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Magic Kingdom Update: New Fantasyland Construction, Dumbo The Flying Elephant, Former Skyway Station Area Progress – Photos and Video

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Yesterday was a gorgeous, cool day at the Magic Kingdom (below, left). We encountered the Main Street streetmosphere characters by the Fire Engine as soon as we walked into the park (below, right). We once again play tested the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom interactive game and added to our growing collection of Sorcerers cards.

 

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Construction, Fantasyland Former Skyway Update, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom: Main Street U.S.A. Portals Begin Testing – Photos and Video

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Many changes have been happening at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, as the construction progresses. We walked down the bridge at the Pop Century Resort (below, left), which allowed a great view of the Finding Nemo courtyard (below, right). Please click HERE for all of our past coverage of this exciting new resort dating back to it’s beginnings as Disney’s Pop Century Legendary Years Resort.

 

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President Obama Visits The Magic Kingdom, Backstage Entrance with Parade Floats & Entertainment, Speech Simulcast in The Hall of Presidents, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Rock the Night Fireworks – Photos and Video

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President Obama paid a visit to the Magic Kingdom yesterday to give a short speech on tourism. Main Street U.S.A. was walled off from park guests until a little after 2pm (below, left).  While some areas were not open to the public, Disney pulled a terrific backstage experience out of it’s hat! Parade floats and Main Street vehicles lined the backstage walkway from Main Street to Tomorrowland, including these fish from Spectromagic (below, right).

 

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Magic Kingdom Update, Main Street USA, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, New Fantasyland, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Testing – Photos and Video

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Yesterday was a busy one at the Magic Kingdom. The Mickey Christmas ornament is now replaced with a more traditional Mickey at the front of the park (below, left). Scrims are up around Main Street U.S.A. (below, right), as the end of the holiday season always seems to lead to a few months of extensive rehabs.

 

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Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom Play Testing, Dumbo the Flying Elephant Final Flight at Current Location – Photos and Video

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The interactive game, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom (below, left) was play testing on Sunday at the Magic Kingdom. We had just finished up breakfast at Boma with friends when we found out that the testing had just started. We were handed a map (below, left) and 5 spell cards – there are 70 in all – and told to go to Fantasyland to start our adventure.

 

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Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Construction Update, Cars Radiator Springs, Finding Nemo, Lion King and Little Mermaid Sections – Photos and Video

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Yesterday was a beautiful day, and we stopped by Disney’s Pop Century Resort to take a look at the newest progress on Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (below, left). A Radiator Springs sign/icon is being worked on, with a pile of tires as part of it (below, right).

 

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Magic Kingdom Update: New Fantasyland Construction Including Dumbo The Flying Elephant Ride Testing, Storybook Circus – Photos and Video

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We enjoyed a picture-perfect day at the Magic Kingdom, though the temperatures never rose above 50 degrees. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were still dressed in their Christmas finest (below, left) and decorations were still up around the park. Dumbo the Flying Elephant was testing in Storybook Circus (below, right). The current Dumbo that will be part of the twin Dumbos will close on January 9th and is set to open again on February 18th!

 

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