1 – Disney World Has Been Transformed For The Holidays
November 2, 2018 • The calendar may say Nov. 2 and it may be 72 degrees in Orlando but it’s officially Christmastime in the Magic Kingdom. Santa’s elves – by which we mean Disney World employees – were hard at work on between Wednesday night and Thursday, putting up all of the amusement park’s holiday decorations. By Thursday morning, all the autumn leaves, straw and carved pumpkins were gone from Main Street, replaced by wreaths of holly and poinsettias. Read More
2 – Mickey Turns 90, and the Disney Marketing Machine Celebrates
November 2, 2018 • A two-hour prime-time special on ABC. Cupcakes the size of cars at Disneyland Paris. Collaborations with a dozen fashion designers, including Marc Jacobs. More than 30 books, including one from Taschen so big it comes with a carrying handle. Small and subtle are not the Walt Disney Company’s style. But a new effort to focus attention on one of its oldest characters, Mickey Mouse, is truly something to behold. Read More
3 – Disney Sets Music Guests, Host Lineup For Three Holiday Specials
November 2, 2018 • Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Lines are settings for the shows, and during the specials, viewers will also get exclusive looks at upcoming attractions and experiences coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. The holiday parade kicks off on Friday, Nov. 23 with Disney Parks Presents a 25 Days of Christmas Holiday Party. The show bows in the DisneyNOW app before it airs on Sat. Dec. 1 from 8:00-8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. Read More
4 – Marvel Duo Falcon & Winter Soldier Teaming For Disney Streaming Series
October 30, 2018 • Disney’s upcoming streaming service is ramping up its content creation, with Empire writer/executive producer Malcolm Spellman hired to pen a potential limited series that would team two of Marvel’s costumed characters: Winter Soldier and The Falcon. Read More
5 – New Walt Disney World Tour Brings Guests Up-Close With Rhinos
November 1, 2018 • Animal Kingdom visitors now have the chance to encounter the park’s rhinoceroses during Walt Disney World’s newest tour. “The opportunity to get close to both the keepers and the rhinos — and potentially even put your hands on a rhino — is a pretty magical experience,” said Dr. Scott Terrell, director of Animal and Science Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Read More
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