Jingle Cruise Return Date Announced, Menus Released for Festival of Holidays, & More : Daily Recap (11/1/23)

Dylan Kennedy Grey

Jingle Cruise Return Date Announced, Menus Released for Festival of Holidays, & More : Daily Recap (11/1/23)

We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

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  • Jingle Cruise, the holiday overlay for Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom, will return on November 3, 2023.


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  • Some of the Spaceship Earth-style panels on one exterior wall of CommuniCore Hall in EPCOT have some new accent colors.
  • Asha from “Wish” has arrived for a meet and greet at EPCOT. 

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom is preparing for the winter holidays with more Merry Menagerie decorations, as well as Diwali decor in the Asia section of the park and Christmas lights in DinoLand U.S.A.

New Merchandise

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Other Walt Disney World News

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  • After operating as a 14-hole course for a year, Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course will open as an 18-hole course on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Disneyland Resort

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  • After debuting in a meet and greet at EPCOT on Wednesday, Asha from “Wish” will begin appearing at Disneyland Resort on November 22, the day of the film’s release.
  • Alongside the full menus, Disney released a first look at some of the exclusive merchandise coming to the 2023 Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure.
  • Festival of Holidays is coming to Disney California Adventure from November 10, 2023 – January 7, 2024 and the have now been released.

Tokyo Disney Resort

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  • In time for Valentine’s Day, the new limited-time Disney Pal-Palooza “Minnie’s Funderland” event will begin at Tokyo Disneyland on January 10, 2024.

Disneyland Paris

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  • Disneyland Paris wrapped up their 30th anniversary celebration with the Cast Member event “Disney Cast Life: An Evening of Celebrations.”

Disney Cruise Line

  • Disney Cruise Line’s float for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will receive a retooling ahead of the event, with details to make it representative of Disney’s newest and upcoming ship, the Disney Treasure.

Entertainment and Media

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  • Disney100: The Exhibition, a touring exhibit featuring hundreds of Disney artifacts, never-before-seen art, costumes, props, and more than a dozen interactive installations celebrating 100 years of the Walt Disney Company, will be coming to Kansas City in May 2024.
  • Marvel Studios is struggling with an uncertain future, with their biggest problem currently being Jonathan Majors, who portrays the MCU’s Kang the Conquerer but is also about to go on trial in New York for domestic violence charges. 
  • After canceling their free-to-play plans a few days ago, Disney Dreamlight Valley streamed a showcase Wednesday morning with a whole host of new announcements for the game, which officially launches on December 5, 2023. 


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  • The Walt Disney Company has officially announced that they will purchase the last 33% stake of Hulu from Comcast, giving them full ownership of the streaming service. 
  • “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+ starting on December 1, 2023.

The Walt Disney Company

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That’s it for today; we hope you enjoyed this Daily Recap. Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you tomorrow!


  • Dylan Kennedy Grey

    You'd be hard-pressed to find someone more committed to sleeping in on a Disney vacation. At night, however, Dylan can be found closing down whichever park is open latest. He'd love to hear from you at dylan@wdwnt.com.