Here is the latest News From the World of Disney parks and entertainment including Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line for January 26 – February 8, 2018.
Highlights from the World of Disney:
- Walt Disney World ticket prices set to increase 2/11
- Ursula lost her head… literally.
- There’s a personnel shake-up coming to Disneyland.
- It’s going to be an “Incredible Summer” at Walt Disney World
- Disney address to potential name change of Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- There’s a new Star Wars-related movie trailer.
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WALT DISNEY WORLD
January 30 – To celebrate Peter Pan’s upcoming 65th anniversary, Disney is offering new MagicShots February 4 – 10. Smee and Captain Hook will also be available for photos during select times. (Link)
January 31 – The Atlanta Braves are staying put… for one additional season. The Braves will now be at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex through the 2019 season. (Link)
January 31 – Mobile ordering is now available for guests using the Disney Dining Plan. (Link)
February 2 – Walt Disney World is gearing up for an “Incredible Summer” with events featuring the casts of The Incredibles, Guardians of the Galaxy, UP and Toy Story. (Link)
February 5 – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, MVP of the 2018 Super Bowl, was the guest of honor at a parade at Magic Kingdom Park. (Link)
February 7 – It’s settled… for now. Disney announced that the Disney’s Hollywood Studios name will remain for the “foreseeable future”. (Link)
February 8 – The Steve Harvey Show will be taping at Epcot Walt Disney World March 9-11. (Link)
February 9 – MouseSavers is reporting that tickets prices might be increasing soon. (Link)
February 9 – When American Adventure reopens from it’s refurbishment on February 14 there will be some new faces. Music composer John Williams, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and noted ballerina Misty Copeland will be added to the show’s finale. (Link)
January 30 – The animatronic Ursula lost her head on the Under the Sea attraction last week. (Link)
THE WALT DISNEY CORPORATION
January 31 – A small shake-up is taking place in Disney senior management. Michael Colglazier, current President of Disneyland Resort, is now tapped to lead the Asian division. Josh D’Amaro, a 20-year veteran of Disney, who most currently works as senior vice president at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida in charge of marketing strategy, sales and business development and formerly president of Animal Kingdom will step into Colglazier’s shoes at Disneyland. (Link)
DISNEY MOVIE/ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
January 30 – Emily Blunt has signed on to the new Jungle Cruise movie already starring Dwayne Johnson. (Link)
January 30 – The new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer has been released.
February 3 – The big winner at this year’s Annie Awards was Coco which won 11 awards on the night. The awards included Best Animated Feature, Outstanding Achievement in Direction, Best Voice Acting, Outstanding Achievement in Animated Effects, Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Character Design, Outstanding Achievement in Music, Outstanding Achievement in Production Design, Outstanding Achievement in Storyboarding, Outstanding Achievement in Writing and Outstanding Achievement in Editing. Disney also won two awards in television for Disney Mickey Mouse. (Link)
February 5 – During the Super Bowl, the new trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released.
February 6 – As new series of stand-alone Star Wars movies is coming and the ultra-successful duo of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss best known for Game of Thrones. (Link)
February 6 – It appears Once Upon a Time will be living happily ever after when this season ends. (Link)
February 9 – Detail are slowly coming out about Disney’s new streaming service including potential original content. (Link)
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Sue Nowicki is an alumnae of the 2014/15 Disney Parks Moms Panel. She is a recovering team mom trying to find out how to fill her time now that her Team Mom days are over. When not planning her next Walt Disney World vacation she is the Business Sales & Incentive Coordinator for a community bank in Northern Indiana. You can follow her on Twitter @MQPodcast.