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WATCH PARKSCENTER — A Controversial Haunted Mansion Change Could Be Coming, a Mickey Misfire, and a MEGA Parade

Rob Whiteside

Join us live tonight, Sunday, July 7th, at 9:00 p.m. ET, or watch ParksCenter anytime on WDWNT.TV.

We update you on all of the big things happening in the Disney Parks each week! We cover the top stories in Disney Parks news and discuss the topics that are top of mind for the Disney community—all in 60 minutes! Join us live and chat along at 9 p.m. ET.

First, we mourn the loss of a legend, Jon Landau who passed away this week. Known for his vast film career, Jon was also a big part of bringing Avatar to the Disney parks. We acknowledge his accomplishments and our hearts go out to his family and friends.

In parks news, only a little over a month until D23: The Ultimate Fan Event happens in Anaheim, and Josh D’Amaro rolls out the future of Disney Parks. But in the meantime, permits were filed for trailers near the “Tropical Americas” site at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Will construction begin before we hear more details?

In other news, rumors suggest that Disney is considering removing the hanging corpse from the pre-show at the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. Since the attraction will reopen as the Haunted Mansion Holiday later this year, we likely won’t know until 2025 if this will be the case. Our panel weighs in on if this is a needed change.

Previews were announced this week for the new Country Bears Musical Jamboree for Cast Members, but also for D23 Members. This hard-ticketed event would allow guests to experience the new show before it opens officially on July 17th. Could this be the beginning of charging guests for soft openings to future attractions?

Over at EPCOT, the lineup for the Eat to the Beat series has been announced for the 2024 International Food and Wine Festival. We run down the acts and share stories of past years’ shows.

While Fantasmic has returned to Disneyland after a long hiatus, Mickey experienced a fireworks mishap last week, as more problems plague the show. At the same time, more cuts have been announced for Disneyland entertainment in the wake of Cast Member Unionization. We’ll let you know all the changes to expect, including an early end of the season for Magic Happens.

Over at Universal Orlando, they just rolled out a brand new Parade for the Summer called the Mega Movie Parade. This features several of the past favorite properties from the park’s history and might be one of the best parades out there!

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