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MouseSteps Weekly #137 Magic Kingdom Hub; Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Preview; DHS Chinese Theater

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In Mousesteps Weekly #137, we talk about several parks at Walt Disney World! We begin at the Magic Kingdom to check out the hub construction; head to Epcot for a preview of the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival; and then end at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where we see the Chinese Theater without the Sorcerer’s Hat. Our last stop is the Tower of Terror shop, where new merchandise has still been arriving. Watch our show and then read the notes and links below it!

Published on Mar 3, 2015

In Mousesteps Weekly #137, we talk about:

The Magic Kingdom hub, which opened Plaza Garden East this week. Character statues are back, enhanced by the background fountains. We were there as the new section opened! These new areas are parks by day, Fastpass+ for fireworks in the evening. On the way out, we met Suzy and Perla from Cinderella in front of the Magic Kingdom Train Station.

Next, we head to Epcot to preview the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival just days before it opens. Anna and Elsa were put in place a week prior to the Festival kickoff, and most other topiaries were also out. Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Tick Tock Croc are in their usual place, but we enjoyed seeing Cinderella & Prince Charming and Beauty and the Beast moved into new locations. Future World West also got a little love this year with the Fantasia topiary set!

Last, we head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where the Sorcerer’s Hat is down. While there is a wall up, the Chinese Theater looks great down Hollywood Blvd. We then stop at Cinderella’s Carriage from the film, which is available for photos. And new merchandise has arrived at Tower Gifts, with so much more Tower of Terror specific items than ever before. We take a look at the shop, which also has new decorations.

Recorded 03/03/15 Featuring Commentary from Denise Preskitt and Jeff Lange.

Show Notes / Links

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