Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – Weekend Debut: The ‘Incredicoaster’ Opens at Disneyland’s Pixar Pier
June 22, 2018 • It’s the end of one era and the beginning of another at Disney California Adventure as the Anaheim park debuts its new Pixar-themed ride, the “Incredicoaster,” which replaced California Screamin’. The park had to shut down the popular coaster, as well as other attractions, in order to make the changes. The “Incredicoaster,” and “Incredibles”-themed ride, is part of a transformation of Paradise Pier into Pixar Pier, according to the Disney Parks Blog. Read More
2 – Disney Raises its Bid for Fox’s Entertainment Businesses to $71.3 Billion
June 22, 2018 • The bidding war over 21st Century Fox reached a new peak Wednesday as Walt Disney announced it was upping its offer to $71.3 billion, days after Comcast made a competing offer of $65 billion and hours before the Fox board met to discuss the bid. The news heavily swings the advantage back to Disney to acquire some of the most valued assets in the entertainment world as pressures from Silicon Valley on legacy companies mount. Read More
3 – Disney Cruise Line Announces Themed Cruises for Halloween in 2018
June 20, 2018 • This fall, Disney Cruise Line will offer Halloween-themed events and activities, special decorations, unique menu items in the restaurants, and themed parties on its cruise ships. In 2018, Halloween on the High Seas takes place on most voyages aboard the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wonder and Disney Magic from September through October. This Halloween celebration includes themed parties, live entertainment and special décor, including The Pumpkin Tree, which transforms throughout the cruise. Read More
4 – You Can Live In A Mansion At Disney World For $4.5 Million
June 22, 2018 • If you’ve been to Disney World even once in your life, you know the feeling of never wanting to leave the most magical place on earth. And now you don’t have to, because you can move in instead! Much dreamier than Cinderella’s Castle are these newly-built homes located at Golden Oak — a community of private residences (read: insane mansions) at Walt Disney World Resort. Read More
5 – Longtime Disney Executive Mark Endemano Steps Down
June 22, 2018 • Mark Endemano, a longtime Disney executive who was a key figure in the international TV and film division, is leaving the company, Variety has confirmed. Endemano’s exit comes three months after the appointment of Kevin Mayer as chairman of direct-to-consumer and international at Disney. The elimination of Endemano’s role is understood to be part of The Walt Disney Company’s global restructuring of all its segments. Read More
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