Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – Disneyland Turns 63: Happy Birthday to Disney’s Southern California Theme Park!
July 17, 2018 • The Happiest Place on Earth is celebrating its 63rd birthday today, July 17. On this date in 1955, Walt Disney’s theme park in Anaheim opened its magical doors to the world. The creator of beloved characters Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and others had been holding onto the concept for a theme park for several years until his idea turned into a reality in 1953. Read More
2 – Disney Fires James Gunn as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Director for ‘Indefensible’ Tweets
July 20, 2018 • Disney removed James Gunn as director of the film Guardians of the Galaxy 3and effectively banned him from the Marvel universe after the discovery of old posts he published on Twitter discussing topics such as pedophilia. Gunn’s tweets, long ago deleted, remained available on a website that archives old webpages. Read More
3 – After Exiting Battle for Fox, Comcast Fires ‘Warning Shot’ to Disney Over Sky Takeover
July 20, 2018 • Comcast is ratcheting up the pressure on Disney over its pursuit of Sky, analysts told CNBC on Friday, shortly after it dropped out of the race to acquire Twenty-First Century Fox. Read More
4 – Meet The Man Who Drives Two Million Visits To Disney Every Year
July 20, 2018 • Oliver Brendon isn’t a household name but if you’re reading this in the United Kingdom and have booked tickets to visit a theme park in the United States or Europe, chances are you’ve dealt with him. Brendon owns Attraction Tickets Direct (ATD) the world’s biggest ticket seller for theme parks operated by Disney and Universal Studios. It has enchanted millions of people and in 2016 alone they booked $134.8 million (£109.6 million) of tickets through ATD according to its latest financial statements. The secret to its success has been giving customers what they want. Read More
5 – It’s Official — Edible Cookie Dough Has Made it to Disney World
July 21, 2018 • You never run out of dessert options at the Happiest Place on Earth. Walt Disney World has a new treat to devour: raw, edible cookie dough cups. All you have to do is visit the All Star Sports Resort and follow some simple instructions. Read More
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