Category: InsideTheMagic

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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Festival of the Arts Colorful Culinary Recipe For Blue Corn Pupusa!

Let’s be real — We’re all fawning over the artwork both on the canvases and on the plates at the EPCOT Festival of the Arts. Just looking through the complete guide of the 2021 Festival Food Studios, you can’t help but drool over the colorful culinary dishes. And believe us, they’re just as delicious as they are beautiful with these must-eat creations! Credit: All Images From DisneyVibrante & Vivido One new Food Studio addition to the EPCOT Festival of the Arts, Vibrante & Vivido, is creating strokes of genius with what they’re bringing to the table. And at home kitchen artists have already been re-creating one of this Food Studio’s must-try items — Passion Fruit Mousse with Dragon Fruit Jam. It’s sweet, yummy, and on Inside the Magic’s Senior Report’s, Kelly’s, must-try list for this festival. Now Disney Parks Blog is sharing another magical recipe from Vibrante & Vivido! Credit: DisneyBlue Corn Pupusa Stuffed With Cheese And Topped With Shredded Pork Recipe Source: Disney Parks Blog EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Makes 8 Ingredients Pork With Guajillo-Árbol Chili Sauce 6 dried guajillo chilies 1 chile de árbol 6 cups plus 2 tablespoons water 1 garlic clove 2-3 pounds pork butt, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces Coarse salt, to taste 2 tablespoons cornstarch Cabbage Slaw 2 cups red cabbage, shredded 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1 carrot, julienne 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more, to taste 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

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Your ‘Harry Potter’ Hogwarts House Can Predict How You Respond To Trauma

Every Harry Potter fan knows that each Hogwarts house represents a series of values and morals, and those wizards in each household and reflect those morals. Credit: Warner Bros.Gryffindor values bravery, daring, nerve and chivalry; Hufflepuff values hard work, dedication, patient loyalty, and fair play; Ravenclaw values intelligence, knowledge, curiosity, creativity, and wit; Slytherin values ambition, leadership, self-preservation cunning, and resourcefulness. Related: Wizarding World of ‘Harry Potter’ Team Looks to “Explore and Expand” Similar to the house values, there is also a theory that says that the way you respond to trauma, or danger, can be correlated to your Hogwarts house. The theory comes from a TikToker named @zinniamakes. Zinn is a trainee art therapist that specializes in trauma, and of course, she is a Harry Potter fan (and a hard working and proud Hufflepuff!). The theory states that there are four ways that the human brain and body typically react when faced with a traumatic situation or danger: fight, flight, freeze, and fawn. The response is known in psychology as the four ‘Fs’. @zinniamakes reposting because this did not get the love it deserved #hogwarts #hptrauma #trauma #fyp #gryffindor #hufflepuff #ravenclaw #slytherin ♬ original sound – zinn The theory says that each Hogwarts house values can help you predict how you will respond in a traumatic situation. Gryffindors are born fighters, so, they will probably fight Ravenclaws will tend to flee (physically or mentally) because that is the most “logical” response, remove

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Two Disney World Attractions Make Progress Towards Reopening

When a Disney attraction has to close down to undergo a refurbishment or maintenance, although Disney fans know it is necessary, we still count down the days until we can ride once again! In the interim, it is also hopeful and exciting to see the progress of an attraction as it returns to its magical self. Credit: DisneyDisney World’s Rivers of America, located in Magic Kingdom, is the main thing that allows both the Liberty Belle Riverboat and the rafts to Tom Sawyers Island to operate. Previously, we saw the entirety of the Rivers of America fully drained, with Imagineers working on-site to conduct maintenance to the boat tracks. Considering the Rivers of America occupies such a large space, having it fully drained has been quite a shock for Guests in comparison to how beautiful and tranquil it typically looks. However, Guests can get ready to once again see the Rivers of America in its normal state because it looks as though the river is being filled with water! Twitter user Ryan (@Woody_Donut) took to Twitter to showcase the below photo of the Rivers of America beginning to fill up once again. Credit: @Woody_Donut via TwitterAnother Disney fan, Jon Bisceglia (@dumbfrog) also confirmed the news by Tweeting, “They are finally filling the Rivers of America in MK,” directly from the Magic Kingdom Park! They are finally filling the Rivers of America in MK — Jon Bisceglia (@dumbfrog) January 21, 2021 Unfortunately for

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Latest Pixar Film Beats ‘Mandalorian’ For Top Streaming Spot

The Mandalorian has taken the world by storm with its second season concluding on Disney+ in December 2020. Fans have been following along with Din Djarin and Grogu’s story ever since the show debuted in 2019, but despite the growing popularity, The Mandalorian still isn’t always the top streaming program. In fact, according to Nielsen, the latest top streaming program is the new Disney-Pixar film, Soul, which ended up going to Disney+ on Christmas Day instead of hitting the movie theaters due to the current pandemic. Credit: LucasfilmRelated: ‘The Mandalorian’ Was NOT the Top Streaming Program Last Month Nielsen has just released its top ten streaming programs for the week of December 21 through December 27, and the Star Wars Disney+ series is not number one. In fact, it’s not even in the top three. As you can see in the screenshot below, according to Nielsen’s latest analysis, Disney Pixar’s Soul, starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, topped the streaming charts, beating out other programs such as The Office, Bridgerton, and the Star Wars hit series, The Mandalorian. Credit: Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings (Amazon Prime, Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix), Nielsen National TV Panel, U.S. Viewing through Television.Soul also beat out the Christmas films, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Christmas Chronicles 2, as well as other popular series like Grey’s Anatomy and Criminal Minds, during the holiday week. More on The Mandalorian and Disney+’s Future With Star Wars Both Season 1 and Season 2 of The Mandalorian are currently available on Disney+. The Mandalorian Season 3 has been confirmed but a

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Gift Yourself This Lady and The Tramp Makeup Bag

Ready your powder puff! This precious Lady & The Tramp Makeup Bag from Danielle Nicole is the perfect gift to treat yourself! While it’s not labeled as a Box Lunch exclusive, the adorable bag is absent from all other websites, making us crave it even more! Re-creating an iconic film moment from the classic animation, Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, the cosmetic bag offers us a peek of Lady from her hat-style gift box! Credit: BoxLunchLady and The Tramp Makeup Bag Darling was so surprised when Jim Dear gifted her a wiggling gift! First expecting it to the latest fashion in hats (after all, it was a hatbox), she opened the ribbon to a moving lid and a sweet Cocker Spaniel baby! The moment was inspired by Walt Disney’s own gifting of a Chow puppy named Sunnee to his wife!  You can listen to the story below from Walt Disney himself (and in his own voice!) in this video. “I went out an bought a chow and I kept it under wraps. […] On Christmas Eve I picked my chow up from the dog kennel and I took it over, kept it in a big hat box. I got a big ribbon on it. When the time came, I went over and put the little puppy in the hat box, tied it up with a ribbon. […] So, my wife didn’t see me bring it in. My niece went over and she said, “Oh, it says

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Fans Once Again Ask Disney to Remove Trump From Hall of Presidents

After Magic Kingdom closed for the day on the evening of January 19, the theme park also shut down the Hall of Presidents attraction, located in Liberty Square, in order for it to undergo a refurbishment. This refurbishment doesn’t come as a shock as January 20, 2021, marked the Inauguration Day of President Joe Biden. Every time the United States gets a new President, the Hall of Presidents attraction at Magic Kingdom gets a new audio-animatronic. The last time Disney’s Hall of Presidents theme park attraction underwent a refurbishment was in 2017 when Donald Trump became President. It’s no secret that the 2016 election was highly controversial, and Disney fans did not hold back voicing their opinions regarding Disney’s Hall of Presidents attraction at this time. A now-closed petition even garnered over 15,000 signatures at one point when fans wanted Disney to break tradition and not allow the Trump audio-animatronic to speak within the attraction. And, once the animatronic debuted, other fans demanded it to be redone. Credit: ABCHowever, Disney World continued on with the planned refurbishment, and eventually, a Donald Trump audio-animatronic was added to the Hall of Presidents. Now, four years later, as Disney gears up to add the next President — Joe Biden — to the Liberty Square attraction, fans are once again demanding for Trump to be removed from the theme park. This comes on the heels of the recent U.S. Capitol riots involving by pro-Trump supporters as well as Trump facing a

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When Will ALL of the Disney Parks Be Open Again?

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney Parks around the world were forced to shut down in early 2020, and even though some of them have reopened since (with others already reopening and reclosing and with one yet to reopen at all), it has been nearly a whole year since all six Disney Parks were all open at the same time. Currently, three Disney Parks are open and operating (Shanghai Disney, Walt Disney World Resort, and Tokyo Disney, while two others had to re-close (Hong Kong Disneyland and Disneyland Paris) and one (Disneyland) has yet to reopen since this all began. But with so much constantly changing in the world due to the ongoing pandemic, many are wondering when all six of the Disney Parks will be open again (at the same time). Credit: DisneyWe have decided to breakdown everything we know — which parks are currently open (with protocols in place such as social distancing, the requirement of face coverings, increase hand sanitizing stations, and others), which parks are currently closed, and which parks we could see reopen sooner rather than later. Which Disney Parks Are Currently Open? At the time of publication, there are three Disney Parks currently open and operating, all of which have their own safety and health protocols put into place. Shanghai Disney Resort Credit: Shanghai DisneylandBelow are our articles detailing the closure and reopening of Shanghai Disneyland: Closed on January 25, 2020 Reopened On May 11, 2020 Walt Disney

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