Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – Marvel Meets Mickey Mouse: Disney Parks Announces Avengers-Themed Areas
March 21, 2018 • As the Marvel Universe continues to conquer the worldwide box-office with Black Panther, the popular superheroes will take up residence at Disneyland Parks across the globe. Theme parks in Anaheim, CA, will add new areas based on the residents of the superhero universe, who will also be seen in Hong Kong and Paris. Read More
2 – Disney World Updates Controversial ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Ride Bride Auction Scene
March 21, 2018 • Walt Disney Company has been updating its “Pirates of the Caribbean” attractions with a revised “auction scene,” which had depicted pirates selling off a group of women into marriage. Instead, the new scene shows female and male buccaneers selling off stolen goods. In the original scene, a woman named Redd was up for sale on a podium with a sign stating, “Take a Wench for a Bride,” but in the revised scene, she’s become a pirate. The entertainment giant had announced last year that the scene would be changed. Disneyland Paris revised the attraction last year and Florida’s Walt Disney World unveiled its altered attraction on March 19. California’s Disneyland will begin work on revising its “Pirates of the Caribbean” attraction on April 23. Read More
3 – Disney World Announces Free Dining for Kids this Summer
March 24, 2018 • Budget-savvy families are always looking for ways to cut costs on a Walt Disney World vacation, and now Disney has announced a new offer that seems to offer monetary relief. According to Disney Food Blog, families who book a trip from May 28 through August 30 may be able to get free dining for their kids. Read More
4 – Walt Disney World Starts Charging for Overnight Parking at its Hotel Resorts
March 20, 2018 • Walt Disney World is no longer the happiest place on Earth for guests with cars. Starting today, visitors who book a new reservation at any of the 30-odd Disney Resort hotels in Orlando must pay for overnight self-parking. Previously, parking at the properties was gratis. (Note: Guests who reserved a room before today still enjoy the perk.) Prices vary per resort category. The fee is $13 per night at Value resorts, $19 at Moderate resorts and $24 at Deluxe and Deluxe Villa resorts. Read More
5 – Disney Fans Are Mourning the Death of One of Their Favorite Rides
March 23, 2018 • When Disney announces a change to its theme parks, it’s usually about some big addition that will bring joy to fans everywhere. However, Disney fanatics were less than pleased this week when the Mouse House announced it would be closing one of its most adorable rides to make way for a new Marvel-themed land by 2020. Read More
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