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Crochet Princess Dolls Are Just Too Cute!

If you’re a Disney Princess fan, I have something fun and different for you today! These Crochet Princess Dolls from JQCrochetCo on Etsy are just too cute! While these dolls aren’t our normal programming, there is just something about them that I love. What do you think? If you’ve got a Disney Princess lover inContinue Reading The post Crochet Princess Dolls Are Just Too Cute! appeared first on The Disney Fashionista.

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Drunk Guest Assaults Cast Member at EPCOT & More: Daily Recap (6/17/24)

A drunk guest assaults a Cast Member at EPCOT, a new Test Track logo is revealed, and Disney Springs area water taxis return — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Monday, June 17, 2024.Daily Recap for January 1, 2024Walt Disney WorldEPCOTA fight recently broke out at Space 220 Restaurant in which a drunk guest assaulted a Cast Member, and footage of the aftermath has been shared on social media.Construction walls around Test Track feature a new logo for the attraction as it undergoes an expected months-long reimagining.A new EPCOT guidemap featuring the park’s latest experiences is now available at Walt Disney World, including the Mickey & Friends meet and greet and CommuniCore Hall.Days after the transformation of EPCOT was dubbed complete, lighting malfunctions are present throughout World Celebration Gardens.Disney’s Animal KingdomFor a limited time, performances of “Festival of the Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will include MagicBand+ interactions to celebrate the animated film’s 30th anniversary.Disney SpringsFollowing recent rains in Central Florida, river levels have risen enough that the Disney Springs area water taxis were able to return.Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories has temporarily closed at Disney Springs ahead of transforming into an “all-new concept.”New MerchandiseNew Dooney & Bourke accessories celebrating Donald Duck’s 90th birthday can now be found at

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Pirates of the Caribbean Replacement Proposed After Disney World’s Final Decision on “Offensive” Ride

Just days after yet another Pirates of the Caribbean breakdown at Walt Disney World Resort, replacements for the controversial ride at Disneyland Resort were proposed. Related: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Canceled: Disney Releases Urgent Notice Despite its age, Pirates of the Caribbean is one of the least stagnant Disney Parks attractions. In the mid-2000s, Walt Disney Imagineering updated the boat ride at Magic Kingdom Park and Disneyland Park to include Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) animatronics. In the late 2010s, they gave an outdated bride auction scene a feminist twist by turning the female animatronics into pirates. Nevertheless, the Pirates of the Caribbean ride still draws ire. In 2023, a guest amassed social media attention after stating that she felt ogled by the male pirate animatronics. “I just think this is kind of a weird ride,” she explained. “I don’t know… It’s just a little bit rapey.” Credit: Ed Aguila, Inside the Magic Related: Character Gives Emergency Signal as Brawl Breaks Out Among Disneyland Paris Guests Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort aren’t planning to get rid of Pirates of the Caribbean anytime soon, but things are changing. Disneyland Park removed Captain Jack Sparrow from Fantasmic! and Magic Kingdom Park recently shuttered its adjacent restaurant, Tortuga Tavern. Imagineers previously announced a Pirates of the Caribbean bar but haven’t provided updates. After another Pirates of the Caribbean ride breakdown last week, Disney Parks fans on Reddit discussed other non-intellectual-property-based attractions they’d like to see at Disneyland Resort.

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New Disney Parks Dooney & Bourke Pickleball Bag Now Available

A new Disney Sketch Dooney & Bourke pickleball bag featuring the classic Disney Parks sketch pattern is now available at Walt Disney World.We found it for sale in La Boutique at Disney’s Riviera Resort.Disney Sketch Dooney & Bourke Pickleball Bag – $78This white crossbody drawstring bag features colorful Disney icons in a previously-released pattern, including Sleeping Beauty Castle and pink teacups. The front of the bag has a zipper pocket, and the bag’s only strap is adjustable and made from brown nylon.Sleeping Beauty Castle is centered beneath the zipper on the front pocket. Beneath the castle is a “Walt Disney World” banner which sits above a “Disneyland” one. Characters included in the pattern are Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale, the Cheshire Cat, and Tinker Bell.Other images include Cinderella’s glass slipper, Donald’s hat, black Mickey ear hats, pink, orange, red, and blue Mickey balloons, Mickey’s premium ice cream bars, Minnie’s polka dot bow, and red roses. The design also features colorful images of fireworks, hearts, stars, and water, all designed to look sketched by hand.It’s worth noting that patterns on Dooney & Bourke bags are not always the same, so you might find a bag with the pattern slightly shifted from ours.The back of the bag features a zipper pocket sized to fit a pickleball racket. This pocket is blue with holes. A black “Dooney & Bourke” tag is positioned in the

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Wesley Snipes Chimes in After ‘Blade’ Reboot Loses Another Director

On Saturday, Wesley Snipes took to X (formerly Twitter) to comment on the “Blade” reboot losing its second director since being announced.Wesley Snipes Comments on ‘Blade’ Reboot StrugglesImage Source: IMDBOn June 12, the second director attached to the “Blade” reboot, Yann Demange, left the project. He followed in the footsteps of Bassam Tariq, who was originally set to direct the film but departed in 2022. After the second departure, Snipes, who played the titular character in the original trilogy of films from 1998-2004, took to X (formerly Twitter) to comment on the situation.Blade, lordylordylordy folks still lookin for the secret sauce, ridin snowmobiles in traffic, kinda rough. Daywalkers make it look easy, don’t they?Wesley Snipes on XThe post also features a gif of Snipes as Blade turning to the camera and smiling.With the departure of Demange, the release date for “Blade” is almost certain to be pushed back again. The film was originally supposed to go into production in 2022 and be released on September 6, 2024. At the moment, the film is set to premiere on November 7, 2025.The reboot was first announced at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019. Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali is still set to star as the titular character. He has been attached to the project since it was announced.Though the original trilogy is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it was

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Knott’s Berry Farm Terminates Iconic Attraction, Replacement Confirmed

Knott’s Berry Farm has confirmed the termination of a beloved attraction at the park. Here’s what will replace it at the Buena Park icon. California’s best theme park continues to stir conversation with jaw-dropping announcements. The iconic Buena Park theme park, located minutes away from Disneyland Resort, just revealed a polarizing announcement, confirming the replacement of a beloved attraction. Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm Related: Dolly Parton Breaks Silence on Dollywood Crisis, Provides Critical Update The reimagined Camp Snoopy area, opening later this month at Knott’s Berry Farm, has caused mixed reactions among fans of America’s first theme park and Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts Gang. Earlier this month, the Buena Park theme park divided fans after revealing that some of the offerings initially planned for the Peanuts-inspired area had been axed from the project. This disappointing announcement followed an underwhelming delay in the land’s opening. As part of the long-awaited update and expansion, Knott’s officials announced that the beloved Beagle Express attraction would receive exciting upgrades, taking guests on a locomotive ride through a new set of sights. However, the theme park forgot to mention a significant change to the ride. Credit: Knott’s Berry Farm Related: Final Update: Michigan “Disneyland” Suspends Future Operations, Main Street America Axed Earlier today, Knott’s Berry Farm revealed that the beloved Beagle Express Railroad was testing in preparation for the grand opening of the reimagined Camp Snoopy. The announcement was made through an Instagram post, casually revealing that guests will

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Disneyland Reveals Magic Key-Exclusive 2024 Pride Nite Patch

Ahead of Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite on June 18 and 20, 2024 at Disneyland Resort, a first look at the Magic Key-exclusive event patch has been revealed.Magic Key-Exclusive Pride Nite PatchShared by the Disneyland Magic Key account on Instagram, Magic Key holders attending the sold-out Pride Nite will be able to pick up this commemorative patch during event hours on June 18 and 20.The patch itself is black with a fuschia-embroidered outline. Inside the patch are the wordmarks for Disneyland Resort and Pride Nite, as well as the Magic Key logo. A swirled Mickey head depicted in a rainbow gradient is at the center of the patch.The Pride Nite patch pickup location will be on the pathway between Hungry Bear Restaurant and the entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Guests can get their patches from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on event nights while supplies last.This year’s Disneyland After Dark events each feature an exclusive, collectible patch for Magic Key holders. This offering began with the commemorative patch for Sweethearts Nite back in January.Disneyland After Dark: Pride Nite returns for its second year on June 18 and 20, 2024, offering a separately ticketed, after-hours event to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community at Disneyland Park. The event will include special entertainment, photo opportunities, merchandise, food, and drinks. Tickets are currently sold out.For more Disneyland Resort news and info, follow Disneyland News Today on 

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Seating & Lighting Updates at San Angel Inn Restaurante in EPCOT

The San Angel Inn Restaurante in EPCOT has received some updates recently that seemingly improve the dining space both in terms of flow and lighting. If you’ve never heard of it San Angel Inn Restaurante is an indoor, table-service dining location at the Mexico Pavilion. It is located at the end of the indoor pyramid plaza, right next to the opening scene of the Gran Fiesta Tour boat ride. It’s sort of the closest thing that we have in Walt Disney World to the Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland. To that end, it has always been a dining location where you might not correctly stab your steak or salad on the first try due to lower lighting levels. On top of that, the seating arrangement was less than intimate in terms of how close you were to the table next to you. Here’s a look at a “before” photo from Disney. Here’s another photo, showing the rather monotone seating layout and a pyramid in the distance. During a recent visit to EPCOT, we stopped by before the restaurant opened for lunch and snapped a few photos, showcasing the new bench seating and brighter lighting. Of course, using a proper camera leads to brighter and more vibrant images, but here’s a look around! New bench seating and overhead lighting Here’s a look at the pre-existing overhead lighting for the Mexico pavilion shopping area nearby, and a

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New Donald Duck 90th Anniversary Dooney & Bourke Collection Available at Walt Disney World

New Dooney & Bourke items celebrating Donald Duck’s 90th birthday are now available at Walt Disney World.Donald Duck 90th-Aniversary Dooney & Bourke CollectionFour new items are available from Dooney & Bourke celebrating the 90th-anniversary of Donald Duck. Each item is patterned to show off various iterations of Donald as he has evolved over the years.We found most of the bags at Port of Entry in EPCOT, and the wallet in Tren-D at Disney Springs.Donald Duck Shopper Bag – $268This Dooney & Bourke shopper bag features an all-over Donald-themed print, packed with all sorts of ephemera featuring the #1 duck. Two long straps on either side are made of brown leather and edged with blue. A gold-tone Dooney & Bourke badge is attached to the top front of the bag. There is also an exterior zipper.Items featured in the pattern include buttons from Disneyland and Walt Disney World featuring Donald, photos and cards, flyers, graphics of Donald’s face, and “Quack!” word bubbles.The bag’s hardware is gold-tone, and the bag is accented with blue-lined brown leather.A leather tag attached to the handle has an embossed “Donald Duck 90” logo.The interior of the bag is orange, with two slip pockets inside.Satchel- $298This satchel features the same all-over ephemera

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Emergency Alert Sent Out at EPCOT, Thousands Run From Violent Threat

A surprise evacuation impacted thousands of Walt Disney World Resort guests on Monday morning. Reports state that Disney cast members frantically rushed guests out of The Land, located in the World Nature neighborhood at EPCOT. Ride evacuations are common at Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Whether because of a real technical issue or because a guest threw a child off of Space Mountain or dropped their hat onto the ride track. When an entire building shuts down, it’s typically because of a tripped emergency alarm or guest misbehavior. On Monday morning, some guests claimed it was the latter. Credit: Disney “At EPCOT now and they just completely evacuated the entire Land pavilion,” Redditor u/Extreme-Fajitas-67 wrote. “…Any intel on what might have happened??” “A drunk, shirtless guest assaulted a cast member, got tazed, swung a stanchion at other guests before getting arrested,” u/NothingReallyandYou replied. As Inside the Magic reported, the man pulled a metal pole out of the ground and swung it at guests and Disney cast members. He was previously asked to leave the Italy World Showcase pavilion and grew violent toward the front of the Disney park, near Mission: SPACE and Space 220 restaurant. Police apprehended the guest. @alexis.ringel Disney? Whats going on? #huh #disneyfight2024 ? ♬ original sound – alexis.ringel However, reports indicate that the man was arrested on Sunday, June 16. The incident occurred in the World Discovery neighborhood, a

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