What’s New in Magic Kingdom: Seriously, What DIDN’T Happen??

Hey there, DFB friends! We’re here with what’s new in Magic Kingdom!

Cinderella Castle

In just a few days there have been a lot of changes in Magic Kingdom! There was a very short-lived pre-parade, a selection of treats inspired by candy bars, and we can’t forget to mention the return of traditional character meet-and-greets! Read all about it here!

Magic Kingdom Food Updates

We visited Main Street Confectionery to try three new candy-themed treats, including the 3 Musketeers Quesitos for $4.99. This Puerto Rican pastry twist was filled with cream cheese and drizzled with chocolate.

It’s a quesito!

The Dove Chocolate Rugelach was $4.99, and it was made with buttery dough rolled in chocolate and baked.

Dove Chocolate Rugelach

And the Snickers Pound Cake for $5.29 was vanilla pound cake topped with caramel syrup, chocolate drizzle, crumbled nougat, and peanut pieces.

Snickers Pound Cake

We really enjoyed all three treats, and if you’re a candy person you might want to give them a try!

Read our review of these Main Street Confectionery treats here!

Magic Kingdom Construction Updates

At Tomorrowland Light and Power Co., we noticed there was a wall up on the left side of the building, and all side exits were closed off from the store.

Tomorrow Light & Power Co. Construction

On Main Street, U.S.A., the construction walls that were placed by Plaza Ice Cream last week were moved near Casey’s Corner.

Construction moved

The Springtime Pre-Parade debuted over Easter weekend! It was a shortened version of the Easter Parade (hence the pre-parade name) that ran prior to the Festival of Fantasy Parade.

Easter Parade

It ran twice per day before the Festival of Fantasy Parade on Saturday and Sunday only, and it featured unique (and rare!) characters like Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny!

Check out more photos of the Easter Pre-Parade here!

And earlier this week, the Festival of Fantasy Parade brought back couples! We saw Minnie with Mickey, Anna with Elsa, Belle with the Beast, and Cinderella with Prince Charming.

Festival of Fantasy

Prince Naveen and Tiana also reunited, as well as Mickey and Minnie!

Click here for more photos of the iconic couples in the Festival of Fantasy Parade!

We spotted Celebrate Mom signs in Emporium and Star Traders for Mother’s Day.

Celebrate mom!

Disney updated their transportation mask policy and a new sign was placed at First Aid, which still requires masks to be worn in First Aid regardless of vaccination status.

First Aid Mask Sign

And mask policy signs were taken down at the Monorail entrances, as masks are now optional on all forms of Disney World transportation.

Mask sign removed

The new mask policy update applies to Disney transportation methods such as buses, the Monorail, and the Disney Skyliner, which was already mask optional.

Read more about Disney World’s updated mask policy here.

And character hugs are back! That’s right, traditional character meet-and-greets have returned to Disney World, and in Magic Kingdom you can once again hug Mickey at the Town Square Theater.

We FINALLY can hug Mickey!

There are also Disney Princesses you can hug (and some evil stepsisters too!). Characters like Buzz and Stitch are still engaging with guests from a distance, so we’ll update the list if things change.

Here’s a full list of all the characters you can hug in Magic Kingdom!

Magic Kingdom Merchandise Updates


At Emporium, we found four Turning Red Dolls inspired by characters from the film. They cost $16.99 each.

‘Turning Red’ Dolls

We also found five Princess Crown Keychains, including the crowns of Tiana, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Aurora for $19.99 each.

Princess Crown Keychains

There was a 50th Anniversary Baseball for $14.99.

50th Anniversary Baseball

And we also found Mickey Rock Candy Sticks for $6.49 per package.

Mickey Rock Candy Sticks

The 2022 Graduation Ears arrived for $29.99.

2022 Graduation Ears

Emporium had the Mickey Stay Cool Water Bottle we’ve seen in other Disney Parks for $15

Mickey Water Bottle

…as well as the Minnie and Figaro Water Bottle for $15.

Minnie Water Bottle

There was also a pink Disney Princess Water Bottle for $13

Disney Princess Water Bottle

…and a Toy Story Water Bottle for $13.

Toy Story Bottle

Bright Orchid Minnie Ears arrived for $29.99. These ears come in a deep pink (or orchid) color, with lots of sequins for sparkles.

Orchid Ears

The bow is made of a satin material and pink lovers might want to grab a pair ASAP!

Click here for more photos of the Orchid Minnie Ears!

Turning Red Ears also arrived for $29.99! We’ve seen these ears online as well as around Disneyland and Disney World.

‘Turning Red’ Ears

One ear features Meilin Lee in her Red Panda form, and the other ear features MeiMei herself!

Get the Turning Red Ears online here!

Emporium also had a Minnie Loungefly Mini Backpack for $85

Minnie Loungefly Backpack

…and new Mandalorian nuiMOs Outfits for $12.99 each.

The Mandalorian nuiMOs Outfits

And autograph books came back! Now that you can hug characters again, that means you can also ask for autographs. We spotted them throughout Disney World for $14.99 each, including this new 50th Anniversary Autograph Book.

50th Anniversary Autograph Book

Other returning designs made their way to Disney World, so grab a pen and collect some autographs on your next Disney World trip!

Check out the return of autograph books here!

Uptown Jewelers

Uptown Jewelers had a new Hulk Smash Pandora Charm for $70, which you can see attached to this bracelet here.

Hulk Smash Pandora Charm

A new 50th Anniversary Dooney & Bourke Collection was released, including a Wallet for $168


…a Satchel for $268

Satchel Bag

…and a Tote Bag for $298.

Tote Bag

This collection features the blue background 50th anniversary pattern we’ve seen on many souvenirs, and you can find it at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom!

Here are more photos of the new 50th Anniversary Dooney & Bourke Collection!

Big Top Souvenirs

Big Top Souvenirs had the newest Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction Series, themed after Pirates of the Caribbean! This collection comes with Pirate Ears for $34.99

Pirates of the Caribbean Ears

…a Pirate Pin for $29.99

Mickey Pin

…a Pirate Loungefly Mini Backpack for $85

Loungefly Backpack

…and a Stuffed Pirate Plush for $34.99.

Pirate Mickey Plush!

We’re keeping an eye out for when this collection lands online!

Check out more photos of the Main Attraction Mickey Mouse Pirates of the Caribbean Collection!

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.

Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. had new EPCOT Flower & Garden Festivals Phone Cases at the Made Kiosk for $29.99.

EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival Phone Cases

And there was also a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow Magnet for $9.99.

Tomorrowland Magnet

You can visit this store in the Tomorrowland area of Magic Kingdom!

Check our the time we got stuck on the PeopleMover in Tomorrowland!

Frontier Trading Post

And finally, Frontier Trading Post had an Earth Day Pin for $16.99.

Earth Day Pin

That’s all from Magic Kingdom! You never know what might happen in Disney World, so stay tuned to DFB for more Disney news!

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