Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – Disney World is Now Serving Alcohol at all Sit-Down Magic Kingdom Restaurants
May 18, 2018 • Waiting in long lines for hours at Disney World for rides or character meet-and-greets is never exactly fun. But now, the Magic Kingdom is offering something for adult guests that may make those long days a little more delicious. For the first time ever, all sit-down restaurants at the Orlando theme park are serving alcoholic beverages. Read More
2 – Big Loki Gives Little Loki a Tour of Disneyland in ‘Cutest Thing You See All Day’
May 16, 2018 •
ABC News shared a video of the character Loki at Disneyland giving a “baby Loki” a tour of the park. The video below, which was posted Tuesday afternoon, shows the young Loki walking around Disneyland meeting various Marvel characters, including Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Widow and Black Panther. “‘Baby’ Loki gets a tour of Disneyland from ‘Big’ Loki — squeaky shoes and all — and it just might be the cutest thing you see all day,” according to ABC News’ tweet. Read More
3 – Orlando to host the 2022 Special Olympics USA games at Walt Disney World
May 19, 2018 • Orlando is set to host the Special Olympics USA Games in 2022 at Walt Disney World. The event will feature more than 4,000 athletes competing between June 5-10 at the Wide World of Sports facility on Disney property. “On behalf of Special Olympics Florida and our 46,000 athletes, I’m honored and humbled to announce that we have been selected to host the 2022 games!” said Joe Dzaluk. Organizers said the event will bring in 10,000 volunteers, 1,500 coaches and 75,000 fans from all across the county. Read More
4 – People Are Waiting In Insane Lines For Disneyland’s Infinity Gauntlet Cup
May 15, 2018 • Based on box office alone, it’s safe to assume you’ve seen Avengers: Infinity War, probably more than once. (We know we have.) So you can understand our delight when we spotted this INSANE Infinity Gauntlet cup, now available at Disneyland. It would make Thanos himself smile (and probably snap his fingers but — shudder). Read More
5 – Can Disney/Pixar Find a #MeToo MiddleGround with a John Lasseter Comeback?
May 18, 2018 • The news that Disney executives have discussed bringing back John Lasseter, the Pixar and Disney Animation chief creative officer who took a leave of absence last November over allegations that he had inappropriately hugged and kissed employees, was met with surprise and head-shaking earlier this week when it was reported by the Wall Street Journal. Read More
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