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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Construction Update, Pop Century Resort – Photos and Video

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We were at Disney’s Pop Century Resort (below, left)  yesterday to see family, and spent an extra couple of hours taking photos and video of the upcoming Art of Animation Resort (formerly it would have been Disney’s Pop Century Legendary Years, but it was never completed). We went to the 4th floor of a number of buildings to get photos and video of the construction (below, right).

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Space Mountain Full Ride-Through with New Audio and Sound Effects, Best Friends Pet Resort Preview – Photos and Video

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We were able to ride Space Mountain yesterday (below left), there is now music on 60 speakers throughout the ride – it isn’t an onboard ride track. There are also whooshing sounds that happen as you pass certain areas of the ride. We also noticed a spider web projection on the building, I have not seen this for a number of years – the last time being the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party from a couple of years back.

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Magic Kingdom Update: Tomorrowland Terrace, Fantasyland Forest and another Rain Parade – Photos and Video

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It’s been a rainy week here in Orlando, but we’ve been able to get out and enjoy the parks a bit even so. At the Magic Kingdom looking towards Cinderella Castle (below, left), we noticed that new metallic railings had been installed – and it might have happened a little while back, but we don’t usually get into this area that normally is roped off for the dessert party. The Tomorrowland Terrace (below, right) is being used for a dinner buffet through the free dining August/September time period.

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Magic Kingdom Update: Celebrate A Dream Come True Parade Updated with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen plus Rain Parade, Peoplemover, Fantasyland and More – Photos and Video

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It was a dark and rainy afternoon, but the updated “Celebrate a Dream Come True” parade still was able to continue in an abbreviated form. Roy O Disney and Minnie Mouse (below, left) sit in front of a fierce looking cloud. The parade (below, right), was in “rain parade” mode, meaning that fewer floats were present and some characters walked ahead of the parade.

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Grand Opening Event! Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria at Epcot’s Italy Pavilian – Photos and Video

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We went to the Via Napoli Ristorante grand opening ceremony at Epcot yesterday, which included Italy streetmosphere characters stomping on grapes (below, left) as well as Mickey and Minnie making their entrance in a horse-drawn carriage (below, right). This wasn’t our first visit to Via Napoli, we have photos and a review from the first day it was open – but now Via Napoli is officially open for guests (and you can make reservations!)

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Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria at Epcot’s Italy Pavilian: Opening Day Review – Photos and Video

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Via Napoli Ristorante (below, left) at the Italy pavilian in Epcot soft opened today, several days before the official soft-opening date! The windows advertise the offerings (below, right), including pizza – and it is a great pizza! The completed restaurant exterior reminded me of Lights! Motor! Action! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I almost expected little red cars to be parked out front.

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Epcot Update: Mexico Pavilion Hacienda de San Angel, Italy Pavilian Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria and more – Photos and Video

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We spent time at both Animal Kingdom and Epcot today, it was incredibly hot, so we were happy when the wind and rain started coming closer (we just made it out of Epcot before the downpour!) Hacienda de San Angel is partly unveiled, and you can see the colorful dome against Spaceship Earth (below, left). From the patio of the Mexico pavilion, another angle (below, right).

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