PHOTOS – At Magic Kingdom Today: New Ride Procedures, Yummy Treats, Orange Bird Mural, and More!

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Spring Break is here!! And we’re at the Magic Kingdom today doing our daily research. We’ve noticed a few changes to some of the outdoor rides–seems like Disney is increasing capacity at certain rides to help with the Spring Break crowds. Let’s take a look at the rides we observed with changes, some yummy snacks, overall crowds, and the new adorable Orange Bird mural.

Extended queues are everywhere, as expected, to give guests physical distancing at every attraction. Peter Pan’s Flight is tricky because it spills out into an already bottlenecked part of the park. The solution? The extended queue starts at Columbia Harbour House. Barnstormer at Storybook Circus is using part of the Walt Disney World Railroad station for its extended queue.

Peter Pan’s Flight Extended Queue Entrance at Columbia Harbour House – March 10, 2021
Regal Carrousel Extended Queue Entrance 1230 p.m. on March 10, 2021
Barnstormer – March 10, 2021
Line for Barnstormer Through WDW Railroad Station – March 10, 2021

Fantasyland is crowded as expected in the peak times of day, on a peak season like Spring Break. How long is Spring Break? It lasts a few weeks as different parts of the country have Spring Break at different times. We are seeing an increase in travel from all over the country, but there is still a strong presence of locals and those within a decent road trip distance.

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments
Sleepy Hollow Refreshments Food and Drinks

Our research team needs fuel to do their best work, so a stop at Sleepy Hollow was in order. We’ll have a more in depth review soon, but suffice it to say, you can’t go wrong with Mickey Waffles, Nutella Waffles and Fresh Fruit, or a Funnel Cake.

Now, two big coasters are seeing a major change. Big Thunder Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train are now loading every single row. We checked at Pirates of the Caribbean and at Space Mountain, and both attractions are NOT loading every row. We assume the loading of every row at Big Thunder Mountain and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is because these are outdoor attractions. We’ll keep an eye out to see if these changes stay in place after the Spring Break crowds have subsided.

Big Thunder Mountain Loading Every Row – March 10, 2021
Big Thunder Mountain Loading Every Row – March 10, 2021
Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Loading Every Row – March 10, 2021
Pirates of the Caribbean NOT Loading Every Row – March 10, 2021

Finally, there’s lots of buzz about the new Orange Bird mural at Sunshine Tree Terrace. This mural is cute, and great for Instagram, but personally I am not sure it fits the aesthetic of Adventureland. What do you think?

New Orange Bird Mural at Sunshine Tree Terrace
New Orange Bird Mural at Sunshine Tree Terrace
View of WDW Railroad at Big Thunder

What do you think of Disney loading certain rides at every row now? Let us know in the comments!

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Dani

Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

2 thoughts on “PHOTOS – At Magic Kingdom Today: New Ride Procedures, Yummy Treats, Orange Bird Mural, and More!

  • March 10, 2021 at 6:25 pm
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    Yes! Load every row! If I was concerned I wouldn’t be there.

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  • March 12, 2021 at 2:37 pm
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    I think worrying about the OB mural breaking with the themeing of Adventureland is overblown while Aladdin’s Flying Carpets sits in the middle of the Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room.

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