Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – Disney Surprises Fans with First ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Teaser
February 4, 2018 • After months of secrecy, Disney surprised fans by debuting the first teaser trailer for the newest “Star Wars” movie, “Solo,” during Super Bowl 52. The teaser came during one of the commercial breaks announcing a more complete trailer coming on Monday. However, it gives fans their first look at Alden Ehrenreich as the title character, originally played by Harrison Ford, as well as Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian, originally played by Billy Dee Williams. “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke was also featured in the trailer. Read More
2 – Yes, Athletes Who Say ‘I’m Going to Disney’ Really Do Go; Here’s Why
February 3, 2018 • You’ve heard countless athletes say “I’m going to Disney World” or “I’m going to Disneyland” after winning the Super Bowl and other major sporting events. How did the tradition get started? Read More
3 – Hold On Tight For An Incredible Summer At Walt Disney World in 2018
February 2, 2018 • Starting Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, Walt Disney World Resort will launch an incredible summer for 2018 with guests being immersed in their favorite Disney films, entering the worlds of their beloved characters and experiencing exciting new attractions and entertainment. Read More
4 – Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Admits Disney’s Streaming Platform Will Do Well
February 4, 2018 • CEO Reed Hastings went as far as to say he plans to subscribe to Disney’s (NYSE: DIS) over-the-top (OTT) streaming service when it comes out. “I know I’ll be a subscriber of it for my own personal watching in the same way and as many Disney and Fox executives also subscribe to Netflix and watch our shows,” Hastings said on the company’s 2017 fourth-quarter earnings call on Jan. 22. Hastings said that as the competition heats up in the streaming space, each player will need to create its own unique path and learn from each other’s mistakes and successes. Read More
5 – Fulfill Your Running Destiny at the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side!
February 2, 2018 • Runners, do not fear the power of the dark side! Our friends at Star Wars have recently revealed the finisher medals for the 2018 Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side presented by OtterBox. Returning to Walt Disney World Resort April 19 – 22, 2018, the event medals take inspiration from the villains of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Read More
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