Good morning from Magic Kingdom! Today we plan on spending the morning at Magic Kingdom and then park hopping to Disney’s Animal Kingdom this afternoon. TRON Lightcycle / Run is getting closer to opening, and we are going to check on construction updates. We will be sure to share all the new things we find today.
We were lucky enough to see Cinderella’s carriage coming down Main Street, U.S.A., this morning. A couple that just got married was riding the carriage and waving to guests. It was truly a magical moment.
In the Emporium, we found some new merchandise: a Disney 100 Years of Wonder gray long sleeve shirt featuring Mickey and Minnie is now available. It also comes in youth sizes.
New 50th anniversary grand finale merchandise has arrived in the Emporium, including an ear headband and hoodie.
We were surprised to see a smaller tag on the ear headband. After looking closely, we noticed they were perforated tags that can now be ripped off. The only exception is the top tag that says “Disney” on it and features the Disney logo and copyright symbol. This one is not perforated.
We spotted a new Big Thunder Mountain Railroad T-shirt in the Emporium.
There were also two new hats featuring Mickey Mouse.
A new Mickey Mouse white pullover sweatshirt was also available. This features Mickey and “Walt Disney World.”
In Main Street Confectionary, Valentine’s Day treats have arrived, including a chocolate covered apple, rice crispy treat, and cake pop.
We always love coming across water art as we walk around the park.
In Star Traders, new Year of the Rabbit Lunar New Year 2023 merchandise arrived, including a Loungefly backpack, envelope gift set, and T-shirts.
A White Rabbit and March Hare T-shirt is now available to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. This T-shirt is available in adult and youth sizes.
We checked on the TRON Lightcycle / Run construction and noticed a test seat backdrop has been installed near the entrance to the ride.
We stopped by Splash Mountain for our last time to say goodbye to this attraction.
The queue was extended as they prepare for large crowds for the final day.
Time to be moving along.
We hopped over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to see if we could find anything new there.
We stopped into Riverside Depot first and found some new merchandise, including this “Up” set. This set will have you prepared for your next adventure with a water bottle, notebook, luggage tag, and passport holder.
A new Disney Princess mug has arrived featuring Belle.
We spotted this “it’s a small world” puzzle block calendar.
New Animal Kingdom magnets were also available in Riverside Depot. The first one states, “Wild About Nature,” and the other says, “Tree of Life, Love, and Happiness.”
A new Mickey’s Pals starter pin set is now available. The starter set comes with four pins and a lanyard.
A retro style Minnie Mouse cropped T-shirt has arrived in Discovery Trading Company.
Next, we stopped by Island Mercantile and spotted some new Mickey and friends merchandise for kids. The collection features retro designs of Mickey and Friends. These new items include a cropped pullover, sleeveless shirt, Minnie Mouse pants, and Mickey Mouse sweatpants, all in youth sizes.
There was also a pet treat toy and Mickey Mouse beach towel available.
We checked on the Tree of Life refurbishment and saw that one of the pathways is currently under refurbishment and closed off. The Tree of Life is currently being repainted.
Next, we stopped by Mombasa Marketplace and found a new Walt Disney World zip-up hoodie. The hoodie features the Walt Disney World logo on the front and states “Walt” on the left sleeve and “World” on the right sleeve. “Disney,” and the logo is on the back of the hoodie as well as “Authentic Original EST. 1971.”
In Zuri’s Sweets Shop, a new Mickey wreath with a pink ribbon has arrived. This is part of the Disney Homestead collection.
Finally, we stopped by The Dino Institute Shop and found two new Animal Kingdom magnets.
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