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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 Disneyland pay-to-ride option make Rise of the Resistance virtual queue harder to access?

Star Wars fans who have watched the Rise of the Resistance virtual queue fill up quickly each day often within seconds have one burning question on their minds: What happens if Disneyland starts selling front-of-line access for the wildly popular attraction? The new Disney Genie service debuting this fall at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will replace the free FastPass system with a paid Lightning Lane option and begin charging for premium front-of-the-line access. The upcharge Light...
Tags: Florida, New York, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Southern California, Disney World, DCA, University of Central Florida, ToonTown


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


Disneyland may offer pay-to-ride option for Rise of the Resistance

Star Wars fans eager to ride the Rise of the Resistance who miss out on the twice-a-day opportunities to join the wildly popular attraction’s virtual queue may be able to pay an additional fee to experience the Galaxy Edge dark ride. The Rise of the Resistance rides in California and Florida may offer paid Lightning Lane Select Experience access as part of the new Disney Genie+ service that will soon become part of the Disneyland and Walt Disney World apps. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter ...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Southern California, Disney World, Hollywood Studios, Disney Parks, Disney California Adventure


What explains the California exodus?

Walt Disney Co. recently announced that 2,000 workers in California will be relocated to Florida. Many of these workers are part of Disney’s innovative “Imagineers,” a Disney unit often credited with creating the “magic” in the Magic Kingdom. In a letter to employees, the chairman of Disney Parks, Josh D’Amaro, cited Florida’s “business-friendly climate and its lower cost of living with no income tax” as reasons for the move. Disney’s announced move of some of its most talented and creative work...
Tags: Florida, California, Opinion, Disney, Sport, Soccer, United States, Fda, Oklahoma, Jerry Brown, Wall Street Journal, East, Walt Disney Co, Ma, Golden State, John Steinbeck


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


Niles: Disney’s move to Florida is so 2019

Disney climbed to the top of the entertainment industry by making aggressive moves. Building Disneyland. Creating Walt Disney World. Buying ABC and ESPN, Pixar, Lucasfilm and Marvel. Hollywood is no business for the timid. But Disney’s latest move seems especially audacious. It’s one thing to ask employees to come back to the office after working at home for more than a year due to the pandemic. But it takes some nerve to demand that employees not only come back to the office but move to a new o...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Union, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Southern California, Niles, Walt Disney Imagineering, The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney World Resort, Disney Parks, Disney Cruise Line


Disney is moving thousands of jobs from California to 'business friendly' Florida

Walt Disney World in Florida in 2020. Olga Thompson/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images Disney will be relocating 2,000 employees to Florida. The company says the employees all work in the parks, experiences, and products division. About 60,000 employees already work in Florida, which Disney says is more "business-friendly." See more stories on Insider's business page. Disney announced plans Thursday to move 2,000 employees from Southern California to a new campus near Orlando,...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Entertainment, California, Disney, Trends, Walt Disney World, Los Angeles Times, Southern California, Walt Disney Co, Orlando Florida, LA Times, Walt Disney World Resort, Elliot Management, Josh 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 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


Park Life: Disneyland fixes Avengers Campus after Marvel land opens to massive crowds and long lines

Would you wait six hours to get into Avengers Campus? What is Disneyland doing to fix the problems with the new superhero land? How do Disney and Universal’s Marvel themed lands compare? Find all the latest theme park news in the Park Life newsletter. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme parks. Subscribe here. Growing Pains Massive crowds descend on the Avengers Campus grand opening amid pandemic social distanc...
Tags: Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Thor, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Orange County, Marvel Studios, Southern California, Kevin Feige, The Walt Disney Company, Disney California Adventure, Anaheim CA, Bob Chapek, Universal 's Islands


Disneyland makes adjustments to Avengers Campus to deal with high demand

Disneyland’s operations team has been making adjustments to deal with the overwhelming demand to visit Avengers Campus after the new Marvel themed land opened to six-hour lines, a shortage of virtual queue spots for the Web Slingers ride and mobile food order confusion. Avengers Campus debuted on June 4 at Disney California Adventure to a mile-long socially distanced standby line as FOMO Marvel fans waited half the day to see the new superhero headquarters and ride the Web Slingers interactive a...
Tags: Mobile, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Thor, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Marvel Studios, Southern California, DCA, Orange County Register, Niles, Kevin Feige


10 ways Disneyland can fix Avengers Campus after ‘insane’ opening weekend

Disneyland opened Avengers Campus to “insane” six-hour lines that left visitors anxious to see the new Marvel themed land confused, frustrated, disappointed and hungry at the Anaheim theme park that prides itself on delivering exceptional guest experiences. How can Disneyland fix Avengers Campus after a disastrous opening weekend? We’ve got 10 solutions below, but first you need to understand what led to this hot mess. Avengers Campus opened on June 4 at Disney California Adventure — which is st...
Tags: Post, Time, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Marvel Studios, Southern California, Anaheim, DCA, Orange County Register, Niles, Paul Rudd, The Walt Disney Company


Disneyland’s new Spider-man ride delivers absurd web slinging fun with an upper-body workout

Riders aboard the new Spider-Man attraction will want to set their minds to play mode and stretch out their shoulders and arms before slinging virtual webs with their bare hands in what can only be described as manic and absurd hand-waving madness. The new Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure interactive dark ride at Avengers Campus in Disney California Adventure is silly, foolish, ridiculous and crazy good fun. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every ...
Tags: Disney, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Marvel Studios, Southern California, Anaheim, Orange County Register, Niles, Paul Rudd, Kevin Feige, The Walt Disney Company, Spidey


Disneyland to reopen Jungle Cruise in July after removing outdated cultural depictions

Disneyland will reopen the Jungle Cruise in July after the boat ride undergoes a major makeover to remove outdated cultural depictions and add a woman of color at the center of the revamped backstory of the attraction. Jungle Cruise ride will reopen on July 16 at the Anaheim theme park, according to the Disney Parks Blog. The Jungle Cruise ride remained closed when Disneyland reopened April 30 following a yearlong coronavirus closure. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new...
Tags: Florida, England, California, India, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Iger, Beatty, Johnson, Disneyland, Smith, Sam, Emily Blunt, Hong Kong Disneyland, Southern California


What does the yellow tier mean for Disneyland?

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure can raise attendance capacity to 35% now that Orange County has moved into the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Orange County — home to Disneyland, DCA and Knott’s Berry Farm — will move from the orange/moderate tier 3 to the yellow/minimal tier 4 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Wednesday, May 19. The move means Orange County theme parks can raise state-mandated attendance caps f...
Tags: Florida, California, Cdc, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Orange County, Indiana Jones, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Anaheim, U S Centers for Disease Control


Disney's new Star Wars resort will feature retractable, life-like lightsaber props

Disney Disney announced that its new lightsaber prop would be in use for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Disney will open the immersive two-day Star Wars resort in 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Guests at Disney's new resort can get a more realistic Star Wars experience than ever starting in 2022.On Tuesday, Disney confirmed that its retractable, life-like lightsaber will be one of the attractions waiting for guests at the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser ...
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Disneyland to reopen Jungle Cruise this summer after removing outdated cultural depictions

Disneyland will reopen the Jungle Cruise this summer after the boat ride undergoes a major makeover to remove outdated cultural depictions and add a woman of color at the center of the backstory of the revamped attraction. Disneyland resort president Ken Potrock said on the D23 Inside Disney podcast that the Jungle Cruise ride will reopen this summer at the Anaheim theme park. “There were some very important things that were wrong with the attraction,” Potrock said on the D23 podcast. “We had de...
Tags: Florida, England, California, India, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Iger, Beatty, Johnson, Disneyland, Smith, Sam, Emily Blunt, Caribbean, Hong Kong Disneyland


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...
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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


Disney's 'Real' Lightsaber Is Inspired by... Tape Measures?

At a recent virtual press conference, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro apparently whipped out a retractable lightsaber. According to people who were actually there, this drama queen ended a presentation about reopening Disney Parks and upcoming attractions by lifting this lightsaber, turning it on, and saying, “It’s…Read more...
Tags: Home Depot, Star Wars, Science, Fiction, Disney, Darth Vader, Lightsaber, Walt Disney, Real, Genres, Josh, Jedi, Disney Parks, Sith, Fictional Characters, Tape Measure


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


The Future of Disney Parks Includes Disney+ Synergy, Metaverse Integration, and…Real Working Lightsabers?

Disney Parks recently unveiled their hopeful plans for a massive expansion of Disneyland in Anaheim, California that would allow them to integrate attractions, restaurants, hotels, and more in a single area of the park. But that’s not all Disney Parks has in store for the future of their theme park experiences. In a recent interview, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro talked about the company’s vision for the future of their theme parks across the world. It should come as no surprise that Disne...
Tags: Florida, Movies, Disney, Cnn, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Amaro, Disney World, Anaheim California, Disney Parks, Disney/Pixar, Josh D Amaro, Avengers Campus, Collider D Amaro


First Look: Avengers Campus at the Disneyland Resort Opens June 4

First Look: Avengers Campus at the Disneyland Resort opens June 4 The highly anticipated Avengers Campus at Disney’s California Adventure is set to open with WEB SLINGERS: A Spider-Man Adventure on June 4. Actor Tom Holland appears in the attraction as Peter Parker, guiding visitors on a family-friendly ride packed with state-of-the-art tech. For the first time, guests will be able to be a part of the action through interactive elements on board with Spider-Man himself. RELATED: Guardians of...
Tags: Comics, Movies, California, Spider-Man, Disney, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Disneyland, Disneyland Resort, Avengers, Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios, Extras, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Loki, Agnes


Disney teases Groot walking animatronic and ‘real’ Star Wars lightsaber

Disney theme park boss Josh D’Amaro offered a rare sneak peek at a pair of innovative blue-sky technologies that Walt Disney Imagineering is working on for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Avengers Campus and Disney theme parks around the globe. The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products chairman showed off a “real” Star Wars lightsaber and teased a Groot walking audio-animatronic during a virtual press event to announce the June 4 opening date of Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure. Sign u...
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Disneyland Reopening: Avengers Campus to Open on June 4 at California Adventure

From the newly built Avengers Campus at California Adventure Park, Disney Parks head Josh D’Amaro revealed at a press conference that the new land will be open to the public on Friday, June 4 — two days after Marvel chief Kevin Feige’s birthday, he noted, and not long after Disneyland’s April 30 reopening date. The […]
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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