What’s New at Magic Kingdom: Thanksgiving Crowds, Expensive Pins, and Attraction Refurbs!

Hello friends! Today we’re headed to Magic Kingdom to check out what’s new!

Magic Kingdom train station

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!

PeopleMover in Magic Kingdom

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!

PeopleMover in Magic Kingdom

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.

Here’s the latest update to the PeopleMover refurbishment schedule!

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.

Rivers of America

We’ll make sure to keep you updated on any more attraction refurbishment news as we come across it!

Read More About Attractions Under Refurbishment Right Now!

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!

Anniversary Pins

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.

Anniversary Pins

The fourth pin was a VERY large Disneyland Diamond Pin! This pin by itself will set you back a whopping $109.99!

Anniversary Pins

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!

Read more about the anniversary pins here!

Magic Kingdom Crowd Updates

Things were pretty crowded at Magic Kingdom, which is typical of a visit so close to a major holiday!

Crowds leaving the boat dock

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.

Crowds on Main Street USA

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!

Magic Kingdom crowds

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.

Magic Kingdom crowds

With the parks at 35% capacity, it’s still possible to keep physically distant if you remain aware of your surroundings.

Click here to check out the Thanksgiving crowds!

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!

Check Out Our ‘Best of the Fest’ From the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays!

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Do you have a Disney World trip planned this holiday season? Tell us in the comments!

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