Magic Kingdom Update: Spring Break Crowds (PART 1)

One of the busiest times of the year is back, bringing thousands and thousands of visitors from all over the country (and the world) to the Central Florida area. Thanks to the newly-expanded hub, the entrance area of the Magic Kingdom Park didn't feel as cramped this time. That said, areas such as Frontierland and Tomorrowland still feel very crowded. We hope something will be done in those areas in the near future. Let's start to take a look around:

First of all, work continues on the columns of the City Hall facade:

We never reported that Nikon replaced Kodak as the official sponsor of the Town Square Theater:

A close look at the nearby planter, which was modified a few months ago:

The refurbishment of the Harmony Barber Shop has been completed:

The facades of the Confectionery and the Main Street Cinema were also just refurbished:

Tarps were removed just a few days ago:

They all look amazing now:

Notice that the sign of the Main Street Cinema is now white and red:

More refurbished facades:

Time to move on:

Spring break crowds invaded the hub:

The line at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor:

Heading to Adventureland (the central hub project will be covered in subsequent update):

Still working on this roof:


New queue setup at the new location of Aloha Isle Refreshments:

Walking deeper into the jungle:

"Just" a 55-minute wait for Pirates of the Caribbean:

This ride is seriously in need of help. During our ride (no worries, we had used FastPass+) we noticed an unsafe amount of water inside the boats, bad light positioning throughout the ride, reflective metal pieces on the ceiling, special effects not working, outdated audio... The ride needs a two-year refurbishment.


  1. Can you elaborate more on the water in the boats? What do you consider to be "an unsafe amount of water inside the boats"? Thanks and I always appreciate your updates.

  2. Pirates of the Caribbean is in danger of killing people. Trust me.

  3. @Robot Jones: When we say "unsafe amount of water" we refer to the fact that there is so much water that it could cause someone to slip and fall when getting on or off the boat. Also, we were astounded to notice that water was not only accumulating in the first row, but all the back rows were also filled with water. The situation is starting to get a bit out of hand.

  4. Thank you for the reply! That does sound very unsafe.

  5. The back rows fill up with water after the drop. When they send a full boat the back row sits so low that it takes on water. It has happened to me while riding in a full boat. It seems the new boat designs were not well thought out.

  6. Noticed the water in the boat issue on Pirates three weeks ago. I was wearing sneakers and my feet got wet from the water sloshing around inside. When we got back to the ride platform under the light I saw a solid 1 inch layer of water inside the boat. Naturally the boat would tilt and heave based on the direction of motion and the shifting of water inside the boat. I told a cast member upon disembarking but I doubt anything was done based on the reaction I got. I'm avoiding the ride until I hear something has been done, and based on this post nothing has been done.

  7. Nothing will be done until the referbishment and not enough because it's too short. I sat in the front row a couple months ago and got *soaked*. Not pleasant on a chilly day.
    Someone is going to slip during entry/exit. People have already fallen into the water during the very common evacuations.


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