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A new reopening date was announced for Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure celebrated its grand opening, and Disney is being sued by The Village People — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Friday, June 28, 2024.

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Magic Kingdom

Among the new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure merchandise available at Magic Kingdom is a toy that hints at a potentially lost Splash Mountain reference.

Walt Disney World now has a new Magic Kingdom guidemap available, featuring the drop on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and a mention of Country Bear Musical Jamboree.

Disney has released the full Tiana’s Bayou Adventure soundtrack on music streaming platforms today to celebrate the attraction’s grand opening in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

With the opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom, Tiana’s Bayou General is now open. 

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is officially open and that means an update to the Walt Disney World Railroad that circles Magic Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom has new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure-themed pre-packaged treats and we picked them up to review.

Magic Kingdom guests can celebrate the opening day of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure with a one-day-only commemorative print package.

Golden Oak Outpost at Magic Kingdom has new Tiana’s Bayou Adventure-inspired lavender lemonade, beignets, gumbo, and hot honey chicken.

The Magic Kingdom braille map now includes Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which officially opened on June 28, and Country Bear Musical Jamboree, which opens in July.

Magic Kingdom custodial Cast Members have added “The Princess and the Frog” characters to their water drawing repertoire in honor of the Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opening.

To celebrate the opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, three desserts have returned to Magic Kingdom for a limited time. 

Magic Kingdom guests cannot hold virtual queue boarding groups for both Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and TRON Lightcycle / Run at the same time.

Two new popcorn flavors have debuted at the Kernel Kitchen, located in Main Street Confectionery at Magic Kingdom, to celebrate the grand opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. 


The Village People is suing Disney over reportedly hostile treatment during performances at the 2018 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival.

The upper level of the Canada Pavilion in EPCOT is blocked by construction walls again. 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith was originally expected to reopen at the end of July but that timetable has changed.

Disney Springs

After closing earlier this month, Ever After Jewelry Co. at Disney Springs has reopened as Disney Ever After with a new “cute” look. 

New Merchandise

For the opening day of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom, new merchandise inspired by the ride is available at the Emporium and Uptown Jewelers on Main Street, U.S.A.

To celebrate the grand opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom, a number of collectible medallions for the new attraction are now available.

A new Princess Tiana sipper has debuted at Magic Kingdom to celebrate the park’s opening of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.

Walt Disney World guests can now participate in the create your own headband experience featuring their favorite characters in plush form.

 Walt Disney World Resort has a new Disney Princess autograph book featuring classic royalty and newer characters.

After the Magic Kingdom version of the new Tomorrowland belt bag arrived at Disneyland, the Disneyland version of the bag appeared at Magic Kingdom.

A new Winnie the Pooh Loungefly mini backpack features Pooh bear, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore.

Some of the EPCOT logo merchandise released in 2019 has been restocked in Creations Shop.

Other Walt Disney World News

Canadian guests are eligible to purchase advance Lightning Lane passes in the same manner as guests in the United States when the new system goes into effect at Walt Disney World Resort.

Disneyland Resort

Space Mountain at Disneyland Park is closing for refurbishment in August.

Din Tai Fung at Downtown Disney District will have their grand opening on July 1 but we visited during the soft opening to try some of their menu items.

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