Disney issues statement to staff, ‘Resolve in a Time of Unrest’
May31

Disney issues statement to staff, ‘Resolve in a Time of Unrest’

In a public statement released to Cast Members and staff of the Walt Disney Company today, Disney top brass including Bob Chapek and Bob Iger joined Latondra Newton (SVP & Chief Diversity Officer) shared words about the current national events in the wake of the killing of Geroge Floyd. Dear Fellow Employee, The recent killing of George Floyd as well as other instances of lethal attacks and harassment of unarmed black citizens in...

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Universal Orlando hotel guests allowed park admission June 3 and 4 ahead of official June 5 reopening
May29

Universal Orlando hotel guests allowed park admission June 3 and 4 ahead of official June 5 reopening

In what almost feels like a game of “reopening leapfrog” between Orlando theme parks, Universal Parks & Resorts confirmed today reopening plans for their hotels following previous announcements of the phased reopening of their three parks. The phased reopening of the hotels begins June 2 and will include Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana...

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Walt Disney World to temporarily suspend FastPass+, Extra Magic Hours; add new reservation system for park entry
May28

Walt Disney World to temporarily suspend FastPass+, Extra Magic Hours; add new reservation system for park entry

Walt Disney World dropped a bombshell of announcements this evening as they look ahead to a phased reopening beginning July 11, pending state approval. Perhaps most striking is that FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours are being suspended temporarily to accommodate various requirements that have arisen due to COVID-19 coronavirus safety precautions. Also fundamentally different will be a new theme park reservation system on DisneyWorld.com...

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New trailer, stills for SECRET SOCIETY OF SECOND-BORN ROYALS which debuts July 17 on #DisneyPlus
May27

New trailer, stills for SECRET SOCIETY OF SECOND-BORN ROYALS which debuts July 17 on #DisneyPlus

SECRET SOCIETY OF SECOND-BORN ROYALS unveiled a new trailer today offering our first good look at the upcoming new series set to drop on Disney+ on July 17, 2020. This cinematic movie promises a combination of “the allure of royalty” with the “action-packed adventures of superheroes-in-training” and stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee (“Andi Mack”) as Sam who leads a dynamic ensemble cast of royal recruits...

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Disney Vacation Club offers updates on new location specific safety standards, reopening
May27

Disney Vacation Club offers updates on new location specific safety standards, reopening

Following news today that Disney has submitted plans for approval to begin phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort, more updates have been released about the procedures for Disney Vacation Club (DVC). Terri A. Schultz, Senior Vice President for Disney Vacation Club, Guided Adventures & Expeditions and Golden Oak shared several details today about what the phased opening entails. Confirming what was released this morning,...

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DETAILS: WALT DISNEY WORLD submits plans for approval of phased reopening starting JULY 11
May27

DETAILS: WALT DISNEY WORLD submits plans for approval of phased reopening starting JULY 11

Shanghai Disney Resort and Disney Springs have already reopened following their COVID-19 coronavirus closures and now Walt Disney World is looking to start moving faster ahead to a sense of normalcy with plans submitted today to open its theme parks on July 11, 2020.  The proposal submitted today to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force in Florida describes an approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort...

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Unexpectedly magical ZENIMATION debuts 10 episodes on #DisneyPlus
May22

Unexpectedly magical ZENIMATION debuts 10 episodes on #DisneyPlus

Disney+ plus is known as a great resource for a lot of things including high-action blockbusters and a ton animated resources… now they want to introduce a new facet… relaxation. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ZENIMATION is hoping to help bring some chill to your life with the launch of a new 10-episode animated short-form series. The new soundscape experience invites you to unplug, relax, and refresh your senses for a...

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Universal Orlando confirms June 5 phased re-opening; virtual queues, limited attendance, no-touch payments
May22

Universal Orlando confirms June 5 phased re-opening; virtual queues, limited attendance, no-touch payments

Universal Parks & Resorts today confirmed plans to begin a phased reopening of Universal Orlando Resort beginning June 5, 2020. Amid continued concerns about COVID-19 coronavirus transmission, Universal promises the reopening will be carefully managed and include a wide range of new and enhanced best-practice health, safety and hygiene procedures based on guidelines from the CDC and health officials. The reopening will include...

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We’re ready for MUPPETS NOW but have to wait until July 31 #DisneyPlus
May20

We’re ready for MUPPETS NOW but have to wait until July 31 #DisneyPlus

Disney+ announced today that the new original series MUPPETS NOW will premiere July 31 on the popular streaming service. MUPPETS NOW is The Muppets Studio’s first original series for Disney+ and is overflowing with spontaneous lunacy, surprising guest stars and more frogs, pigs, bears (and whatevers) than legally allowed. MUPPETS NOW promises “the kind of startling silliness and heartfelt fun that first made them famous.”...

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Leadership Change-up at DISNEY PARKS, EXPERIENCES AND PRODUCTS; D’Amaro Named Chairman
May18

Leadership Change-up at DISNEY PARKS, EXPERIENCES AND PRODUCTS; D’Amaro Named Chairman

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products confirmed today a re-alignment of leadership for the huge arm of the Disney empire. Perhaps most notable to the change-up is that fan-favorite Josh D’Amaro has been named Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. In addition D’Amaro shifing roles, the following key appointments have also been made. Jeff Vahle, formerly President, Disney Signature Experiences, has been named...

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