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New Sleeping Beauty Home Collection by Ashley Taylor at Disneyland Resort

Shannen Ace

Disney artist Ashley Taylor has designed a new Sleeping Beauty home collection now available at Disneyland Resort. We found items from the collection at Disneyana and Disney Home. Sleeping Beauty Throw Pillow – $49.99 The throw pillow is made of blue velvet with gold trim. Each side features a printed image of Aurora in her …
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New Mickey-Shaped Pride Bottle Topper at Disneyland Resort

Shannen Ace

Disneyland Resort has a new bottle topper in honor of Pride Month 2024. It joins returning souvenirs like the Pride stainless steel tumbler and scented cake straw clip. The bottle topper can be purchased with a beverage at various outdoor vending carts in Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure. No discounts apply. Pride Bottle Topper …
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New Bone-In Sausage-Flavored Potato Chips by Calbee Coming to Tokyo Disney Resort

Shannen Ace

Tokyo Disney Resort and Calbee, Inc. have created new flavored potato chips inspired by the theme parks’ classic bone-in sausage snack. Calbee Bone-In Sausage-Flavored Potato Chips – ¥1,000 The potato chips come in bags featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse, pictured in front of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. The chips look like standard potato chips …
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One Construction Wall Removed From Toy Story Mania Exit at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Shannen Ace

One of two construction walls around the Toy Story Mania exit in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been removed after four months. Toy Story Mania Exit Construction These walls went up in February 2024 although construction has been ongoing in the area for years. When exiting the attraction, there is now just one green construction wall …
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Disney Eats and Stitch Attacks Snacks Donut Collections Arrive at Disneyland

Shannen Ace

The new Disney Eats donut and Stitch Attacks donuts collections are available at Disneyland Resort. Stitch Attacks Snacks Donuts Collection Pin Set – $34.99 We found the pin set at 20th Century Music Company in Disneyland. It has three pins, one depicting a chocolate donut with colorful sprinkles. The other two pins depict Stitch and …
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‘Inside Out 2’ Breaks 2024 Record With $13 Million During Thursday Night Previews

Shannen Ace

“Inside Out 2” grossed $13 million domestically and $22.3 million internationally during Thursday night previews, giving it the biggest preview night of 2024. (via Variety) ‘Inside Out 2’ Opening Weekend It also blows past the $3.7 million the original “Inside Out” brought in during previews. The 2015 film reached $90.4 million domestically in its opening …
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$35,000 Cinderella Figure Covered in Swarovski Crystals for Sale at Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

Arribas Brothers locations at Walt Disney World have an expensive new limited edition Princess Cinderella figure covered in Swarovski crystals. Princess Cinderella Figure – $35,000 The figure depicts Cinderella wearing her blue ballgown and holding one of her glass slippers. She’s standing on a colorful base resembling a stained glass design. The base, dress, slipper, …
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Disney World Food & Beverage Union Demands Improvements for Tipped Cast Members, Raises Concerns About Allergies

Shannen Ace

UNITE HERE Local 737, which represents Walt Disney World food and beverage Cast Members among other workers, has issued a list of demands for improvements for tipped employees and requested a meeting with Disney regarding guest allergy concerns. Walt Disney World Food & Beverage Union Releases List of Demands The demands are for 4,000 tipped …
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Universal Studios Hollywood Guest Punches Team Member After Allegedly Throwing Wife to Ground

Shannen Ace

A Universal Studios Hollywood guest was caught on video punching a Team Member in the face after he allegedly threw his wife to the ground. Guest Punches Universal Team Member The incident took place in the park’s Lower Lot, outside Revenge of the Mummy and Transformers: The Ride 3D. The video, at the bottom of …
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Universal Orlando Announces End Dates for Mega Movie Parade, ‘CineSational,’ and ‘Hogwarts Always’

Shannen Ace

Universal Orlando Resort announced end dates for their new summer entertainment: Universal Mega Movie Parade, “CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular,” and “Hogwarts Always.” Summer Entertainment End Dates ‘CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular’ “CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular,” a new nighttime spectacular at Universal Studios Florida, starts on Friday, June 14, and will run through Sunday, August 25. The …
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Cast Members Accuse Disneyland of Unfair Labor Practices Over Union Button Rule

Shannen Ace

A coalition of unions representing over 13,000 Disneyland Resort Cast Members has filed charges against Disney for disciplining employees wearing union buttons. Disneyland Allegedly Disciplines Union Cast Members Amid contract negotiations, Master Services Council (MSC) union members have been wearing buttons to work featuring the above design with a Mickey Mouse fist and the words …
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Limited-Time ‘Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free’ Ticket Available for Universal Studios Hollywood

Shannen Ace

Universal Studios Hollywood is offering guests a new “Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free” ticket for a limited time. Buy A Day, Get A 2nd Day Free Ticket at Universal Studios Hollywood The BOGO general admission ticket is available for purchase until October 9. The ticket is valid through December 18, 2024, although …
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Beginner’s Guide to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida

Annie Wilson

Halloween Horror Nights 33 dates have been announced, and tickets are on sale now. If you’re planning to brave Halloween Horror Nights in 2024, we’ve put together a beginner’s guide with the top tips you need to know. Beginner’s Guide to Halloween Horror Nights What Kind of Tickets Do You Need? Halloween Horror Nights is …
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Disney Vacation Club Lounge Replacing Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade at Magic Kingdom & More: Daily Recap (6/13/24)

Katie Francis

Disney has confirmed that a DVC lounge is replacing the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade at Magic Kingdom, a new Matterhorn tiki mug is coming to Disneyland, and a new “Change Your Ticket” feature was added to the Disneyland app — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Thursday, June 13, 2024. Walt Disney World …
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Monorail Pillow and More New Disney Ride Vehicles Merchandise Coming to Tokyo Disney Resort

Shannen Ace

Tokyo Disney Resort has a new merchandise collection, “Go-Go-Go! with Disney Vehicles,” inspired by Disney ride vehicles and transportation. The collection will be released on July 11, 2024. New Disney Ride Vehicles Merchandise Vehicles featured in the artwork include a red train, a Monorail, Donald Duck’s boat, and a Mickey bus. There are Disney ride …
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Full List (With Prices) of Epic Universe Preview Center Merchandise

Brit Tuttle

The Epic Universe Preview Center in Universal CityWalk Orlando is now open. In addition to enjoying the park’s model, guests can also purchase merchandise inspired by four of the park’s lands: Dark Universe, How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, and Super Nintendo …
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Navy Veteran Passes Away After Ignoring Chest Pains to Give His Family Perfect Visit to Magic Kingdom, Here’s How You Can Help His Children

Brit Tuttle

Chad Bechhold, 41, who had recently retired from the military and was expecting a new baby, was on a Walt Disney World vacation with his family when he began to feel bad chest pains on St. Patrick’s Day. The sudden pain got worse the closer he got to the Magic Kingdom. Veteran Passes Away After …
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San Angel Inn at EPCOT Gets New Bench Seats & Chair Upholstery

Shannen Ace

San Angel Inn Restaurante in the Mexico Pavilion of EPCOT has new seating. There are now cushioned bench seats and new chair upholstery. San Angel Inn Restaurante Seating The bench seats are located between every two tables. They’re double-sided, like a booth seat, serving two tables at a time. The benches are made of dark …
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Disney Eats and Stitch Attacks Snacks Donut Collections Available at Walt Disney World

Shannen Ace

The new donut-inspired Disney Eats and Stitch Attacks Snacks collections have arrived at Walt Disney World. Stitch Attacks Snacks Donuts Collection We found both the Stitch and Disney Eats collections in Big Top Souvenirs at Magic Kingdom. Pin Set – $34.99 As per usual, there are three pins in the set. One is a chocolate …
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Sneak Peek of New CineSational Nighttime Spectacular at Universal Studios Florida

Shannen Ace

Universal Orlando Team Member Matt Heid shared a sneak peek of the resort’s new nighttime spectacular, “CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular.” Heid shared some quick clips of the lagoon show on Instagram. Watch the embedded video below or watch on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Matt Heid (@mattrheid) The included music …
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New ‘Change Your Tickets’ Feature Added to Disneyland Resort Website & App

Shannen Ace

A new feature on the Disneyland Resort website and app makes it easier for guests to make changes to tickets they have already purchased. Change Your Theme Park Tickets The “Change Your Theme Park Tickets” menu allows guests to upgrade standard theme park tickets to a higher tier, upgrade them to include Park Hopping, add …
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New Matterhorn Tiki Mug Coming to Disneyland Resort for 65th Anniversary

Shannen Ace

A new Matterhorn 65th Anniversary Abominable Snowman tiki mug will be available from Trader Sam’s at Disneyland Resort on June 20. Matterhorn 65th Anniversary Abominable Snowman Tiki Mug Disney shared a glimpse at the mug on Instagram. It will come with the coconut-pineapple DOLE whip that was already available in a Matterhorn cup, honoring 65 …
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BREAKING: Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade Closing Date Announced, New DVC Lounge Inspired by Exploration & Adventure

Shannen Ace

The Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade at Magic Kingdom will close permanently this month to make way for a Disney Vacation Club member lounge. Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade Closing Date The final day of operation for the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade will be June 23, 2024, the Orlando Sentinel reports. After that, it will be closed for construction of …
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First Look at 2024 runDisney Virtual 12Ks of Christmas Themes & Challenge Medal

Shannen Ace

Before registration opens next month, runDisney shared details of this year’s Virtual 12Ks of Christmas, including a first look at one of the medals. runDisney Virtual 12Ks of Christmas The runDisney Virtual 12Ks of Christmas will be from December 1 through December 31, 2024. Last year was the first Virtual 12Ks of Christmas event. This …
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Disney Officially Drops Lawsuit Against Governor DeSantis, Ending Long-Running Legal Battle

Shannen Ace

Disney officially dropped their federal lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis after they and the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District successfully created a new development agreement. Disney Drops Federal Lawsuit Against DeSantis According to Associated Press, Disney asked a federal appellate court to dismiss their lawsuit on Thursday after the District’s Board of Supervisors approved …
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New Crystal Palace Cast Member Costumes Debut at Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

Cast Members of The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom have debuted their new costumes. Crystal Palace Cast Member Costumes The Cast Members now wear white and shades of teal. Their shirts are white. Their aprons are light teal with white trim. Their skirts and bowties are darker teal. The Cast Members previously wore yellow bases …
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New Map-Inspired Merchandise Featuring Lands & Ports Coming to Tokyo Disney Resort

Shannen Ace

Tokyo Disney Resort is releasing a new map-inspired merchandise collection in three series. The first, inspired by two Tokyo Disneyland lands and three Tokyo DisneySea ports, will be released on July 11. New Tokyo Disney Resort Map-Inspired Merchandise This map-inspired merchandise series features Mermaid Lagoon, Mysterious Island, Mediterranean Harbor, World Bazaar, and Adventureland. The merch …
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Disney Helicopter Spotted Filming Above Magic Kingdom and EPCOT

Shannen Ace

A helicopter was spotted filming and/or taking photos above Walt Disney World on the morning of Thursday, June 13. Helicopter Filming at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT We spotted the helicopter with a camera mounted on its nose flying over Space Mountain. In addition to the camera on the front, a photographer was positioned at the …
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REVIEW: Passholder-Exclusive Lightning McQueen Sundae at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Shannen Ace

Among the new Pixar-inspired treats available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the Annual Passholder-exclusive Lightning McQueen Ice Cream Sundae. The sundae is at Hollywood Scoops on Sunset Boulevard, around the corner from Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. Rosie’s All-American Cafe next door serves the Lightning McQueen Spare Tire. Lightning McQueen Ice Cream Sundae – $7.79 Choice …
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CONFIRMED: Dora Milaje & Citizens of Buena Vista Street Performances Reduced, Other Disney California Adventure Entertainment Possibly Cut Back

Shannen Ace

The Orange County Register has confirmed that Disney California Adventure will reduce performances of Warriors of Wakanda: The Disciplines of the Dora Milaje and Citizens of Buena Vista Street. Disney California Adventure Entertainment Cuts The shows were both previously performed daily but will cut back on performances by 20 percent or more in July. Warriors …
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Tour the Epic Universe Preview Center at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Brit Tuttle

The Epic Universe Preview Center at Universal CityWalk Orlando is now open, offering guests a first look at the upcoming theme park opening in 2025. We were able to see it for ourselves during a soft opening on Wednesday evening. Epic Universe Preview Center Opens to Guests The Preview Center takes over the space formerly …
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CONFIRMED: Disney Vacation Club Lounge Replacing Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade at Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

A new Disney Vacation Club member lounge will replace the Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade at Magic Kingdom. Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade Closing According to Scott Gustin, construction on the lounge will begin this year. Disney will announce more details soon. We previously reported a rumor that the Shootin’ Arcade would close for a DVC lounge. DVC announced …
An outdoor amusement park ride, Tiana's Bayou Adventure, features empty log boats on a water track, surrounded by green trees, various plants, and rocky landscaping under a clouded sky. Currently not yet operating but soon available for Passholder Previews.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Not Yet Operating on First Day of Passholder Previews

Shannen Ace

UPDATE: Boarding groups 1 – 8 were called at approximately 11:40 a.m. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom is not open yet on the first day of Annual Passholder previews. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Not Open for Passholder Previews Passholders were able to join the virtual queue via the My Disney Experience app at 7 a.m. …
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New Disney’s Yacht Club Resort Apparel by Vineyard Vines

Shannen Ace

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort at Walt Disney World has a new series of apparel by Vineyard Vines. These items are available in The Market at Ale & Compass. Yacht Club Polo Shirt – $100 This shirt is short-sleeved with a collar and three white buttons. It has thin white and blue stripes. “Disney’s Yacht Club …
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Lead Creative Behind Galactic Starcruiser Leaves Disney Imagineering & More: Daily Recap (6/12/24)

Brit Tuttle

The lead creative behind Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser exits Imagineering, Disney casts its live-action Moana, and Tom and Eric share their honest review of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Daily Recap for January 1, 2024 Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World …
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Full Tour of Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, Disney’s New Island Destination

Phil Wood

We were recently able to visit and tour Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, including a look at amenities, transportation, attractions, food, beverages, and merchandise. Join us on a tour of Disney’s newest island destination. Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point joins Castaway Cay as one of the two …
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Oversight District Gives Final Approval of New Development Agreement with Walt Disney World That Allows a Fifth Gate

Shannen Ace

At their Wednesday, June 12 meeting, the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Board of Supervisors officially approved their new development agreement with Walt Disney World. District Approves Development Agreement The motion was approved and authorized unanimously by the District board. The District and Disney created the new development agreement after they settled their lawsuits against …
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Marvel Studios’ ‘Blade’ Reboot Loses Director Again

Brit Tuttle

Another director has stepped down from helming Marvel Studios’ “Blade” reboot, starring Mahershala Ali. ‘Blade’ Director Exits According to Deadline, the film’s (second) director, Yann Demange, has exited the reboot. He has been attached to the film since it was announced in 2019, though replaced Bassim Tariq in 2022 when the latter left the project. …
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New WonderGround Gallery Location Now Open at Downtown Disney District

Phil Wood

On a recent visit to Disneyland Resort, we stopped by the new WonderGround Gallery location at Downtown Disney District. New WonderGround Gallery Location After closing for refurbishment in March, WonderGround Gallery has re-opened in a new location. WonderGround Gallery now takes up the retail space of California Sole, which closed last month. The interior walls …
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REVIEW: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Is As Good As Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom has held several previews before its grand opening on June 28. WDWNT’s Tom (and Eric) had the chance to ride it three times and now bring their honest review. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Honest Review First things first: this is an honest review. We’re on the Disney media list but …