Magic Kingdom Update: Tomorrowland Private Cabana Rentals, Big Thunder Mountain Open, Muppets Show, Jingle Cruise & More

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There’s lots of activity going on at The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World! The Tomorrowland rocks are completely finished being painted metallic blue and look great. The Carousel of Progress has received a shiny new sign to match its new paint scheme. And Disney is now offering private cabana rentals near Space Mountain. The cabanas seat up to 8 guests and will cost you $650 for the day. They include seating, small fridge with soda and water, small bags of chips, charging station, complimentary personalized mouse ears for everyone in your party and one novelty ice cream per guest. You also have access to a special Tomorrowland menu (menu food not included with cabana rental price) and a personal server will bring it to you. They don’t look too great from the outside, just being event tents, but they’re cozy on the inside. Are they worth $650? Maybe not. More than anything, being so far to the edge of the park makes it inconvenient. How often will your family find themselves this far away from the center of the park to take a load off? Not $650 worth of often, that’s for sure.

01281-mts-still033Big Thunder Mountain has re-opened after its refurbishment. Swiss Family Treehouse has also re-opened. The Haunted Mansion has been closed for a four-day renovation. The exterior work on the mansion is complete and work has moved inside. It should re-open December 2nd or 3rd. The new street show in Liberty Square named The Muppets Present: Great Moments in American History has started running. And it’s Christmas time at the Magic Kingdom. Decorations and music are in the air on Main Street, USA. Santa is meeting with children near City Hall. And the Jungle Cruise has been “transformed” into the annual Jingle Cruise, complete with corny x-mas jokes and decorations. Check out the video and images below and please Subscribe to the YouTube channel for more updates!


Photo Update

The Tomorrowland rocks are completely finished being painted

The Tomorrowland rocks are completely finished being painted

The metallic paint looks incredible in the sunlight

The metallic paint looks incredible in the sunlight

Old color rocks (Photo by JSpence)

Old color rocks (Photo by JSpence)

New color rocks now

New color rocks now

The rocks have different hues painted in different spots, creating a unique look

The rocks have different hues painted in different spots, creating a unique look

And each little section reflects the light differently

And each little section reflects the light differently

This is a change I can get behind

This is a change I can get behind

Stitch's Great Escape is now only opening seasonaly

Stitch’s Great Escape is now only opening seasonaly

It has remained closed every day since it was announced that it was going seasonal. No word on when (and if) it will be open next

It has remained closed every day since it was announced that it was going seasonal. No word on when (and if) it will be open next

Carousel of Progress has received a shiny new sign to match its new paint scheme

Carousel of Progress has received a shiny new sign to match its new paint scheme

Old sign with gear design

Old sign with gear design

New Sign with new logo

New Sign with new logo

A look at the new paint scheme. See the last update for more

A look at the new paint scheme. See the last update for more

Private cabana rentals for rent near Space Mountain

Private cabana rentals for rent near Space Mountain

Cabanas are housed within small event tents

Cabanas are housed within small event tents

There are currently 4 available to rent (only one was rented when I was there)

There are currently 4 available to rent (only one was rented when I was there)

Inside you have comfy seating and an art-deco design

Inside you have comfy seating and an art-deco design

Snacks, drinks, charging station, and one free ice cream

Snacks, drinks, charging station, and one free ice cream

Tomorrowland menu, offering food at additional charge, brought to you by personal server

Tomorrowland menu, offering food at additional charge, brought to you by personal server

The view just outside your $650/day cabana

The view just outside your $650/day cabana


Big Thunder Mountain is back open after a somewhat-lengthy refurbishment

Big Thunder Mountain is back open after a somewhat-lengthy refurbishment

The mountain is clean and glimmering after its downtime

The mountain is clean and glimmering after its downtime

And the guests seem to be pretty happy it's open again

And the guests seem to be pretty happy it’s open again

I know these guys are certainly happy it's back

I know these guys are certainly happy it’s back

Swiss Family Treehouse is also back open after its downtime

Swiss Family Treehouse is also back open after its downtime

Those giant scrims are gone around the tree

Those giant scrims are gone around the tree

Disney engineers were looking at the water system while I was there

Disney engineers were looking at the water system while I was there

Fanciest treehouse ever

Fanciest treehouse ever

The new street-side Muppet show in Liberty Square is offering showtimes daily

The new street-side Muppet show in Liberty Square is offering showtimes daily

In it the gang reenacts the writing of the declaration of independence

In it the gang reenacts the writing of the declaration of independence

Kermit as Thomas Jefferson... with chickens

Kermit as Thomas Jefferson… with chickens

The Haunted Mansion was closed for just 4 days. No signs up, so cast members had to answer the same question all day

The Haunted Mansion was closed for just 4 days. No signs up, so cast members had to answer the same question all day

It's like a ghost town in here

It’s like a ghost town in here

The Jungle Cruise is now the JINGLE Cruise for the holidays

The Jungle Cruise is now the JINGLE Cruise for the holidays

Yes, very clever

Yes, very clever

Happy Santa Spider

Happy Santa Spider

Looks like Turkey's on the menu for a little while

Looks like Turkey’s on the menu for a little while

All the boats re-named to be holiday-ish

All the boats re-named to be holiday-ish

Many scenes have a holiday overlay...

Many scenes have a holiday overlay…

But the jokes are just as corny

But the jokes are just as corny

At least they didn't dress up the elephants as elves or something

At least they didn’t dress up the elephants as elves or something

Trader Sam-ta, is ready for all your last minute gift shopping... so head on over

Trader Sam-ta, is ready for all your last minute gift shopping… so head on over

The Magic Kingdom in December is magical

The Magic Kingdom in December is magical

You can meet Santa on Main Street

You can meet Santa on Main Street

Christmas is almost here!

Christmas is almost here!

That's all for this update! Stay tuned for more theme park updates.

That’s all for this update! Stay tuned for more theme park updates.


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