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News From the World of Disney – October 21 – November 3

Here is your News From the World of Disney for the period of October 21-November 3, 2016. As the Parks ramp up for the Holiday season there are many news stories to help with your holiday travel plans.

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October 24 – The Quarterly theme park injury report showed several injuries at Walt Disney World including a 67-year-old man who passed away after riding Star Tours. The report did note that the guest had a pre-existing heart condition. (Link)

October 26 – Celebrate the Magic is leaving Magic Kingdom Park to make way for a new nighttime projection show called Once Upon a Time. In the new show, Mrs. Potts takes over from Jiminy Cricket as the narrator. (Link)

October 26 – Two people were arrested for trying to bring guns into Disney theme parks. Disney security stopped both guests before they entered the park. (Link)

News From The World of DisneyOctober 28 – Epcot will be adding new food and drink selections to their Holidays Around the World celebration November 25 – December 30. (Link)

 

October 28 – Reservations are now opens for the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM dessert party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The party will be held on select nights and times from Nov. 14-Dec. 17 for $69 per adult or $39 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included). It’ll also be available Dec. 18-Dec. 31 for $79 per adult or $45 for children ages 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity included). (Link)

October 28 – Disney Vacation Club will be hosting two after-hours parties at Magic Kingdom Park on February 24 and March 3, 2017. (Link)

October 30 – Did you know there are permanent residents at Walt Disney World? The few (approx. 45) handpicked residents are former employees and their families. They are needed to provide votes in bond elections. This year they will be needed as Disney will be asking them to vote on an $80 million bond issue for road and parking lot improvements. (Link)

November 3 – This weekend runners from all walks of life will converge on Walt Disney World to participate in the 2016 Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend. The runners will include Olympic bronze medalist and World Champion Jenny Simpson. (Link)

DISNEYLAND NEWS

News From the World of DisneyNovember 1 – Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure will feature new marketplaces with lots of holiday inspired tasty treat such as Sweet Spiced Noodle Kugel, Warm Holiday Spiced Wine and Southern Mac & Cheese with jalapeno cornbread crumble. (Link)

DISNEY PARKS OF THE WORLD

October 27 – In January 2017, Season of the Force will launch into Disneyland Paris. There will be three new events: a light show, a live stunt show, and a new parade. Star Wars: A Galactic Celebration will also make its way across the pond. (Link)

October 31 – Shanghai Disneyland will begin offering a seasonal pass beginning on “Singles Day” (Nov. 11). (Singles Day, you ask? 11/11, see what they did there?) The pass will be available in three tiers: All-Days, for ¥1,111 (US$164); Weekdays for ¥811 ($120); and Sundays-only for ¥711 ($105). For reference, one-day tickets to Shanghai Disneyland now cost ¥370 or about $54.60 USD. (Link)

DISNEY CRUISE LINE NEWS

October 28 – The recently refurbished Disney Wonder is on her way back to US. Featuring a new restaurant, new water park, Marvel-themed play space and the a Broadway-style production based on “Frozen”, the Wonder will spend November and December sailing from Galveston, Texas. (Link)

DISNEY CORPORATE NEWS

November 1 – The Walt Disney Company has donated almost $1 million to Anaheim city council races. The end game here is to elect candidates favorable to Disney. (Link)

DISNEY MOVIE/ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

October 26 – Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 have swapped release dates. Incredibles 2 will now be released on June 15, 2018 and Toy Story 4 will be pushed back to June 21, 2019. (Link)

October 26 – Kevin Hart has been tapped to star in a new Disney movie called Dashing Through the Snow. Hart will play Santa Claus. The movie will be set for a Christmas 2017 release. (Link)

October 27 – Oliver Twist will be getting a modern day reboot with Ice Cube set to play Fagin and Hamilton director Thomas Kail set to direct. (Link)

October 28 – Raven-Symoné announced on The View that she will be leaving to bring the character of Raven Baxter from her hit show That’s So Raven back to the Disney Channel. (Link)

October 31 – Erin Cressida Wilson is in talks to pen the latest Disney live-action remake, Snow White & The Seven Dwarves. (Link)

October 31 – “How Far I’ll Go” by Alessia Cara from the new movie Moana premiere.

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November 1 – Hulu has inked a deal with 20th Century Fox and Disney to stream live TV. This means we could see ABC, Fox and ESPN shows streaming before year end. (Link)

November 1 – The Disney Channel TV Series KC Undercover starring Zandaya has been renewed for another season. (Link)

November 2 – Walt Disney Studios set another record for their global box office take at $5,851,400,000 through November 1. They also set new industry records for fastest studio to hit $2B domestic (July 16), $3B international (July 6) and $5B global (July 10). (Link)

November 3 – There will be three holiday television specials airing this holiday season. The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration (ABC, November 24, 8:00pm), Disney Parks Presents: A Descendants Magical Holiday Celebration (Disney Channel, November 25, 8:00pm) and The Disney Parks Magical Christmas Celebration (ABC, December 25, 9:00am). (Link)

DISNEY SPRINGS NEWS

October 28 – The Christmas Tree Trail will be coming to Disney Springs in the next few weeks. Tree themes will include: Mickey & Minnie, Moana, the Disney Villains, Cinderella, Mulan, Tangled and many others. (Link)

DISNEY FUNNY OF THE WEEK

When scouring the interwebs for our Disney Funny of the Week we didn’t have to go back too far. Congrats to the WORLD CHAMPION CHICAGO CUBS! You are going to Disney World!

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Sue Nowicki is an alumnae of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She splits her time between planning her next Walt Disney World vacation and being team mom to ten high-energy volleyball players where she fills the roles of secretary, navigator, head cheerleader, treasurer, athletic trainer and team psychologist. You can follow her on Twitter @JazzinDisneyMom.

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