PHOTOS: Rolling Planters Replace Construction Walls and Benches Removed at Mission: SPACE in EPCOT

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Construction continues in the area around Mission: SPACE at EPCOT. During a recent visit to the park, we noticed some progress had taken place. Mission: SPACE Construction At the ride’s exit, we spotted some gray patches of concrete that have yet to be painted to match their surroundings. The gray patches really stick out in … Read more

PHOTOS: Elevator Bay Reopens With ‘Luca’ Mural as Pixar Place Hotel Transformation Continues

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As Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel continues it’s transformation into Pixar Place Hotel, more updated elements are being opened up for guests’ use. Pixar Place Hotel Interior Parts of the main lobby and surrounding common areas have reopened for guests’ use. The elevator bay for the hotel has also reopened. It matches the style of the … Read more

Bright Paint Job Continues on Transformers: The Ride Façade at Universal Studios Florida

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A teal color scheme is being incorporated across the building housing Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios Florida. We previously reported first spotting blue stripes Thursday on the side directly behind construction for the new Minion Café in Production Central — soon to be transformed into a Minions-dedicated land. Color Transformation at Transformers We assume … Read more

PHOTOS: Scaffolding Removed From Space Mountain Spires at Magic Kingdom

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Scaffolding has been removed from Space Mountain’s spires in Magic Kingdom, and rooftop cleaning has seemingly been completed in preparation for the opening of TRON Lightcycle / Run.

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Space Mountain Façade Refurbishment

The scaffolding around the Space Mountain rooftop spires have now all been removed as the opening of TRON Lightcycle / Run nears on April 4. Disney has been cleaning the Space Mountain roof exterior since January as they complete the construction for TRON Lightcycle / Run and its surrounding area. We have been following along with the refurbishment while keeping you updated on the changes made to the surrounding area.

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Scaffolding was installed in early February around the Space Mountain spires as cleaning and repainting continued on the attraction’s roof.

The scaffolding surrounding the large spires was recently removed, but the smaller spires remained covered.

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The smaller spires are no longer surrounded by scaffolding, and the work on Space Mountain’s rooftop appears to be complete.

Disney has been making some changes to the surrounding area of the new attraction, TRON / Lightcycle Run, as it prepares for its grand opening next month.

In addition to the maintenance work completed on Space Mountain, a name change and retheming have been made to the classic attraction’s neighboring shop, and a new food stand has been added.

Tomorrowland Launch Depot

Formerly known as Tomorrowland’s Light & Power Co., the shop next to Space Mountain has officially been renamed as part of the updates made to this area. The new name for this shop is Tomorrowland Launch Depot. The1994 Tomorrowland decorative exterior cogs and steampunk style have been replaced with a sleek streamlined facade. The original tower art underneath the clock has been replaced with a mural of Tomorrowland attractions past and present.

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The shop formerly sold Space Mountain themed merchandise and featured a D-tech on demand counter for the customization of MagicBands, phone cases, and other items. While it is uncertain if these items will continue to be sold at the shop, new merchandise has been revealed. The new shop will sell unique TRON themed items, including Loungefly backpacks, t-shirts, toys, and light-up clothing and accessories.

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Another shop entrance will be located in the back, making it easily accessible for guests exiting the TRON Lightcycle / Run attraction.

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Tomorrowland Launch Depot will offer guests the opportunity to experience the TRON Identity Program. Guests who purchase the special action figure can customize its unique identity chip and use it to interact with other TRON toys and merchandise. The Tron Identity Program action figures will be priced at $89.99.

Energy Bytes

Disney recently revealed all the details surrounding the new snack stand, called Energy Bytes, located near the entrance of the new TRON / Lightcycle RUN attraction and Space Mountain.

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Unique sweet and savory snacks will be available at this food stand, including dumplings, donut holes, mochi ice cream, and a frozen watermelon refresher. These snacks will be sold for under $10. The full price list, with photos, is available here.

With so many new things to see, will you be visiting Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom anytime soon? Let us know in the comments below.

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PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 3/2/23 (Disney100 Vera Bradley Collection, New Pandora Charms, Interactive Effect Broken in Haunted Mansion Finale, & More)

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Aloha from Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. We’re starting our day here to grab some breakfast and Kona coffee. Then we plan on hopping on the monorail and heading to Magic Kingdom. We plan on doing some shopping, checking on construction updates and riding some rides. As always we will be sure to report all the … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 2/23/23 (Disney100 Decades Collection Steamboat Willie Ear Headband, New Limited Edition Pins, Construction Updates, & More)

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Good morning! Today we are planning on spending the day at Magic Kingdom, and we’ll be making a stop at Disney’s Contemporary Resort a little later. As always we will share all the new things we find today, so let’s get started! On our way to Magic Kingdom we took a look at the construction … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 2/11/23 (Birdhouses Removed at Splash Mountain, Hidden Disney Mystery Pin Pouch, Construction Updates, & More)

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Good morning! We are back in Magic Kingdom today to look for construction updates. We will also be taking a look at the construction at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. As always we will share all the updates and new things we find today, so let’s get started! First we took a look at the construction … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 2/4/23 (Disney100 Mickey Mouse Figurine, Year of the Rabbit Lunar New Year 2023 Loungefly Ear Headband, Construction Updates, & More)

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Good morning from Magic Kingdom. We are back today to check on construction updates at Splash Mountain. Cast Member previews have also started at TRON Lightcycle Run and we will be check if there are any updates. As always we will share all the new things we find today, so let’s get started! A new … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 1/13/22 (Donald & Daisy Disney Parks Exclusive Valentine’s Pandora Charm, Low Crowds, Construction Updates, & More)

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Good morning from Magic Kingdom! It looks like it’s going to be a great day here with light crowds. As always we will do some shopping and be on the lookout for all things new. We also will be checking on construction in the park and will give updates on what we find. Let’s get … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Disney Springs & Disney’s Hollywood Studios 12/18/2022 (Peppermint the Reindeer at The Ganachery, Roundup Rodeo BBQ Adds More Detail, Briar Rose Disney Designer Doll Debuts, & More)

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Hey, howdy, hey, pals! We are beginning our day in The Ganachery at Disney Springs. Join us through today’s photo report. It’s only 10 in the morning but, we are starting our day off with a bang! New to the crew at The Ganachery, Peppermint the Reindeer, is a dark chocolate treat filled with chocolate … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 12/18/22 (Avatar Mystery Pin Set, TRON Lightcycle Run Construction Update, & More)

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Good morning from Magic Kingdom! We are getting closer and closer to Christmas and the holiday crowds are in full swing. Today we plan on doing some shopping and checking on the construction at TRON Lightcycle Run. We will be sure to report on all the new things we find. Let’s get started! As we … Read more

Awning Added To Kona Café at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

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Kona Café has been under refurbishment since August 17, 2022. On our most recent visit to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, we noticed that a small awning has been added to the front façade. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort recently underwent a refurbishment just before the 50th Anniversary celebration began. This update the porte cochere, and the … Read more

Smokestack Towers Revealed at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen at Universal CityWalk Hollywood

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With the opening timeline recently announced, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen construction is picking up. Scrim is down around the towers, and off the front façade of the steampunk themed restaurant. The smokestacks have been revealed! They are mostly black metal with some gold details. We can see the gold metal accents at … Read more

Landscaping Installed Around Walt Disney World Railroad as Testing & Construction Continues at TRON Lightcycle / Run

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We’re back in the Magic Kingdom in Tomorrowland to observe more updates to TRON Lightcycle / Run as well as Tomorrowland Light & Power Co., which remains closed for the time being. The walkways continue to get carved out while the construction equipment remains in the area. The area is looking flatter with concrete soon … Read more

Parking Lot Construction Continues at Disneyland Resort Downtown Disney District

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Downtown Disney District in Disneyland Resort is undergoing some parking lot construction. As of now, it’s unknown when this project will be finished. It was rumored that the previous trees in the parking lot were dropping seeds on cars. Everything seems to be flattened out for new construction in the parking lot. Construction workers have … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios 6/23/22 (Construction Updates, New Limited Edition Pins, & More)

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Good Morning from Magic Kingdom! It is going to be a beautiful and hot day today. We are on the hunt for what’s new. We will be checking out construction updates and new merchandise. I hope you enjoy following along with our day. Before we got started, we decided to take a ride on the … Read more