Big Thunder Mountain Reportedly Closing for Major Refurbishment & More: Daily Recap (6/15/24)

Katie Francis

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Big Thunder Mountain Reportedly Closing for Major Refurbishment & More: Daily Recap (6/15/24)

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is reportedly closing for a major refurbishment as part of the Magic Kingdom expansion, a Disney World food and beverage union has filed a list of demands, and Rex from “Toy Story” is coming to Shanghai Disney Resort — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

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New Merchandise

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Other Walt Disney World News

Be Our Guest Restaurant sign

Disneyland Resort

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Tokyo Disney Resort

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Shanghai Disneyland

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Entertainment and Media

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WDW News Today

Opening Day Attraction Closing To Become DVC Lounge

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure – Nighttime POV – 4K Multicam

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

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