While Memorial Day unofficially kicked off the season, this week’s summer solstice marked the official the first day of summer, and perhaps no one knows how to take full advantage of this time of year better than Phineas Flynn. One of the stars of Disney Channel’s hit series “Phineas and Ferb,” he and his the step-brother spent all 104 days of their summer vacation seizing the day by doing everything from building roller coasters and becoming rock stars to traveling through time and blasting off into space. Even though the last episode of their show aired over two years ago, one can only imagine what kind of plans the boys might have in store now that a new summer begins. Unfortunately, one thing they won’t be doing this year is appearing at Magic Kingdom.
Ever since their meet and greet at Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed in early 2015, the only place to regularly see Phineas and Ferb at Walt Disney World has been as part of Magic Kingdom’s “Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party.” Given the predominant role of music in their show, with at least one song in every episode, it seemed like a natural fit to have the brothers take part in this combination parade and dance party in the heart of the park. Last month, however, the character lineup for “Move It! Shake It!” changed, and Phineas and Ferb were replaced by Mr. Incredible and Frozone from Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles.” It may not be too much a surprise to see this happen since their show is now a few years removed from its series finale, but summer at Walt Disney World won’t quite be the same without Phineas and Ferb to “party up” at Magic Kingdom.