1 – Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy Edge to Include Oga’s Cantina
August 30, 2018 • What would a Star Wars land be without a cantina? Disney has just announced that Oga’s Cantina will be opening within Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios when each new lands arrives. Just like the cantinas seen in “Star Wars: A New Hope” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Oga’s Cantina will feature music, exotic drinks (of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic variety) served in a variety of extraterrestrial vessels, and be a safe haven for smugglers and bounty hunters alike. Read More
2 – Disney World Has a New Baby Giraffe! Meet Aella
August 29, 2018 • Disney World has a new character roaming the parks. Aella (pronounced “eye-la”), a 2-month-old Masai giraffe calf, just made her big public debut at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Fans of all things Disney can catch a glimpse of the new member of the family on Kilimanjaro Safaris — just look for the smallest, sweetest giraffe on the savanna. Read More
3 – Disney’s Streaming Service Doesn’t Have a Name, But It Does Have a Strategy
August 27, 2018 • It’s no secret that Disney CEO Bob Iger sees the company’s upcoming streaming service as a crucial part of the company’s larger strategy. A new report from Variety rounds up some essential details about the service, and its place in the larger entertainment landscape. Read More
4 – Disneyland Resort Agrees Deal to Raise Minimum Wage for California Staff
August 27, 2018 • Walt Disney Co’s Disneyland Resort announced it has agreed to raise the minimum wage of employees at its California theme park to $15 per hour by January 2019. The subsidiary, which runs Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park and Downtown Disney, said in a press release late Thursday that it had agreed the deal with Master Services Council. Master Services Council is a conglomerate of unions that represent roughly 9,700 workers employed at the three sites. Read More
5 – Anaheim Ends Tax Breaks for Disney — at Disney’s Request
August 29, 2018 • Anaheim is taking Disneyland Resort up on its latest offer. The Anaheim City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to end the tax incentives that have benefited the theme park giant for decades, reported the Los Angeles Times. The move comes at The Walt Disney Co.’s request Read More
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