ORLANDO, Fla. — Mary Poppins. Wakanda. Rapunzel. A hodge-podge of beloved characters and settings would hardly fit in the same sentence if not for the fact they're all coming to Disney parks or cruise ships within the next few years. Disney Parks chairman Bob Chapek announced the new attractions over the weekend at the company's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The first Mary Poppins attraction at a Disney park is headed to Epcot as part of the transformation of the Florida park. "Avenger Campus" areas are planned for Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris. Both campuses will have Spider-man attractions. The California park will have an Avengers Headquarters which will become the entrance to a ride that features the Avengers on a mission in Wakanda, the fictional land from the film "Black Panther." … [Read more...] about New Disney park attractions will have Mary Poppins, Wakanda
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Updated 12:09 am PDT, Saturday, August 24, 2019 FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. A teenage girl traveling from New Zealand to Southern California this month was infectious with highly contagious measles and may have exposed others at Disneyland and a nearby hotel, health officials said Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. less FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. A teenage girl traveling from New Zealand to Southern California ... more Photo: Jae C. Hong, AP Photo: Jae C. Hong, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors … [Read more...] about Tourist may have brought measles to Southern California
On Friday, Disneyland will unveil the largest land expansion in its 64-year history, the $1 billion Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a 14-acre immersive environment that blasts park-goers into a galaxy far, far away.The new land, located in the back of Disneyland Park between Big Thunder Mountain and Mickey’s Toontown, is the product of four years of planning and construction, and thousands of hours of collaboration between Walt Disney Imagineers and Lucasfilm scenery, merchandise and scriptwriters. Even veteran “Star Wars” composer John Williams created an original score that’s piped through hidden speakers throughout the land, which is called Black Spire Outpost, a thousand-year-old village on the planet Batuu at the edge of a distant galaxy. With the opening of Disneyland in 1955, Walt Disney pioneered the theme park as we know it today. He transformed the traditional amusement park into a fantasy walk-through environment where no detail was overlooked, no … [Read more...] about Galaxy’s Edge the most immersive ‘land’ in Disney park history
Jan 14, 3:45 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Danny Vena 01/14/19 AT 3:44 AM In what has become something of an annual tradition, Disney (NYSE:DIS) is making it more expensive to visit its Disneyland theme park in California. The company announced that it will be raising the average ticket price by about 7%, though the increase will vary with the type of ticket. This follows similar price hikes at the Walt Disney World resort in Florida that went into effect in October.It was just a year ago that the House of Mouse increased prices to its theme parks by up to 18%, while parking fees jumped by about 10%.Let's take a look at the latest round of increases and what's behind them to see if Disney is going too far.The magic's gonna cost youDisney announced that it will be increasing prices on its single-day, multiday, and annual passes for Disneyland and the neighboring … [Read more...] about Is Disney Going Too Far With Its Latest Price Increases?
By Brady MacDonald | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: January 9, 2019 at 6:33 am | UPDATED: January 9, 2019 at 10:01 pm An original pump-up-the-volume show from the grand opening of Cars Land designed to get visitors dancing in the streets and add a vehicular presence to the automotive-themed land played its final performance over the weekend at Disney California Adventure. The six-year-plus run of “DJ’s Dance n Drive” street party that offered daily shows since the June 2012 debut of Cars Land played its final performance on Sunday, according to a report by WDW Disney Today. Disneyland Resort officials declined to confirm that “DJ’s Dance n Drive” was ending, maintaining that any show can return someday. “At the Disneyland Resort, we continually refine and adjust our creative entertainment offerings while still preserving the guest experience,” a Disneyland official said in a prepared statement. “Disney California … [Read more...] about Disney pulls the plug on original Cars Land street party show