‘The Lion King’ Loungefly Mini Backpack Now Available at Walt Disney World

The Lion King Loungfly mini backpack

A Loungefly mini backpack themed to “The Lion King” has made its way to Walt Disney World. “The Lion King” Loungefly Mini Backpack – $88 Spotted at Creations Shop in EPCOT, this “The Lion King” mini backpack features Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa as they keep their eyes on some grub. The backpack references the “Hakuna … Read more

Judge Rules Disney Must Pay Over $300,000 for Effects Used in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ & More: Daily Recap (4/20/24)

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A judge has ruled that Disney must pay over $300,000 for special effects used in the live-action “The Beauty and the Beast,” construction materials are being removed from CommuniCore Plaza as the opening day approaches, and the Space Mountain movie has hired writers — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Saturday, April 20, … Read more

Materials Cleared From CommuniCore Plaza as EPCOT Construction Nears Completion

CommuniCore Plaza construction

There are still nearly two months to go before CommuniCore Hall and Plaza finally open at EPCOT, but it looks like exterior work is wrapping up. CommuniCore Hall and Plaza Construction It looks like most paneling has been installed on the building. There are some gaps in the white triangular Spaceship Earth-inspired panels, but these … Read more

New Open Edition Figment Pins Available at EPCOT

Three Figment pins

New pins featuring Figment, the famous purple dragon of the Imagination Pavilion, have arrived at EPCOT. Figment Pins We found these three pins in Creations Shop. They are all open editions. Figment Lightbulb Pin – $12.99 This first pin sees Figment hovering next to a large yellow lightbulb. A rainbow of purple, pink, red, and … Read more

Petition by Disabled People Opposes Disney’s ‘Discriminatory’ Disability Access Service Updates & More: Daily Recap (4/16/24)

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Disabled people speak out against Disney’s announced changes to the Disability Access Service, the U.S. Coast Guard conducts a medivac of a pregnant passenger aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, and Walt Disney World teases a new Stitch Annual Passholder magnet — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Tuesday, April 16, 2024. … Read more

New Mickey Germany Pavilion Merchandise Including Lug Bags at EPCOT

Mickey Lug bag and Germany Pavilion merch display

The Germany Pavilion in EPCOT has a new collection of Mickey Mouse merchandise including Lug bags and apparel. Germany Pavilion The merch is available in Das Kaufhaus. The merchandise features the colors of the German flag — black, red, and yellow. Germany Lug Backpack – $90 The Lug backpack has a black front. A small pocket … Read more

Refurbishment Underway on Mission SPACE Mars Sculpture

Black and red paneling on top of Mars, Mission: SPACE

The exterior of Mission: SPACE at EPCOT has been under refurbishment for nearly a year but, with work underway on the giant Mars sculpture, work seems near completion. Mars Refurbishment at Mission SPACE The panels on the top of Mars are a distinctly different color, either because they’ve been restored or replaced. The panels on … Read more

First 2024 Disney Pride Collection Merchandise Released at Walt Disney World

2024 Disney Pride Collection pin set

The first item in the 2024 Disney Pride collection has been released at Walt Disney World. 2024 Disney Pride Collection Pin Set – $19.99 This first drop for Pride Month, which begins June 1, comes ahead of an official reveal of the 2024 Disney Pride collection. Found at Mission: SPACE Cargo Bay in EPCOT, the … Read more

New The Three Caballeros EPCOT Mexico Pavilion Loungefly Backpack

A wide shot of the front of the Mexico Pavilion Loungefly backpack.

A new Mexico pavilion Loungefly backpack featuring The Three Caballeros is available at Walt Disney World after first debuting at Disneyland. We first found it in Discovery Trading Company at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Three Caballeros Mexico Pavilion Loungefly Backpack – $88 The backpack is black with fireworks, stars, and music notes in the background. … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: CommuniCore Hall Dancing Lights Testing at EPCOT

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On Wednesday night, we caught dancing lights testing on CommuniCore Hall at EPCOT. CommuniCore Hall Lights CommuniCore Hall is covered in Spaceship Earth-inspired triangular paneling. The panels are mostly white, but some are different colors. And some are light panels, which are what we saw blinking in patterns. The Hall and Plaza are part of … Read more

Tree Removed, Fountain Fixed During Morocco Pavilion Construction at EPCOT

Morocco Pavilion scaffolding and scrim

The Morocco Pavilion in EPCOT continues to be plagued by construction, with walls blocking much of the front courtyard. Morocco Pavilion Construction These construction walls, scaffolding, and scrim went up in March. While the walls can be discouraging, everything is open as usual within the pavilion, including the Jasmine meet and greet. A tree behind … Read more

‘Hours of Operation’ Screen Installed at CommuniCore Hall in EPCOT

Blank white sign on CommuniCore Hall below Spaceship Earth wall

A new screen displaying “Hours of Operation” is visible inside CommuniCore Hall at EPCOT, which is set to open on June 10, 2024. CommuniCore Hall Construction The screen is behind a currently blank white sign hanging over a window. We could see “Connect” and “Hours of.” Connections Café and Eatery are across from Creations Shop, … Read more

New Canada Pavilion Merchandise Featuring Chip Lug Bag, Spirit Jersey, and More

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Fans of the Canada Pavilion have a new selection of items to choose from at EPCOT, including a new Lug bag featuring Chip. Canada Pavilion Merchandise Collection Found inside Northwest Mercantile, the new collection is a mix of buffalo plaid, maple leaves, and all things hockey. Chip Lug Bag – $60 First up is the … Read more

New ‘Finding Nemo’ Bubble Decorations Added to Seas Pavilion Gift Shop

Crush, Squirt, and Nemo in bubbles

The Sea Base Alpha gift shop in EPCOT has new “Finding Nemo” decorations. The series’ characters are now pictured on the walls behind 3-D bubbles, so they look like they’re swimming through one of the pavilion’s aquariums. New “Finding Nemo” Decorations Crush, Squirt, and Nemo are in three bubble windows above this merchandise display. Dark … Read more

Disney Guests Who Lie to Get DAS Will be Permanently Banned & More: Daily Recap (4/10/24)

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Disney will permanently ban guests who lie to get DAS from the parks, more critters revealed for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, and we review the new breakfast buffet at 1900 Park Fare — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Daily Recap for 4/10/2024 Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Disney … Read more

New Donald Duck, Stitch, & Minnie Ears Pandora Charms at Walt Disney World

Donald, Stitch, and Minnie ears Pandora charms

Three new Pandora charms inspired by Donald Duck, Stitch, and Minnie ears have arrived at Walt Disney World. We found these at Creations Shop and Port of Entry in EPCOT. Donald Life Preserver Pandora Charm – $80 The Donald Duck charm depicts Donald’s head poking through a life preserver ring. It’s a dangle charm, hanging … Read more