1 – Disneyland Announces Its Official Dates for Events in 2019
December 6, 2018 • Get out your calendars, because Disneyland has just announced official 2019 dates for some of its most popular events, as well as some special occasions that you’ll want to know about. And don’t forget that Disneyland’s 2018 Christmas decorations stay up until Jan. 6, and at Disney California Adventure until Jan. 8. We’ve also listed official anniversaries of popular rides, because Disney will typically have special events and/or merchandise connected to them. Read More
2 – A ‘Toy Story’ Hotel Is Coming To Tokyo Disney In 2021
December 4, 2018 • The Tokyo Disney Toy Story-themed hotel will be the second such accommodation to have opened its doors on Disney property. On June 16, 2016, Shanghai Disney opened its gates to the public — and along with the park opening, two themed resort hotels began welcoming guests, too: The Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and the Toy Story Hotel. The former is described in a post announcing the opening on the Walt Disney Company’s website as “an elegant Art Nouveau-inspired resort with a touch of Disney magic and imagination,” while the latter is said to “[immerse] guests in a world inspired by the toys from the Disney Pixar series of Toy Story animated films.” Read More
3 – Tokyo Disneyland Is Getting a Beauty and the Beast Ride With Animatronics That Look Like Living Cartoons
December 6, 2018 • Disney’s Imagineers—the company’s term for the artists, designers, and engineers who create its theme park attractions—are about to revolutionize the art of turning the studio’s animated films into rides that bring visitors right into the movie. Tokyo Disneyland is in the process of building a Beauty and the Beast ride with animatronic characters that are like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Read More
4 – Chicago Birthplace of Walt Disney Will Open to Public After Restoration
December 8, 2018 • For nearly a century, the pretty but unassuming house on Chicago’s North Side where Walt Disney was born was left to deteriorate. But thanks to some new owners and a generous grant from the Disney Family Foundation, the historic home is being renovated and restored. After about five years of repairs the house was rededicated this week, on what would have been Disney’s 117th birthday (and Mickey Mouse’s 90th). Disney’s descendants have even been visiting the house. Read More
5 – Disneyland Cracks Down on Souvenir Flippers
December 7, 2018 • Think you can make a few easy bucks on eBay by flipping newly released souvenirs from Disneyland? Think again. Reselling items you buy in the park might cost you your annual pass. The Orange County Register reports that Disneyland is quietly revoking annual passes of guests who buy and resell souvenirs. The articles quotes two Disneyland annual passholders who had their passes revoked after selling Disneyland souvenirs online. Read More
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