Hello from the most magical place on earth: Disney World! Today, we’re in the Magic Kingdom to take a look at what’s new! Recently, the Magic Kingdom was FULL of guests celebrating the start of the new year! The crowds seemed to vary in size throughout the holiday weekend after Christmas, so make sure to check those average wait times using the new Disney Genie app!
So far, the new year is looking pretty good! The sun is out, the weather is cool, and it’s a beautiful day in the Magic Kingdom. Come with us and let’s take a look at what’s new!
Magic Kingdom Entertainment Updates
Princess Meet and Greets
We also visited some friends over in Princess Fairytale Hall. We weren’t expecting to meet Cinderella (the sign said she wasn’t visiting the Magic Kingdom today), but we were happily surprised to see her beautiful smiling face.
It’s always fun to visit the princesses, and you never know who you might see!
Magic Kingdom Merchandise Updates
Who says trains sets are just for Christmas?! We found a NEW 50th Anniversary metal train set, operated via Bluetooth, at the Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. for $499. It’s pricey, but imagine how valuable this could be in another 50 years!😉
Can a person ever have too many classic Disney World shirts? We don’t think so! You can buy this white Mickey Mouse ringer tee for $29.99.
There weren’t very many new items for kids, but we did spot these bright child’s leggings for $29.99.
If you’re feeling extra grateful to be back in the parks, you might need this colorful baseball tee for $36.99.
On the other hand, if you’re feeling extra magical, you might want this shirt instead for $39.99.
As you can see, Disney’s got a shirt for every emotion! This “Be Happy” shirt is $29.99 (this one looks a little wrinkly, though!).
This $24.99 Mickey and Minnie shirt is ADORABLE, but doesn’t it feel a little too early for Valentine’s day?
Over in the souvenir section, we found this big pack of Star Wars magnets that would make a great gift! (Or you could just keep them for yourself.) The pack of nine is $14.99.
After a long period of unavailability, these Jack Skellington keychains are back in stock!
The collection of Mary Blair Alice in Wonderland merchandise keeps on growing! We found a new two-tiered serving platter for $54.99.
In need of a new staple baseball hat to add to your collection? This black Mickey Mouse hat is $29.99.
Disney’s home decor section stepped up its game! Take a look at this cute decoration, priced at $24.99.
We also found a matching trivet for $21.99.
You guys. We’ve been looking for this purple 50th Anniversary spirit jersey for SUCH a long time, and it was back in stock! This one is pretty expensive at $84.99, but that doesn’t stop it from selling out ALL the time!
Let’s head over to Uptown Jewelers next!
Over at Uptown Jewelers, we found some Dress Shop items themed after the Disney World Railroad! This gold purse is $44.99.
There is a matching Disneyland Railroad dress for $128.
Feeling fancy? How about a new 50th Anniversary Bulova watch for $1200?
Let’s head next door to the Main Street Cinema!
Main Street Cinema
Next stop, Crystal Arts!
Over at the Crystal Arts store, we found some EXPENSIVE 50th Anniversary plates. From left to right, the prices are $399, $950, $3500 (!!!), and $399.
Whew! Main Street had a TON of new items! Now let’s make our way to Fantasyland.
Bonjour! Village Gifts
We’ve got another restock alert! This 50th Anniversary Cinderella Castle by Jim Shore is back, but we don’t know how long it will stick around! It’s priced at $175.
Now let’s head to the store MADE for princess-lovers!
Disney designers seem have lots of FUN with the children’s merchandise! This multicolored fur jacket is $49.99, and it definitely makes a statement!
This cute little children’s Encanto shirt is so cheerful, just like Mirabel!
Who wants to mosey over to Frontierland and take a look at a MagicBand?
Although you don’t need a MagicBand to enter the parks anymore, many people still love to wear and collect them! This new Minie MagicBand is $29.99.
Speaking of Tomorrowland Light & Power, let’s visit the future!
We found some Mickey-themed denim over at Star Traders!
This little collection includes a pair of denim joggers and a jean jacket.
Magic Kingdom Snacks and Treats
These fun cupcakes are back after a hiatus as well!
Now that we’ve covered all the basics, let’s talk about some fun little things you might not know!
Fun Facts & Tips
A FUN Keepsake
For our photo-loving friends, we’ve got a hot tip for ya! We found this 50th Anniversary Photopass photo cover at Splash Down Photos, and we think it would make a great little keepsake! Next time you’re in a gift shop that offers PhotoPass services, ask a Cast Member if they have any photo covers!
You don’t even necessarily need to put a photo inside, this could be framed on its own!
Have you ever taken a closer look at the Partners statue on Main Street? Did you know that Walt’s tie has a tiny little personal detail? See that icon on his tie; it says STR, which stands for Smoke Tree Ranch. This was Disney’s favorite vacation destination (located close to Palm Springs), and he even owned a home there!
And that’s all that’s new from Magic Kingdom for now! Keep reading DFB for more Magic Kingdom and Disney World updates.
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