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PHOTOS: NEW Limited Edition “Cuckoo for Disney” Haunted Mansion and “101 Dalmatians” Anniversary Pins at Disneyland Resort

The first in the new “Cuckoo for Disney Pins!” collection as well as three limited-edition One Hundred and One Dalmatians 60th anniversary pins are now available at Disneyland Resort. Each One Hundred and One Dalmatians pin has a limited edition of 4,000. Pongo and Perdita Pin – $19.99 Cruella, Horace, and Jasper Pin – $19.99 Anita and Roger Pin $19.99 “Cuckoo for Disney Pins!” The Haunted Mansion Pin – $19.99 This pin has a limited edition of 3,000. All of […] The post PHOTOS: NEW Limited Edition “Cuckoo for Disney” Haunted Mansion and “101 Dalmatians” Anniversary Pins at Disneyland Resort appeared first on WDW News Today.

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planDisney Now Sharing Tips on Social

The Disney Parks Moms Panel underwent a big change last fall as the name of the panel and its subsequent services swapped over to planDisney. If you’re not familiar with the Panel, it’s a group of real Disney fans that have been handpicked for their knowledge about the Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line, DVC, and other aspects of vacationing with Disney. Guests can submit their questions and receive handwritten answers from the experts! Now, Disney fans and future vacationers can find helpful tips from the Panel on social media. View this post on Instagram A post shared by planDisney (@plandisneypanel) planDisney Tips on Social Media There’s a new team on Instagram that can give you tips for your next Disney vacation! While the Moms Panel (now known as planDisney) is still in full operation over at plandisney.disney.go.com, sly little tips will now be portioned out on both Instagram and Twitter to help you muse over your upcoming plans! The Disney Parks Blog as well as these social channels themselves broke this fun news today. You can find them on Instagram (@planDisneypanel) and Twitter (@planDisney) and use this “digital resource” for real “heartfelt advice and unique insights for planning a Disney vacation.”  While you may not get full answers or recommendations

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Disney Debuted a Donut Grilled Cheese and We Don’t Know How to Feel

Sweet vs. savory — the ultimate battle foodie palettes must undergo when deciding what to eat next. When at Disney Springs, Guests are often able to have their pick of the litter when it comes to a sugary treat or a salty snack! But what if you crave both, at the same time? Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew is one of the newer food locations to have opened in Disney Springs and offers a multitude of caffeine-inducing cold brews and sugar coma donuts that can make a sweet tooth salivate. The location also offers savory breakfast sandwiches as well as a concoction that combines the best of both worlds: cheese and sugar. Credit: Everglazed DonutsAnd, what may surprise you is that Guests can order a donut turned grilled cheese from Everglazed Donuts! As someone who loves both donuts and cheese (especially in melted form), this option sounds like the perfect snack to eat between meals. But also, it sounds like it may be a huge mistake in the making. Everglazed Managing Director Mike Crave stated, “We knew we wanted a couple of savory sandwiches to compliment the sweet donuts, and what’s better than a classic grilled cheese with a twist? It’s comfort food, it’s nostalgic, and it’s the king of variations when it comes to sandwiches.” Credit: EverglazedEverglazed offers their Grilled Cheeeeeese at $6 which comes on a soft, sweet, round bun (similar to a Hawaiian roll) and is topped with 4 slices of

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PHOTOS: Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail Partially Closed for Construction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is now partially closed due to construction around some of the exhibits. While guests can still traverse the trail, some sections are unavailable and path directions have changed. Guests are now exiting through the trail’s entrance and entering through the trail’s exit. There are arrows on the ground throughout the trail to direct guests in the correct direction. This is for both the construction changes and social distancing. Arrows on signs point […] The post PHOTOS: Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail Partially Closed for Construction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Donald Duck MIA From Gran Fiesta Tour for Weeks – What’s Happening?

On January 4, 2021, Donald Duck was toppling over on the Gran Fiesta Tour. On January 5, 2021, a tree with a sombrero stood in his place. Now, nearly 20 days later, it looks like Panchito, the Mexican charro rooster, and José Carioca, the Brazilian parrot have yet to find Donald Duck. Credit: DisneyThe missing animatronic has been gone for longer than any other animatronic in the Gran Fiesta Tour as of late, and it has us wondering, what is going on with Donald Duck!? In July of 2020, Jose was down for the count and couldn’t attend the final concert for a whopping 10 days. At the time, the 10-day fix seemed quite extensive for the animatronic, however, 10 days now seem like nothing. For Donald to have been missing for 17 days and counting, there may be a serious problem with the animatronic. If we compare Donald’s animatronic to the more complex ones that Disney has to offer such as Big Toe, who can be found at Na’vi River Journey in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, some would assume an animatronic such as Donald would be an easy fix. He is a very simple animatronic with quite limited movements, after all. For Disney to be taking this long to restore Donald to his attraction in EPCOT’s Mexico pavilion could mean that there are bigger issues at hand with both the animatronic and the attraction as a whole. The article is pure speculation and Disney has not released

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Customize Your Style With Disney’s New Pin & Flair Collection

Pin enthusiasts, now it’s your time to shine with your Disney fashion! The new arrivals to the Disney Pin & Flair collection are super stylish look amazing. The newest arrivals include some magical crossbody bags, a backpack, a belt bag, and several Disney and Pixar bag charms! Credit: shopDisneyRelated: Minnie Mouse Ears Are The New Way To Show Off Your Disney Pins With the new items in the collection, you can accessorize your Flair bags with as many Disney, Pixar, and Star Wars pins and charms as you like. This is an awesome way to show off your love for your favorite Disney movie, animations, and characters without going over the top! Bags The collection has three new Icon Flair bags that you can add to your Disney purse collection. One is a Mickey Mouse Icon Flair Crossbody Bag made of faux maroon leather that sends off a lot of boho-chic vibes. Simple but elegant, the bag has removable straps making it super easy to also double the crossbody bag as a clutch. Credit: shopDisneyThe cross bag is being sold on shopDisney for $39.99, and if you are interested you can purchase it here. The next one up it the Mickey Mouse Icon Flair Messenger Backpack. Like the crossbody bag, the backpack has a tiny metal Mickey icon stud. The backpack is made of faux leather, cotton, and polyvinyl fabric. The matching of the maroon and military green colors keep up the boho-chic vibe, matching

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Festival of The Lion King Returns to WDW – Which Shows Will Be Next?

Yesterday, Disney World made an exciting announcement regarding one popular show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom — Festival of The Lion King. Returning this summer, this fan-favorite show is making a comeback (with modifications to keep both Cast Members and Guests safe during this time), which also allows certain performers and crew members to get back to work! In case you missed it, the Walt Disney Company had to make the difficult decision to lay off tens of thousands of Cast Members across Disney Parks and Resorts in the U.S., including employees of both Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Walt Disney World in Central Florida (Orlando). These layoffs also included a majority of the entertainment cast at the theme parks. Credit: DisneyNot long after the entertainment layoff notices went out in October, Disney released a statement saying that they will, in fact, bring back entertainment when the time is right. Additionally, in yesterday’s statement regarding the return of Festival of The Lion King, Disney shared the following: We are thrilled to be starting the process of bringing back to work more singers, dancers, technicians and other cast members, from one of the most popular shows at Walt Disney World Resort. This statement clearly shows that Disney is anticipating bringing back even more entertainment shows as well as other Cast Members in the future — but which shows could be next? Well, with The Festival of The Lion King performers being part of the Actors’ Equity Association, let’s take a

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‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 Filming Pushed Back as ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ Begins Production

‘The Mandalorian‘ Season 3 Filming Pushed Back as ‘The Book of Boba Fett‘ Begins Production. Star Wars fans were blown away by the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, where we learned who responded to Grogu’s call through The Force and in a post credit scene Lucasfilm announced the creation of a new spin-off series: The Book of Boba Fett. Lucasfilm quickly followed the announcement by sharing that production would begin immediately on the new series and would take over the scheduled filming slot previously held by The Mandalorian. This will allow The Book of Boba Fett to premiere in time for the 2021 holiday season, but what does this mean for The Mandalorian? According to news obtained by TheDisInsider, it looks like filming for The Mandalorian Season 3 will not begin until August 2021 at the earliest, leading us to believe we may not see more Mando until 2022. Currently, Lucasfilm has shared we will be getting 3 Star Wars projects released in December 2021, but it seems The Mandalorian will not be making the wish list this year. Likely, these titles will include The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka, and The Rangers of the New Republic, all of which are said to be spin-off series of The Mandalorian and could all feature tie-in’s for the next season, hence the delay in production. Are you sad to hear the next season

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