What’s New in Magic Kingdom: A BIG 50th Anniversary Addition and TRON Construction!

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

Main Street Bakery

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.

Read our review of the new Apple Crisp Macchiato here!

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.

New stage!

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!

See more photos of the newest 50th anniversary addition here!


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.

See the progress of Disney World’s latest construction projects here!


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!

Check out Jungle Cruise’s new sign here!


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. 

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.

Here are more details about the Splash Mountain re-theme!


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.

Read more about WHEN Disney World could open TRON Lightcycle Run!

Magic Kingdom Merchandise Updates

Uptown Jewelers

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.

See more photos of the new Casey’s Corner Hot Dog Purse here!

Frontier Trading

We also found a new Shang-Chi Magnet for $14.99 at Frontier Trading.

Shang-Chi Magnet

The newest Shang-Chi Phone Case was also in Frontier Trading!

See the new Shang-Chi Phone Case here!


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.

Learn more about the Disney World Halloween Tote Bag here!

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!

Click here to shop the Mary Blair Alice in Wonderland Collection!

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!

Learn more about FuelRods in Disney World here!

Memento Mori

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!

Hatbox Ghost

You can find the Haunted Mansion Flannel for $69.99 at Memento Mori.

Star Traders

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.

Read more about Disney World’s new purchase limit here!

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!

Check out current weekend wait times in Disney World!

So that’s everything new in Magic Kingdom this week! Keep reading DFB for all your Disney World news and tips!

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