We are LIVE in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom today ahead of the park’s upcoming reopening to guests on Saturday, July 11th.
We are here thanks to a friend who brought us along for today’s Cast Member preview. So far, we’ve visited Happy Haunts in the Haunted Mansion, seen some old friends, and taken a splash on Splash Mountain. Of course, if you’ve been keeping up with the latest news about Splash Mountain, then you know the attraction will be closing to be reimagined with a full re-themeing inspired by The Princess and the Frog.
So, not only were the lines to ride Splash Mountain longer than those at other attractions we’ve ridden today… the nearby Briar Patch — the ride’s accompanying gift shop — was experiencing some lines all its own as fans were hoping to get some commemorative Splash Mountain merchandise!
Let’s take a look…
A small selection of t-shirts and hoodies can still be found.
And, as of this morning, there was still some plush available…
Frames for your PhotoPass picture to remember your BIG SPLASH on Splash are available, too.
You can also find the Splash Mountain Mickey Ear Hat ornament.
The Park Pal that we recently spotted in Disney Springs is here at the Patch, too.
And for all our fellow mug collectors… “Today’s Forecast” features a “High Chance of Showers…”
We can vouch for that!
Now, as far as getting the merchandise… guest are directed to line up outside of the store, so you can’t just stop in after riding the attraction. Once inside, you’ll notice things like distancing markers on the ground, and plexiglass installed in front of the registers.
A manager informed us that items are going fast (and we noticed in particular that folks were really going for the plush).
But there is no limit as to how much guests may purchase… at least not now. We’ll be keeping you posted on all the goings on around Magic Kingdom today and again later this week as Walt Disney World prepares to welcome guests again to the parks this weekend!
From our friends at www.disneyfoodblog.com
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