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Disney World is Reopening, but You Won’t Be Able to Hug Mickey

The Florida resort is one of the largest tourist sites in the world, but capacity will be limited, face masks will be mandatory, and it won’t be possible to get up close and personal with characters.
Tags: Florida, News, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Disney World, Fla, Walt, Robert A, Amusement and Theme Parks, Chapek, World (Lake Buena Vista, Coronavirus Reopenings, Hug Mickey


Disney World Set to Reopen in July

The Florida resort attracts 93 million visitors annually but capacity will be limited, face masks will be mandatory and you won’t be able to hug Mickey Mouse.
Tags: Florida, News, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Fla, Walt, Robert A, Amusement and Theme Parks, Chapek, World (Lake Buena Vista, Coronavirus Reopenings


N.B.A. in Talks to Resume Season at Walt Disney World Resort

The league is in discussions with its players’ union and the Walt Disney Company about restarting its season — suspended since March 11 — at the Orlando-based resort in late July.
Tags: News, Disney, Basketball, Walt Disney Company, Orlando, Fla, Walt, Walt Disney World Resort, National Basketball Assn, World (Lake Buena Vista, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Can Disney help Americans fall in love with science again?

One quote I hear time and again from the people who design Disney’s theme parks and attractions came from British author and futurist Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” It’s telling that so many Imagineers like to repeat this quote, because it truly reveals the secret behind the so-called “Disney Magic” that has helped the company become an entertainment juggernaut — that “magic” is built upon a whole bunch of advanced technology. Sign up f...
Tags: Florida, California, Disney, America, Sport, Soccer, Arthur C Clarke, Fox News, Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Southern California, Walt, The Walt Disney Company, Shanghai Disneyland, Disney Magic


Recipes: How to make beer can chicken and other items for your Memorial Day cookout

Chickens are placed atop beer cans to make a backyard grilling classic. (File photo by Ygnacio Nanetti, Orange County Register/SCNG) Grilling is often a key player in Memorial Day celebrations. Even though the health crisis prevents us from hosting large gatherings, the grill can still be the culinary cornerstone of marking the occasion. On daily early-morning walks with my husband, the conversation often spins around to the food. Discussion of beef shortages led my spouse to come up with a b...
Tags: Cook, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, Recipes, Worcestershire, San Francisco Chronicle, Workman, Walt, Cathy Thomas, Lawry, Steven Raichlen, Beer Can Chicken, Restaurant Reviews + Food, Nick Koon Orange County Register






When Will Disney Reopen?

The entertainment conglomerate’s vastness, once its strength, has posed a challenge during the pandemic.
Tags: News, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Walt, Robert A, Amusement and Theme Parks, Chapek, Theatrical Productions, Disney Plus, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


Camper on Closed Disney World Island Is Charged With Trespassing

Richard J. McGuire told the police that Discovery Island, an 11-acre zoological park with aromatic trees and walk-through aviaries that closed in 1999, looked like a “tropical paradise.”
Tags: Florida, News, Disney, Alabama, Trespassing, Fla, Walt, Amusement and Theme Parks, World (Lake Buena Vista, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Discovery Island, Richard J McGuire


Funny real-life recreation of a Disney cartoon scene

I've never heard of the Disney animated feature Fun and Fancy Free. It's from 1947 and stars Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, and Goofy. (It is also the last Disney cartoon in which Walt himself voiced Mickey) Above, as seen in which Mickey Mouse Goofy and Donald duck have barely any food so they must split one slice of bread and one bean among the three of them. Below, someone re-created the scene in real life: Mickey mouse and friends, IRL from r/combinedgifs Image: Reddit
Tags: Post, News, Disney, Cartoons, 1940s, Donald, Mickey, Walt, Mickey Mouse Goofy, Animated Features, Mickey Mouse Donald Duck Jiminy Cricket, Mickey Above


How this moment in history could allow Walt Disney’s greatest dream to come true

The novel coronavirus might be costing the company that bears his name an unimaginable amount of money, but this pandemic also provides us with a unique opportunity to make Walt Disney’s greatest dream come true. Disney’s losses surely have run deep, with theme parks and movie theaters closed around the world and no new sporting events to keep people watching the Disney-owned ESPN sports channels. The result has been devastating to the economy, with millions of families wondering how they will g...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Espn, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Orlando, Walt, Los Angeles Metro, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB


Theme Park Bits: Disney World Menu Changes, Make a Dole Whip at Home, and More

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: The Disneyland mobile app has been updated for at-home options. Walt Disney World is making…menu changes now. Try a favorite recipe to make at home. And more! So, we’re all at home. No one can go to the Disney theme parks, hotels, or restaurants right now. It’s a sad state of affairs. You might presume that means that the Disney Cast Members, from top to bottom, have had to push pause on projects. You would be wrong! Let’s talk about a few of the things...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tomorrowland, Moana, Minnie, Ralph, Mickey, Magic Kingdom, Adventureland, Frontierland, Walt, ToonTown, Jock Lindsay


Disney World Furloughing 43,000 Workers

The action comes after the Florida attraction closed last month because of the coronavirus pandemic. About 200 employees who are considered essential will remain on the job.
Tags: Florida, News, California, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Fla, Walt, Unite HERE, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Labor and Jobs, Amusement and Theme Parks, World (Lake Buena Vista, Furloughs, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Disney World Furloughing


Broadway Benefit for Pandemic Assistance Sunk by Labor Dispute

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS had planned to stream a concert of Disney songs, but canceled the program when a union demanded compensation.
Tags: News, Disney, Theater, American Federation Of Musicians, Walt, Broadway Cares Equity, Labor and Jobs, Broadway Benefit, Theatrical Productions, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Labor Dispute


Kevin Smith Was Writing a ‘Kingdom Keepers’ Adaptation For Disney+ – Here’s Why It’s Not Happening [Updated]

Two years ago, Kevin Smith teased a mystery writing gig that would be the most “massive IP” the Clerks director had “ever been allowed to play with.” When Netflix announced that Smith was developing a Masters of the Universe animated series earlier this year, we all assumed that was the “massive” mystery gig that the writer-director was speaking of. But Smith recently revealed that two years ago, he had also been developing a Kingdom Keepers series for Disney+ that was ultimately scrapped. K...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Russell Brand, Netflix, New York Times, Theme Parks, Smith, Avengers, Walt Disney, Pearson, Kevin-Smith, Mickey Mouse, Ridley, Walt, Disney/Pixar, Star Wars Marvel Studios


Disneyland to raise and lower American flag daily during coronavirus closure

Disneyland will once again return to a patriotic tradition that has been a staple for decades by raising and lowering the American flag each day during the coronavirus closure of the Anaheim theme park. Disneyland staff trained in flag protocol will perform the raising and lowering ceremony daily beginning on Thursday, April 2 while the park is closed, Disney officials said. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at Southern California’s theme pa...
Tags: Florida, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Walt Disney, Southern California, Anaheim, Campbell, Town Square, Rebecca Campbell, Magic Kingdom, Walt


Disney theme parks donate 100,000 N95 masks to battle coronavirus outbreak

Disney theme parks have donated 100,000 N95 masks to California, New York and Florida along with 150,000 rain ponchos to protect nursing uniforms in the nationwide effort to battle the coronavirus outbreak. “Disney Parks has a longstanding history of helping hospitals and communities, dating back to the 1930s, when Walt, himself, took Disney characters and animators on outreach visits,” Disney said in a statement. “Sharing the magic of Disney continues today through contributions, collaborating ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Southern California, California Florida, Walt, California New York, Disney Parks, Disney California Adventure, Disneyland Disney World, U S Federal Drug Administration


CS Soapbox: 5 Reasons to Keep Cheering for Saul Goodman

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Soapbox: 5 Reasons to Keep Cheering for Saul Goodman [spoiler warning for those of you who haven’t watched this week’s episode] After watching this week’s brilliant episode of AMC’s Better Call Saul, titled “Wexler v. Goodman,” I was left feeling like Kim Wexler after that electrifying conference room scene — shocked, angry, sad, and ultimately conflicted. You see, I am still rooting for Saul Goodman, despite his sleazy manner and overall bad behavior. Why? Because I t...
Tags: Chuck, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, TV, Movies, Amc, Kim, White, Walter, Kevin, Jimmy, Saul, Jimmy Stewart, Walter White, Jerry Maguire, Wexler


‘Eat Like Walt’ Dinner celebrates Disney founder’s taste in food

He liked chili and hot dogs and his favorite cocktail was a kind of Scotch-laced snow cone. If you’re a foodie who loves everything Disney you won’t want to miss the “Eat Like Walt” Dinner Celebration hosted by Marcy Carriker Smothers on Friday, March 13 in Santa Ana. Smother’s is the author of “Eat Like Walt: The Wonderful World of Disney Food,” and she’ll provide commentary and insights throughout a multi-course dinner prepared by the chef at the Bowers Museum’s fine dining restaurant, Tangata...
Tags: California, Disney, Sport, Soccer, Magic, Westfield, Walt Disney, Southern California, Tarzana, Santa Ana, Bowers Museum, Walt, LongHorn Steakhouse, Walt Disney Archives, CARA CARA, Marcy Carriker Smothers


25 Years Ago, ‘Indiana Jones Adventure’ Redefined What a Theme Park Ride Could Be

As we embark upon a new decade, the concept of what “Disney” is will likely change on a wider scale than ever before. What does Disney mean to you? In the previous century, Disney might have meant family films, animation, or something friendly and comforting. Now, Disney could mean the action-heavy fare of Marvel, or the science-fiction worlds of Avatar or Star Wars , or the irreverent and adult comedy of The Simpsons , or the technologically daring storytelling of Pixar. Disney is a...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Indiana, Features, Fox, Muppets, Chrysler, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Dinosaur, Harrison Ford, Disneyland, Michael Jackson, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Paramount Pictures


Exploring the Legacy of Former Disney CEO Bob Iger and How the Company Changed Under His Watch

Robert Iger served as the CEO of the Walt Disney Company for just under 15 years. It’s hard to emphasize exactly how massive an impact Iger made in his tenure at Disney, one which concluded quite abruptly on Tuesday, when he announced   that he would immediately transition into a new role as executive chairman before stepping down permanently in 2021. An air of mystery surrounded the announcement, because while Iger’s contract was up at the end of next year, there was little expectation that...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Steve Jobs, Disney, Features, Fox, United States, Sony, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Pixar Animation Studios, Bob, North America, Pixar, Disneyland, Lucasfilm


‘Better Call Saul’ Review: “50% Off” Starts Putting the Pieces Together

Last season of Better Call Saul was just as good as it’s ever been, but there was a slight issue: The world of Jimmy McGill very rarely intersected with the world inhabited by Mike, Gus, and Nacho. In many ways, it felt like two different (very good) shows. Now, as Saul moves towards its endgame, the series appears to be slowly moving its players closer together – something that’s bound to upend the world of Jimmy McGill. Gus, Nacho, and Lalo As “50% Off” begins, we jump back to a moment f...
Tags: Better Call Saul, Movies, Features, PBR, Kim, Ada, Nacho, Martin Scorsese, Howard, Mike, Gus, Jesse, Jimmy, Saul, Domingo, Walt


Automoblog Book Garage: Speed Duel

Speed Duel chronicles the dangerous world of land speed racing in the 1960s.Two stark yet commanding personalities emerged in Art Arfons and Craig Breedlove. They cheated death and pushed every limit possible as they battled for the top records.Our Book Garage series showcases what every enthusiast should add to their library.  Images taken from Speed Duel: The Inside Story of the Land Speed Record in the Sixties by Samuel Hawley, with permission from Firefly Books Ltd. ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Hollywood, California, America, Ferrari, Ford, Korea, Autos, Ohio, General Electric, Topsy, East Asia, Herman, Goodyear, LSR


‘Better Call Saul’ Showrunner Peter Gould on Season 5 Flashforwards, ‘Breaking Bad’ Cameos, and the Looming Ending [Interview]

For the last two seasons, Peter Gould has taken over as showrunner on  Better Call Saul . While Vince Gilligan wrote and directed El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie , his co-creator Gould has handled the origin story of Saul Goodman, from his early days as Jimmy McGill to his future as Gene Takovic in witness protection in Nebraska. At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, AMC announced Better Call Saul was renewed for a sixth and final season. Gould and Gilligan also rev...
Tags: Chuck, Better Call Saul, Vince Gilligan, Television, Movies, Interviews, Amc, Features, Nebraska, DEA, New Mexico, Kim, Bryan Cranston, Albuquerque, Gene, Aaron


Tickets on sale now for Disney history exhibit at the Bowers Museum

Disney buffs who like history take note: Tickets are now on sale, and could sell out for the upcoming exhibition on the history of the Walt Disney Co. It’s scheduled to run March 7 to Aug. 30 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Presented in partnership with Disney, “Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic” includes more than 400 objects from the archives, including production models from the movies “Frozen” and “Peter Pan,” the set of Walt Disney’s office used in the mov...
Tags: Japan, Disney, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Amusement Parks, Peter Pan, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Southern California, Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney Co, Santa Ana, Mickey, Bowers Museum


‘El Camino’ Behind the Scenes Featurette: Inside the ‘Breaking Bad’ Reunion With Bryan Cranston

AMC has been playing a marathon of Breaking Bad in preparation for the on-air debut of El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie this Sunday, but nothing hits that nostalgia harder than Bryan Cranston in a bald cap, warmly talking about reuniting with his longtime co-star Aaron Paul. Netflix has released a new El Camino featurette ahead of the film’s AMC debut, which comes four months after the Breaking Bad movie premiered on the streaming service in October. The featurette goes behind-the-scenes into ho...
Tags: Action/Adventure, AMC, Drama, Netflix, Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie


What’s next for Disney California Adventure as the park enters its 20th year

Disney California Adventure has changed a lot in its 19 years since the theme park debuted to blistering reviews in 2001 as a picture-postcard version of the California dream glorifying beach culture, Hollywood glamour and the state’s natural beauty. “I look at this park almost like a person,” Disney California Adventure vice president Patrick Finnegan said. “It was born and it had its growing pains. It had its awkward teenage years. It’s really both figuratively and literally reaching adulthood...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hollywood, California, Disney, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Shanghai, Broadway, Ariel, Resistance, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney, Southern California, Disney World


Throwback Thursday

Here's a shot from summer of 1987 (32 years ago!). It's San Francisco, which explains why we're wearing jackets in July. A friend of ours from Washington, DC, was visiting and he took this photo. I think it's on the driveway (Science Circle) in front of City College. Mount Davidson is in the background. Walt (left) and Ken (right) in San Francisco, July 1987. I attended City College for a few semesters before transferring over to Berkeley to finish my undergrad degree. We had an apartment not ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, San Francisco, Washington Dc, Berkeley, Ken, City College, WCS, Walt, Throwback Thursday, San Francisco When, City College Mount Davidson


Troy-Jeffrey Allen interviews WALT and LOUISE SIMONSON

MINIMATES with WALT and LOUISE SIMONSON Troy-Jeffrey Allen PREVIEWSworld Jan 31, 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5S728jrVMY [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Walt, Mike Rhode, Louise Simonson, Troy Jeffrey Allen, LOUISE SIMONSON Troy Jeffrey Allen


The story behind Dalí and Disney's surrealist short "Destino"

Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney were friends. They met at a party in 1944 and soon began collaborating on a surreal annimated short together. Destino didn't get finished in their lifetimes but was ordered to completion in 1999 by Walt's nephew Roy, who discovered it in the vaults. This hour-and-twenty-minute documentary tells its story. Now, for fun, watch the Pink Floyd version of Destino: (RED) screengrab via Destino/YouTube
Tags: Post, Video, News, Time, Disney, Pink Floyd, Animation, Roy, Salvador Dalí, Walt Disney, Surrealism, Dali, Walt, Destino