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    Osceola Interchange/Road Permits

    Disney has begun to transplant some of the huge oak trees from around the old Richard Petty Driving Experience Speedway to various places around the Osceola Parkway / Hollywood Studios entrance interchange and the Osceola Parkway and World Drive interchange. The big oak trees in their new...
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    News Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser coming to Walt Disney World 2021

    Photo update as of Friday, May 22, 2020. A ground level view of the new resort, from the Osceola Parkway exit ramp to World Drive. A close-up of the resort entrance.
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    Rumor Swan and Dolphin Tower Expansion - The Cove

    Photo update as of Friday, May 22, 2020. A ground level view of the Swan and Dolphin Tower under construction. The exterior of the hotel appears to be floor to ceiling glass. This will be a very modern looking tower right on the side of World Drive on the way to Magic Kingdom. This view from...
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    Best Western Lake Buena Vista Expansion

    Photo update as of Friday, May 22, 2020.
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    DHS Parking lot remodel and expansion

    Photo update as of May 22, 2020. The extra large berm where the original Hollywood Studios car entrance (and overpass) was located is completed, with an erosion cover. With the addition of some plants and trees, the back side of Hollywood Studios will be completely hidden from World Drive...
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    The Town Center construction

    Photo update as of Friday, May 22, 2020. During the two month COVID-19 closure, two stores in Disney Spring Town Center underwent a minor refurbishment/redesign: MAC and Origins. The window coverings were off today. I could not tell a difference in MAC, but here are a couple of photos inside...
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    News lululemon store coming to Disney Springs replacing the Trophy Room

    Photo update as of Friday, May 22, 2020.
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    Chef Art's Homecomin' expanding

    Photo update as of Friday, May 22, 2020. A close-up of the new roof over the patio.
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    DHS Parking lot remodel and expansion

    Photo update as of early May 2020. An extra large berm has appeared where the original Hollywood Studios car entrance (and overpass) was located.
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    Flamingo Crossing Hotels

    Photo update as of early May 2020. Construction update on the new hotels along Flagler Avenue at Flamingo Crossings. The two photos below show the new cast member apartment buildings.
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    News Beatrix coming to Disney Springs

    Photo update as of Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Underground utility work and foundation work has began for the new structure for Beatrix. Perhaps the foundation forms closer to the walkway between Ample Hills and Beatrix are for a covered patio, and not the building wall itself. Will have to...
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    New Cirque du Soleil 'Drawn to Life' show in development to replace La Nouba

    Photo update as of Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Another sign on the construction wall, not visible in the previous pictures, could be a "teaser." The new stairways (emergency escape) are finished, but blocked off for now.
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    News Improvements coming to the entrances of all four Walt Disney World theme parks

    Photo update as of Tuesday, March 10, 2020. A close-up view of the new bag check / security area under construction at the entrance to Animal Kingdom. The wood has been stained a dark brown to match other structures at the entrance. New copper gutters have been installed. The view under the...
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    News Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge (Project 89 - Development near Fort Wilderness)

    Photo update as of Sunday, March 8, 2020. View of Disney's Lakeside Lodge under construction taken from across the lake at Bay Lake Tower. The Four Seasons resort is the large building on the left behind the crane.
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