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 Monday, February 20, 2023.
Walt Disney World
- New starry flooring has been installed in most of the queue of Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.
- Another hole has been cut into the façade of Splash Mountain as construction crews continue the attraction’s transformation into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.
- Construction on the former “Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.” shop has continued as crews work to reimagine the shop for the opening of TRON Lightcycle / Run.
- Protective plastic has also been wrapped around the new TRON Lightcycle / Run snack stand and over the new glass paneling of Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
- Prince Charming Regal Carrousel had been closed at Magic Kingdom for a few days.
- After being closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Enchanted Tales with Belle has finally reopened at the Magic Kingdom.
- The land next to the newly-named Hei Hei parking lot is being cleared for construction at EPCOT.
- The first booth has been installed at EPCOT for the upcoming EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.
- The Global Garden is also being set up in the Japan Pavilion for the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.
- More character topiaries have arrived ahead of the 2023 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, as well.
- Support posts for a canopy and walkway concrete mark the latest developments for the walkways at Journey of Water Inspired by “Moana” at EPCOT.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- The refurbishment of Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith has been pushed back until tomorrow, allowing guests one final limo ride today.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- All of the drums in the interactive drum circle of Pandora – The World of “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom have now been refurbished.
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
- Disney has announced Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa will reopen on April 1, 2023, with a revamped menu.
- We got the first look at the new Narcoossee’s menu, including prices, earlier today.
- The Trail’s End restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort will close for good as a table service restaurant on April 17, 2023.
- The lobby refurbishment project at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn has been completed, featuring no major thematic changes.
- “Steamboat Willie” inspired items from the new Disney100 The 1920s Decades Collection are now available at Walt Disney World.
- A new Fantasyland tumbler is now available at Fantasy Faire in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.
- New Walt Disney World pullovers and t-shirts featuring Mickey & Friends are now available.
- A new mug inspired by the Kakamora coconut creatures in “Moana” has also arrived at Walt Disney World.
- Arribas Brothers have created several new Disney100 glass products, which are now available at Crystal Arts in Magic Kingdom.
- Star Wars Micro Galaxy Squadron is a line of toys that can be found at retailers like Target and Amazon, but we spotted a special Batuu edition Millennium Falcon at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World!
- We spotted a new Blizzard Beach Spirit Jersey Rashguard in Walt Disney World, and it has a UPF 50+ rating, too.
- We shared a preview of the items that debuted as part of the Disney100 “The 20s” Decades Collection. The collection is now live on shopDisney.
- A new preview of the Disney100 1930s series of the Disney100 Decades Collection is available on the shopDisney website.
- Citizen has released a Steamboat Willie Eco-Drive watch and matching pin box set as part of the Disney100 celebration.
- A new wave of Funko POP! vinyl figures are on the way for the 100th anniversary of The Walt Disney Company, including Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Dumbo.
- The new Harveys tote bag inspired by Disneyland Park is now available at Walt Disney World.
- A new set of retro-style ombre Mickey and Friends mugs has arrived at the Emporium Shop at Magic Kingdom, featuring four duos that are sure to excite guests.
- Hallmark has joined the Disney100 Celebration, releasing an exclusive new merchandise line today.
Other Walt Disney World News
- ‘Cast Members Are the Magic’ – Read our plea for Walt Disney World as their bitter battle with cast members continues.
- Although Disney is refusing to offer “even one cent” wage increase in their negotiations with Cast Members, they are offering Cast Members 50% off their purchases.
- For the first time ever, Disney Genie+ service has sold out at Walt Disney World. Today, Genie+ sold out for the second day in a row.
- “Pitch Perfect” star Rebel Wilson got engaged to her girlfriend, Ramona Agruma, at Disneyland Park, she announced on Instagram yesterday.
- Disney has released more concept art and information about the ‘Big Hero 6’-Inspired San Fransokyo Square coming to Disney California Adventure.
- A woman was pronounced dead after reportedly falling from the Mickey and Friends parking garage structure at Disneyland Resort last night.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Disneyland Park will be closed for a refurbishment beginning on April 3, 2023.
- A new Harveys tote bag celebrating the magic of Disneyland Park is expected soon.
- Concrete supports for the “Torii Gate Bridge” have now been installed as crews continue to transform the soon-to-be former Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure into San Fransokyo from “Big Hero 6.”
- The exterior of the former Paradise Pier Hotel is starting to truly look different as painting work continues to transform the building into the upcoming Pixar Place Hotel.
- Guests taking a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard in Disney California Adventure will notice some new Disney100 banners on the light posts lining the street.
- Days after it was added, the “bat in a birdcage” feature inspired by original Marc Davis concept art has been removed from The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland.
- New signage up near the soon-to-be-renamed Pacific Wharf shows off the logo for the San Fransokyo Public Works Department, which is the in-story area handling the upcoming San Fransokyo Square construction project.
Entertainment and Media
- Following his accident, Jeremy Renner shared a video of an electrical muscle stimulation rehabilitation workout via social media.
The Walt Disney Company
- Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige is reportedly seeking a new position within The Walt Disney Company, The Direct reports.
That’s it for today; we hope you enjoyed this Daily Recap. Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you tomorrow!