CONFIRMED: Global Disney Parks, including Disney Cruise Line, to close temporarily amid growing coronavirus concerns
Mar12

CONFIRMED: Global Disney Parks, including Disney Cruise Line, to close temporarily amid growing coronavirus concerns

After confirming today that the Disneyland Resort in California would be closing amid concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus, the Walt Disney Company also confirmed via ABC that the remaining Disney Resorts in Florida and Paris will also be closing along with the Disney Cruise Line. Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Paris Resort will be closed from Sunday, March 15, 2020 through the end of the month. However, at both...

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Disneyland Resort in California confirms temporary closure in response to coronavirus
Mar12

Disneyland Resort in California confirms temporary closure in response to coronavirus

Amid growing concerns regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus, Disneyland Resort in California confirmed that it will temporarily be ceasing operations. The closures will begin the morning of March 14 through the end of March. The Hotels of Disneyland Resort will remain open until Monday, March 16. Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has not confirmed any closures. The closure joins other Disney properties worldwide including Tokyo Disney...

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Tokyo Disney Resort joins Shanghai and Hong Kong parks with temporary closure in response to coronavirus
Feb27

Tokyo Disney Resort joins Shanghai and Hong Kong parks with temporary closure in response to coronavirus

Amid the latest concerns over the spread of coronavirus, Tokyo Disney Resort confirmed that it it will be closed temporarily from Saturday, February 29, to Sunday, March 15, 2020. UPDATE, 6 pm 03/11/20: Tokyo Disney confirmed an extension of the closures with a less specific time-frame of “early April.” The closure joins other Disney properties Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resort which closed last month in...

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Bob Iger steps down, Bob Chapek named CEO for The Walt Disney Company
Feb25

Bob Iger steps down, Bob Chapek named CEO for The Walt Disney Company

After years of will-he-or-won’t-he debate, Robert A. Iger will officially be stepping down as CEO for The Walt Disney Company. In his place, effective immediately, will be Bob Chapek who most recently served as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. In his new role as CEO, Chapek will directly oversee all of the Company’s business segments and corporate functions. He will report to the Executive Chairman, Mr. Iger,...

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FIRST LOOK: ONWARD characters are going to Disneyland (and Hong Kong Disneyland)
Feb18

FIRST LOOK: ONWARD characters are going to Disneyland (and Hong Kong Disneyland)

Ian and Barley Lightfood embark on a fantastical new adventure in Disney-Pixar’s ONWARD and they’re following up their journey with a trip to Disney Parks around the world. Today, we got our first look at the new characters as they’ll appear in the parks! The film debuts on March 6, 2020 and that’s when you’ll be able to meet with them at Disney California Adventure (at Pixar Pier) and in Hong Kong Disney...

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Disney Parks expecting 2-month closure and combined ‘$175MM adverse impact’ from coronavirus precautions
Feb04

Disney Parks expecting 2-month closure and combined ‘$175MM adverse impact’ from coronavirus precautions

Today during the Disney Q1 FY20 earnings call it was confirmed that Disney Parks are expecting a 2-month closure for their Hong Kong Disneyland and Shanghai Disney Resorts which ceased select operations last month in response to the global spread of the Wuhan corona virus. The closure is expected to bring a combined $175MM adverse impact to earnings for both locations. During the call, it was confirmed that the closures come during...

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Hong Kong Disneyland joins Shanghai Disney Resort with temporary closure amid worldwide spread of Wuhan coronavirus
Jan26

Hong Kong Disneyland joins Shanghai Disney Resort with temporary closure amid worldwide spread of Wuhan coronavirus

Hong Kong Disneyland has confirmed that it will be joining Shanghai Disney Resort with closures of the Disney parks in response to the very serious threat of the spread of Wuhan coronavirus in China. Following guidance from China’s National Health Commission and in step with other public facilities — including movie theaters — both Resorts are temporarily ceasing select operations to help discourage the further spread of...

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Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day 2020 celebrations include shopping, dining, characters, and more at HKDL
Jan14

Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day 2020 celebrations include shopping, dining, characters, and more at HKDL

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is ready to celebrate the Year of the Rat Mouse with special food, merchandise and entertainment offerings plus the park will also be celebrating Valentine’s Day! Chinese New Year WHEN: January 11 through February 9, 2020 Entertainment “We Love Mickey!” Projection Show will feature a dazzling Chinese New Year-edition every evening with Mickey dressed in Chinese New Year outfit! Mickey’s Lucky Trail...

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AVENGERS CAMPUS confirms “Summer 2020” opening at Disney California Adventure
Dec26

AVENGERS CAMPUS confirms “Summer 2020” opening at Disney California Adventure

Although we knew the new AVENGERS CAMPUS Marvel-themed land would be opening at Disney California Adventure next year, Disney has now inched forward a confirmation that the new land will be ready by summer. RELATED POST #D23Expo: AVENGERS CAMPUS reveals new details for upcoming new world-wide Marvel-themed lands As to when exactly in summer we’ll be swinging into the new land, that much is yet to be announced but we do now know...

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REVEW: ‘One Day at Disney’ on #DisneyPlus offers unprecedented peek inwards
Dec02

REVEW: ‘One Day at Disney’ on #DisneyPlus offers unprecedented peek inwards

The sheer scope and scale of ONE DAY AT DISNEY is a feat of merit in its own rite. The upcoming 52-episode documentary (with episodes ranging from 4 to 7 minutes) was a coordinated effort to follow 52 of the most diverse and unique roles within the company to highlight how complex and varied the task of making that trademark Disney magic. From the theme parks and television to veterinary services and more, there’s a lot to...

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