What’s New at Magic Kingdom: TRON Construction Updates and a Popcorn Mystery

A missing snack, Walt Disney World Railroad construction, and a LOT of new souvenirs — Magic Kingdom has seen quite a few changes over the last few days!

Cinderella Castle

If you haven’t been to Disney World recently, you’ve probably missed some of the updates over in Disney World’s most popular park. But don’t worry — we have all the info you need to stay current on the changes! Follow along with us as we show you everything that’s NEW in Magic Kingdom.

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Let’s start out with an update about the Main Street Confectionery, which is a popular place to grab a treat!

Magic Kingdom Food Updates

The Main Street Confectionery

At the Main Street Confectionery, you can visit the Kernel Kitchen to create your own customized mix of Disney popcorn, adding in treats and sauce drizzles. You can build your own from scratch or order one of the suggested combinations.

Kernel Kitchen

When we stopped by recently, we saw that the rainbow popcorn was missing from the Kernel Kitchen’s mixing area. So if you wanted to create a mix using that flavor of popcorn, you might be out of luck. There are other popcorn flavors to choose from, though, including caramel popcorn if you’re looking for a sweet treat!

No rainbow!

The Cast Members didn’t have an expected date for it to return, but it’s likely to come back at some point soon. We’ll be watching for its return!

Click here to see hidden details in the Main Street Confectionery.

Magic Kingdom Construction Updates

Walt Disney World Railroad Construction

The Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed in this park for a long time, partially because construction on the upcoming TRON: Lightcycle Run roller coaster has interrupted the tracks over in Tomorrowland. Lately, we’ve seen lots of construction work near the Fantasyland railroad station, with new tracks being laid down over there. And the updates on the rusty water tower over here are finally complete now!

Walt Disney World Railroad Water Tower

We’re hoping this update means that the Railroad will open soon, but it’s possible that it could remain closed until TRON construction wraps up. That coaster is expected to be finished in the spring of 2023.

TRON: Lightcycle Run Construction

And speaking of TRON, we saw some updates on the construction site for this coaster as well. You can see the whole site pretty well if you take a ride on the PeopleMover. The crew has been working on the entrance area, which now has more concrete pathways and some planters as well.

TRON construction

If you check out this site after dark, you might be able to catch Disney testing out the lighting for the attraction as well.

Click here for a full update on the TRON: Lightcycle Run construction.

Magic Kingdom Merchandise Updates


We found a lot of new items in the Emporium, starting with a new Marvel mug! You can get this Doctor Strange mug for $22.99. Hidden art is revealed on the mug when you pour hot liquid into it!

Dr. Strange Mug

We also saw a cardholder featuring Pluto, who’s about to get a tasty bone. It’s available for $16.99.

Pluto wallet

This holiday Pop Socket with Mickey on it is $26.99.

Holiday Pop Socket

Marvel fans will want to check out this lanyard pin set for $34.99

Marvel pin set

…and this Marvel logo bucket hat for $29.99.

Marvel hat

A different hat — this one a baseball cap — is all about Disney’s upcoming movie Strange World. It says, “Let’s go make history” and costs $24.99.

‘Strange World’ hat

There were a couple of new Cuddleez plushes, including Mickey Mouse for $39.99

Mickey Cuddleez

…and Winnie the Pooh, also for $39.99.

Winnie the Pooh Cuddleez

More cute new plushes were here as well. Some of the new Disney Munchlings toys got holiday makeovers! Each of the large plushes is $34.99. There was a Mickey Mouse Peppermint Bark Cupcake

Holiday Munchling

…a Minnie Mouse Candy Cane Cupcake

Peppermint Minnie

…and a gingerbread cookie Stitch!

It’s Stitch!

We’ve previously seen these festive Munchlings online as well, so you can buy them even if you’re not going to the parks soon (they cost the same online as they do in the parks).

Click here to check out these Munchlings online!

The miniature Munchlings come in mystery packs, and now 2 new holiday designs have been added into the mix.

Munchlings mystery pack

You could get the Mickey Mouse Cool Mint Candy or the Minnie Mouse Peppermint Meringue Hard Candy. Each mystery pack costs $16.99.

Which one will you get?

If you’re worried about the recent price increases at Savi’s Workshop (where you can build your own lightsaber in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge), you can check out these lightsaber-building kits in the Emporium instead! There’s one for Darth Vader’s saber for $29.99

Darth Vader lightsaber set

…and one for Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber, also for $29.99.

Obi-Wan lightsaber set

Speaking of Star Wars, we also found this “Padawan” hat for $24.99.

“Padawan” Star Wars hat

We spotted a Zootopia knit beanie for $24.99

Zootopia beanie

…and a Zootopia water bottle for $27.99.

Zootopia water bottle

If you want some other water bottle options, this retro Mickey Mouse water bottle was $27.99

Retro water bottle

…and the 50th Anniversary Cinderella Castle water bottle was recently restocked! Each one of these is $34.99.

50th water bottle

We also spotted a new Black Panther MagicBand+ for $54.99

Black Panther Magicband+

…a Disney Cruise Line ship playset for $99.99

Cruise line playset

…a Princess Jasmine keychain

Jasmine Pin

…and a Minnie Mouse backpack for $44.99.

Minnie backpack

If you can’t wait for Halloween to come, you can get this Nightmare Before Christmas countdown calendar for $69.99.

Countdown calendar

And finally, we saw a couple of new holiday items! This Monsters, Inc. shirt features Mike and Sully with the words “I wrapped it myself.”

Monsters, Inc. shirt

Another festive tee featured Minnie and Mickey with the words “Make It Merry and Bright.”

Holiday shirt

The Mickey and Minnie shirt was $24.99.

Main Street Cinema

Over at the Main Street Cinema, we saw some new items that are part of the 50th anniversary Vault Collection. There’s a new sweatshirt that throws it back to the 20th anniversary of Walt Disney World ($39.99)…

20th anniversary sweatshirt

…along with matching sweatpants ($49.99)!

20th anniversary sweatpants

There were also a couple of new items in the 50th anniversary Vans collection in this store, including slip-on shoes featuring Mickey and his friends for $69.99

Vans slip-on shoes

…and a bucket hat with characters inside colorful polka dots.

Vans bucket hat

The bucket hat was $39.99.

Sir Mickey’s

Sir Mickey’s is one of our favorite gift shops in this park — the details are in here are so cool! You’ll find lots of Disney princess items for sale in this shop, including these new gold dress-up shoes for $34.99.

Dress-up Shoes

We also found a sparkly Sleeping Beauty purse for $29.99

Sleeping Beauty purse

…and a Disney Princess pillow for $39.99.

Disney Princess Pillow

The pillow says, “And they lived happily ever after.”

Frontier Trading Post

This is the place to be for Disney pin collectors! We found a “Fine and Dandy” pin featuring Mickey for $17.99.

Mickey and Minnie pin

Big Pixar fans might know about classroom A113, where many Disney animation legends studied at the California Institute of the Arts. That classroom number is hidden in many Pixar films, and now you can get pins that honor the tradition! The A113 Pixar Pin Mystery Pack is $24.99.

A113 Pins

But pins aren’t the only thing at this shop. We also spotted a new pink Mickey blanket for $59.99

Pink blanket

…a Spider-Man patch for $9.99

Spider-Man patch

…and an X-Men patch, also for $9.99.

X-Men patch

Now on to the next stop!

Big Top Souvenirs

At Big Top Souvenirs, we found a new Zootopia hat for $24.99.

Zootopia hat

It’s designed with pastel colors and says “Takin’ It Easy.”

Star Traders

One of our favorite finds of this trip was this neon and black Walt Disney World logo beanie at Star Traders!

Disney World beanie

It’s available for $24.99.

Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar

Our last stop was Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar, which is located by the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Here, we found a couple of reversible bandanas, including a black one


…and a purple and gold one.

Reversible Bandana

Each was $11.95.

Click here to find new Disney holiday pajamas online!

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Oh What Fun Sweatshirt

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