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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...
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Haunted Mansion ghosts make a few home improvements during Disneyland closure

The 999 ghosts that call Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion home have been busy redecorating the classic dark ride attraction and the grounds surrounding the estate while the mortals were away during the yearlong coronavirus of the Anaheim theme park. Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion renovation brings new draperies, carpet, wallpaper and decor inside the attraction and fresh paint and plants on the exterior. The Haunted Mansion will return with the April 30 reopening of Disneyland following a yearlong COV...
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How the Haunted Mansion will change when Disneyland reopens

The 999 ghosts that call Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion home have been busy redecorating the classic dark ride attraction and the grounds surrounding the estate while the mortals were away during the yearlong coronavirus closure of the Anaheim theme park. Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion renovation brings new draperies, carpet, wallpaper and decor inside the attraction and fresh paint and plants on the exterior. The Haunted Mansion will return with the April 30 reopening of Disneyland following a year...
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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 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 ...
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All the new shows you can watch on Disney Plus - from 'The Mandalorian' to 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Disney+; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Disney Plus has several new shows based on big franchises, like "Star Wars" and Marvel. The service also offers a lot of non-fiction shows and documentaries. Disney Plus costs $8/month or $80/year, and you can bundle it with Hulu and ESPN+ for $14/month. Monthly Subscription Service (small) Disney Plus has a lot of new shows to stream. There are spin-offs, s...
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What we know about the 6 possible projects in the Disneyland expansion plan

Disneyland dangled six possible projects to provide a “flavor” of what future expansion could look like over the next couple decades under a reimagined long-term vision for the Anaheim theme park resort district. The DisneylandForward proposal seeks to update a 1990s Anaheim city plan to allow for a mix of theme park, hotel, retail, dining and entertainment on the eastern and western edges of the Disneyland resort. The six possible projects based on “Tangled,” “Frozen,” “Peter Pan,” “Zootopia,” ...
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Disneyland could be forced to close or modify Rise of the Resistance under state guidelines

Revised state guidelines could force Disneyland to close or modify the popular Rise of the Resistance attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge under new rules governing indoor rides when the Anaheim theme park reopens later this month after a year-long coronavirus closure. California’s revised COVID-19 health and safety guidelines require theme parks to limit indoor rides and attractions to no more than 15 minutes. Rise of the Resistance lasts about 18 minutes, according to Touring Plans, which us...
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How Avengers Campus will be like Disneyland’s Tomorrowland

The new Avengers Campus set to debut in 2021 at Disney California Adventure will take inspiration from a Disneyland themed land that’s always in a constant struggle to remain innovative, futuristic and evolving: Tomorrowland. “We realized that Avengers Campus was really our opportunity to create a Tomorrowland for Disney California Adventure and really look forward and tap into that spirit of Silicon Valley through inventors like Tony Stark and to really dream about what the future could be,” Wa...
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Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty’s journey from Disneyland dishwasher to Cars Land designer

Walt Disney Imagineer Kevin Rafferty used to hang out in the Disneyland cast member parking lot in the 1970s with his fellow dishwashers from the Plaza Inn restaurant and imagine the rides and attractions they’d build at the Anaheim theme park. “We’d talk about our dreams and aspirations,” said Rafferty, who is preparing to retire after a 42-year career at Imagineering. “We talked about the things we’d do someday at the park if we had a chance.” In 2012, Rafferty found himself standing in the sa...
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Disneyland puts woman of color at center of revamped Jungle Cruise backstory

Walt Disney Imagineering has made a woman of color the central character of the revamped Jungle Cruise rides at Disneyland and Walt Disney World set to undergo major makeovers to remove “negative depictions of native people.” Alberta Falls is the free spirited adventuress and descendant of world explorers from India and England who will serve as the fictional heroine of the renovated Jungle Cruise attractions at the Anaheim and Florida theme parks. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find ...
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‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ mural celebrates differences at Downtown Disney

A new “Raya and the Last Dragon” mural at Downtown Disney depicts the challenges and rewards of embracing the differences that make us all unique. The new “Group Hug” art installation by Walt Disney Imagineering concept designer Xiao Qing Chen debuted Friday, March 5 on the side of the former ESPN Zone building in Downtown Disney. “I hope it helps everyone choose to embrace differences,” Chen said in a statement released by Disney. “I believe if we are willing to take the first step to drop judg...
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How will Disney California Adventure change over the next 20 years?

Disney California Adventure is almost unrecognizable after 20 years of growth and evolution following an inauspicious start, but there’s still plenty of opportunity for Disneyland’s underappreciated and underestimated next door neighbor to change over the next 20 years. As DCA celebrates its 20th anniversary, I thought it would be a good time to take a wildly speculative look at what Disney’s second Anaheim theme park might look like two decades from now. What will still be around when DCA reach...
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Magic Kingdom Universe to connect Disney theme parks with Disney+ shows

A new Magic Kingdom Universe modeled after the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the interconnected “Star Wars” stories on Disney+ will stitch together characters from Disney theme parks and classic animated films with an expanding series of shows on the streaming service. Disney superfan and television producer Ron Moore is developing a Disney+ metaverse dubbed the Magic Kingdom Universe that explores characters and stories from Disney theme parks and classic films, according to the Hollywood Repor...
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How Disney Imagineering turned the Rainforest Cafe into a Star Wars rebel base in Downtown Disney

If Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland is locked into a very specific timeline in the epic space opera, then the new Star Wars Trading Post in Downtown Disney will encompass every story, character and era from a galaxy far, far away. “It’s a place to celebrate all things Star Wars,” Walt Disney Imagineering Art Director Kirstin Makela said in a video interview. “We want this to be a space that grows with the fandom and has the ability to celebrate all the different characters and adventures t...
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How a snack attack led to Wine Chips and $1 million in online orders

It all started with a glass of $8 pinot noir and a bag of potato chips. High tech entrepreneur Jonathan Strietzel was working on a project, got the munchies and took a break. That fateful snack was so satisfying it became his next major business venture. “I went, ‘Oh my gosh, this is soooo delicious together!’ Being an entrepreneur, ideas just started firing off in my brain,” he said. “You quickly start putting it through the gamut. It started as a simple idea that night and it just quickly grew...
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20 Years of Disney California Adventure: Exploring How Disney’s Theme Park Misfire Came Back from the Dead

20 years ago today, Disneyland Park got a sister. For over four decades, the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California had comprised the original theme park and its corresponding hotel. But on February 8, 2001, Disneyland Park was joined by Disney’s California Adventure, a theme park located in California that was also about California. (In an opening-day TV special, the park was advertised thusly: “Disney’s California Adventure…in California!”) Even with the park closed for nearly a ...
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Niles: Jungle Cruise changes get Disneyland on the right side of history

With its announced changes to the Jungle Cruise ride, Walt Disney Imagineering is taking another step toward getting on the right side of history. But will Disney ever get there? Disney said that it will change the Jungle Cruise rides at Disneyland and Walt Disney World to add a new story line and remove what sources in the company called negative depictions of indigenous people. We cannot judge Disney’s Jungle Cruise specific changes until we see them, but Disney did do the right thing in decid...
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Disneyland to remove ‘negative depictions of native people’ from Jungle Cruise ride

The Jungle Cruise rides at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will undergo major storytelling updates to remove “negative depictions of native people” as Disney continues to address diversity and inclusivity issues in its theme park attractions. Walt Disney Imagineering will update Jungle Cruise scenes featuring shrunken head dealer Trader Sam and a rhino chasing a safari group up a tree while adding a new scene with a half-sunken boat overrun by chimps. “Imagineers are constantly looking for oppo...
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Watch Spider-Man star Tom Holland film pre-show and demo gameplay for Avengers Campus ride

Spider-Man actor Tom Holland films a green screen pre-show introduction and demonstrates the gameplay for the Web Slingers interactive dark ride coming to Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure in a new video released by Disney. The Web Slinger: A Spider-Man Adventure attraction debuts in 2021 on a “future top secret date” in the Marvel themed land at DCA, according to the Disney Parks Blog. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every week at South...
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Downtown Disney turns Rainforest Cafe into Star Wars shop — Is a cantina next?

Disneyland’s temporary plan to set aside its commitment to immersive storytelling experiences just became more permanent as once-exclusive merchandise only available in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will now be sold in the former Rainforest Cafe at Downtown Disney. The Star Wars Trading Post pop-up shop at Downtown Disney will be moving from its temporary location in the WonderGround Gallery to its new more permanent home in the former rain forest-themed restaurant. An opening date for the relocated ...
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The Morning Watch: ‘WandaVision’ Premiere Easter Eggs, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Fight Breakdown & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, check out some WandaVision Easter eggs and comic references from the first two episodes that you might have missed. Plus, listen to Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins break down the shopping mall fight...
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Could Disney bring the Mandalorian and Grogu to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm have carved out a very specific and limited timeframe for Galaxy’s Edge that determines which characters can — and cannot — appear in the Star Wars themed lands based on the sprawling space opera. Which raises the question: Will any Star Wars characters from a host of new Disney+ shows make appearances in the Black Spire Outpost village on the planet of Batuu, the setting for the twin 14-acre themed lands at Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Sign ...
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How the Bob Iger era changed Disneyland forever

Bob Iger’s tenure will be remembered for his light touch at Disneyland, his surgeon’s scalpel at Disney California Adventure and the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and 20th Century Fox that will shape new attractions bound for the Anaheim theme parks for years to come. The Disney executive chairman has begun signaling his time at the entertainment giant may be coming to end sooner than expected. In recent weeks, Iger has discussed his past political aspirations and indicated his intere...
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Imagineer Joe Rohde reflects on 40 years of dreaming up Disney theme park attractions

Joe Rohde is retiring as the best-known Imagineer working today after weaving inspiration from his globe-trotting travels into the narrative threads of the world-creating Disney theme park projects he has shepherded during the past four decades. Rohde’s travels — all in the name of dreaming up the next Disney attraction — are legendary. He doesn’t simply go on vacation. He goes on expeditions, adventures and quests that fuel his creative impulses and influence and flavor his work. He travels for...
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Snow White’s Enchanted Wish: First Look at Disneyland’s Remodel of Its Snow White Ride

When California’s Disneyland theme park eventually reopens, guests will be treated to a newly revamped version of a classic attraction. The park’s only ride-through princess attraction, which was formerly known as Snow White’s Scary Adventures, now has a new name: Snow White’s Enchanted Wish. According to the Disney Parks blog, the overhaul uses “state-of-the-art audio and visual technology, including new music, LED black lighting, laser projections and a new animation system” to bring Snow Whi...
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Disneyland gives renamed Snow White dark ride a new ‘happily ever after’ ending

Disneyland has removed the scary ending from Snow White’s Scary Adventures and added a happily ever after finale to the classic Fantasyland dark ride that will return when the Anaheim theme park reopens following an extended coronavirus closure. Walt Disney Imagineering updated the interior and exterior of the Snow White’s Scary Adventures attraction during an extended renovation that began in January before the pandemic closure of the park. The 1955 opening day attraction has been renamed Snow ...
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A family feud over a $400 million trust fund, a massive fortune that left one heiress with an inferiority complex, and a sprawling media empire: Meet the Disney family

Walt Disney with one of his grandchildren. Gene Lester/Getty Images The Walt Disney Company is worth an estimated $130 billion. That net worth is poised to grow as the company becomes a major streaming TV player. After announcing streaming plans in a December Investor Day, its market value increased by $32 billion. The Disney family's fortune isn't known, but the family owns less than 3% of the company, according to Walt Disney's grand-nephew, Roy P. Two of Walt Disney's grandchildren beca...
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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...
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Could Disneyland end up with rival Star Wars cantinas?

Oga’s Cantina was one of the hardest places to get into before Disneyland’s coronavirus closure, but the hive of scum and villainy wasn’t the only watering hole envisioned for Black Spire Outpost, according to the ever-expanding backstory created for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Oga’s Cantina was the victor in a one-sided rivalry with Seezelslak’s Cantina that ended before Galaxy’s Edge debuted at the Anaheim theme park, according to a new virtual reality game from Lucasfilm’s ILMxLAB and Walt Disn...
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