Disney News You Need to Know: Weekly Roundup
1 – ‘Ant-Man’ Swarms Theaters With $76 Million Take for Walt Disney
July 8, 2018 • Ants and wasps can spoil a summer picnic, but they brought good news to Walt Disney Co. at the weekend box office. “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” the latest superhero film from the entertainment giant’s Marvel division, opened with weekend sales of $76 million in U.S. and Canadian theaters, research firm ComScore Inc. estimated in a Sunday email. That easily beat the $57.2 million opening of the original “Ant-Man” in 2015. Read More
2 – Network Outages at Disney Make ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ Kind of a Bummer
July 6, 2018 • Disney’s massively popular resorts on both coasts of the United States are in a state of meltdown, as a company-wide network outage has knocked a bunch of the company’s online services and apps offline. The outage has been ongoing since at least 4pm ET. Walt Disney World News Today first reported the outage. According to the publication, both Walt Disney World and Disneyland in Anaheim, California have been plagued by technical difficulties as a result. Read More
3 – Disney World’s New Peter Pan Ice Cream Floats Are Cute AF
July 8, 2018 • You don’t really need any new reasons to book a trip to Disney World. I’ll give you one more, just for fun. The amusement park is selling Peter Pan ice cream floats that taste like key lime pie, so prepare to drool…a lot. Read More
4 – Watch Disney’s New Stuntronics Robots Perform Acrobatic Tricks While Soaring Through the Air
July 7, 2018 • Disney’s Imagineers have unveiled a cutting-edge stunt robot that can flip and soar through the air just like a traditional human acrobat. Footage released by Walt Disney Imagineering Research & Development showed the humanesque Stuntronics robots pulling off mid-air flips and somersaults, and one Stuntronic simply soared through the air like Superman before landing in a safety net below. Read More
5 – Disney Donates $25,000 To APEX Youth Center In New Orleans During ESSENCE Festival Day Of Service Event
July 8, 2018 • Smiles were plenty, hearts were full and even a few tears flowed in New Orleans on Thursday afternoon as representatives from Disney surprised the APEX Youth Center with a check for $25,000 during the 2018 ESSENCE Festival Day of Service. Read More
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