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A new sign has been added to The Cake Bake Shop, the droid, Bard, has joined Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for “Fire of the Rising Moons,” an above-normal hurricane season is predicted — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Friday, May 24, 2024.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Disney has filed a Notice of Commencement permit to add a new sign to Country Bear Musical Jamboree at Magic Kingdom.


The Mars structure outside of Mission: SPACE has been updated with new red panels in some places.

Disney Springs

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, there is a new mural by Emily Ding at the Disney Springs Art Walk.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Work on the Doubloon Lagoon pool, the Aquatic Play Area, and the Mardi Grogs pool bar at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter has completed, and they have reopened. We tried the new espresso croissant available at available at Riverside Mill Food Court and Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort.

New Merchandise

A new magnet themed to the drone show, “Disney Dreams That Soar,” has debuted at Disney Springs.

Other Walt Disney World News

A new sign has gone up for The Cake Bake Shop at Disney’s Boardwalk.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-normal hurricane season. The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District has begun exploring $100 million worth of roadway improvements around Walt Disney World.

Disneyland Resort

Bard, the droid, has made his debut at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland Park. We tried the Fantasmic! Dining Package at Blue Bayou Restaurant and the food was less-than-impressive. The theme song to “Better Together: A Pixar Pals Celebration!” has been added to streaming platforms. News of Bard’s arrival for “Fire of the Rising Moons” fireworks show broke today.

The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger says people should “embrace” new technologies like controversial artificial intelligence (AI).

WDW News Today

Massive Animal Kingdom Overhaul Starting, Fantasmic! is Back!

That’s it for today; we hope you enjoyed this Daily Recap. Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you tomorrow!

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