PHOTOS – The Latest Changes and Finds at Magic Kingdom

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January is a good time for Walt Disney World to get some cosmetic enhancements taken care of. At Magic Kingdom a few minor things are under refurbishment and other attractions still have not reopened since the March 2020 shutdown. Yesterday, we noticed the Christmas and holiday decorations have started to be removed.

Main Street USA – January 13, 2021

Rivers of America and Tom Sawyer Island have been under refurbishment from quite some time now, and now that some time has passed we are able to look back at a before photo and get an idea of the progress being made.

Harper’s Mill Tom Sawyer Island on December 23, 2020
Harper’s Mill Tom Sawyer Island on January 13, 2021
Rivers of America Rail Refurbishment – January 13, 2021
Rivers of America Rail Refurbishment – January 13, 2021
Rivers of America Rail Refurbishment – January 13, 2021
Rivers of America Rail Refurbishment – January 13, 2021

The Liberty Square Market House is currently closed for some work. If you crave the legendary turkey leg it is available at a snack cart 118 steps away, just inside Frontierland.

Liberty Square Market Closed for Refurb – January 13, 2021
Liberty Square Market Closed for Refurb – January 13, 2021 – notice the period theming
Turkey Leg Cart – January 13, 2021
Turkey Leg Cart – January 13, 2021

Behind Cinderella Castle, between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland, is the Cinderella Wishing Well. This wishing well is beautiful and normally has a plaque explaining that coins tossed into the well will help donations to Give Kids the World Village. The plaque is currently gone. We are hoping it is just being worked on and will return soon.

Cinderella Wishing Well Missing Plaque – January 13, 2021
Cinderella Wishing Well Missing Plaque – January 13, 2021

Over in Tomorrowland, our field research, Chrissy, got stuck on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin. Getting stuck on this ride can sometimes work out to be a good thing, giving you the ability to rack up some points.

Stuck on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin – January 13, 2021

We also spotted some more Disney kitchen towels that will have fans raving; they are $19.99 each.

Finally, we revisited The Crystal Palace after our initial reopening review to see if anything has improved.  We will have a full write up very soon, but in short, things have improved only slightly.

Sneak Peek at Crystal Palace Revisit – January 13, 2021

What do you think of the latest activity at Magic Kingdom?

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

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