Hello friends! Today we’re headed to Magic Kingdom to check out what’s new!
The past few days have been absolutely bonkers around Disney World with the Festival of the Holidays starting at EPCOT, Thanksgiving crowds, and more holiday offerings and entertainment returning! Things likely won’t slow down anytime soon as we progress into the holiday season, but we’re excited to see what Disney has in store. So, if you’re planning to visit Magic Kingdom soon, what can you expect to see? Let’s find out!
Magic Kingdom Construction Updates
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Over in Tomorrowland, we stopped by to visit our old friend, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover (AKA the PeopleMover). This attraction has been closed since the parks reopened, and we’ve been missing it dearly!
The refurbishment of the attraction is currently listed to extend into next year, so it doesn’t look like we’ll be able to enjoy a ride on the PeopleMover this holiday season!
Nothing looks any different here than it has the past few months, but we’ll make sure to keep our eyes peeled for any changes or updates.
Rivers of America
And speaking of refurbishments, the Rivers of America over in Liberty Square is still completely drained. Since the Liberty Square Riverboat and Tom Sawyer Island are both undergoing a lengthy refurb, it seems as though this area will remain dry for a little while longer.
We’ll make sure to keep you updated on any more attraction refurbishment news as we come across it!
Magic Kingdom Merchandise Updates
Frontier Trading Post
Over at Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland, we spotted some anniversary pins, celebrating 20 years of pin trading!
The set of three contains different versions of Mickey Mouse with Cinderella Castle. You can see him in black and white, gold, or the current castle colors! This set will cost you $99.99.
The fourth pin was a VERY large Disneyland Diamond Pin! This pin by itself will set you back a whopping $109.99!
These pins are pretty pricey, but we’re sure there are some collectors out there who will want to add them to their treasure trove!
Magic Kingdom Crowd Updates
Things were pretty crowded at Magic Kingdom, which is typical of a visit so close to a major holiday!
When characters appeared on the train station, we spotted large groups of people gathering around — it got pretty difficult to keep our distance from others.
Sometimes we can escape to other parts of the park and find less crowded areas, but there seemed to be big groups in just about every corner of the park this time around!
If you’re planning on visiting during the holiday season (especially on holiday weeks and weekends), prepare yourself for things to be a bit more crowded.
With the parks at 35% capacity, it’s still possible to keep physically distant if you remain aware of your surroundings.
Well, that’s all we have for our trip to Magic Kingdom! Now that the holidays are just around the corner, there are likely to be more exciting additions around the parks, so make sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest updates!
Do you have a Disney World trip planned this holiday season? Tell us in the comments!
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