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, September 11, 2023.
Walt Disney World
- Over the weekend at Destination D23, new concept art was shared for the addition of the Hatbox Ghost to the Haunted Mansion at Magic Kingdom. However, one iconic gag from the ride was noticeably missing — the floating candelabra in the Endless Hallway scene.
- We reviewed the new Werther’s Original treat from the confectionery counter in Big Top Souvenirs at Magic Kingdom: Pumpkin Butter Bars.
- Just one day after Figment’s made his meet and greet debut at EPCOT, the purple dragon has taken a tumble or two on the way out of the “Dreamport,” where the character makes his entrance into ImageWorks.
- Everyone’s favorite figment of their imagination, Figment, is now meeting guests at EPCOT. As of today, appearance times for the meet and greet have been added to the My Disney Experience app.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- A new “Encanto”-themed photo opportunity now greets guests as they walk toward the entrance of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, its debut coinciding with the company’s announcement that the 2021 film may soon receive even larger representation at the park.
Walt Disney World Resort Hotels
- The Cake Bake Shop by Gwendolyn Rogers has issued an update regarding its opening timeline on its official Facebook page. The new eatery was previously announced as opening sometime in 2023.
- An upcoming collaboration between Disney and Lug was showcased at Destination D23 2023 at Walt Disney World Resort; the collection will include bags featuring Figment, Orange Bird, and many more beloved characters and will be released in 2024.
- Disney recently announced a new Disney Legacy Animated Film Collection that contains 100 animated films from studios like Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Disneytoon, and more.
- A new shirt celebrating the original Country Bear Jamboree has appeared on shopDisney, and includes a mention of Liver Lips McGrowl — who was recently revealed to be getting a name change alongside an update for the classic attraction.
- Turn your dog or cat into a Jedi-in-training with the new “Star Wars” Padawan Pet Academy collection at Walt Disney World Resort.
Other Walt Disney World News
- Walt Disney World is currently looking for a performer to portray Luisa Madrigal from the 2021 Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Encanto.”
- The holiday season will soon be ushered in at Disneyland Park, as “it’s a small world” will close on October 23 to receive its holiday overlay. The attraction is scheduled to reopen on November 10.
- Now that the terms of the settlement of the lawsuit filed against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts in 2021 over alleged false advertising of the Disneyland Resort Magic Key program have been revealed, the Orange County Register has shared how Annual Passholders can get their payout.
- Disney Vacation Club members will soon have the opportunity to preview the upcoming The Villas at Disneyland Hotel expansion to the venue. Open houses will be offered from September 29–October 1, coinciding with the new tower’s previously announced September 28 opening date.
- The second Haunted Mansion trading card featuring its characters and the Cast Members who brought them to life has been released at Disneyland Resort for Magic Key holders.
Entertainment and Media
- Disney and Charter Communications have reached a deal that will see ESPN and all other Disney-owned channels return to Spectrum broadcasting
- The first Funday Football is coming in Week 4 as both the Jaguars and Falcons get the Pixar Treatment.
- Disney’s live-action reimagining of “The Little Mermaid” made a big splash on Disney+ over the weekend, breaking records as it made its debut on the streamer.
That’s it for today; we hope you enjoyed this Daily Recap. Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you tomorrow!