Disney News on Parade: Magic Kingdom Update
We have a very busy update for the Magic Kingdom with both video and photos. I offer the video from Pinocchio’s Village Haus in Fantasyland. The photos come from the remainder of the park.
Parking & TTC
Probably the biggest shock of the parking lot in years. The entire forested/swamped area in the center of the parking lot has been removed. You can see from the Heroes side to the Villains side.
The area is enormous and it appears it will become part of the existing parking lot.
The never, never ending construction on the TTC is shown below. Note that they have added additional shade structures in this area. Still, for what is really not much of a vertical construction project, it’s hard to understand why this is taking so long. Epcot’s is practically completed, and they started after the TTC construction did.
One advantage of being on the express monorail is that it allowed me to ride Monorail Green. New little decor going on. Nice. But the monorails need to be overhauled entirely. So I’m confused.
Magic Kingdom Entrance
Love me a shot of Tron under construction!
These low-rising walls have been added outside of Tomorrowland along the lake. They look nice. I didn’t know they were so needed. I’m not sure I’m a big fan of seeing the outside of Magic Kingdom when I’m riding the rails. Are you?
Here are some shots of construction at the entrance to Magic Kingdom.
Taken at night, but this sign on the construction fence makes a great segue to Tomorrowland.
Do you like this new archway? Really?
Here’s what the old one looked like:
New chairs and a groovy 70’s look at Tomorrowland Terrace. Too bad it seldom operates except for dessert parties.
Here’s a riddle for me? It’s 7:00 pm. People are lined up everywhere to grab dinner. And a third of Cosmic Ray’s queues go empty. Ugh!
Another ugh. The deterioration of the People Mover. Look at how bad this seat appears. Pain chips or drops on the floor as well. Terribly unprofessional. We spoke about these problems in an earlier post. Check it out.
On a much better note is the construction of the exterior rails for Tron. Hard to see where the train will go in between all of this, but I’m thrilled for the construction. I just wish they would add money, labor, budget and so forth for existing attractions.
Love this widened path from Cinderella Castle to Liberty Square.
Of course, that path would have been easier in the first place if they simply didn’t have tables between Sleepy Hollow and the moat.
Excited to see how this will turn out. I’m hoping there’s good shade tree in the center, and that it keeps both strollers and pedestrians from moving into this table space in Liberty Square.
In the Tangled restrooms bordering Liberty Square I found this partition for toilets that are out of service. I never like to take photos in a restroom–obviously–but I had to capture this image, as I thought it was a smart way to decommission a toilet when not in use.
I mention the park being overcrowded. I love a beautiful shot of the Liberty Square landing at night, but I would be more enamored if the boat was running as well. Past 7:00 or 7:30 the boat stops operation. Disappointing, as it would really help with congestion.
I didn’t mention Main Street Railroad Station in my video. But in the last several months these gems from the old Penny Arcade have been updated. Their free to look at, and they compliment the railroad station.
Don’t let the 1 cent price detour you. It’s free!
I really miss riding the rails. Still, during daylight hours, the train is free to come visit and walk on. And at night you can at least get a photo. Be sure to check it out.
That’s it. We’ll be covering Epcot in a few days. Be sure to join us!