Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – Disneyland Is Opening Its First Brewery
January 25, 2018 • The happiest place on earth is about to get a little bit happier — Disneyland is opening its first brewery. This is not a drill. I repeat, this is NOT a drill. There’s only one downside to Disneyland, and that’s the obvious lack of alcohol. Screaming kids, long lines, and aggressive moms with strollers would be far more tolerable after a drink than they are after, you know, five churros. And while you can buy alcohol at California Adventure and some spots in Downtown Disney, the options are definitely limited — but that’s all about to change, because Ballast Point Brewing is opening the first brewery in Downtown Disney. And it’s happening soon — like, before the end of 2018. Between this and Star Wars lands pending opening, our Disney enthusiasm is reaching an unhealthy level. Read More
2 – 125,000 Disney Employees to Receive $1,000 Cash Bonus Due to Tax Reform
January 23, 2018 • Disney announced Tuesday it will pay over 125,000 employees a one-time cash bonus of $1,000, as well as make a new $50 million investment into an education program for employees.”We are directing approximately $125 million to our cast members and employees across the country and making higher education more accessible to the launch of this new program,” CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. Read More
3 – Inside The Backstage Lab Where Disney Mixes Story And Tech Into Food
January 26, 2018 • Sometime in the not-so-distant future, visitors to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will be able to eat a meal surrounded by the infinite darkness of outer space. Wrapping around the dining room will be enormous high-resolution screens that give the illusion of looking out onto a galaxy’s worth of stars and planets. And because guests will actually be safely earthbound in Epcot, the menu will surely include far more than freeze-dried astronaut food. Read More
4 – Nail-Biting Drama for Sky and Disney as New Rivals Eye Entertainment Arena
January 28, 2018 • ne of the biggest surprises about Rupert Murdoch’s decision to sell his entertainment assets to Disney was his willingness to part company with Sky, the UK’s biggest pay-TV broadcaster. But some analysts are now asking whether Disney, which has agreed to buy a 39% stake in Sky as part of a $66bn deal to buy most of the tycoon’s 21st Century Fox group, needs the pay-TV arm either. Read More
5 – Disney Tries to Tempt Couples with Bridal Showcase
January 28, 2018 • Dream weddings come in all shapes and sizes. And a Walt Disney World event aims to show couples that the resort can turn many fantasies into reality, even if a Chinese temple, a royal backdrop or a Dole Whip-inspired cake are required. Disney’s next Bridal Showcase, held at the Contemporary Resort on Feb. 3, will present options for weddings on Disney World property and beyond. Experts, planners, cake samples and Cinderella’s carriage will be on hand. Read More
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