Reservations for Guests Without Date-Based Tickets Unavailable at Select Walt Disney World Parks & More: Daily Recap (2/19/24)

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Select Walt Disney World parks unavailable for reservations, Disney files demolition permit at NBA Experience, and the United Kingdom Pavilion restrooms reopen — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Monday, February 19, 2024. Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom EPCOT Disney’s Hollywood Studios Disney Springs Other Walt Disney World News Disneyland Resort Disneyland … Read more

VIDEO: Cast Member Rescues Fallen Shoe from Rivers of America in Magic Kingdom

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After a shoe was somehow dropped into the Rivers of America in Magic Kingdom, a Cast Member sprung to the rescue to remove it. Shoe Saved in Daring Rescue at Rivers of America The Cast Member, seen on the dock at the right side of the image above, used a hand-held skimmer to attempt to … Read more

‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ Introduction Removed from The Haunted Mansion & More: Daily Recap (2/12/24)

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The Haunted Mansion gets an adjusted introduction at Tokyo Disneyland, Patrick Mahomes goes to Disneyland after winning the Super Bowl, and a first look at the menu for Ice Cold Hydraulics at Disney’s Hollywood Studios — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Monday, February 12, 2024. Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom EPCOT … Read more

UPDATE: Guest with Disabilities Fell Into Magic Kingdom’s Rivers of America, Asks for Ride to Receive Safety Updates

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Earlier this month, we reported that a guest was spotted in the Rivers of America at Magic Kingdom after falling or jumping from a Tom Sawyer Raft. We have since spoken to the individual, who asked to be referred to here as Storm, to get the full story. Guest with Disabilities Recounts Incident at Rivers … Read more

Guest Jumps From Tom Sawyer Island Raft, Refuses to Swim Ashore at Magic Kingdom

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This week, a Magic Kingdom guest jumped or fell from a Tom Sawyer Island raft into the Rivers of America and then refused to swim ashore. Tom Sawyer Island is located in the heart of the Rivers of America in Frontierland. Guests can visit the island by boarding a log raft that travels to and … Read more

Mark Twain Riverboat Refurbishment Extended Another Week at Disneyland Park

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The Mark Twain Riverboat refurbishment at Disneyland has been extended another week. The attraction was previously scheduled to reopen on Saturday, February 3, 2024. Mark Twain Riverboat Refurbishment The Disneyland operating calendar now lists the Mark Twain Riverboat closure through February 9, 2024. It will then reopen to guests on February 10, operating from 9 … Read more

Walt the Dreamer Statue and World Celebrations Gardens Opening Day Announced, Dopey Rips Off Snow White’s Arm On Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, & More: Daily Recap (11/28/23)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Walt Disney World Magic … Read more

PHOTOS: Scrim Comes Down from Scaffolding on Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland Park

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The Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland Park has been closed for refurbishment since September 2023. While on a recent trip to the park, we decided to stop by and check out its progress. Mark Twain Riverboat Refurbishment The riverboat has been docked at Pelican’s Landing for the refurbishment since September 18, 2023, making this refurbishment … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: ‘The Heartbeat of New Orleans — A Living Mural’ Nighttime Show Debuts at Rivers of America at Disneyland Park

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“The Heartbeat of New Orleans — A Living Mural” nighttime show debuted at the Rivers of America at Disneyland Park on the evening of September 29. The limited-time offering features several water, lighting, and projection effects and tells the story of a small frog from the Lousiana Bayou who is enchanted by and drawn to … Read more

Passholder Previews Announced for Journey of Water Inspired by ‘Moana’ at EPCOT, CFTOD Files Motion to Dismiss Disney’s Countersuit, & More: Daily Recap (9/7/23)

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We bring you a lot of stories every single day. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up. So in case you missed anything from our feed, we have rounded up all our stories in one place to get the news at a glance. Here is your Daily Recap for Thursday, September 7, 2023. Walt Disney World EPCOT … Read more

BREAKING: New Nighttime Show ‘The Heartbeat of New Orleans — A Living Mural’ Coming to Rivers of America at Disneyland Park

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Disneyland has announced a new nighttime entertainment offering coming later this month to the Rivers of America at Disneyland Park. The Heartbeat of New Orleans — A Living Mural at Rivers of America Starting September 29, this new, limited time offering will tell a short, whimsical tale of a mischievous little frog from the bayou … Read more

VIDEO: Fantasmic Replacement Jambalaya Jazz & Queenie Make Floating Rivers of America Debut at Disneyland

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The first voyage of Jambalaya Jazz featuring Queenie on the Rivers of America has performed, bringing jazz, bossa nova, and some classic Disney tunes to the forefront of Tom Sawyer Island and New Orleans Square. Jambalaya Jazz on the Water The band did literally embark on a river voyage, gradually approaching New Orleans Square from … Read more

Jambalaya Jazz Band Will Replace Fantasmic! Nightly at Disneyland Until Updated Show is Ready

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The Jambalaya Jazz Band featuring Queenie will be performing nightly along the Rivers of America at Disneyland Park, Orange County Register confirmed. Jambalaya Jazz Performing on the Water The band typically performs during the day in the park. They will float down the Rivers of America on a New-Orleans-themed barge three times nightly at 7:35 … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: ‘Wondrous Journeys’ Returns to Rivers of America Following ‘Fantasmic!’ Fire at Disneyland

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More than a month after the catastrophic fire which destroyed the Maleficent dragon in “Fantasmic!” at Disneyland, the setup around the Rivers of America is finally being used for the nightly “Wondrous Journeys” fireworks once again. “Wondrous Journeys” Returns to Rivers of America After the fire, the equipment around the Rivers of America which doubles … Read more

Liberty Belle Stuck on Rivers of America at Magic Kingdom, Guests Evacuated

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The Liberty Belle got stuck on the Rivers of America at Magic Kingdom. Some reports indicated that the boats couldn’t get off Tom Sawyer Island, either. A Tweet from ResortTV1 reported the incident, as seen below. The boat, which was evacuated, was left stranded between Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain. According to Twitter … Read more

‘Wondrous Journeys’ Still Not Active in Rivers of America Section of Disneyland Following ‘Fantasmic!’ Fire

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The “Wondrous Journeys” nighttime fireworks spectacular at Disneyland Park is still not operating in the Rivers of America section of the park after a fire during “Fantasmic!” devastated the Maleficent dragon. Wondrous Journeys is described by the official Disneyland website as a journey through the history of animated Disney artistry: For over 100 years, Walt … Read more