1 – Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Officially Wraps Filming
September 14, 2018 • After a busy summer of work out in Hawaii, Walt Disney Studios has officially wrapped filming on its upcoming adventure movie, Jungle Cruise. The studio’s Twitter account announced the accomplishment on Friday afternoon with a short video, which featured a message from stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In the video, Johnson and Blunt walk through the set and tell the fans watching just how excited they are to finish the project. When they turn a corner, the camera reveals the entire Jungle Cruise crew, who are all waiting around to finally announce that the film has wrapped.
2 – Disney to Bring Wreck-It Ralph to its Virtual Reality Attractions
September 12, 2018 • The Walt Disney Co. is ready to take guests into the world of its latest animated film, “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” thanks to a new attraction. The theme park giant announced both Disney Springs in Orlando and Downtown Disney in California may welcome a new virtual reality experience — called “hyper reality” — similar to the existing Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire attraction, which costs $30 per person for 30 minutes. Read More
3 – New 14-Story Business Hotel Confirmed for Walt Disney World
September 13, 2018 • In early 2017, height balloons, used to verify sightlines, were spotted rising from the area where the Swan and Dolphin’s tennis courts are. The height balloons caused rampant speculation of a new hotel or office tower in the area. Within weeks leaks, first from Orlando Theme Park News and then soon after from WDW News Today, sources stated it would be a new hotel. Read More
4 – You Can Already Buy Some Of The New Disney x Coach Collection
September 12, 2018 • On Tuesday, Coach debuted its latest Americana-inspired collection at New York Fashion Week. And while we’re sure you caught the industrial set-up, the star-studded front row (hey, Selena!), and conspicuous metal dinosaur sculpture on Instagram, it’s likely you missed a few key Disney details. Read More
5 – Disney Consumer Products Hit With Layoffs
September 14, 2018 • The number receiving pink slips wasn’t large but it affected rank-and-file employees up to vp-level executives, a source said.
Ahead of a partial merger with 21st Century Fox and on the heels of a March restructuring, The Walt Disney Co. handed out pink slips in its consumer products and interactive media segment, The Hollywood Reporter learned on Friday. Consumer products and interactive media has been a problem child for Disney, posting an 8 percent decline in revenue in the most recent quarter and 10 percent decline in operating income. It was the only segment to report a decline in both metrics. Read More
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