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Disney World Cast Members Now Required to Ask Guests If They Will Use Disney Visa Card, EPCOT Guest Relations Reopens With New Look, and More: Daily Recap (5/23/22)

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, May 23, 2022. Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Foodies rejoice, as the famed Nutella Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich is now available all day at Sleepy Hollow in the Magic Kingdom!EPCOT Though construction is still ongoing on the outside of the building, Guest Relations at EPCOT has reopened with a new look.Disney’s Hollywood Studios For nearly fifteen years, Walt Disney Animation Studios had an outpost at the Disney-MGM Studios in Walt Disney World, and a new book coming out later this year will tell the story of the animators that worked there.New Merchandise With Memorial Day coming next week and the 4th of July right around the corner, you can show your American pride with a touch of Disney magic with this new Loungefly backpack.It must be our unbirthday, because the next collection of merchandise from the Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction has spun into Walt Disney World, and it’s all inspired by the Mad Tea Party!Other Walt Disney World News Disney is adding new requirements for guests to prove they are Annual Passholders in order to receive dining discounts.Walt Disney World Cast Members are now required to ask each guest if they will be using a Disney Visa Rewards Card upon checkout.Guests can learn

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New Trailer Revealed for Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

The god of thunder is back, as Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for “Thor: Love and Thunder” during tonight’s NBA Eastern Conference Finals game between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, who seeks inner peace after the events of “Avengers: Endgame,” but returns to hero duty as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) threatens the existence of all gods in the new film directed by Taika Waititi. To help him in his fight, Thor recruits Korg (Waititi), Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and his former love Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who has become the Mighty Thor, possessing similar abilities to Thor, as well as his old hammer, Mjolnir. A teaser for the film debuted last month. “Thor: Love and Thunder” storms into theaters on July 8. For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The post New Trailer Revealed for Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ appeared first on WDW News Today.

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‘The Disney Animation Renaissance: Behind the Glass at the Florida Studio’ To Tell Animator’s Story of Working at the Disney-MGM Studios

For nearly fifteen years, Walt Disney Animation Studios had an outpost at the Disney-MGM Studios in Walt Disney World, and a new book coming out later this year will tell the story of the animators that worked there. “The Disney Animation Renaissance: Behind the Glass at the Florida Studio” by Mary E. Lescher is set to be released from University of Illinois Press on December 27, 2022. Lescher, who passed away in 2019, served as an animator for Walt Disney Feature Animation and DisneyToon Studios from 1989 to 2006. The title references The Magic of Disney Animation, an attraction at the park that allowed guests to get an inside look at how Disney creates their famed animated films, with animators on full view. Disney shut down its Florida studio in early 2004. The description from the publisher reads: Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida opened in Orlando at the dawn of the Disney Renaissance. As a member of the crew, Mary E. Lescher witnessed the small studio’s rise and fall during a transformative era in company and movie history. Her in-depth interviews with fellow artists, administrators, and support personnel reveal the human dimension of a technological revolution: the dramatic shift from hand-drawn cel animation to the digital format that eclipsed it in less than a decade. She also traces the Florida Studio’s parallel existence as a part of The Magic of Disney Animation, a living theme park attraction where Lescher and her colleagues worked in full view of Walt Disney

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New ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ Loungefly Backpack and Wallet Fly Into Universal Orlando Resort

Just in time for the film’s 40th anniversary, a new Loungefly backpack and wallet themed to “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” have flown into Universal Orlando Resort, and they’re worth phoning home about! E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Loungefly Backpack — $82.00 The backpack features E.T. wrapped up in a white blanket sitting in the gray basket of a bicycle. The way the eyes pop out just add to the adorableness of this backpack. The back of the backpack features the classic phrase “E.T. Phone Home” on a bright red background, with a silhouette of the beloved movie alien in a dark blue. The usual Loungefly emblem can be found on one of the side pockets. Meanwhile, the classic flying scene is depicted in the interior lining. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Loungefly Wallet — $55.00 E.T. is also bundled up on the wallet, looking as cute as ever. The reverse side also features the bicycle basket pattern. The interior of the wallet is a solid red. We found this at Islands of Adventure Trading Company in Universal’s Islands of Adventure. For more out-of-this-world fashion, check out this E.T. t-shirt! For more Universal Studios news from around the world, follow Universal Parks News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For Disney Parks news, visit WDWNT. The post New ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ Loungefly Backpack and Wallet Fly Into Universal Orlando Resort appeared first on WDW News Today.

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New Americana Mickey and Minnie Mouse Loungefly Backpack Debuts at Walt Disney World

With Memorial Day coming next week and the 4th of July right around the corner, you can show your American pride with a touch of Disney magic with this new Loungefly backpack. Americana Mickey and Minnie Mouse Loungefly Backpack — $75.00 The backpack features the outline of both Mickey and Minnie Mouse’s faces, with a red, white, and blue pattern inspired by the American flag. One of the ears on top has white stars on a blue background, while the other has red and white stripes. Minnie can be differentiated from Mickey by her trademark red bow. The pattern repeats on a white background, while the lining to the zippers and the straps are both navy blue. We spotted the backpack at the Disneyland Resort earlier this month. The interior lining features white stars and Mickey heads on a navy blue background. We found this at World of Disney in Disney Springs. For more Loungefly fashions, check out these colorful Mickey Mouse and Marvel backpacks that are part of the 2022 Disney Pride Collection! For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The post New Americana Mickey and Minnie Mouse Loungefly Backpack Debuts at Walt Disney World appeared first on WDW News Today.

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New Goofy Head Mug Arrives at the Disneyland Resort

Gawrsh! Don’t lose your head, but Goofy happens to be the subject of the latest mug to debut at the Disneyland Resort. Goofy Head Mug — $27.99 The stoneware mug is shaped to resemble Goofy’s head with his oval eyes, black nose, and two front teeth clearly on view from the front. The handle is made to resemble one of Goofy’s ears, just extra-curly. The other side has the ear lying flat against the “head.” The back is a shiny black. The famed green-and-black hat serves as a lid for the mug, helping to keep beverages hot. We found this at the China Closet in Disneyland. If you’re feeling heroic, check out a unique mug celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Hercules!” For more Disneyland Resort news and info, follow Disneyland News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For Disney Parks news worldwide, visit WDWNT. The post New Goofy Head Mug Arrives at the Disneyland Resort appeared first on WDW News Today.

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New ‘Just Keep Swimming’ Dory Tee at Disneyland Resort

Stay positive with this new “Just Keep Swimming” tee featuring Dory from “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory.” We found this at World of Disney in Downtown Disney District. “Just Keep Swimming” Tee – $36.99 The shirt is mustard yellow with “just keep swimming” in black block letters. Dory is embroidered on the center in lines of blue, purple, white, red, and green. Maybe we can wear this shirt to the (hopefully soon) reopening of Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage. For more Disneyland Resort news and info, follow Disneyland News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For Disney Parks news worldwide, visit WDWNT. The post New ‘Just Keep Swimming’ Dory Tee at Disneyland Resort appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Rumored Location for Universal Monsters: Legends Collide and Other Halloween Horror Nights Mazes Rapidly Grow at Universal Studios Hollywood

As Halloween Horror Nights 2022 draws closer, the mazes are growing rapidly at Universal Studios Hollywood. Curious George Parking Garage Tents A dilapidated house can be seen as the entrance to this under-construction maze. Cherry pickers clash in front of this lengthy maze. A close up look at the façade rumored to be for Scarecrow, an original maze. It may (or may not) be related to Scarecrow: The Reaping from Halloween Horror Nights 27 at Universal Orlando Resort. This busy construction site is full of lumber, cherry pickers, and other vehicles. Wooden portions of a maze can be seen jutting out, from underneath the tent covering. A side view of a large tent. The rundown maze entrance can be seen on the right. Trucks and cherry pickers fill the work area. The second tent is the likely home for An American Werewolf in London, rumored to return. A maze based on the film of the same name was last seen in 2014. It’s unknown if the house will be exactly the same or see changes, but the façade is starting to resemble The Slaughtered Lamb bar, just like in 2014. Several construction workers are spotted in the area. Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride Queue Next, we spotted this maze being constructed behind The Mummy attraction. This brick façade includes bold lettering, reading “Alucard Trading Co.” Do you suppose this is a shopping center for vampires? Fittingly, this is the likely location for Universal Monsters: Legends Collide. Tools, lumber,

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Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction Mad Tea Party Collection Spins into Disneyland Resort

The latest line of Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction merchandise has spun into the Disneyland Resort, and it raises a “cuppa” to the Mad Tea Party! Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction Mad Tea Party Loungefly Backpack — $85.00 The backpack from Loungefly features a whimsical pattern of stars and squiggles in dark purple on a pink background. The front pocket is inspired by Mickey Mouse’s pants, rendered in dark purple and light green. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Mickey Mouse item without a pair of ears! The side pocket features a stack of teacups that resemble the attraction’s vehicles embroidered onto the leathery fabric. The back has a pink base with light green straps. The interior lining is a simple red with orange polka dots. Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction Mad Tea Party Ear Headband — $34.99 As we’ve previously learned, the ear headband is embroidered with the Walt Disney World 50th anniversary logo on one of the ears. The opposite side features the same squiggly pattern as the backpack in pink on a dark purple background. A stack of teacups in a light foamy material makes for a perfect accent. The Mad Tea Party logo can be seen on the light blue headband. Mickey Mouse: The Main Attraction Mad Tea Party Pin — $29.99 Finally, Mickey Mouse himself appears on the limited release pin, the third of

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Everything New Coming to Disney+ in June 2022

Heroes, villains, and colorful characters of all kinds are coming to Disney+ this June, with the continuation of “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the debut of “Ms. Marvel,” and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Lightyear.” Wednesday, June 1 Glee (Seasons 1-6)Mickey Mouse Funhouse (Season 1)A Fan’s Guide to Ms. MarvelClub Mickey Mouse, SEA Version (Season 4)Obi-Wan Kenobi (Part III)Friday, June 3 Mack Wrestles (Short)Hollywood Stargirl Wednesday, June 8 Baymax Dreams (Seasons 1 & 2)The Incredible Dr. Pol (Season 20)Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion (Season 1)Ms. Marvel (Episode 1)Obi-Wan Kenobi (Part IV) Friday, June 10 Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to LightyearWednesday, June 15 Disney Junior Ready for Preschool (Season 3)grown-ish (Season 4)Life Below Zero: Next Generation (Season 3)T.O.T.S. (Season 3)The Wonder Years (Season 1)Family RebootMs. Marvel (Episode 2)Obi-Wan Kenobi (Part V)Love Victor (Season 1 & 2, Season 3 Episode 1)Friday, June 17 Big ShotKings RansomWednesday, June 22 G.O.A.T. (Season 1)Villains of Valley View (Season 1)Obi-Wan Kenobi (Part VI)Ms. Marvel (Episode 3)Friday, June 24 RiseTrevor: The Musical Wednesday, June 29 The Owl House (Season 2)Baymax! (Season 1)Ms. Marvel (Episode 4)What will you be watching? Let us know in the comments! For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The post Everything New Coming to Disney+ in June 2022 appeared first on WDW News Today.

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