Walt Disney World PHOTO UPDATE

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Hello, WDW fans!  I visited Walt Disney World earlier this month (from May 1st through May 6th) and couldn’t help myself from taking photos of everything I saw that was new, under construction, or being refurbished.  Here are some photos from my trip to show you the current state of so many exciting, upcoming additions to WDW.

Some work on the pavement leading up to the security check at the Magic Kingdom.

Some work on the pavement leading up to the security check at the Magic Kingdom.

Bathrooms on Main Street U.S.A. being refurbished.

Bathrooms on Main Street U.S.A. being refurbished.

The personalized goodbye on "it's a small world" is AWESOME!

The personalized goodbye on “it’s a small world” is AWESOME!

Another look at Royal Sommerhus during a quick trip into Epcot.

Another look at Royal Sommerhus during a quick trip into Epcot.

ESPN merchandise sold from this WDW-themed van just outside ESPN Club.

ESPN merchandise sold from this WDW-themed van just outside ESPN Club.

I'll be staying at the BoardWalk Villas in July – you bet I'll give this place a try.  Stay tuned for pictures from my experience here this Summer!

I’ll be staying at the BoardWalk Villas in July – you bet I’ll give this place a try. Stay tuned for pictures from my experience here this Summer!

Ample Hills Creamery is taking over The Yard Arcade and ESPN Store on Disney's BoardWalk.

Ample Hills Creamery is taking over The Yard Arcade and ESPN Store on Disney’s BoardWalk.

Flying Fish & Seashore Sweets under construction.

Flying Fish & Seashore Sweets under construction.

STK looks complete from the outside!

STK looks complete from the outside!

There were A LOT of construction workers working on this as I passed by.

There were A LOT of construction workers working on this as I passed by.

Paddlefish sure looks like it's going to be beautiful.

Paddlefish sure looks like it’s going to be beautiful.

Was Fulton's on your must-do list?

Was Fulton’s on your must-do list?

Not Fulton's Crabhouse anymore!  More close-up pictures of this coming up.

Not Fulton’s Crabhouse anymore! More close-up pictures of this coming up.

Now, let's take a look over at Disney Springs!  I really wish I could've tried a crepe here...

Now, let’s take a look over at Disney Springs! I really wish I could’ve tried a crepe here…

I was a big fan of the Studio Backlot Tour, but I am GLAD to trade it in for Toy Story Land!

I was a big fan of the Studio Backlot Tour, but I am GLAD to trade it in for Toy Story Land!

Of everything new coming to WDW, Toy Story Land probably tops my list of what I'm most excited for!

Of everything new coming to WDW, Toy Story Land probably tops my list of what I’m most excited for!

Goodbye, Streets of America!

Goodbye, Streets of America!

I love this piece of concept art!

I love this piece of concept art!

It was tough to get a picture of, but there was a large mound of dirt or rubble partially visible just above this wall.

It was tough to get a picture of, but there was a large mound of dirt or rubble partially visible just above this wall.

Construction walls for what's going go be the Star Was-themed land!

Construction walls for what’s going go be the Star Was-themed land!

Here's what's left of Pizza Planet!  What do you hope this space will become?

Here’s what’s left of Pizza Planet! What do you hope this space will become?

Surrey Bike Rentals at Art of Animation!  Would you take a ride on one of these?

Surrey Bike Rentals at Art of Animation! Would you take a ride on one of these?

Temporary signage for The Land.

Temporary signage for The Land.

Some work being done on the exterior of The Hall of Presidents.

Some work being done on the exterior of The Hall of Presidents.

Miss Maelstrom?  Get ready to "Let It Go" – here comes Frozen Ever After! (I just had to)

Miss Maelstrom? Get ready to “Let It Go” – here comes Frozen Ever After! (I couldn’t help myself)

A glimpse over the construction wall for "Royal Sommerhus" (meet-and-greet area) at the Norway Pavilion!

A glimpse over the construction wall for “Royal Sommerhus” (meet-and-greet area) at the Norway Pavilion!

FastPass+ entrance for Rivers of Light.

FastPass+ entrance for Rivers of Light.

RIVERS. OF. LIGHT. I can't wait...

RIVERS. OF. LIGHT. I can’t wait…

That crane looks even more massive in person...

That crane looks even more massive in person…

Major progress being made on the floating mountains of PANDORA – The World of Avatar!

Major progress being made on the floating mountains of PANDORA – The World of Avatar!

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About the Author

Danny McBride

Danny McBride is a WDW Magazine Contributor and the guy behind social media at Get Down to Disness, Destinations to Travel, and Celebration Shirts. He is a die-hard Disney fanatic, proud passholder, volunteer 1,000th Happy Haunt, and #1 fan of Voices of Liberty.