Good morning and Happy Friday! Join us around Magic Kingdom as we check in on TRON Lightcycle Run, visit Splash Mountain during its final days, and more.
We hopped aboard the Resort Monorail this morning to take a closer look at the ongoing construction of Disney’s Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Slowly but surely, progress is being made. Framing has begun, and foundations are being poured.
Time to check in on the other ongoing construction project, TRON Lightcycle / Run. With an opening date set, only minor details need to be added. For example, the entrance signage.
The walkways to and around the attraction are paved.
Tomorrowland Light and Power Co. has been totally gutted. Crew members are currently working on flooring. This shop is likely to become the exit shop for TRON Lightcycle / Run.
Space Mountain is still undergoing cleaning of its mildewed and dirty exterior.
Pete’s Silly Sideshow reopened just a few days ago after being closed for almost three years.
At Big Top Souvenirs, we found a new Disney 100 Mickey Doll and accessories. It’s $39.99.
Ariel’s Grotto reopens to guests on January 22, and the Lightning Lane signage has finally been posted.
With only a 5-minute wait time, we hopped aboard “it’s a small world” to look for the new dolls in wheelchairs that should be arriving at the attraction soon.
This is what we look like without our morning coffee in the hub grass.
The boats of “it’s a small world” are now looking freshly scrubbed and cleaned, but there were no new dolls in sight. We’ll keep checking back.
Only two days left to ride Splash Mountain. It will be closed on January 23 to be rethemed to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.
We hope they add a small photo, like the one above, to the new attraction to pay homage to Splash Mountain.
We got caught by the cavalcade but loved waving to Donald!
A new 50th Anniversary Grand Finale Mickey Mouse plush is now at the Emporium.
The new Disney ily 4EVER collection is now available at the Emporium and on ShopDisney.
Each doll or accessory set is inspired by a Disney Princess.
Thanks for joining us today, and we’ll see ya real soon!
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