One of the perks for Disney Vacation Club members is being cancelled through the end of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. All Moonlight Magic Events for the remainder of 2020 have been cut. Moonlight Magic Events allow DVC members (must register for event) to experiences parks on a given night with low crowds,... Continue Reading →
Nia DaCosta is set to take the lead on the “Captain Marvel” sequel as the movie’s director, according to The Hollywood Reporter. DaCosta broke out with her debut feature “Little Woods”, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2018. Her Candyman film, which she co-wrote with Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, was initially supposed... Continue Reading →
Pixar's "Soul" is coming to S.O.U.L. Fest 2020. The BFI (British Film Institute) event has teamed up with Disney and Pixar to put together a special panel for the upcoming original film at this month's event. https://twitter.com/BFI/status/1291046377896673280 Due to the coronavirus, BFI will be broadcasting the event on YouTube when the event takes place at... Continue Reading →
Disney is giving fans a look into Phineas and Ferb's next summer adventure. The official trailer for "Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe" has been released. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcqziqIcJ_g The summertime film brings back the original cast and debuts exclusively on Disney+ August 28th.
Walt Disney World Annual Passholders Will soon be getting a sprinkle of pixie dust in their mailboxes. Disney is mailing out complimentary magnets to Passholders later this month, to bring some positivity following park closures and operation changes during the pandemic. Back in June we first learned the company was planning this gesture. Today, Walt... Continue Reading →
The Cruise Lines International Association announced they are extending the suspension of cruise operations until at least November. "Committed to the health and safety of passengers and crew, CLIA ocean-going cruise line members are announcing a third voluntary suspension of U.S. cruise operations until 31 October 2020," a statement from the organization said. The cancellations... Continue Reading →
Disney’s Animal Cares team is welcoming a baby mandrill to the family. Olive was born on July 25th and now calls the Kilimanjaro Safaris home. The team just announced Olive is a girl today, after spending weeks of the baby clinging closely to her mom.
Annual Passholders no longer need to get to the parks in order to use their AP discount. The 30% off promotion has now expanded to shopDisney through August 14th. Shoppers just need to use the promo code AP30OFF when shopping.
Disney Plus now has more than 60.5 million paying subscribers as of last month, just nine months after it launched. Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced the subscriber figures and film news on the company’s earnings call after the market close Tuesday. Chapek was quick to emphasize on the call with analysts that the “Mulan” release... Continue Reading →
For the first time, the world is getting to see the financial impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on the Walt Disney Company. In the 3Q Earnings Report, The Walt Disney Co. says the multi-month closure for theme parks cost the company $3.5 billion in operating income. Income for the theme park division, which also... Continue Reading →
With the uncertainty of movie theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney is pulling the plug on a theatrical debut for the live-action version of “Mulan”. The film, who’s release date has been pushed back several times, will be available for an additional fee on Disney+ September 4th. Disney made the announcement during the Q3 2020... Continue Reading →
It’s the 8th wonder of the world: Jungle Cruise Disney Parks Wishables. The new set of Wishables features a Skipper, a tiger, a hippo, the ride vehicle and a gorilla. The set goes on sale August 5th on shopDisney and at Disney Parks.
Beyoncé's "Black is King" debuts on Disney+ July 30th and the pop icon has a special message before the visual album premieres. She spoke with Good Morning America Thursday morning. https://twitter.com/GMA/status/1288810186031980544?s=20 "Black Is King" is an upcoming film and visual album directed, written and executive produced by Beyoncé. The film serves as a visual companion... Continue Reading →
"High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" is being recognized by the GLAAD Awards. GLAAD is an American non-governmental media monitoring organization founded by LGBT people in the media. Before March 2013, the name "GLAAD" had been an acronym for "Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation", but became the primary name due to its inclusiveness... Continue Reading →
The National Hockey League is set to resume its 2020 on August 1st and ahead of the restart Disney Streaming Services and Twitter are teaming up with the league. According to Deadline, the partnership will deliver live look-ins via Twitter of select NHL games during the 2020 Stanley Cup qualifiers and playoffs to fans in the... Continue Reading →
"Soul" hasn't even been released to the public yet and Pixar is already revealing plans for the studio's next original feature: "Luca". Pixar tweeted the announcement this morning, giving a quick glimpse into what the film will entail. It will introduce a boy named Luca as he experiences an unforgettable summer in a seaside town... Continue Reading →
Japan is accustomed to occasional earthquakes, and like in the United States, cell phone alarms will ping people in the area as potentially dangerous weather moves through the area. An earthquake hit south of Tokyo Disney Resort tonight (July 30 Asia Pacific time), and Twitter video shows characters, cast members and guests adhering to safety... Continue Reading →
Guests staying at Grand Floridian will soon be able to walk to Magic Kingdom, rather than taking a boat or monorail. Construction on a new walkway around Seven Seas Lagoon is nearing completion. Photos we took on July 29th and they show the nearly-complete walkway, what seems to be a rotating bridge so boats can... Continue Reading →
NBA players are staying at the Grand Floridian as they league prepares for its July 30th restart T Walt Disney World and now merchandise is popping up for guests at the gift shop. M. Mouse Mercantile has debuted a slew of basketball merchandise items, ranging from shirts to ears to Funko Pops. NBA players are... Continue Reading →
One of the most popular fashion lines is now producing face masks— and they’re available at Walt Disney World. Stoney Clover Lane has debuted face masks at Four Seasons Orlando, which is tucked away in the back of Walt Disney World. The masks feature heart beads on the straps and come in packs of two.... Continue Reading →
As Walt Disney World continues to reopen, schedules are adjusting. Two reopening dates for hotel areas are being pushed back. Polynesian village, which was originally supposed to reopen August 12th, will now prepare for an October 4th reopening. The Art of Animation Resort was also supposed to reopen August 12th, but that date has been... Continue Reading →
Walt Disney World has updated its health procedures and is now requiring guests who are dining at table service restaurants at the hotels to undergo temperature checks. The new policy was added to Walt Disney World's dining page. Temperature Screenings: Guests dining in table-service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels will undergo a temperature screening prior to... Continue Reading →
Disney Legend Regis Philbin passed away from natural causes on Friday, July 24, his family shared. The Emmy® Award-winning morning show host, who was also beloved for hosting ABC’s Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, was set to turn 89 in August. “We are heartbroken to hear that a longtime colleague and friend, Regis Philbin,... Continue Reading →
Disney has significantly reduced its spending on Facebook and Instagram ads due to concerns about the social media platform’s enforcement of its content policies. According to The Wall Street Journal, the company joins a list of large corporations that have cut back on Facebook ads as part of an effort to compel Facebook to change... Continue Reading →
Adventures by Disney is cancelling September bookings for Iceland and Arizona & Utah through the end of September due to the coronavirus. The Iceland adventure was set to depart September 19th. The Arizona & Utah excursion was set to depart September 21st. Here is Adventure by Disney's cancellation policy during the coronavirus pandemic: We are... Continue Reading →
May the (holiday) force be with you. LEGO is releasing a Star Wars advent calendar for the 2020 holiday season-- full of goodies. Behind each of the 24 doors is a Star Wars LEGO minifigure, LEGO figure, buildable starship, vehicle or location. There are 6 LEGO minifigures and 6 LEGO figures to discover, such as Darth Vader... Continue Reading →
July 25th is the midway point to Christmas and Disney Parks is using the unofficial holiday to show off some new merchandise coming in 2020. These collections will be coming to Disney Parks as well as shopDisney. Disney Parks Holiday Collection: Disney Parks Vintage Christmas Collection: shopDisney Disney Sketchbook Ornament Fairytale Moments Collection: Disney Sketchbook... Continue Reading →
After a series of delays, Disney has removed the theatrical release date for “Mulan”. Due to theaters still being closed, the release of the live-action remake has been postponed indefinitely. It was supposed to hit theaters August 21. “Mulan” isn’t the only project impacted. All currently scheduled Avatar and Star Wars films being delayed by... Continue Reading →
Disney is giving a first look at a new collection between Disney Parks and Baublebar. The collection preview comes as Disney hints at new and special offerings for International Friendship Day, which is July 30th. The new collection will feature all types of accessories ranging from necklaces to bracelets to earrings. The new collection... Continue Reading →
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., the world’s largest cinema chain, delayed the reopening of its U.S. theaters to mid-to-late August. AMC had previously planned to reopen its U.S. locations July 30, but due to a resurgence in coronavirus cases and altered movie release dates, the theater company is pushing back the reopening date. According to Bloomberg,... Continue Reading →
Just a week after reopening, Walt Disney World is modifying the virtual queue process for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Disney is cutting down the number of virtual queue registration window from 3 to 2. Guests, who must be inside the park during time of registry, can now try for for a virtual queue... Continue Reading →
Delta Air Lines will now require medical screenings for passengers who can't wear face masks due to health reasons. The company also asks that those mentioned reconsider flying altogether as the coronavirus pandemic continues. A statement reads: "If they decide to travel, they will be welcome to fly upon completing a virtual consultation prior to... Continue Reading →
Princess Elena of Avalor is set to become queen. Disney Junior has set a primetime finale coronation special for Elena of Avalor that will air Sunday, Aug. 23, on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW. https://youtu.be/bcGKPXipdos New episodes leading up to the finale will debut every Sunday at 5 p.m. Elena of Avalor premiered in July 2016... Continue Reading →
The NBA is bringing some new flavors to the Walt Disney World bubble. In an effort to show their stance against systematic racism and social injustice, the league is partnering with minority-owned restaurants to provide catering services for players at Walt Disney World. According to Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes, the NBA will provide the players... Continue Reading →
The partnership between Ample Hills Creamery and Walt Disney World is over. The coronavirus brought an abrupt end to the deal, as Ample Hills Creamery was planning a second location at Disney Springs. “Our agreement with Ample Hills Creamery ended earlier this year. As a result, Ample Hills will close at Disney’s Boardwalk and the... Continue Reading →
Walt Disney World is adding some sparkle to the parks this summer. A new version of traditional Minnie Ears have arrived at World of Disney at Disney Springs. These new ears feature sparkly sequins and the classic red and white polka-dot bow. The headband has black trim on the outside and red fabric on the... Continue Reading →
The care and feeding of Walt Disney World’s animals is coming to Disney+. “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom”, put together by National Geographic, will focus on the wildlife mostly found at Disney’s second most popular theme park in Florida and Epcot. “We’re so excited that soon, you’ll get a peek behind-the-scenes as the stories of... Continue Reading →
Walt Disney World is trying to drum-up new business with a new ticket offering. The Disney Magic Flex Pass is a discounted ticket for Florida residents. There are different versions of tickets. The 2-day ticket starts at the price of $130, it is valid now through September. The 3-day ticket starts at $174 and is... Continue Reading →
runDisney is cancelling the 2020 Wine & Dine Race Weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organization just posted this message to runners. With circumstances surrounding COVID-19 continuing to change around the globe, we continue to make timely decisions about our operations after considering guidance from local and national health authorities. As we have shared... Continue Reading →
The NBA is taking on social injustices in the 2020 season, which will resume at Walt Disney World this month. While the NBA was on a hiatus during the pandemic, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked outrage and calls for social justice across the nation, and now the NBA wants to send a... Continue Reading →
Today marks the 65th anniversary of Disneyland and to celebrate the milestone, Disney is sharing the recipe for Walt's Chili from Carnation Café. Chili and beans is said to be one of Walt's favorite meals. Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 3/4 pounds beef stew meat 1 small onion, diced 1 medium green pepper, diced... Continue Reading →
Disneyland is celebrating its 65th anniversary with a new set of Disney Parks Wishables. The new set features 5 Disneyland staples: Barker Bird, Skyway Bucket, Mr. Toad and the Alice in Wonderland attraction ride vehicle. The Monstro Wishables is sold separately. Despite the parks being closed, fans can purchase the Wishables on shopDisney.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party might be cancelled this year, but there are plenty ways to still celebrate in 2020. Disney has previewed a new “Hocus Pocus” spirit jersey coming soon to shopDisney. The gradient green spirit jersey features the Sanderson sister on the back. Disney says it will be coming to shopDisney “soon”.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has extended its no sail order for cruise ships through the end of September. The original order was put in place on March 13 and has since been extended twice. The order bans cruising in U.S. waters until at least Oct. 1. The order had been set to... Continue Reading →
Walt Disney World is permanently closing three attractions, two of which have already been closed for an extended period of time. According to a memo sent out to cast members, Stitch’s Great Escape at Magic Kingdom & Primeval Whirl and Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom will no longer operate. Stitch’s Great Escape had been... Continue Reading →
Disney+ is set to tell the untold story of animated-musical mastermind Howard Ashman. The official trailer was released today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyuii4i9aYM Directed by Don Hahn (“Beauty and the Beast”), “Howard” is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like “Aladdin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid” and creator of musicals... Continue Reading →
The Disney Conservation Fund has awarded funding to two University of Florida research centers to continue conservation efforts for imperiled butterflies and sea turtles. The programs will receive $350,000 each, bringing the total of Disney’s support for UF conservation programs to nearly $5.2 million since 1995. “Saving some of the world’s most iconic species alongside... Continue Reading →
It may be just a little bit easier now for Annual Passholders to book theme park reservations at 3/4 Walt Disney World parks. Disney has added availability to Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Animal Kingdom for Annual Passholders to book theme park reservations starting today. Hollywood Studios is excluded. Just before 2am we were able to... Continue Reading →
New Canada-inspired Minnie Ears have arrived on the first day of Epcot resuming operations. The Canadian-flag designed ears features red and white patterns and also has a pair of hockey sticks in the middle of the bow. We’ll be on the lookout for more World Showcase Minnie Ears as they parks roll out more merchandise.
Disney Parks International President and Managing Director Michael Colglazier is leaving the company. He is set to take on a new role as CEO of Virgin Galactic. The company is currently preparing for commercial flight to outer space and Colglazier will seemingly lead the company into the historic feat. Virgin Galactic released a statement saying:... Continue Reading →
Disney Parks is transitioning one of the ways prospective guests and parks fans get their information. What used to be known as the Disney Parks Moms Panel has no being "planDisney". Disney describes planDisney as the go-to resource for all vacation planning needs. Selected through a comprehensive search process, the panel who answers travel-related questions... Continue Reading →