PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 12/30/22 (50th Anniversary Finale Spirit Jersey, ‘Fantasy In The Sky’ Fireworks Return, New Year’s Eve 2023 Prep, & More)

Good morning from Magic Kingdom! New Year’s Eve preparations are underway, so let’s start making our way around the park!

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It’s a beautiful day to be at the park!

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Inside the Emporium there is a new Aristocats garnish pick and holder set. The holder for the picks is the piano that Scat Cat plays all the way through the floors of the dilapidated residence the cats stay in one night. The picks feature some of our favorite felines including Thomas O’Malley, Marie, and her brothers.

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Loki fans will love this new variants Marvel pin on the pin wall for $17.99. I spy an Alligator Loki!

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Near the shirts and Spirit Jerseys in the fashions room, there is a new grey polka dot Minnie Mouse bow puff-sleeved zip-up jacket and sweatpants. The set is sold seperately. The zip-up is $64.99 and the pants are $54.99. Both pieces feature an embroidered Minnie Mouse covering her face with a bow.

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Better late than never? “Happy Holidays” reads on this new Mickey and Friends peppermint bark and reusable tin. On the back we can see the faces of Mickey and Minnie Mouse on the candy pieces inside. The bark is $19.99 at The Confectionery.

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Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. is still missing its 1994 Tomorrowland elements including the gear clock and tower mural. The gears situated above the entrance were removed earlier this year.

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While the crowds weren’t too bad this morning, long lines plagued the park early on like this 95 minute wait for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train that stretched around the attraction almost down to The Little Mermaid.

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Hundred Acre Goods has a new “Best Friends Forever” Mickey Mouse head necklace set for $24.99. One of the necklaces is gold and another is rose gold.

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We stopped by “it’s a small world” to see if any cleaning had been done on the boats in the attraction, although they still look like they could use a good scrubbing.

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Preparations for the upcoming New Year’s Eve DJ dance parties can be seen throughout the park. The area above The Country Bear Jamboree has a large banner to ring in the new year. Cinderella Castle and Rockettower Plaza in Tomorrowland will also have DJs.

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Zanzibar Trading Co. in Adventureland seems to be missing its shop sign. A few days ago we noticed some refresh being done to the pillars of the mock shop so it’s possible it could also be receiving a small refresh.

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We hopped aboard PeopleMover after a slightly delayed opening. The lower area at TRON is looking a lot tidier as we’ve seen crews cleaning and pressure washing daily. We are waiting for the large attraction sign to be installed any day!

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Big Top Souvenirs has an array of new Disney’s Animal Kingdom art on phone cases, ornaments, and magnets.

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We’re wild about the new art giving Animal Kingdom some love. The designs are bright and colorful and do a great job of featuring the animals.

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All these options are customizable and we have also found a few options pre-made around the parks. What do you think of these new designs?

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After a brief hiatus from the park, we made our way back to check out the showing of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks! The New Year’s Eve fireworks are shows nightly on December 30th and 31st at 6:30p.m. and 11:50p.m. Watch this year’s showing here!

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DJ Dance Parties are in full swing! We stopped by this one in Tomorrowland at Rockettower Plaza stage. The dance floor was packed with guests dancing to music that played around the park.

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Crowds were moderate as we made our way out to EPCOT. It wasn’t incredibly crowded, but definitely less-so than on December 31st!

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Our last stop of the day was at World Traveler in EPCOT, where we found another piece of the 50th anniversary grand finale merchandise. Check out the newest Spirit Jersey here!

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

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