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


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

Walls Up on Tom Sawyer Island Near ‘Fantasmic!’ Fire Site, Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes Reopen at Disneyland

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Following the Maleficent dragon fire during “Fantasmic!” that resulted in an evacuation of the western end of Disneyland Park and the total destruction of the dragon itself, new construction walls are up around the area this incident occurred, and one of the temporarily closed attractions — Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes — is running once again. … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: ‘Fantasmic!’ Finally Returns to Disneyland

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Welcome back to “Fantasmic!” Tonight, our friend and host Mickey Mouse used his vivid imagination to create magical imagery for all to enjoy. In a moment, you can experience a beautiful fantasy or an exciting adventure! But beware, nothing is more powerful than the imagination, for it also expanded Mickey’s greatest fears into an overwhelming … Read more

TikTok User Sparks Debate, Calls Out Disneyland for Native American Village


A TikTok user recently posted a video that has sparked some debate online over Native American representation in Disneyland. User John Barbachano posted this video calling out Disney for seeing his “people put up on display at Disneyland.” The comment section is full of debate from many self-identified Native Americans who are appalled by the … Read more

PHOTOS: Work Underway on ‘Fantasmic!’ Ahead of Spring 2022 Return in Disneyland Park

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Elements of “Fantasmic!” are being refurbished before the show returns this spring at Disneyland Park. Scrim is visible throughout the show area on the Rivers of America. Work is underway on fixing up the show lights, mounted at the edge of the rivers. Platforms surrounded by scrim are set up in the water for crew … Read more

PHOTOS: Controversial Names Removed From Tom Sawyer Island Rafts Including ‘Injun Joe’ at Magic Kingdom

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Names have been removed from the rafts that take guests across Rivers of America to Tom Sawyer Island at Magic Kingdom. Cast Members were preparing the rafts this morning, but they weren’t sure what would happen with the names. The names were previously on these planks sticking out of the center of each raft. Most … Read more

Full List of PhotoPass Magic Shots and Props Coming to Walt Disney World for Disney+ Day 2021


In celebration of Disney+ Day, Disney+ subscribers with a valid ticket or pass and theme park reservation on November 12 will enjoy special benefits across Disney theme parks, with some surprises in store as well. Disney+ subscribers are invited with their travel party to enter the theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort and … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes Reopen at Disneyland Park


The last week has been an exciting time at Disneyland Resort, as several restaurants and attractions have finally reopened, including Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes. We stopped by to take a ride along the Rivers of America. These brave Cast Members were ready to take guests on an adventure. As with most of Disneyland, there are … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Mark Twain Riverboat Once Again Steams Along Rivers of America with Distancing Measures at Disneyland Park

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The Mark Twain Riverboat is a great way to take a break at Disneyland Park. The reproduction steamship takes guests on a half-mile journey into the American frontier. Join us as we tour the Rivers of America. The Mark Twain was partially boarded when we arrived. Strollers are not allowed aboard the ship. The Sailing … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 2/17/21 (Additional Scaffolding at Peter Pan’s Flight, Dam Framing Added To East Castle Moat, Long Lines, and More)


Hello from a chilly, drizzly day at the Magic Kingdom. The less-than-ideal weather didn’t seem to deter the last of the holiday weekend crowds, as wait times and line lengths soared, but we still enjoyed finding all the new things at this lovely park for you. Let’s get started! Starting with construction updates, scrim fabric … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 2/16/21 (Physical Distancing Markers Installed In EPCOT Monorail Queue, Dam Begun In Cinderella Castle Moat, New Limited Edition Pins, and More)


Hello from a cooler but lovely day at the Magic Kingdom! With storms rolling through the area last night, temperatures were lower today than they have been recently, but it was still a lovely day to spend at the Most Magical Place On Earth. Let’s get started! When we arrived at the Transportation & Ticket … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney’s Hollywood Studios 2/5/21 (Liberty Square Riverboat & Tom Sawyer Island Reopen, Refurbishment Continues On Bonjour! Village Gifts, New Disney Pets Journals, and More)


Hello from a beautiful day here at Walt Disney World! The weather is finally feeling a bit more like the Florida we all know and love, with highs in the upper seventies today. We took advantage of the wonderful weather and headed to the Magic Kingdom first to check out what might be new. Let’s … Read more

WDWNT Daily Recap (2/5/21): New ‘Key to the World’ Designs, Liberty Belle and Tom Sawyer Island Reopen, Walt Disney World Will Not Hold Super Bowl Parade, Star Wars Trading Post Lights Up the Night, and More


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 Friday, February 5, 2021. Walt Disney World … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom & Disney Springs 2/4/21 (Liberty Belle Returns To Rivers of America, New MaDe Valentine’s Day Shirts, Cinderella Castle Cookie Jar Arrives, and More)


Hello from what is hopefully the last chilly day here at Walt Disney World for a little while. The morning started out very cold by Florida standards, but it warmed up to the high sixties by midday. We started out at the Magic Kingdom to check on what new things we could find there. Let’s … Read more

PHOTO REPORT: Magic Kingdom 2/2/21 (Bonjour! Village Gifts Painted Green, Rafts Return To Rivers Of America, New Winnie The Pooh LE Pins, and More)


Hello from a very cold day at the Magic Kingdom! We bundled up and came out to the park to see what new things we could find to show you, and we’re glad we did. We have a lot to cover, so let’s get started! It’s become somewhat of a personal game for us to … Read more