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The Morning Watch: Shang-Chi Honest Trailer, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Lightsaber Training & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, find out how man jabs "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" takes at the hands of the Honest Trailer for the Marvel Studios movie. Plus, take a sneak peek at the lightsaber training that will be avail...
Tags: Movies, News, Marvel, Disney, Jackie Chan, Marvel Studios, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Paul Rudd, Walt Disney World Resort, Walt Disney Resort, Shang Chi, Kingstown, Josh D Amaro, Galactic Starcruiser, Disney Parks Experiences and Products


Mickey's Toontown Is Getting A Big Facelift At Disneyland

Walt Disney once said that Disneyland was not a museum, and the changes at the original theme park continue to come fast and furious. Today, Josh D'Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, unveiled some new plans for a very big change indeed to one of the existing lands at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. Mickey's Toontown is going under the knife, and will be overhauled pretty extensively before being re-opened in 2023. The update to the land will coincide with the arri...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Cool Stuff, Amaro, Minnie Mouse, Minnie, Mickey, Disney Parks Blog, ToonTown, Hollywood Studios, Disneyland Park, Roger Rabbit, Scott Gustin


Will Disney Genie fill every Disneyland ride and restaurant to capacity?

The new Disney Genie mobile app is designed to distribute visitors more effectively and evenly throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure with an eye toward maximizing attraction capacity and filling unused restaurant tables. What does that mean for Disneyland visitors looking to jump on a ride with a low wait time and make a reservation or place a mobile order at their favorite restaurant? Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Sou...
Tags: New York, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, New York Times, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, University of Central Florida, ToonTown, Dickson, Farmingdale State College, Disney California Adventure, Jessica Rabbit


Disney's Princess and the Frog Park Attraction Sounds Like a Blast

It was more than a year ago when Disney Parks announced its Splash Mountain theme park attraction would be rethemed around the 2009 movie The Princess and the Frog, replacing the problematic Song of the South. Now, we’ve finally got a few details about what’s in store.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, Disneyland, Week, Louis, Walt Disney Imagineering, Magic Kingdom, The Walt Disney Company, Tiana, Naveen, Disney Parks, Tony Baxter, Splash Mountain, The Princess And The Frog, Song of the South


Disneyland and Disney World Are Officially 'Retiring' the Free FastPass Service

Last month, Disney announced that it would be offering “Disney Premiere Access” to visitors at Paris Disneyland, a pay-per-ride service allowing guests a “designated fast lane” for certain rides. Avoiding long lines is an excellent way to maximize one’s theme park experience, but it’s something that the FastPass…Read more...
Tags: Science, Entertainment, Disney, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Paris Disneyland, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, FastPass, Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Entertainment Culture, Hospitality Recreation


Businesses vote with their feet, money

  Walt Disney Company is joining the long list of companies sending large numbers of jobs out of California. Last Thursday, it was announced that 2,000 professionals working in fields such as digital technology and finance would be shifted to Florida. If anyone is puzzled about why a company like Disney would do this, they haven’t been paying attention. “Florida is known for its rich culture of hospitality and active lifestyle as well as a lower cost of living with no state income tax,” wrote Jo...
Tags: Florida, California, Opinion, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, New Jersey, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Disney World, Tax Foundation, U S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Mercatus Center, Josh D'Amaro, D'Amaro


Disney moving 2,000 Southern California workers to Florida campus

By Mike Schneider | The Associated Press Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it planned to build a new regional campus in central Florida to house at least 2,000 professional employees who will be relocating from Southern California to work in digital technology, finance and product development. In a letter to employees, Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said the move would allow creative and business teams to be better integrated. The company already has a theme park r...
Tags: Business, Florida, Jobs, California, Disney, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Southern California, Disney World, Orlando Florida, Orlando International Airport, MIKE SCHNEIDER, Top Stories LADN


Disneyland Paris Replaces FastPass With a Pay-Per-Ride Service

Oh, so you want to go on the Ratatouille ride with your partner and two kids, but you don’t want to wait? That’ll be $40 please. Disneyland Paris has announced that the free FastPass service, a way for folks to skip the line by reserving a slot ahead of time, will instead be replaced by a pay-per-ride service and a …Read more...
Tags: Science, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, FastPass, Amusement Rides, Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Dark Rides, Peter Pans Flight, Buzz Lightyears Space Ranger Spin, De Remy


Disneyland removes ‘boys and girls’ from fireworks announcement to promote gender inclusivity

The nightly Disneyland fireworks show will be missing one thing when the pyrotechnics officially return to the sky over Sleeping Beauty Castle on the Fourth of July: The familiar introduction of “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.” Disneyland has replaced the fireworks announcement that began “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls” with the more gender-inclusive “Good evening, friends,” according to Disney officials. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Southern California, Disney World, Mickey, Walt Disney Imagineering, Magic Kingdom, Disney Pixar, Jungle Cruise


Every Disney theme park around the world is open for first time in 17 months

Every Disney theme park around the world has reopened for the first time in 17 months after unprecedented coronavirus closures shuttered all 12 parks at one point or another for months at a time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland Paris and the adjacent Walt Disney Studios Park reopened on Thursday, June 17 — making the duo the final two Disney theme parks to return from pandemic closures around the globe. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every wee...
Tags: Florida, France, China, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Epcot, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland


The Jungle Cruise's New Trailer Is Heavy on Jungle, Light on Cruise

In its newest multi-million dollar movie based on an amusement park ride, Disney’s Jungle Cruise is setting sail for one specific location: Indiana. Indiana Jones, that is.Read more...
Tags: Science, Entertainment, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Emily Blunt, Paul Giamatti, Jones, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Pirates, Magic Kingdom, Adventureland, The Walt Disney Company, Edgar Ramirez, Jungle Cruise


Disney's New Spider-Man Ride Will Allow You to Purchase Upgrades

Certain video games allow you to spend a few dollars to get add-ons that give you an advantage—and sometimes, it can go a little overboard. Disney is bringing that idea into its theme parks with the new Spider-Man ride opening in June—Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure Read more...
Tags: Science, Rescue, Disney, Power, Iron Man, Spider Man, Peter Parker, Disney California Adventure, Marvel Comics Characters, Marvel Animation, Fictional Characters, Walt Disney Studios Park, Avengers Campus, Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Alternative Versions Of Spider Man, Spider Man In Other Media


Disneyland Paris to Reopen June 17 as Life Gets More Normal Thanks to Vaccinations

Disneyland Paris, the only Disney park in Europe, will reopen on June 17, according to a new statement published on Twitter from the Euro Disney Group. Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Entertainment, Disney, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Walt Disney Studios, Shanghai Disney Resort, The Walt Disney Company, Disneyland Hotel, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Entertainment Culture, Health Medical Pharma


Muppets Haunted Mansion: Disney+ Sets Halloween Special For Fall

Disney+ has announced the release of the Muppets‘ first-ever Halloween special titled Muppets Haunted Mansion, which will premiere exclusively on the streamer sometime this fall. The announcement came with a newly released video which you can check out below, featuring Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn as they invite everyone to watch the special, describing it as an all-new terrifying tale of total scariness. It also features a funny scene between them where Pepe the King Prawn fails to replicate ...
Tags: Halloween, Video, Comedy, TV, Movies, Horror, Disney, Apple TV, Canada, Muppets, TV News, Streaming, Walt Disney Company, Kermit, Pepe, Jim Henson


Disney Parks To Allow Gender-Flexible Costumes, Visible Tattoos For Employees Amid New Focus On Inclusivity

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced on Tuesday that Disney properties were making changes and...
Tags: Disney, Josh D'Amaro, Disney Parks Experiences and Products


Disneyland adopts ‘gender inclusive’ hair and dress rules for employees

Disneyland will allow employees to choose from gender-inclusive hairstyles, fingernail styles, jewelry and theme park costumes that provide more flexibility of personal expression in a major change to the theme park’s dress code. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro announced the gender-inclusive policy change to the Disney Look on Tuesday, April 13 in a post on the Disney Parks Blog. “We want our guests to see their own backgrounds and traditions reflected in the stories...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Southern California, DCA, Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Parks Blog, Universal Studios Hollywood, Jungle Cruise, Disney California Adventure, Josh D'Amaro, D'Amaro, Disney Look, Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Which Disneyland


Niles: Did Disney actually make a ‘real’ lightsaber?

Has Disney found a way to build a real lightsaber? Disney fans blew up the internet with that question earlier this month after Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro mic-dropped an online press conference by firing up a lightsaber and declaring, “It’s real.” The moment became an instant legend because those of us who were watching had to agree not to record it as a condition of being allowed to watch. And Disney, so far, has refused to release the video so fans could analy...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney, Southern California, Niles, Robert Niles, Josh D'Amaro, D'Amaro, Disney Parks Experiences and Products


Disneyland will open Avengers Campus in June after a yearlong delay due to the pandemic

Disney plans a June opening for the new Marvel super hero land that will see Spider-Man swinging across the sky, Doctor Strange conjuring up magic spells and Captain America fighting villains along rooftops. The new Avengers Campus themed land based on Marvel superhero stories will open on June 4 at Disney California Adventure, according to Disney officials. The announcement was made on Thursday, April 8 during a virtual press event hosted by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh ...
Tags: California, Disney, America, Sport, Iron Man, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Walt Disney Imagineering


Plan Your 2022 Disney World Vacation Now

It has been a year since Disney closed down its theme parks due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was no small thing—as recently as 2016, Disney’s parks made up 40% of its annual income, so the company was understandably anxious to reopen as soon as possible—especially considering the closures came shortly…Read more...
Tags: Florida, Entertainment, Disney, Companies, Lifehacks, Walt Disney World, The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, FastPass, Amusement Park, Bob Chapek, Disney Parks Experiences and Products, Hospitality Recreation, Disneys Animal Kingdom


Disneyland to be Orange County’s first large-scale vaccination site

On the day the coronavirus death toll in California reached 30,000, Disneyland and other locations such as Dodger Stadium were established as vaccination super sites. Newly confirmed infections are rising at a dizzying rate of more than a quarter-million a week and during the weekend a record 1,163 deaths were reported – Orange County surpassed 2,000 reported deaths. Bereft of visitors for months because of the pandemic, Disneyland will soon see thousands of guests when it serves as one of Orang...
Tags: New York, Texas, California, La, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Lausd, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Local News, Orange County, Gavin Newsom


Disneyland President Ken Potrock faces challenges steeper than Matterhorn

Disneyland resort President Ken Potrock found out he was getting the job of a lifetime, literally walking in the footsteps of park founder Walt Disney, during the worst possible moment: A global pandemic that had shuttered the Happiest Place on Earth. “What a way to enter a new job,” Potrock said during a virtual interview. “It really portended to be spectacular. And, lo and behold, it’s been less than spectacular in that we’ve had to face these challenges.” Those challenges have been steeper th...
Tags: Florida, California, New York City, Disney, Sport, Earth, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Legoland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA


Disneyland hosts Christmas food bank for cast members and local residents

David Gil reaches for a Mickey Mouse as volunteers load up is family’s car with supplies during the Power of One Foundation food bank distribution in Anaheim, CA, on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Power of One Foundation teamed up with Disney, The Molina Foundation and Community Action Partnership Orange County to distribute food, diapers and books for Anaheim families. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Ivy Goodman, a sales and services lead at Walt Disney Travel Company, dances a...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Earth, Lego, Things To Do, Soccer, Bank, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Orange County, Taylor, Legoland California, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


Disneyland lays off more than 11,500 employees, state records show

Disney will lay off more than 11,500 Disneyland and Disney California Adventure employees as the company continues to struggle with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the eight-month closure of its Anaheim theme parks. Disney announced 8,724 layoffs of Disneyland union employees due to continuing business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, known as the WARN Act. Disney filed the WARN Act notifications on Oct. 29 with the union...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, SEC, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim, Orlando Sentinel, U S Securities and Exchange Commission


Disney theme park division lays off another 4,000 employees, bringing total to 32,000

Disney’s theme park division will lay off another 4,000 employees in addition to the 28,000 already terminated as the company continues to struggle with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the eight-month closure of its Anaheim theme parks. In a new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Disney disclosed another 4,000 layoffs at Disney Parks, Experiences and Products on top of the 28,000 layoffs at the division announced in September. “Due to the current climate, including COVID-19...
Tags: Europe, Florida, California, France, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, SEC, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim


Disneyland layoffs include thousands of restaurant and hotel workers plus hundreds of Imagineers

The massive layoffs coming to Disney theme parks in the U.S. as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are expected to cost nearly 3,500 Disneyland restaurant and hotel union workers their jobs and put more than 400 Imagineers out of work. The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division announced this week that 28,000 employees would be laid off at Disneyland, Disney World, Walt Disney Imagineering and in the company’s cruise line, travel planning, retail, gaming and publishing divisions. Sig...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Disney World, Anaheim, Walt Disney Parks, DCA, Walt Disney Imagineering, Anaheim Convention Center


Disneyland demands Newsom reopen California theme parks now: ‘It’s time’

A fed up Disneyland is demanding that Gov. Gavin Newsom reopen California theme parks now after more than six months of coronavirus closures and a lack of guidance from the state on safely reopening the major tourist destinations. Disney parks chairman Josh D’Amaro ramped up the pressure on Newsom to let Disneyland reopen during a virtual news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from inside the Anaheim theme park. “We’re ready,” D’Amaro said during the news conference. “It’s time.” Sign up for our ...
Tags: California, China, Disney, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Middle East, Michigan, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, Mickey


Disney theme parks face another ‘lost year’ in 2021, analysts forecast

Disney’s theme parks face another “lost year” in 2021 after a nearly $10 billion decline in revenue in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new analysts’ report. Deutsche Bank analysts upgraded Disney stock on the strength of the Disney+ streaming service despite continuing struggles in the company’s theme park and consumer products division. “At this point, we are assuming that FY21 (beginning 10/1/20) will be another ‘lost year’” for Disney’s theme parks and consumer products divi...
Tags: Florida, California, France, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Deutsche Bank, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orlando, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California, Disney World, Newsom, Disney California Adventure


Disney plans to reopen California theme parks in July

Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks next month after what will be a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday.Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said that the goal... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, California, Disney, Disney Parks Experiences and Products


Disneyland coronavirus closure could stretch to June with attendance slump through 2021, analysts warn

Disney theme parks are expected to reopen in June following an extended coronavirus shutdown that could have a lingering impact on attendance through 2021, according to a new analysts report. An analysts report from J.P.Morgan estimates that the shuttering of all 12 Disney resorts around the globe amid the COVID-19 pandemic could cost the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products division $5 billion in lost revenue in fiscal year 2020. “Near-term, COVID-19 concerns impact several segments of the bu...
Tags: Japan, Florida, France, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, Morgan, Anaheim, Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Shanghai Disney, SHANGHAI HONG KONG


Disney furloughs non-essential employees at U.S. theme parks

Disney will furlough non-essential employees at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts on April 19 due to the continuing closure of the company’s U.S. theme parks during the COVID-19 pandemic. A letter from Disney about the temporary, short-term furlough was sent to U.S.-based executives, salaried and non-union hourly employees of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “With the utmost care and consideration, we are instituting a temporary, short-term furlough for executive, salaried and ...
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