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Airbnb Icons Announces ‘The Incredibles’-Inspired Edna Mode’s Mansion Experience

Shannen Ace

“The Incredibles” fans have the opportunity to stay in Edna Mode’s mansion thanks to Airbnb Icons. The destination joins Icons inspired by “Up,” “X-Men ‘ 97,” and “Inside Out 2.” Edna Mode’s Mansion Here is how Airbnb describes the Icon: Fashion enthusiasts can pull themselves together with the mastermind behind some of your favorite hero …
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‘Celebración Encanto’ Flags and ‘Festival Favorites’ Sign Installed at CommuniCore in EPCOT

Shannen Ace

CommuniCore Hall and Plaza at EPCOT are just a few weeks away from opening, and final touches are going up on the new building. ‘¡Celebración Encanto!’ Flags Flags for “¡Celebración Encanto!” now hang over the CommuniCore Plaza stage. The “Encanto” sing-along show will debut with the opening of CommuniCore and run through September 6. The …
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Some Construction Walls Down, New Sign Installed at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

During our Saturday visit to Magic Kingdom, we noticed several changes at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which is scheduled to open in just over a month. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction Walls First: construction walls are down on this side of the ride, revealing some props. The walls previously followed the fencing further down this road, which …
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REVIEW: New PB&J Croissant at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Shannen Ace

The new PB&J croissant has arrived at Everything POP Shopping & Dining in Disney’s Pop Century Resort. This is one of four new croissant treats at Walt Disney World. It will also be available at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort beginning on May 22. PB&J Croissant – $5.79 This croissant is filled with peanut butter and …
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Gideon’s Bakehouse Owner Releases Statement Amid Toxic Workplace Allegations & More: Daily Recap (5/17/24)

Brit Tuttle

The owner of Gideon’s Bakehouse has released a statement in response to allegations of a toxic workplace, a guest allegedly groped Goofy during a meet and greet, and DVC members can get a discount on Walt Disney World VIP Tours — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Friday, May 17, 2024. Walt …
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Elementary School Teacher Arrested for Assaulting Woman During Field Trip to Tokyo Disneyland

Shannen Ace

An elementary school teacher was arrested for assaulting a woman at Tokyo Disneyland, Livedoor reports. Elementary School Teacher Arrested During Tokyo Disneyland Field Trip The man, age 53, teaches a special needs class at an elementary school in Kofu, Japan. He was chaperoning a school field trip to Tokyo Disneyland on May 16. At around …
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PHOTOS, VIDEO: First Look at ‘Alice & the Queen of Hearts’ BMX Stunt Show at Disneyland Paris

Shannen Ace

Thanks to Sortir à Paris, we have our first look at the new “Alice in Wonderland” BMX stunt show at Disneyland Paris. ‘Alice & the Queen of Hearts: Back to Wonderland’ “Alice & the Queen of Hearts: Back to Wonderland” is set to premiere for guests on May 25, 2024, with performances scheduled through September …
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DVC Buying Back Old Key West Contracts Using Right of First Refusal (ROFR)

Jason Diffendal

Disney’s Right of First Refusal (ROFR) is always a hot-button topic in the DVC realm. And today we’ve noticed a pretty big change in Disney’s use of their Right of First Refusal. But before we get into the details, we’ll explain what exactly is Right of First Refusal for those who haven’t heard of this …
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BREAKING: Slaughter Sinema 2 Announced for Halloween Horror Nights 33

Toni Ferrigno

A Slaughter Sinema 2 house was announced at the Spooky Empire Halloween Horror Nights Panel. During the Spooky Empire Halloween Horror Nights Panel, team members from Halloween Horror Nights revealed the house. This is the first official house announcement for Halloween Horror Nights 33. The sequel house to Slaughter Sinema, Slaughter Sinema 2 will introduce …
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Full List (with Prices) of Donald Duck 90th Birthday Merchandise at Disneyland Resort

Shannen Ace

Join the Quacketeer Club for Donald Duck’s 90th birthday this summer with a new collection of Donald-inspired merchandise. Donald Duck 90th Birthday Merchandise We found the new collection at the Emporium in Disneyland, Elias & Co. in Disney California Adventure, and World of Disney in Downtown Disney District. Donald Duck debuted in “The Wise Little …
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20% Discount on Walt Disney World VIP Tours Available to DVC Members

Shannen Ace

Disney Vacation Club Members can save 20% on Walt Disney World Private VIP Tours during select dates this summer. DVC Discount on VIP Tours The offer is valid for a Disney Private VIP Tour on select dates from July 17 through September 30, 2024. August 31 and September 1 are blockout dates. Tours are subject …
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New Donald Duck 90th Birthday Munchling and Popcorn Bucket Coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Shannen Ace

Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort are both getting new Donald Duck Munchlings merchandise for the character’s 90th birthday. Donald Duck Munchling and Popcorn Bucket The Donald Duck 90th Anniversary Disney Munchling will be at both Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort starting on May 20, 2024. The Donald Duck Munchlings Bucket will be …
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New Universal Orlando Gift Card Offer Includes Wand, Lanyard, Shopping Bag, and Discount

Shannen Ace

Universal Orlando Resort has a new merchandise offer available to guests who purchase a $500 gift card. Universal Orlando Gift Card Offer Guests who purchase a $500 merchandise shopping card (gift card) will receive an interactive wand, a Universal Orlando lanyard, a reusable shopping bag, and 10% savings on purchases made with the card. The …
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PHOTOS: Norway Pavilion Cast Members Celebrate Country’s Constitution Day at EPCOT

Shannen Ace

Norway Pavilion Cast Members at EPCOT celebrated Norway’s Constitution Day on Friday, May 17 with a parade and photos. Norway Constitution Day Constitution Day is Norway’s national day, observed on May 17 each year since the constitution was signed on May 17, 1814. The constitution declared Norway to be an independent kingdom. It is one …
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RUMOR: Summer Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida Opening Next Week

Shannen Ace

Rumors indicate the Summer Tribute Store at Universal Studios Florida will open in one week. Summer Tribute Store Opening The Tribute Store will reportedly open on Friday, May 24. The opening date has not been officially announced. There will likely be a Team Member preview and then an Annual Passholder preview on May 23 before …
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UPDATE: Gideon’s Bakehouse Owner Shares Statement on Recent Workplace Accusations

Shannen Ace

Steve Lewis, the owner of Gideon’s Bakehouse, has shared an official statement in response to allegations of a dirty, dangerous, and toxic workplace. Owner of Gideon’s Bakehouse Shares Statement In the statement, Lewis states Gideon’s Bakehouse complies with all health and safety regulations, values inclusion and representation, and aims to “cultivate a welcoming, safe space …
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Pixar Place Hotel Creators Club Concierge Lounge Opening This Month

Shannen Ace

Disneyland Resort has announced the opening date of the Creators Club concierge lounge at Pixar Place Hotel. Creators Club at Pixar Place Hotel The Creators Club will officially open on May 24, 2024. We got a first look at the Creators Club when the reimagined hotel opened in January. The lounge celebrates the collaboration between …
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Grandma Groped Goofy – Character Allegedly Assaulted By Elderly Woman at Walt Disney World

Brit Tuttle

Grandma groped Goofy. Those are the shocking allegations a cast member raised at EPCOT earlier this year, according to a recently released Orange County Sheriff’s report. Cast Member Groped By Guest at Walt Disney World The situation happened on February 19. The sheriff’s office confirmed Thursday that nobody has been arrested. The report is heavily …
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New ‘Mardi Gras Season’ Posters Added to Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction Walls at Magic Kingdom

Shannen Ace

New “Mardi Gras Season” posters have been added to the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure construction walls at Magic Kingdom, joining Southern Dome Salt Company stamps, Tiana’s Foods signs, Tiana’s Foods advertisements, and a Louis photo op. Mardi Gras Season Posters The new posters are at multiple spots along the construction walls, including around the attraction’s future …
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VIDEO: Journey Into Imagination with Figment Flushing Toilet Effect Fixed

Shannen Ace

The flushing toilet effect on Journey Into Imagination with Figment in EPCOT has been fixed, reportedly after reportedly not working for many years. Journey Into Imagination Toilet Effect The flower-painted toilet is right above guests’ heads in the bathroom of Figment’s upside-down house. The inside of the toilet is lit with a yellow-green light. Though …
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FIRST LOOK at New Halloween Horror Nights 33 Blacklight Reactive T-Shirt at Universal Studios Florida

Brit Tuttle

A new Halloween Horror Nights 33 T-shirt featuring more punk-inspired imagery is now available at Universal Studios Florida. We found it available for sale alongside the other Halloween Horror Nights 33 merchandise released so far at Five and Dime. Halloween Horror Nights 33 Atomic Goth Punk T-Shirt – $35 The shirt itself is a stonewashed …
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Bob Iger Confirms ‘Almost All’ Investments in Disney Parks Attractions & Lands Will be IP-Based & More: Daily Recap (5/16/24)

Katie Francis

CEO Bob Iger confirmed that almost all investments planned for Disney Parks will be based on existing intellectual property, a UPS shipping station opened at Disney Springs, and we shared on-ride videos of some of the new attractions at Tokyo DisneySea— all this and more in today’s daily recap for Thursday, May 16, 2024. Walt Disney …
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Walt Disney World Annual Passholder Dates and Discounts Announced for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2024

Toni Ferrigno

The dates and discounts for Walt Disney World Annual Passholders hoping to attend Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party have been announced.  Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Annual Passholder Discount All Annual Passholders can save $10 on tickets for the event. This applies to all of the nights for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which will run from August …
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Firefly Lighting Effect Testing at Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom

Toni Ferrigno

A dancing firefly lighting effect was spotted outside of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in Magic Kingdom. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Firefly Lighting Effect A lighting effect meant to mimic the look of fireflies twinkling was being tested on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure during our May 16 visit to Magic Kingdom. The effect was testing on the far right …
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New Droid Drum Accessory Set at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Shannen Ace

Droid Depot in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has a new R-Series droid drum accessory set. R-Series Droid Drum Accessory Set – $69.99 Like other droid accessories, this is sold separately from an actual droid. Guests can build their own R-Series or BB-Series droid at Droid Depot for $119.99. An R-Series droid …
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PHOTOS: Ocean Water Feature Closed at Journey of Water Inspired by ‘Moana’

Shannen Ace

An interactive water feature in the ocean section of Journey of Water Inspired by “Moana” at EPCOT is currently closed and blocked off. Journey of Water Inspired by “Moana” Rolling planters run in front of the interactive water feature, which is where guests jump up and down to send the water back up to the …
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More Lights and Speakers Installed for ‘Dreams That Soar’ at Disney Springs

Shannen Ace

Disney has added more lights and speakers along the Disney Springs lake ahead of the premiere of “Disney Dreams That Soar.” The new drone show will run from May 24 through September 2, 2024. ‘Dreams That Soar’ Construction Earlier this month, crews installed fence posts along the lake next to Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. The …
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New Loungefly Americana Ear Headband & T-Shirt at Disneyland

Shannen Ace

Ahead of July 4th, Disneyland Resort has a new red, white, and blue Americana mouse ear headband and matching tee. We found them both in the Emporium. Loungefly Americana Ear Headband – $34.99 The headband is lined with light blue velour fabric. The outside of the headband and the ears are covered in white pleather. …
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River Belle Terrace and Rancho del Zocalo Fantasmic Dining Package Reservations Now Open

Toni Ferrigno

Guests can now book Fantasmic! Dining Packages for River Belle Terrace and Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante at Disneyland Park. River Belle Terrace Fantasmic! Dining Packages River Belle Terrace is offering two different dining packages. Both can be booked on the Fantasmic! Dining Packages page. The first option is the Premium Package, which is available for …
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Bob Iger Confirms ‘Almost All’ Investments in Disney Parks Attractions & Lands Will be IP-Based

Brit Tuttle

During a question-and-answer session at the MoffettNathanson Media and Communications Summit on Wednesday, May 15, Disney CEO Bob Iger stated that nearly all future investments into the Disney Parks will be based on intellectual property (IP). Bob Iger and the Future of IP at Disney Parks During the talk, Iger spoke with Michael Nathanson of …
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VIDEO: Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure POV Ride Through with Breakdown at Fantasy Springs

Toni Ferrigno

We took a trip to Never Land on Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure in Tokyo DisneySea. Unfortunately, our ride-through saw some technical difficulties. Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure In Peter Pan’s Never Land Adventure, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Lost Kids head back to Never Land to rescue John from Captain Hook and his …
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D23 Gold Members Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Preview Event Now Sold Out

Toni Ferrigno

Tickets for the D23 Gold Members Tiana’s Bayou Adventure preview event are sold out. D23 Gold Members Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Preview Event After going on sale May 16, 2024 at 10 a.m. PT, tickets for the D23 Gold Member Celebration of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure have officially sold out. Tickets for the event sold out in …
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VIDEO: Full Ride POV of Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey at Fantasy Springs in Tokyo DisneySea

Toni Ferrigno

We got a chance to ride Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey on its first day of soft-opening at Tokyo DisneySea. Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Journey is part of Frozen Kingdom, the “Frozen”-themed area in Fantasy Springs. Fantasy Springs is the new port of Tokyo DisneySea, officially opening on June 6. …
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VIDEO: Full Ride Through of Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival at Fantasy Springs in Tokyo DisneySea

Toni Ferrigno

We took a ride on the first-ever “Tangled”-themed ride — Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival — on May 16, the first day of soft-opening for Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea. Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival sees guests making their way to the Kingdom of Corona’s annual lantern festival as they relive the story of “Tangled.” The attraction …
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PHOTOS: Patriotic Bunting Goes Up at Magic Kingdom Ahead of Memorial Day

Toni Ferrigno

With just a couple of weeks to go until Memorial Day, patriotic bunting has been put up around the train station and Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom. Patriotic Bunting at Magic Kingdom The patriotic bunting can first be seen at the entrance of Magic Kingdom, on the railings of the Walt Disney World Railroad …
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Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros Joint Sports Streaming App Name Revealed

Brit Tuttle

The name of the upcoming joint sports streaming service from Disney, Fox, and Warner Bros. Discovery now has a name. Joint Sports Streaming Service Gets Named Pete Distad, CEO of the upcoming service, shared the future brand identity and name of the platform on May 16, 2024. It will be called Venu Sports. We are …
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New E.T. Adventure Sign Goes Up at Universal Studios Florida

Toni Ferrigno

The new E.T. Adventure sign has been installed in front of the Universal Studios Florida attraction. New Sign for E.T. Adventure The new sign made its debut on May 16. It’s similar to the previous E.T. Attraction marquee, with the same silhouette of Elliott and E.T. flying past the moon, with the forest seen behind …
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Demolition Begins & Signage Removed From Former Cinnabon and Quiet Flight at Universal CityWalk Orlando

Shannen Ace

Crews have begun demolishing Quiet Flight and Cinnabon at Universal CityWalk Orlando after they closed permanently last month. Quiet Flight & Cinnabon Demolition The two storefronts are next to the Universal Cinemark. Universal has not announced what will take over the spaces. Construction walls went up after the locations closed. When we visited CityWalk a …
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UPS Shipping Station Opens at Disney Springs

Shannen Ace

A new UPS “Guest Shipping Station” has opened at Disney Springs so guests can mail their Walt Disney World merchandise home. Disney Springs Guest Shipping Station The station is located near Once Upon A Toy in the Marketplace of Disney Springs. A sign in the walkway points to the station. Right now, there’s no signage …
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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party Ticket Pricing Per Date Released & More: Daily Recap (5/15/24)

Brit Tuttle

Tickets go on sale for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Disney shares a look at the new Disney Springs drone show, and Magic Key holders can now see their no-show dates on the Disneyland app and website — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Daily Recap for 5/14/24 Walt …