Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – ‘Incredibles 2’ Smashes Record, a Balm for Disney After ‘Solo’
June 17, 2018 • Walt Disney Co. reclaimed its box-office superpowers with the arrival of “Incredibles 2,” posting the best-ever opening for an animated film and easing the sting from its less well-received recent addition to the “Star Wars” canon. Disney’s Pixar Animation far exceeded early expectations, with “Incredibles 2” collecting $180 million to blow past the $135 million animated-film record set by Pixar’s own “Finding Dory” in 2016. Industry estimates had swelled rapidly as stellar reviews — 94 percent positive according to Rottentomatoes.com — flowed in, drawing excited fans over the Father’s Day weekend. Read More
2 – Glamping at Disney World is Now a Thing
June 12, 2018 • Glamping — overnight — at Pandora-The World of Avatar. Two people, one night only. According to the contest rules, the stay will take place between July 28 and July 31, 2018. For more information on how to win, visit this link. Read More
3 – Disney Parks: Every Upcoming Ride, Hotel and Attraction
June 15, 2018 • Walt Disney once said, “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” More than 60 years after his beloved park first opened, Disney’s words still reverberate. Much of the original park remains intact, and many of its opening day attractions still delight visitors. But Disneyland has evolved considerably since Disney, who passed away in 1966, last walked its storied streets. And planned for summer 2019, the park will welcome its most ambitious new land to date, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Read More
4 – Man Threatening to Commit Mass Shooting at Disney World Arrested
June 16, 2018 • Earlier this week a Florida man was arrested for allegedly threatening to commit a mass shooting at Disney World. ABC News first reported the incident, identifying the man as 23-year-old Derek Eitel. According to arrest records, Eitel put up a post in a Facebook group with more than 850 members that said “5 likes and I’ll go shoot up Disney and hang myself.” Read More
5 – Disneyland Minimum Wage Will Go Before Anaheim Voters
June 15, 2018 • Disneyland workers have been fighting a battle for higher wages for years, and now it appears that voters could decide the issue. Orange County has certified a petition to require employers who get subsidies from the city of Anaheim to pay a “living wage” –next stop: the November ballot. Read More
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