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The Oriental Land Company announces Disney cruises are coming to Japan, Jungle Cruise closing for refurbishment at Magic Kingdom, and standby lines to be available for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and TRON Lightcycle / Run for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party — all this and more in today’s daily recap for Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

Daily Recap for July 9, 2024

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World has announced that Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom will undergo refurbishment this summer, and will potentially not be available during this year’s Halloween and Christmas parties.Walt Disney World has confirmed that standby will be available for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and TRON Lightcycle / Run during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.Monorail Blue has returned to service from refurbishment, with some subtle changes to its interior and exterior.

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

The Sport Goofy Gifts and Sundries gift shop at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort will undergo refurbishment this September.

New Merchandise

A new Partners statue T-shirt is now available at Walt Disney World Resort.We spotted a new castle turret-shaped oil bottle as part of the Mousewares kitchen collection at Magic Kingdom.

Other Walt Disney World News

Walt Disney World has announced an expansion to the Golden Oak community with a Four Seasons Private Residence neighborhood.Disney has released the foodie guide for DOLE Whip Day, which will be celebrated at Disney Parks around the world.

Disneyland Resort

Fourteen thousand Disneyland Resort Cast Members in select unions will soon vote on whether to authorize a strike.

Tokyo Disney Resort

The Oriental Land Company, owner and operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, has ordered a Disney Cruise Line ship that will operate exclusively out of Japan.

Universal Studios

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort has announced the dates for its holiday festivities returning for 2024, including Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.Sneetches have returned to Seuss Landing at Universal Islands of Adventure after two and a half years.

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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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