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For almost a decade, guests have traveled to Downtown Disney on Oct 30 and 31 for a chance at free trick-or-treating and fun Halloween experiences. Walt Disney World has announced that the Happy Hauntings event has been canceled due to detracting from the overall guest experience. Disney still plans to have Halloween and Fall-themed events, […]
In a surprising announcement, Walt Disney Imagineering announced today that a new land is coming to Disney’s Animal Kingdom at WDW. You might be asking, “What is that new land?” and I would be tempted to trick you with Beastly Kingdom, but the truth is that Disney has teamed up with Lightstorm Entertainment to bring […]
“In the tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki, tiki room, all the birds sing words and the flowers croon, in the tiki, tiki, tiki room” Disney has finally confirmed that Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room will (tentatively) reopen on August 15th in Walt Disney World’s Adventure Land. This follows a nearly year-long refurbishment after a fire broke […]
Straight from Disney: ESPN The Weekend has been cancelled. What had been a 3-day weekend event featuring ESPN personalities, professional athletes, and a load of interactive exhibits has now been deemed as excessive and unnecessary in light of the new re-branding of Disney’s Wide World of Sports into the ESPN Wide World of Sports. To justify the […]
In an interesting move, Walt Disney World has decided to shorten the time the monorails run from the parks to one hour after the normal park closing time (this begins July 11 for the Epcot Monorail and August 1 for the Magic Kingdom Monorail). This change will affect those using the evening Extra Magic Hours […]
According to The Deadline, Disney has agreed to purchase Iron Man 3 and The Avengers from Paramount Pictures for the tidy sum of $115 million. Under the new deal, Disney gets distribution rights for the two aformentioned films while Paramount will retain distribution rights over Thor [May 6, 2011], Captain America [July 22, 2011], Iron […]
In a not surprising move, the Walt Disney World Company has decided to bring Captain EO back to Epcot on July 2 after seeing the popularity of the film at Disneyland’s Magic Eye Theater. The film will also be opening at Disneyland Paris on June 12 and Tokyo Disneyland on June 30.
Toy Story Midway Mania! will be getting its first update in late May. Imagineers have decided to replace “Bo Peep’s Baaa-loon Pop” with “Rex and Trixie’s Dino Darts” in which you try to pop balloons in pre-historic scenery in both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s California Adventure. This is the first time that Imagineers have […]
In the second Disney bus crash since July 2009, a Disney vehicle crashed into a charter bus at the entrance to the EPCOT toll plaza. Eight people were injured including 7 passengers with non-life-threatening injuries while the driver of the Disney bus was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center in serious condition. was involved […]
ABC and Disney are being sued for $100,000,000 by Alicia Guastaferro, the “princess of pagentry” for emotional harm (i.e. suicidal thoughts, school transfers, death threats, and a reduction in intellectual performance, among others) caused by appearing on ABC’s “Wife Swap” program as well as claiming that the producers staged certain scenes (e.g. asking Guastaferro to […]
A Cast Member was struck by a motorized cart Sunday, March 14, at the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway at Walt Disney World. The ride was reopened after an investigation by Orange County deputies. The Cast Member was airlifted to the Orlando Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The guest involved in the accident was not injured.
Remember Disney’s “A Christmas Carol” that premiered last December and made approximately $300 million? Apparently, it wasn’t enough to justify keeping ImageMovers Digital (the company behind the film) open. The Robert Zemeckis-run facility will finish work on “Mars Needs Moms!” before it closes. No word on how or if this will affect the development of […]
In a somewhat surprising move, part of the Walt Disney World Monorail will be made to look like light-cycles in preparation for the upcoming “TRON: Legacy” movie. [Concept art below] The trains on the EPCOT line will get the TRON overlay as early as later this month (The film premieres on December 17, 2010).
The offices of Disney’s Miramax label closed in New York and LA over the weekend, according to The Canadian Press. Although the offices have closed, there are about six films left to be distributed from the Miramax label by Disney through 2011. After that, it is not clear if Disney will hang on to the […]
Hannah Montana, star of the hit Disney Channel Series, will sing her swan song at the end of the fourth season, The New York Post reports. The 3rd season will conclude in March with an episode titled “Is Miley Saying Goodbye?” with the fourth season ending sometime in early 2011.