At the risk of reducing this website to the obscure and irrelevant, we’re going to backtrack a bit to this past Sunday. You may remember the Rapunzel Move post that preceded this one. Rapunzel has indeed moved from Fairytale Gardens to Town Square Courtyard as described in said post. Wait times are somewhere between just as long as before and longer. While the Meet and Greet location in Town Square wasn’t obvious when few people were in line because the actual character is so far back, it’s quite a bit more obvious when the queue extends all the way out onto the walkway. People will get in line for just about anything if the line is long enough and the fact that it’s actually a line to meet Rapunzel only makes things worse. The minimum amount of time you can expect to wait is 30 minutes, even if you head there first thing in the morning. The problem is that she doesn’t appear until 9:20am. So you’re waiting from about 8:52am until at least 9:20am and then a few minutes longer depending on how many people are in front of you. Arrive later in the day and you’ll find a line that’s either 45+ minutes long or completely cut off. It would be prudent to add Rapunzel to the Princess Meet and Greet in Town Square Theater and move one of the other three princesses out here. Aurora would be a good candidate to switch places.
Magic Kingdom was the only expressly not recommended Park to visit. You can see why.
For “NextGen,” I’m hoping that instead of RFID wristbands or whatever, they have two kinds of lines. One for “People that remember which finger they used last time.” And one for “Morons.” I was behind a family a few weeks ago at Animal Kingdom. Every single one of them complained about how their tickets never worked in the system blah blah blah. They tried finger after finger. Eventually, each one of them found the right finger. They blamed Disney for their incompetence and I’m sure still have no idea which finger to use next time.
The 55 minute wait for the Princesses is probably exaggerated. Still, it does offer FASTPASS and is entirely air-conditioned.
The Trolley Show on Main Street is always a welcome sight.
We’ll see if we can chill with this horse for a while.
Looks like it’s okay.
Interesting shirt. I would have gone with, Will Never Marry You. Has Multiple Personalities. Runs a Mickey Mouse Organization. Will Not Die. Mute. Those phrases might be too long.
A wall of the “Love” merchandise for women.
We’ve been complimenting Disney on their flowers for a few months now, but I’m not sure what’s up with these.
It’s like they planted heads of lettuce or something. The same things are in Tomorrowland and over at Epcot just inside the main entrance. Hopefully they’re just placeholders until Home Depot has another 2 for 1 sale on geraniums or something.
Peter Pan meeting with his back to Crystal Palace out here on the walkway to Adventureland from The Hub. This is your only opportunity to meet him. More information on characters in the Magic Kingdom Character Prioritization.
Ariel and Prince Eric.
Their line is full and cut off for this meet.
Not too bad of a wait for Tinker Bell. It’s 12:16pm.
Posted at 30 minutes and probably closer to 20 minutes.
Jungle Cruise continues to see waits that are longer than ever, probably because it issues a ton of FASTPASSes. We’ll come back later to ride and take a closer look around.
Sunshine Tree Terrace has updated its menu once again. The entrees are no longer available. The Citrus Swirl machine has also been broken just about every day (if not every day) since Disney unveiled the Orange Bird on Tuesday.
Too bad since the entrees they offered were better than a lot of the entrees at the other quick services.
More people than I’ve ever seen at Golden Oak Outpost! Since it only offers Chicken Breast Nuggets and a Crispy Chicken Sandwich as entrees, you’re probably better off heading elsewhere.
Long backups at the FASTPASS return entrances have been much less common than they were back in March.
There isn’t actually a wait here. Just a bunch of people waiting for their FASTPASS times.
A 45 minute posted wait with FASTPASSes less than an hour out.
A look at the state of the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad construction:
I’m not expecting the refurbishment to get pushed back as some rumors seem to indicate. It should reopen in late May as expected and we should see it operating before that.
Continuing on the train ride from Frontierland over to Fantasyland.
I’ve always been surprised there aren’t some sort of guards on the sides of the train. Seems like it would be easy to fall off.
Some of the details on the luggage outside the Railroad Station are new. You may remember it looked like this when Storybook Circus opened:
A little boring.
Now spiced up a bit. Hyacinth Hippo is from Fantasia. And The Big Bad Wolf Balloonist Extraordinaire. from The Three Little Pigs. “He’ll huff and He’ll puff and create the animal of your choice!” Pretty funny.
The Barnstormer queue is almost completely full.
But the wait time still says 20 minutes. Closer to 40.
More lettuce in Tomorrowland.
Maybe they’re going for the whole Living with the Land thing where they try to tell you the produce they cultivate in the tiny greenhouses is used to feed the hordes upstairs at Garden Grill.
Maybe they can reprogram Sonny Eclipse inside Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe to let us know that the lettuce in the “Beef Salad” is grown right outside in Tomorrowland! Thoroughly washed I’m sure.
Space Mountain with a 45 minute posted wait.
But it’s actually down. We have a cast member out front informing guests.
It inevitably sends people over to PeopleMover and other nearby attractions.
Thank goodness this extended queue isn’t necessary like it was during the first two weeks in April.
The line to meet Buzz doubles back.
A 30 minute posted wait with FASTPASSes 40 minutes out at Buzz. FASTPASS return backups have been a non-issue here recently too.
Remember when the line for Stitch was backed up all the way to the Tomorrowland Bridge? You could walk right in this week.
Tomorrowland Terrace had been operating every day over the first two weeks in April. The sign is still up, but it’s actually closed.
The next time we should see it operating is July. Maybe over Memorial Day Weekend in May or sometime in June.
You’re not missing much. You may recall the “Pasta Primavera” topped with balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing.
Lunch today is at Sleepy Hollow Refreshmnents.
They added the Waffle Sandwiches about five months ago. There’s a breakfast one too that I haven’t had a chance to try yet.
The waffles are made fresh, so it’s going to take a while. There were six people in front of me and it took nine minutes for the sandwich to arrive in my outstretched hands.
The sandwich. There is really nothing “spicy” about it. In fact, it was too sweet for me. The waffle itself has a strong malty flavor that’s only exacerbated by the sweet sauce on the chicken. It’s a healthy size piece of chicken, but you don’t really notice it just because there’s so much waffle going on. It would be nice if the sauce was spicy enough to complement the sweetness of the waffle. But it’s probably another case of Disney being wary of creating something that could possibly be offensive to our McDonalds’ palettes. On the plus side, it really is a ton of food. I’m not sure you can get anything as heavy as this at Disney World for $6.99. I ended up throwing about a quarter of the waffle away because it was just too much. The coleslaw sitting underneath the arugula that’s pictured didn’t do much to add anything positive either. It’s too bad because this could be a run away winner.
If you time your meal/break/snack around a Dream Along with Mickey show at Cinderella Castle, you’ll be able to hear it clearly and see a bit of the action from some of the tables out front.
Using our Jungle Cruise FASTPASS.
This is another attraction where it’s hard to gauge the actual length of the line. There’s an additional section to the queue inside that isn’t open. So the wait can actually be twice as long with no one waiting out here or half as long with a backup all the way out here. We see that a lot over at Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom. You can find a 20 minute wait with the line out the door or a 120 minute wait and see no one outside.
Looking up inside the queue. Jungle Cruise distributes a ton of FASTPASSes, which is partially why the standby waits have been longer recently. While the FASTPASS return line was always moving, it took about ten minutes to board a boat.
One of Disney’s best early queues.
A lot of doubling back.
A pair of docks.
My summer home. It’s too cold over in the Canada Pavilion from September – April. I’ll be back in Canada next month!
Almost! Make friends because you’re going to be staring at the same people for several minutes as you walk back and forth.
More queue details:
That menu looks better than what they’re serving over at ABC Commissary these days.
I got seated in the center section, which is always a bit awkward as you’ll be staring right at someone for the duration of the cruise. The skipper asked if I knew what VIP meant. I said it must mean someone that isn’t interested in taking pictures with their new camera. I guess the correct answer is “View is Perfect.”
It’s always snakes.
My interior decorators. They aren’t cheap. What I mean is, the damage they cause will cost a lot of money to fix.
The last scene from Kilimanjaro Safaris.
I think we’ve all had a day like this one.
Get out of here real animal! Ruining my shots! Stupid!
I’ve seen that smile before.
Jungle Cruise should be on any itinerary. It’s a Disney classic that’s actually fun to ride! How crazy is that?
Outside the attraction, you can drive Shrunken Ned’s Junior Jungle Boats.
Tokens are $1 or 6 tokens for $5. Each cruise costs two tokens.
The boats and course.
The main problem is the obstacles are actually really good at putting the boats out of commission and people are really bad at driving them, causing a lot of them to be down at any given time.
Just chillin’ bro.
Should you choose to accept it. I’ve never actually purchased tokens because I never have anything smaller than $100 bill! Just kidding.
Nothing else to say.
Nothing else to say.
Nothing else to say. Actually, those are all good baby names. Particularly Ilene Dover.
I guess since this is a construction update I can point out that this railing is out from behind refurbishment walls!
The excitement this website lives for.
Wait times as of 2:02pm. Shorter than we saw earlier in the month, but still decently long. Waits and crowds were much lower on recommended days later in the week:
But not crazy with the lower overall crowd level.
A classier version of the Buy More, Buy More promotion. Larger for deets: https://www.easywdw.com/reports3/buymorebuymore.jpg.
Just a heads up that the cross body is on sale for $124.99 down from $165.00 on DisneyStore.com. So that might be the way to go if you’re in the market. And Disney frequently runs promotions for additional savings.
Just large enough to carry the website’s secrets.
The featured painting runs $595.
Half of the treats available at the Confectionery currently. Larger: https://www.easywdw.com/reports3/currentconfectionery.jpg.
Snow White meeting guests outside Town Square Theater.
Not sure if I like the picture straight out of the camera above or the edited one above it more.
Stupid monorail! Don’t you know I’m taking pictures for the Internet!
The things I put up with.
Planning to check out the new Vision House exhibit at Innoventions tomorrow with a possible pop in to Magic Kingdom. Weather permitting.