Welcome, Disney fans, to another magical day of updates from the incredible world of Disney parks! We’re thrilled to bring you the latest happenings and announcements, and there’s plenty to be excited about.

First up, the beloved Country Bear Musical Jamboree is making a grand return to Magic Kingdom with a confirmed opening date. Not only will these iconic bears be back, but they’ll also be sporting fresh new looks, as revealed in the new concept art. We also discovered a heartwarming tribute to Splash Mountain nestled in the queue of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, set to open later this month with an exclusive commemorative photo package. Adding to the joy, Jennifer Lewis, the voice behind Mama Odie, treated guests to an impromptu sing-along on the ride!

Over at EPCOT, the updates continue. The My Disney Experience app now features the newly opened CommuniCore Hall and Plaza. These vibrant new spaces are celebrating with a show inspired by “Encanto,” and we’ve got a first look at the delightful new festival menu items. The new directional signs around EPCOT are guiding guests to these attractions, and at night, the plaza illuminates the park in a spectacular display.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is buzzing with the upcoming “The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure.” Fresh concept art showcases the creative puppets and motion-capture characters that will bring Ariel and her friends to life. Meanwhile, guests can now meet Joy from “Inside Out” in Pixar Plaza, adding even more joy (literally!) to their visit.

Let’s not forget Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Rafiki and Timon are making special appearances to commemorate “The Lion King’s” 30th anniversary. Their cheerful presence is sure to bring back fond memories for fans of this timeless classic.

In Disneyland Resort news, runners and Disney enthusiasts alike can start prepping for the 2024 Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon Weekend as runDisney has revealed the spooktacular finisher medals. Plus, a limited edition pin celebrating Mickey’s PhilharMagic’s fifth anniversary is now available – a must-have for collectors!

And finally, Hong Kong Disneyland is in the spotlight with the release of a new Disney+ featurette, taking fans behind the scenes of the creation of World of Frozen. This sneak peek promises to delight those fascinated by Disney’s magical world-building.

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