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The lead creative behind Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser exits Imagineering, Disney casts its live-action Moana, and Tom and Eric share their honest review of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Daily Recap for January 1, 2024

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

WDWNT’s Tom and Eric have gotten the chance to ride Tiana’s Bayou Adventure during its previews, and have compiled an honest review.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

We recently saw considerable updates to the 350 new Disney Vacation Club cabins under construction at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort.

New Merchandise

New Winnie the Pooh apparel has arrived at Walt Disney World Resort this month.

Other Walt Disney World News

The Central Florida Tourism Oversight District Board has officially approved their new development agreement with Walt Disney World, which allows for the latter to build a fifth gate.

Disneyland Resort

The new WonderGround Gallery location at Downtown Disney District is now open to guests.

Tokyo Disney Resort

A new collection of Country Bear Vacation Jamboree merchandise is coming to Tokyo Disney Resort this week in honor of the show’s recent return.A map-inspired popcorn bucket will be available at Tokyo Disney Resort next month, matching an upcoming collection of map-themed merchandise.

Disney Cruise Line

Join us on a tour of Disney’s new island destination, Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.

Entertainment and Media

Disney has cast its live-action Moana, and has announced that filming will begin this summer.Disney Branded Television has shared several announcements and first looks of new and renewed children’s shows, including “Young Jedi Adventures” and “Disney Jr.’s Ariel.”Marvel Studios’ “Blade” reboot has lost its second director, according to a new report.

The Walt Disney Company

Ann Morrow Johnson, formerly the Executive Producer & Creative Director of the defunct Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, has left Walt Disney Imagineering to join the architecture and design firm, Gensler.

WDW News Today

Tom Talks Possible 5th Disney World Park

Fantasy Springs Vacation Package Review – Tokyo Disney Resort

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point – Tour Disney’s New Island Destination

We Just Watched “We Bought A Zoo” on Disney+ and We Have Thoughts!

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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