Disney CEO Bob Iger, who has been the navigator of major business moves like the purchase of Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel and Fox's entertainment businesses and the launch of Disney+ is stepping down immediately. Iger made the surprise announcement Tuesday evening. The Walt Disney Co. named as his replacement Bob Chapek, most recently chairman of... Continue Reading →
There’s newly revealed fun to be had on Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. A YouTube video shows passengers unlocking “Chewbacca Mode” on the attraction. The video from Fresh Baked Disney shows the alternative version that replaces the voice of Hondo Ohnaka with Chewbacca during the mission. https://youtu.be/74PURh7dI3g Here’s what they say to do: Don’t activate your... Continue Reading →
Star Wars is getting a new slew of stories in 2020– set 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace. Lucasfilm will launch a new era of Star Wars storytelling through multiple voices in adult and young adult novels, children’s books, and comics from a variety of publishers including Disney Lucasfilm Press, Del Rey,... Continue Reading →
Mickey Shorts Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will debut March 4 and will be showing an exclusive animated short: Vacation Fun. It will celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s favorite vacation memories, plus a few new adventures. Vacation Fun, which is exclusive to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, will feature new animation and clips from favorite Mickey shorts, including... Continue Reading →
Lil Nas X took over Walt Disney World on Saturday... by crashing a wedding. You hear one woman scream, "What the f*** is happening right now!?!!" Video shows the "Old Town Road" artist walking into the reception together. It appears the wedding took place at the Beach Club. You can hear other guests being surprised... Continue Reading →
Disney is revealing another attraction poster ahead of the opening of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The newest poster features the iconic ‘Potatoland’ from the new Mickey Mouse shorts. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opens at Hollywood Studios March 4, 2020.
A group of President Donald Trump supporters who set up outside Disney World were asked to move by law enforcement. Cellphone video shows supporters of Trump outside Disney, on the corner of County Road 535 and Hotel Plaza Boulevard on Presidents Day. Their display included a giant Mickey Mouse wearing a Make America Great Again... Continue Reading →
Onward stars Ian and Barley Lightfoot are coming to Disney Parks. Last week, we showed you a Pixar artist's image which was a first look of the characters and now Disney says the two will meet at DCA & Hong Kong Disneyland. On March 5, Ian and Barley will make their Disney Parks debut as part... Continue Reading →
The icon of Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom is set for a royal makeover. As part of the celebration of Cinderella's 70th anniversary, Disney announced a new look for Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom. Concept art shows a new paint job and gold trim. Work is set to begin in the coming months and is... Continue Reading →
Gordon Bombay is back. Disney+ has confirmed a series based on “The Mighty Ducks” franchise is in the works and Emilio Estevez, who plays Gordon Bombay, is returning for the project. Disney says the original project is “coming soon” to the streaming service.
The season of love is upon us and what better way to celebrate than a new season of Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings? The second season of the hit Freeform show will be streaming exclusively on Disney+ and will be available starting on Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2020). While we told you about the upcoming season... Continue Reading →
The fashion trends never end at Disney Parks. Two new styles of Minnie ears will soon be coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World. One style is a pair of purple sequins ears with a unicorn horn. The other is a pair that looks like traditional Minnie ears but they’re made with what seems to... Continue Reading →
Magic Happens, the new parade coming to Disneyland this month, is getting its own line of merchandise. Mickey is of course the star of it and is featuring throughout the line. Magic Happens debuts February 28, 2020.
Couples celebrating Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World will have a new way to showcase their love. On February 13th and 14th, guests can take part in special Valentine’s Day Photopass offerings. Guests visiting Magic Kingdom can take nighttime pictures featuring Mickey lights. Guests visiting Disney Springs can choose from a number of offerings at... Continue Reading →
Honey, I got rebooted by Disney+. Rick Moranis, known for his role as Wayne Szalinski in the “Honey, I Shrunk” franchise, appears to be coming out of retirement to reprise his role. Disney is reportedly working on a new film for Disney+ and Moranis looks to be on board. https://twitter.com/rickmoranis53/status/1227749007390212096?s=21 I, of course, reached out... Continue Reading →
As we go deeper into the season of love, Disney Cruise Line is whipping you some lovely treats for Valentine’s Day. There are now special brownies, an Oreo ganache, cake pops, raspberry and cream-flavored rice krisie desserts and more to celebrate the special season. These desserts can be found at the designated ice cream shops... Continue Reading →
Disneyland is two weeks away from seeing a new parade waltz down Main Street. Magic Happens will feature Sorcerer Mickey in a new look & floats themed to Coco, Moana, Sleeping Beauty and more. The dancers will also be decked out in magical garb for the new offering. Magic Happens debuts February 28, 2020.
Some people like to go out with their special someone for Valentine’s Day, others like to spend it inside. Disney+ is helping the latter with a special playlist for this time of year. The library ranges from rom-coms to love stories. Here are a few: Lady and the TrampThe Princess DiariesWall•e10 Things I Hate About... Continue Reading →
Disney+ is the home to movies of all types, but the company is striking a cord with heartfelt films during the Oscars. The streaming service aired a "Movies and Memories" promo during ABC's coverage of the 2020 Oscars. Here it is: https://twitter.com/i/status/1226680729637048320 Disney+ recently surpassed 28 million subscribers within just three months of launch.
Soon you'll be able to make reservations to blast off to a galaxy far, far away. According to Disney, reservations will open later this year for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the franchise-themed hotel that will make you feel like you're a part of your own Star Wars adventure. "Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will open its doors... Continue Reading →
Ian and Barley look like they're ready to make appearances at Disney Parks in the new future. The elf-duo from Pixar's upcoming film Onward are ready to hit Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Pixar lighting artist Phil Shoe first shared a picture of the mythical characters on his Instagram story February 8th. Onward is an original animated... Continue Reading →
The Oscars are tonight and Idina Menzel is surely set to ice all other performers. The voice of Elsa and former Broadway star will be joined by 9 other Elsas from around the world to perform "Into the Unknown" from Frozen 2. Here's the lineup of fellow performers for the act: Joining Menzel for the previously... Continue Reading →
Iconic actor Kirk Douglas has died at age 103. In terms of Disney movies, Kirk’s lone roles was as Ned Land in the 1954 film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Douglas is the father of actor Michael Douglas who confirmed his father's death in a post on his Instagram page. https://www.instagram.com/p/B8NCr7Ah40N/?igshid=16hui3pbqw6ce "It is with tremendous... Continue Reading →
There’s a new batch of Disney Parks Wishables zooming into parks and shopDisney. There are four plush styles for the Space Mountain collection: Astronaut Mickey, Astronaut Minnie, Robot Dog and a ride vehicle. They are sold in blind bags and each bag is $9.99. You can buy the Space Mountain attraction Wishable separately. If you’re... Continue Reading →
The Ink & Paint collection is now bicoastal. We first posted about the spirit jerseys at Disneyland last week and now guests at Walt Disney World are getting a first glimpse at the collection. At Star Traders in Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland, the Ink & Paint ears have arrived. They feature sketches and color splotches of... Continue Reading →
Pixar is just one of the many successful branches of Disney movie-making. The company, founded by Edwin Catmull and Alvin Ray Smith back in 1986, has pumped out more than a dozen successful films. Disney is celebrating the studios’ birthday with several pieces of artwork featuring stars of some of those films. Pixar’s next film,... Continue Reading →
Disney Cruise Line is currently developing their second private island (Castaway Cay is the only current one). To help keep tabs of what’s going on in the Caribbean, DCL has launched a website for their new island, Lighthouse Point, in Eleuthera. According to the site, the destination will create sustainable economic opportunities for Bahamians, protect... Continue Reading →
The Broadway production of Hamilton is coming to the big screen— and Disney is helping. Disney Presents: Hamilton has a theatrical debut date of October 15, 2021. The film will feature the original Broadway cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, and was shot onstage at The Richard Rodgers Theater in New York City.
The future of Marvel is coming quickly. Shortly after airing a :30 teaser for a trio of upcoming shows on Disney+, the streaming service quickly added placeholders in the library for Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision and Loki. This means the three projects are now “searchable” on Disney+ and subscribers can watch the latest... Continue Reading →
Former Disney Channel Star Demi Lovato is back to performing. The singer has been on a hiatus after dealing with a multitude of issues involving drugs and other medical complications. Just days after performing at the GRAMMYs, Lovato absolutely killed it at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami for Super Bowl LIV by singing the National... Continue Reading →
Marvel star Paul Rudd, known for his role in Ant-Man, is beyond excited the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV. Rudd was born in New Jersey but spent most of his childhood in Kansas, thus becoming a Chiefs fan. Here are just a few of the ways he showed off his happiness after the... Continue Reading →
Black Widow is getting her own film— and it will introduce a slew of new characters. Shortly after airing a Super Bowl LIV teaser, Marvel released character posters for the film. Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov (Red Guardian) Black Widow... Continue Reading →
Patrick Mahomes is coming to the most magical place on earth. The star quarterback led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV and was named the game’s MVP. He thought about this moment several years ago: https://twitter.com/patrickmahomes/status/299296320131305472?s=21 Mahomes will arrive Monday at Walt Disney World... Continue Reading →
Disney is going for gold when it comes to battle sequences in their newest live-action movie. The final trailer for Niki Caro's live-action Mulan shows 2 minutes worth of battle scenes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-eFm--k21c Here's the movie description from Walt Disney Studios: When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in... Continue Reading →
The newest popcorn bucket coming to Disneyland is paying tribute to the 1928 classic Steamboat Willie. This AP-exclusive Steamboat Minnie bucket will hit carts February 6, 2020. It's similar to the Steamboat Willie bucket sold at Walt Disney World for the general public and at Disneyland for passholders in March 2019. The Steamboat Minnie Bucket... Continue Reading →
Several major airlines have announced decisions to temporarily suspend U.S. flights to China as the coronavirus continues to spread. Delta Airlines will temporarily suspend all U.S. flights to China beginning Feb. 6 through April 30 due to ongoing concerns related to the coronavirus. "The airline will continue to monitor the situation closely and may make... Continue Reading →
The 70th anniversary of Cinderella is right around the corner and Magic Kingdom is celebrating with a new treat. Starting February 1st, the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Cake will be available at Main Street Bakery.
There's a new spirit jersey at Disneyland and it's paying tribute to animated classics. While there's no known official name for this merchandise line, we're calling it "Colorful Animation". The white spirit jersey features color spots and sketches of Disney characters. There's no word yet if this line will be expanded to other merchandise items... Continue Reading →
Disneyland is revealing more details leading up to its pair of Sweethearts Nite events in February. For entertainment, guests are encouraged to hop on the Mark Twain for a moonlight cruise. There will also be dance parties and a special "Tempus Fugit Celebration" (hard-ticket) to pay tribute to Walt and Lillian Disney's 30th anniversary party... Continue Reading →
Construction on Avengers Campus at DCA are in full swing and Disney is teasing the potential for 'stuntronics' within the Marvel expansion. New video from Disney shows Spider-Man "practicing" his stunts above Avengers Campus. https://youtu.be/jycw3iiQN2w The video leads us to believe Spider-Man will be a 'stuntronic'-- something Disney has been working on for years. Stuntronics... Continue Reading →
Disneyland's 80's Nite brought some wild photo ops and snacks to the resort for one night only-- and we tried one of the most intriguing offerings. Over in Fantasyland, Disneyland was selling Strawberry Dusted Popcorn-- and it bad our mouths watering. The first few bites are enjoyable-- there's a sweet and surprisingly sour taste with... Continue Reading →
Disneyland is rolling out several "Disney After Dark" parties and the first one of the year is 80's Nite. The maps show a number of character locations including Mousercise Mickey, DuckTales friends, friends from The Little Mermaid, R2-D2, Ewoks & Roger Rabbit. The map also shows speciality foods including strawberry popcorn, sandwiches and more. There's... Continue Reading →
4R Restuarant Group announced they have expanded their food offerings at Walt Disney World Resort with two new locations. They said that 'The Grill by 4 Rivers' and 'The COOP by 4 Rivers' are located at the The Arena at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. They will only operate during events being held in the... Continue Reading →
The Berlin Film Festival has started unveiling the competition lineup for its 70th edition, announcing the films that will compete for the coveted Gold and Silver Bears. Arguably the biggest announcement was the premiere of Pixar's Onward. The animated original from director Dan Scanlon will screen outside of competition in Berlin-- but will still draw... Continue Reading →
Animal Kingdom is celebrating two new animal births at the park: a Hartmann's Zebra foal & Angolan Black-andWhite Colubus monkey. On Jan. 21, a yet-to-be-named Hartmann’s zebra foal was born to mom Prima under the care of the West Savanna team. This moment marks a milestone for the park as it is the first time this vulnerable zebra species... Continue Reading →
Tokyo Disney Resort is preparing to roll out a number of big openings this spring. In addition to Fantasyland additions like a Beauty and the Beast dark ride, the park is also making improvements in Tomorrowland, where there will be a specialty popcorn shop and a Big Hero 6-themed ride. As we've mentioned I previous... Continue Reading →
A travel update to people hoping to China from across the pond. British Airways has suspended flights between the United Kingdom and China in light of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. According to CNN, UK's Foreign Office warned people against traveling to mainland China in all but essential cases on Tuesday. Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai... Continue Reading →
Cultural Representative Programs are just one of the many ways Disney keeps a diverse cast member staff. CRP's at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge recently took part in a special graduation ceremony with Disney International Programs. To learn more about the Cultural Representative Program, visit: Disney Jobs
New Orleans Saints star quarterback Drew Brees visited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Walt Disney World Resort and experienced Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which he called “one of the greatest rides I have ever been on.” He also experienced other offerings in Walt Disney World's newest expansion. https://youtu.be/w2-oJGBrIr4 Brees made sure to stop... Continue Reading →
Disney Imagineering has just released video of "Stuntronics" -- robots capable of performing death-defying stunts. This is the future of animatronics. Stuntronics are autonomous, self-correcting aerial performers that make on-the-go corrections to nail high-flying stunts every time. Basically robotic stuntpeople, hence the name. The Stuntronics robot features on-board accelerometer and gyroscope arrays supported by laser... Continue Reading →