It’s another beautiful day to spend at Magic Kingdom.
Nothing Quite Like Getting Those Perfect Castle Views
We’re here with another installment of everything new in Magic Kingdom, so let’s get right into it!
Magic Kingdom Food Updates
We got to try the newest fall drink at Starbucks, the Apple Crisp Macchiato, which made us question whether Apple Crisp could replace Pumpkin Spice as THE fall flavor.
Starbucks Apple Crisp Macchiato
We enjoyed the new drink, though we did wish it had more of an apple flavor! If you want fall coffee that’s not Pumpkin Spice, this may be your new fall favorite.
Magic Kingdom Construction Updates
Main Street, U.S.A.
There’s now a big stage surrounding the Partners Statue! A Cast Member shared that it’s there for filming the 50th Anniversary TV Special on ABC.
The stage is arranged in a star shape with a blue center and shiny “EARidescent” sides. We spotted LED wiring around the stage so it will probably light up too!
The Beast’s Castle in Fantasyland is currently undergoing construction, and we saw people working on the exterior of the castle.
Beast Castle Construction
There has also been a sign added near the construction site that says, “Heigh-Ho Heigh-Ho! It’s off to work we go! Thanks for your patience as we spruce things up.”
Sign near Beast’s Castle construction
The Beast’s Castle is located above Be Our Guest Restaurant.
Jungle Cruise has been through a lot of changes, and now they’ve added a new trophy wall to the ride queue! The new decor features photos of Jungle Cruise Skippers from the past and prestigious awards.
New Jungle Cruise wall!
If you want to see this new Jungle Cruise decor, you can catch it while you’re in line for the ride!
Over in Frontierland, the full walls surrounding Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn Cafe are down!
Pecos Bill walls are down
And there are now walls added to Country Bear Jamboree.
Country Bear Jamboree
Construction walls are also now up at the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade.
And Splash Mountain continues to see more construction progress.
Splash Mountain Construction
Splash Mountain is undergoing a major re-theming to that of the story of The Princess and the Frog but this just seems to be an exterior refresh.
We couldn’t help but notice the progress on TRON Lightcycle Run too. The outdoor canopy is moving along!
TRON Lightcycle Run Progress
Disney has not yet announced an opening date for TRON Lightcycle Run, though it was originally scheduled to open on October 1st.
Magic Kingdom Merchandise Updates
We found a new Loungefly backpack! This backpack features embroidered characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas for $75.00.
New Nightmare Before Christmas Backpack
We also spotted the new Casey’s Hot Dog Purse in the Uptown Jewelers.
Casey’s Corner Hot Dog Purse
We last saw this mini bag in Disney Springs, and the bottom of the bag says “The Most Delicious Meals on the Diamond.”
Bottom of Casey’s purse
This purse costs $44.99 and you can now find it in Magic Kingdom while supplies last.
We also found a new Shang-Chi Magnet for $14.99 at Frontier Trading.
The newest Shang-Chi Phone Case was also in Frontier Trading!
At Emporium you can now buy a limited-edition Disney World Halloween Tote Bag for $24.99 with purchases of $40 or more. This tote bag features a print of pumpkin Mickey and Minnies and a Walt Disney World logo.
Halloween Tote Bag
You must spend at least $40 BEFORE paying another $24.99 for the Halloween Tote, so keep that in mind if you were hoping to get one for yourself! It’s limited, so it might not last till Halloween.
There are new Mary Blair Alice In Wonderland Plush Collectibles at Emporium for $49.99. This plush set comes with the White Rabbit and Alice herself in plushy form. D23 Gold Members can purchase more Alice in Wonderland plush characters in an exclusive D23 set for $220.
Mary Blair Alice in Wonderland Plush
You can find this plush set and most of the Mary Blair collection online right now!
Note that if you were hoping to get a FuelRod in Magic Kingdom, the FuelRod stand inside Emporium was out of order.
FuelRod machine is out of order
FuelRods are portable chargers for your electronic devices, and they can be VERY useful if your forget to charge your phone!
And in Liberty Square, Memento Mori had a new hooded Haunted Mansion Flannel Shirt available for $69.99.
Haunted Mansion Flannel
The front of it has a Madame Leota patch with safety pins screen art…
Madame Leota patch
….and also patches of the Hitchhiking Ghosts and another spooky Haunted Mansion resident.
More ghost patches
The back has screen art of Hatbox Ghost!
You can find the Haunted Mansion Flannel for $69.99 at Memento Mori.
We found this sign initially in Star Traders, but it’s now officially a Disney World property-wide policy. The new merchandise policy limits guests to two items per person.
Purchases are now limited to 2 per person
This sign can now be spotted throughout Disney World and applies to most merchandise in Disney Parks.
Magic Kingdom Various Updates
And we can’t not talk about how crowds and wait times were INCREDIBLY low this week. We’re talking five-minute wait times for Big Thunder Mountain and Splash Mountain.
Social distancing made easy
It may be hot in Florida right now but it sure is a great time to visit Disney World right now!
So that’s everything new in Magic Kingdom this week! Keep reading DFB for all your Disney World news and tips!
Don’t Miss Out on Any Disney Fun!
Order Your Copy of the 2021 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining Today!
With more than 750 pages, the 2021 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining is full of tips and planning tools developed by Disney World experts over 30+ years of visits. We’ve done the research for you, so you’ll know just which spots will uniquely suit your family’s needs!
With mini-reviews of every single restaurant, bar, lounge, kiosk and more; an entire chapter on the best snacks in Disney World; full Disney Dining Plan analysis (and how to get FREE dining); and a full chapter on discounts and deals; you’ll have everything you need to plan your best vacation yet.
Click here to order your copy of the 2021 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining E-book with code WDW2021 to save 25% off the cover price today!
Our guides are backed by a 100% money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose.
Are you surprised by any of the news this week? Tell us in the comments!
The post What’s New in Magic Kingdom: A BIG 50th Anniversary Addition and TRON Construction! first appeared on the disney food blog.