1 – Walt Disney World Celebrates Its One-Millionth Mobile Food Order
November 30, 2018 • Do you use Disney’s mobile ordering system when you want a meal at the Walt Disney World or Disneyland resorts? You should, or at the least consider it, because mobile ordering allows you to save a potentially significant amount of time when ordering at many of the resorts’ most popular counter service restaurants and snack stands. Using either the official Disneyland or Disney World apps (depending where you are, of course), you can browse the menus for participating locations, select and customize your orders, and pay before you get to the restaurant. Once there, your food is prepared and you can pick it up within moments. Read More
2 – All Aboard! Walt Disney World Railroad to Shut Down for a While; Tomorrowland Speedway is Next
November 30, 2018 • Walt Disney World is temporarily closing two rides at its Magic Kingdom park. The rides will close as Disney builds a new “TRON”-themed roller coaster in its Tomorrowland area. The Walt Disney World Railroad, which travels the perimeter of the park, will go on its last ride Sunday, Dec. 2. A Walt Disney World spokesperson said that during the railroad’s temporary closure, the train itself will take up residence at the Main Street station starting Monday, Dec. 3. Read More
3 – Disneyland After Dark Celebrates 90s Nite
November 30, 2018 • So we say “Disney in the 1990s” and you say “The Little Mermaid.” Then we politely say “but that debuted near the end of 1989, in November,” and you say “true, but the 1990s is when it came to video and I watched it one billion times, at least” and we say “fair enough.” And then we both say together, in agreement, that the ’90s proved to be incredibly nifty for the company, and not even Ursula, nor Flotsam and Jetsam, could slow the entertainment powerhouse’s iconic output during that dazzler of a decade. Read More
4 – Disney to Livestream Candlelight Processional at Epcot on Dec. 4
November 30, 2018 • We have great news for all of you who like to watch the annual Candlelight Processional at Epcot. For the first time ever, Walt Disney World Resort will share the Epcot Candlelight Processional with the world live on the Disney Parks Blog on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. This moving musical telling of the Christmas story will be narrated by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris at America Gardens Theatre at Epcot at Walt Disney World in Central Florida. Joined by a 50-piece orchestra and a choir made up of more than 300 Disney cast members and students from across the country, Neil Patrick Harris will read the Christmas story during a show that will inspire holiday spirit in all viewers. Read More
5 – Disney Just Gave Google a Big Advertising Win
November 30, 2018 • Disney (NYSE:DIS) is abandoning Comcast’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) FreeWheel ad platform for its online video streaming properties. Instead, it’s exclusively working with Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in the world of online television advertising. As more and more people watch their favorite TV shows online instead of through traditional broadcasts, it opens the door for better advertising sales solutions. Digitally native solutions have an edge over traditional sales teams from networks and distributors in that they may require less time for both salespeople and ad buyers while producing better results for both. Read More
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