of Water, so let’s get started!

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We started our day aboard the EPCOT Monorail to get a good look at the new 16 foot tall leafy green Te Fiti that is now at Journey of Water Inspired by Moana.

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A new Tram and parking sign has been installed near the EPCOT entrance walkway. We’re hoping this means the trams will be returning soon!

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We saw the Lilly Belle testing at the station when we entered the park. We waved to the conductors as they passed, we can’t wait for the train to return!

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After a ride on the Monorail, we made our way into Magic Kingdom to see what’s happening. At the Emporium, there’s a pair of kids’ holiday snack Mickey head pom pom Crocs for $54.99. These are so cute; we wish they came in adult sizes.

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A winking holiday Stitch and merry Scrump plush are now available with the other Christmas plush in the seasonal section for $29.99. He even has a little holly berry on his hat!

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Holiday candy cane Loungefly backpacks are now on sale for 30% off park-wide. Additional discounts are applicable on top of the sale, which is a rarity!

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Near the “Princess and the Frog” merchandise in the kitchenwares section, there is a new Princess baking gift set for $34.99 and mixing bowl baking set for $44.99 for the bakers in the family.

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The baking set comes with a whisk, spatula, and wooden spoon. The yellow bowl is ceramic and so cute!

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A few more sales are ongoing at the Emporium. 50th anniversary Monorail and Castle play sets are $75 each from their original $124.99 price tag. Additional discounts are applicable on top of these sales.

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Genie+ debuted a new change today where you can now modify your existing Lightning Lane selections, which was not possible before now without cancelling the time slot completely.

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A few new Disney Parks jewelry pieces came out at the shop including this Mickey head dangling earring set for $19.99.

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Disney Parks Jewelry Collection has Coco, Toy Story, Wall-E, and Ratatouille necklackes, earrings, and charms available on the jewelry display near the pins. This Coco earrings and necklace set has blue and pink skulls and is $39.99.

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Toy Story hoop earrings and small charms are on this set featuring Forky, Buzz, and Woody for $29.99.

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The trio is also featured on this beaded bracelet. There also appears to be building blocks on the charms. The bracelet is $29.99.

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Wall-E and Eve = <3 are on this necklace for $29.99.

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Another new Pinocchio pin has hit the shelves. This scene from the movie has Pinocchio and a marionette puppet on Stromboli’s stage for $14.99.

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We hopped aboard the PeopleMover to see what’s happening at TRON. Weighted vehicles were out testing today again with the ride’s audio at about 30 second intervals.

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More pavement has been poured at the exterior of Tomorrowland Light and Power Co.

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Splash Mountain was down for some of the day, and when we passed, we even saw some Cast Members walking the track.

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More 2023 ornaments are available at Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square.

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A new Jasmine Designer doll is available at Sir Mickey’s. Her doll is special because it also celebrates the 30th anniversary of Aladdin.

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Big Top Souvenirs is also running a sale! The Pixar holiday tins are on sale for $6 each when you buy two.

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A shiny new gold and blue Walt Disney World parks watch is at Uptown Jewelers for $75. The watch isn’t affiliated with the 50th anniversary, though.

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We popped in to Boutiki at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort where there is a new 2023 Disney Parks lanyard pouch.

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We hopped on over to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge where we found these very cute Bambi socks featuring Thumper for $16.99 at Wilderness Lodge Mercantile.

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We haven’t seen this in awhile! The caricature setup is back near Wilderness Lodge Mercantile.

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We stopped by the small table near the fireplace in the lobby that will feature some of the resort’s holiday gingerbread goodies.

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Four new wooden posts have been installed out by the dock to Magic Kingdom. They don’t appear tall enough to have a roof placed on top but this may just be the bottom portion.

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Construction continues on the balconies over at Boulder Ridge Villas in the DVC wing of the resort.

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That’s all for us today, thanks for following along!

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