169 results - (0.000 seconds)

Disneyland s:

    ORLANDO, Fla (KABC) -- Disney plans to open coronavirus testing sites at its Disney World properties this week.Disney agreed to have a state-run drive-thru COVID-19 testing site for workers and the public at the Florida theme park resort. The sites will be operated by the Florida Division of Emergency Management.That decision encouraged Actor's Equity Association to sign a memorandum of understanding allowing its actors, singers and stage managers to return to their jobs after more than a month. The union represents 750 Disney World workers.Disney officials said in a notice to its workers that there would be a dedicated testing lane for its workers and their families, and that reservations could be made for testing starting Thursday."As a reminder, testing...
    All four theme parks at Walt Disney World will start scaling back their hours of operation in September. Starting on Tuesday, September 8th, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and Magic Kingdom will all close an hour early, while Epcot will close two hours early. The new park hours can be viewed on Disney World’s website. Disneyland and Disney World were closed in March due to the coronavirus Disney declined to comment on why it is shortening theme park hours. Due to the pandemic, Disney has added new safety measures, including limiting the number of visitors admitted into the parks and increasing its parks cleaning schedules. Disneyland and Disney World were closed in March due to the coronavirus. Disney...
    Open or not, going to Disneyland or Disney World is still up to the parents. Theme parks across the country are starting to reopen, while others are still gathering data and formulating plans to keep guests safe and healthy. Based on a new survey, not all parents are ready for the park to reopen. A new poll suggests that parents may not be interested in returning to theme parks until next summer. (iStock) According to a survey by Morning Consult, the majority of parents questioned said that they were “not interested” in taking the family to a theme park this summer. A higher percentage of participants reportedly said that they would feel more comfortable going to a theme park...
    Two people were hospitalized with cuts and two others were arrested after a massive brawl at a hotel near Disneyland on Wednesday that involved as many as 100 teenagers and adults.  Broomsticks, chair legs and bottles were used as makeshift weapons during the fracas at the Cambria Hotel & Suites in Anaheim, which was allegedly sparked by children roughhousing in the pool. Police were called to the hotel shortly after 12.30pm over a fight in the lobby, Sgt. Shane Carringer told the Orange County Register. Scroll down for video A massive brawl broke out at the Cambria Hotel in Anaheim on Wednesday afternoon that involved 60 to 100 guests  Dozens of police officers responded to the scene to...
    Man or mouse? Brawlers likely found out pretty fast Wednesday when a massive fight broke out at a California hotel near Disneyland. As many as 100 people let their fists fly, resulting in at least two people hospitalized and two taken into custody, according to authorities. Police responded just after 12:30 p.m. local time to the Cambria Hotel & Suites in Anaheim, where they immediately saw about 40 people fighting outside and another 50-60 battling inside. Authorities described the scene as “pandemonium.” “It was men and women, adults and juveniles,” Anaheim police Sgt. Shane Carringer told the Orange County Register. “It sounds like people had broomsticks and whatever objects they could find in the hotel." LOS ANGELES TO CUT OFF WATER, POWER TO PROPERTIES HOSTING LARGE GATHERINGS...
    Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Experiences, stands for a photograph at an unveiling event of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Walt Disney Co.'s Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California, U.S., on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Disney is set to report earnings for its third quarter of 2020 after the bell on Tuesday as it continues to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on sectors like its parks business. Here are the key numbers Wall Street expects from the report: Loss per share: 64 cents expected, according to Refinitiv Revenue: $12.37 billion expected, according to Refinitiv Disney has been able to reopen some of its parks...
    Virtually every Disneyland ride and attraction will change in some way to accommodate the new normal of COVID-19 health and safety protocols when the Anaheim theme parks reopen following an extended coronavirus closure. Visitors returning to Disneyland will find social distancing measures stretching from attraction queues to the rides themselves with extensive sanitization measures throughout the park. Disney’s Anaheim theme parks remain closed until further notice while they await still-unreleased reopening guidelines from the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are expected to follow the lead of Disney’s recently reopened Florida parks and implement many of the same changes — with some variations due to unique circumstances in Anaheim. In some cases, the changes to Disneyland...
    A Florida school district shared a video of its reopening. Some parents call it apocalyptic. McDs CEO: Workers may call cops over masks Hate Cleaning The Toilet? Never Scrub Another Toilet Again Ad Microsoft 17 Ways These $20 Lights Will Upgrade Your Home Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/12 SLIDES © Handout/Getty Images Disney, distanced Slowly but surely, America's Disney parks are reopening. Walt Disney World began allowing guests back to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11, and to Hollywood Studios and Epcot on July 15. Public pressure—and a...
    Months of closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic have forced California theme parks to find creative ways to reopen without one key ingredient: rides. California theme parks are returning with innovative solutions like zoo exhibits, food festivals, walk-through installations, shopping esplanades and possibly even haunted events while roller coasters, parades, fireworks and other activities that draw large crowds are prohibited. California theme parks remain closed indefinitely while they await still-unreleased state guidelines for safely reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Legoland California became the latest theme park in the state to swing open its gates — albeit on a limited basis. The Carlsbad kiddie park has opened the New York, Las Vegas and New Orleans sections of Miniland U.S.A. to annual passholders,...
    What the top 15 school districts are doing to reopen Why did a tiny Long Island pizzeria get Trumps stamp of approval? Thank roiling local Facebook drama and a well-timed Fox Business segment The Fast And Easy Way To Put Floodlights Anywhere Ad Microsoft If Poor Posture Is Causing You Back Pain, Try This Simple Fix Ad Microsoft How to protect your Social Security from Congressional action Ad Microsoft ...
    Splash Mountain at Disney World and Disneyland will be revamped into a "Princess and the Frog" attraction. The concept art for the new ride is on the right versus the attraction in Disney World. Kirsten Acuna/Insider, Disney Parks Disney World and Disneyland's Splash Mountain log-flume ride will be rethemed into a "Princess and the Frog" attraction. The change was announced after a viral online petition asked Disney to rethink the ride's original inspiration from "Song of the South." Disney Parks said the renovations have been planned since last year. It's not the only attraction at the parks to get revamped. A lot of these refurbishments have been done in recent years to incorporate newer Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Disney...
    The actress who voiced Tiana in Disney’s “Princess and the Frog” wants Disneyland to build a real-world version of the animated film’s New Orleans restaurant to go alongside the transformation of the Splash Mountain log flume ride. Actress Anika Noni Rose, who voiced Princess Tiana in the 2009 movie, told People magazine she wants to see Tiana’s Palace from the film realized as a real restaurant at Disneyland and Disney World. Disney’s Anaheim theme parks remain closed until further notice. Walt Disney World’s four theme parks reopened in mid-July with strict capacity constraints. The Splash Mountain makeover coming to Disneyland and Disney World will transform the classic log flume rides with a new Princess Tiana backstory that will take riders...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) – Visitors to the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim will be met with more stringent requirements on what kind of masks they are allowed to wear. People visit Downtown Disney in Anaheim, Calif., on July 9, 2020. (Getty Images) Disney Thursday updated its protocols to no longer allow bandannas and neck gaiters to be used as face coverings. Masks must be snug-fitted and secured with ties or ear loops. They must cover a person’s nose and mouth, the guidelines read. Furthermore, Disney has also banned the so-called “sip-and-stroll,” in which people could remove their masks while walking if they were eating or drinking. Now, guests are asked to only remove their masks if they are eating or drinking...
    If you're planning on visiting Downtown Disney, mask requirements are getting slightly more strict.The shopping district reopened earlier this month but visitors can no longer wear neck gaiters and bandanas. The revised policy appears to close a loophole that allowed people to walk around mask-less while drinking or eating.Now, guests will be encouraged to sit or remain stationary while doing that.EMBED More News Videos Downtown Disney reopened to the public Thursday with new health protocols, but the full reopening of Disneyland is still pending state approval for theme parks. Mandatory face masks, temperature checks and physical distancing protocols will remain in place.Meanwhile, three more businesses in the district reopened their doors this week, including California Sole, Tortilla Joe's and Ballast...
    An upcoming auction featuring hundreds of Disneyland items expected to fetch as much as $70,000 apiece will give hard-core Disney fans a chance to add a part of the Anaheim theme park’s history to their personal memorabilia collections. Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks will hold the Disneyland 65th anniversary auction on Aug. 15 and 16. The 376-page catalog for the two-day auction contains more than 1,100 items designed to make Disneyana collectors drool — with everything from ride vehicles to animatronic figures to cast member attire. “Disneyland: The First 65 Years” auction items will be on public exhibition from Saturday, July 25 to Aug. 14 at the Sherman Oaks gallery at 13613 Ventura Blvd. We’ve collected the 10 most...
    Now you don’t have to go to Disneyland to get some good fried pickles. Over the past several months, Disney has been releasing the recipes for some of its most popular theme park treats. Now, the fried pickles from Disneyland’s Carnation Café can be made in the comfort of fans’ homes. A video showing how to make the popular snack was uploaded to the Disney Parks' YouTube page. Fortunately for fans of the dish, it’s fairly easy to make (assuming you’re comfortable with frying food in hot oil). The recipe also includes directions for making a zesty dipping sauce that’s also served with the pickles. BEN & JERRY'S RELEASES EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH RECIPE “Some people are just plain passionate about...
    2020 Nebraska signee Jaiden Francois moves into the portal The 12 Best Cleansing Balms at Every Price Point Meet the former Disney executive taking over as Virgin Galactics new CEO Virgin Galactic's chief executive Michael Colglazier reports to work for the first time on Monday, after the company announced a change in CEOs last week. The move marks a bold change for the space tourism venture, which is getting ready to fly its first customers after over a decade of developing its spacecraft. But Colglazier's introduction, as well as hints from Virgin Galactic's leadership that it is "months" away from beginning commercial service, has effectively been given a round of applause by the company's stock. © Provided by...
    Michael Colglazier, president of the Disneyland Resort, during an interview at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, California, on Thursday, May 25, 2017. The free-fall attraction replaced The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Hollywood Land.MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic is making a bold change at the top, just as the company is getting ready to fly its first customers after more than a decade of developing and testing its spacecraft. Virgin Galactic's chief executive Michael Colglazier reports to work for the first time on Monday, as the company announced last week that George Whitesides would be shifting roles after nearly 10 years as CEO. Colglazier joins the company at a critical time, as Virgin...
    The old adage of “if you build it, they will come” didn’t pan out for Disneyland with the debut of the $1 billion Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as attendance at the Anaheim theme park remained flat in 2019. But while on the surface it may seem like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was a bust, if you dig a little deeper you’ll realize that keeping attendance flat during the largest expansion in Disneyland’s history was all part of Disney’s larger strategy. Disneyland attendance remained flat at 18.7 million visitors in 2019 with annual visitorship also unchanged at Disney California Adventure at 9.9 million, according to the Themed Entertainment Association. The annual TEA report looked at the 2019 calendar year before Disney...
    Disneyland Resort is home to dozens of attractions. Megan duBois for Insider The Incredicoaster is the longest roller coaster at Disneyland Resort. Jungle Cruise was originally going to feature real animals.  Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room originally required a separate paid ticket. Visit Insider's homepage for more. Although Disneyland is currently closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, with its opening pending government approval, the park is still celebrating its 65th anniversary. Even though you can't get to the park to celebrate in person, there are still plenty of fun facts to learn about Disneyland's famous rides and attractions. Here's a peek behind the curtain to find out some secrets about the most famous attractions at Disneyland.
    Disneyland, the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney, opened on Sunday, July 17, 1955. Construction lasted for exactly one year, and cost only $17 million to complete. See what it looked like back in the day in the video above.The opening was only intended for about 11,000 invited guests and press, though a total of 28,000 attended due to a rush of counterfeit tickets. The event was telecast by ABC, anchored by actors Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings, and Ronald Reagan, who were all friends of Walt Disney. Although initially intended to be a preview event preceding the opening to the public the next day, Disneyland adopted July 17 as the official date of...
    Disneyland, the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney, opened on Sunday, July 17, 1955. Construction lasted for exactly one year, and cost only $17 million to complete. See what it looked like back in the day in the video above.The opening was only intended for about 11,000 invited guests and press, though a total of 28,000 attended due to a rush of counterfeit tickets. The event was telecast by ABC, anchored by actors Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings, and Ronald Reagan, who were all friends of Walt Disney. Although initially intended to be a preview event preceding the opening to the public the next day, Disneyland adopted July 17 as the official date of...
    MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s favorite members’ club has been given the green light to build a ‘Disneyland for vegans’ campsite with tents costing $252-a-night. Soho Farmhouse has won planning permission to build the ‘glamping’ site - next door to the Beckham’s Cotswolds pile. ⚠️Read our Meghan and Harry blog for the latest news on the Royal couple. 10 Soho Farmhouse, where Meghan Markle held her bachelorette party, has won planning permission to build the ‘glamping’ siteCredit: www.thisischriswhite.com 10 Tents at the luxury country retreat in the Cotswolds will cost $252 a night 10 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to be big fans of the members' clubCredit: Reuters The elite members’ club, where Meghan reportedly held her spa-themed...
    Disneyland Paris reopened to the public on Wednesday following a four-month closure amid the coronavirus health crisis. The French theme park, the most-frequented in Europe, began its phased, partial reopening with Disney Village and Newport Bay Club hotel on July 15. Enhanced health and safety measures include a limited park capacity, advanced booking system to manage attendance, and amplified cleaning and disinfection of rides and spaces throughout, the Associated Press reported. In this file photo, a cast member dressed as Mickey Mouse poses in front of the castle of Sleeping Beauty at Disneyland Paris. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File) DISNEY WORLD OFFERING MASK-FREE 'RELAXATION ZONES' UPON REOPENING Visitors must also wear masks and keep a meter’s distance from others,...
    Building Disneyland The celebration at Disneyland for its 65th anniversary on July 17, 2020, will have to wait. Currently, there is no set reopening date for the parks. While the park gates are closed, we thought we’d look back to another time the gates were shut — during construction. Walt Disney dreamed of building a park decades before Disneyland opened. In 1932, Disney considered building a park on a vacant 16-acre lot directly across the street from his studios in Burbank. The idea was turned down by the city. In the late 1940s, the concept of what would later become Disneyland began to take shape. From the first day of construction to opening day, Disneyland and its 17 attractions...
    PARIS -- The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower.Disneyland Paris, Europe's most frequented theme park resort, is partially re-opening to the public, four months after it closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The park in Marne-la-Vallee, to the east of the French capital, is opening its doors in a phased way starting Wednesday with Disneyland Parks and the Walt Disney Studios.It will feature enhanced safety measures including managed attendance, reduced capacity to support social distancing, and bolstered cleaning and disinfection of rides and spaces.Also Wednesday the top floor of Paris' Eiffel Tower re-opened. The 19th century iron monument,...
    PARIS (AP) — The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower. Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most frequented theme park resort, is partially re-opening to the public, four months after it closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The park in Marne-la-Vallee, to the east of the French capital, is opening its doors in a phased way starting Wednesday with Disneyland Parks and the Walt Disney Studios. It will feature enhanced safety measures including managed attendance, reduced capacity to support social distancing, and bolstered cleaning and disinfection of rides and spaces. Also Wednesday the top floor of Paris’ Eiffel Tower re-opened....
    PARIS (AP) — The French tourist industry received a further boost Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disneyland Paris and the opening up of the top floor of the Eiffel Tower. Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most frequented theme park resort, is partially re-opening to the public, four months after it closed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The park in Marne-la-Vallee, to the east of the French capital, is opening its doors in a phased way starting Wednesday with Disneyland Parks and the Walt Disney Studios. It will feature enhanced safety measures including managed attendance, reduced capacity to support social distancing, and bolstered cleaning and disinfection of rides and spaces. Also Wednesday the top floor of Paris’ Eiffel Tower...
    DISNEYLAND Paris has reopened their doors after being forced to close for four months amid the pandemic. The French theme park was forced to close in March due to the pandemic, as France faced soaring cases of coronavirus. 5Disneyland Paris has reopened today for the first time in four monthsCredit: EPA Yet from today, guests can now visit both Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park, as well as the Disney Village. The Newport Bay Club Hotel is also welcoming guests back. Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne will open from July 20, while Hotel Santa Fe will open from August 3 - the Disneyland Hotel will then open on September 7. Hong Kong Disneyland, however, has been forced to close again after...
    Hong Kong Disneyland is once again closing its doors following an increase in coronavirus cases. The announcement comes as Walt Disney World in Florida continues its phased reopening despite a surge of cases in the state. Hong Kong's park, which reopened on June 18, will close on Wednesday until further notice. The city recently banned public gatherings of more than four people to combat newly spreading COVID-19 infections. "As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland Park will temporarily close from July 15, 2020," says a statement on the park's website.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox On the same day, two parks at Disney...
    The reclosing of Hong Kong Disneyland amid an increase in coronavirus cases in the Chinese-ruled city offers a glimpse of what Disneyland fans can expect once Disney’s Anaheim theme parks reopen in the ever-changing COVID-19 era. Hong Kong Disneyland will reclose on July 15 after being reopened for less than a month. “As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from July 15,” according to the Hong Kong Disneyland website. No reopening date was announced for Hong Kong Disneyland. Disneyland and Disney California Adventure were forced to delay a planned reopening on Friday, July 17 and remain closed until further notice due to...
    HONG KONG (AP) — For the second time this year, Hong Kong Disneyland Park is closing temporarily following the city’s decision to ban public gatherings of more than four people because of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney officials said Monday. Disney officials posted on the resort’s website that the Hong Kong park was closing Wednesday until further notice. The resort’s hotels will remain open with adjusted levels of service, Disney officials said. The resort is closing “as required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong,” Disney said on the website. Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, announced new coronavirus-related restrictions Monday and she urged the private sector to put in place work-from-home arrangements...
    HONG KONG (AP) — For the second time this year, Hong Kong Disneyland Park is closing temporarily following the city’s decision to ban public gatherings of more than four people because of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney officials said Monday. Disney officials posted on the resort’s website that the Hong Kong park was closing Wednesday until further notice. The resort’s hotels will remain open with adjusted levels of service, Disney officials said. The resort is closing “as required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong,” Disney said on the website. Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, announced new coronavirus-related restrictions Monday and she urged the private sector to put in place work-from-home arrangements...
    Walt Disney is temporarily closing its Hong Kong Disneyland theme park from July 15 amid rising coronavirus cases in the Chinese-ruled city, the company said Monday. The announcement came two days after Disney reopened its biggest resort, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., as coronavirus cases surged in the state. “As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from July 15,” a Disney spokeswoman said in a statement. The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels will remain open with adjusted services. They have put in place enhanced health and safety measures, the company said. Hong Kong recorded 52 new cases of coronavirus on...
    Just like that, places are closing down again. Despite reopening only less than a month ago, Hong Kong Disneyland is temporarily shutting its doors again. This comes as Hong Kong is seeing a spike in new coronavirus cases. Hong Kong Disneyland will close its doors again on July 15th as the area sees an increase in coronavirus cases. (iStock) The park will close on July 15, Reuters reports. The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels, however, will remain open, although with adjusted services and with enhanced health and safety measures put in place. DISNEY WORLD OFFERING MASK-FREE 'RELAXATION ZONES' UPON REOPENING, TWITTER CALLS MOVE 'IRRESPONSIBLE' In a statement obtained by Reuters, a spokesperson for Disney said, “As required by the...
    Matt NovakAn hour ago•Filed to:coronaviruscoronavirushong kong disneylandwalt disney worlddisneycovid-19hong kongworld health organizationpandemicschinashanghaifloridatheme parksdisneylandSARS-CoV-28SaveVisitors take a selfie at Hong Kong Disneyland on June 18, 2020.Photo: Anthony Wallace (Getty Images) Hong Kong Disneyland announced on Monday that it would close its gates to visitors again due to a recent spike in novel coronavirus infections, according to a statement obtained by CNN. Hong Kong identified 41 new cases on Monday, and 38 cases on Sunday—a concerning outbreak by the standards of most wealthy countries. By contrast, Walt Disney World in Florida reopened over the weekend while the state broke a new record for most cases in a single day: 15,299 new covid-19 infections. “As required by the government and health authorities in line...
    Walt Disney is temporarily closing its Hong Kong Disneyland theme park from July 15 amid rising coronavirus cases in the Chinese-ruled city, the company said Monday. The announcement came two days after Disney reopened its biggest resort, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., as coronavirus cases surged in the state. “As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from July 15,” a Disney spokeswoman said in a statement. see also See the surreal scenes from Disney Worlds reopening after lockdown Lines were much shorter. The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort hotels will remain open with adjusted services. They have put in place...
    Disneyland Hong Kong will be closing its doors for a second time due to COVID-19, as reported by Forbes. The park was the second Disney resort to reopen, following Disneyland Shanghai which opened at 30 percent capacity in April, according to CNBC. The park is now the first to close again as the pandemic continues. The resort initially closed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic and is due to close again for the foreseeable future on July 15. This comes after a reported increase in cases of the virus in the region. The decision is believed to have been a government mandate, and not made by Disney themselves. When Disneyland Hong Kong reopened, in order to keep staff...
    A locked gate is viewed soon after the Hong Kong Disneyland concept park has been closed, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2020. Tyrone Siu | REUTERS Hong Kong Disneyland will after again shutter its gates soon after a spike of new coronavirus instances in Hong Kong.  The park experienced reopened a lot less than a month ago soon after closing in January in the course of the first surge of Covid-19 circumstances in the region. Guests and staff were necessary to have on face masks, social length and submit to temperature screenings on getting into the park.  Hong Kong’s authorities decided to restrict team collecting to 4 people from 50, a evaluate previous observed in...
    HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Disneyland announced Monday that it is temporarily closing again one month after reopening to comply with the government's recently announced social distancing rules amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.The new regulations limit gatherings, previously set at 50 people, to no more than four.Hong Kong has seen over 100 new local cases this past week, after almost three weeks without a single case.Last week, officials said one of the confirmed cases had visited the park and stayed at the resort before being diagnosed.The Hong Kong Government said the measures will be in place for at least seven days and will be re-evaluated after a week.The park will close on July 15, while the resort hotels will remain...
    New York (CNN Business)Hong Kong Disneyland is once again closing its gates.The resort, which reopened on June 18, is shutting down after Hong Kong tightened its social-distancing measures following a rise of 52 new coronavirus cases in the city."As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from July 15," a Disney (DIS) spokesperson said.The hotels at the Hong Kong Disneyland resort will remain open with "adjusted levels of services," according to the spokesperson."They have put in place enhanced health and safety measures that reflect the guidance of health and government authorities, such as social distancing measures and increased cleaning and sanitization," the statement...
    A locked gate is seen after the Hong Kong Disneyland theme park has been closed, following the coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong, China January 26, 2020.Tyrone Siu | REUTERS Hong Kong Disneyland will once again shutter its gates after the country reported a spike of new coronavirus cases.  The park had reopened less than a month ago after closing in January during the first surge of Covid-19 cases in the region. Guests and staff were required to wear face masks, social distance and submit to temperature screenings upon entering the park.  "As required by the government and health authorities in line with prevention efforts taking place across Hong Kong, Hong Kong Disneyland park will temporarily close from July 15," Disney...
    Disneyland, the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney, opened on Sunday, July 17, 1955. Construction lasted for exactly one year, and cost only $17 million to complete. See what it looked like back in the day in the video above.The opening was only intended for about 11,000 invited guests and press, though a total of 28,000 attended due to a rush of counterfeit tickets. The event was telecast by ABC, anchored by actors Art Linkletter, Bob Cummings, and Ronald Reagan, who were all friends of Walt Disney. Although initially intended to be a preview event preceding the opening to the public the next day, Disneyland adopted July 17 as the official date of...
    The love for Disney Parks is common! Celebrities are simply as obsessive about Disney World and Disneyland as anybody else, as evidenced by their professions and visits to the theme parks. “I grew up in Orange County, so I grew up going to Disneyland on a regular basis,” Milo Ventimiglia defined throughout a February 2018 look on Jimmy Kimmel Stay!, noting that he spent an eventful 12th birthday on the park. “Rising up at Disneyland, I imply, it was a kind of locations that you just’d go and also you’d fall in love, however you’d additionally like go and like get in actual bother.” Drew Barrymore skilled one thing most dad and mom are acquainted with when she took her...
    Los Angeles (USA), Jul 10 (EFE) .- Hundreds of people waited in line for the opening of the Disneyland shopping area in California (USA), while the theme parks have been closed since March due to the coronavirus . The businesses of Downtown Disney, an access area to the two amusement parks, opened their doors this Thursday after more than three months with an influx that was repeated today despite the spike in infections in the United States that has prevented the opening of all of the place. According to local televisions, some fans of the company spent the night on the street to be the first to enter, since the capacity is limited by precaution. Several social media users shared...
    For nearly 65 years, Disneyland was a place where millions came for a joyful reprieve from the outside world. Then the coronavirus hit, and Fantasyland became impossible. Walt Disney Co. shut down its two theme parks and three hotels in Anaheim on March 13, furloughing tens of thousands of workers and vowing not to reopen until a safe plan to move forward was ready. The theme parks are still closed, but Disney’s retail center, Downtown Disney, reopened this week to huge crowds and immediately became a flashpoint for the larger debate about whether California is reopening too quickly even as it sees record numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and rising death tolls. Orange County has been hit particularly hard,...
    Annual passholders have been exploring the reopened Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks at Walt Disney World ahead of the general public being let loose inside on Saturday. And they've been revealing what the experience is like with the new coronavirus rules in place...    Socially distant car parking Annual passholders have been exploring the reopened Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks at Walt Disney World. And the parking was the first change they noticed One of the first differences that visitors noticed on the preview day, on Thursday, was when they pulled into the parking lot. One annual pass holder, Giovanna Gorra, told News 6 in Orlando: 'They parked you really quick, there is social distancing with...
    Hundreds of people were seen lining up as early as 5 a.m. – and some the night before – for the 10 a.m. reopening of Downtown Disney District on Thursday, even as coronavirus cases are spiking in California. According to the pictures, most guests appeared to be socially distancing. DISNEY PARKS RELEASES CORONAVIRUS SAFETY MEASURES BEFORE DISNEY WORLD REOPENING Hundreds of people were seen lining up as early as 5 a.m. – and some the night before – for the 10 a.m. reopening of Disneyland’s Downtown district Thursday. (Robyn Beck / AFP via Getty Images) Downtown Disney officially reopened Thursday after a four-month closure due to coronavirus. But it is not the same downtown – which sits near the entrances to Disneyland...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Downtown Disney reopened on Thursday - but fans will have to wait longer before they can enjoy the full Disneyland theme park.After months of closure, some people lined up as early as 5 a.m. for the outdoor shopping district's 10 a.m. opening.For some, it was about being able to buy Disney merchandise.For others, it was simply a way to get out of the house.Joselyn McCutcheon drove 90 minutes from Lake Elsinore so her young daughter could be at the Downtown Disney reopening"She's bored at home. She can't wait to get out and about. That's why she's excited to be here."The business district filled with shops and restaurants outside Disneyland reopened with new protocols meant to promote...
    Hundreds of anxious shoppers wearing face coverings and keeping their physical distance lined up overnight to be the first to shop at the reopened Downtown Disney mall on Thursday four months after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. The outdoor shopping center near the Disneyland theme park welcomed its guests at 10am local time on Thursday after they went through temperature checks at the entrances to the complex. The public appeared eager to resume business as usual despite the newly implemented health protocols that were mandated as part of the reopening of public spaces, according to The Orange County Register. A couple enters Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California, on Thursday as the outdoor shopping complex near the Disneyland theme...
    The Disney parks are full of magic for kids and adults of all ages. Disney The Disney theme parks are some of the most popular tourist destinations, but even seasoned guests could use some new tips before their next visit. Insider spoke with seven former Disneyland and Walt Disney World employees to find out what they wish visitors knew before coming to the parks. Walt Disney World is set to open on Saturday, July 11, with new modifications and safety regulations, though Florida's coronavirus cases are on the rise. Don't ask Disney employees to break the rules for you, and remember to be kind to the people you encounter at the parks.  Some cast members advise avoiding Magic Kingdom...
    Long lines that would put Space Mountain to shame greeted shoppers returning to Downtown Disney on Thursday morning, July 9 after a nearly four-month closure of the outdoor mall next to Disneyland. Socially distanced, mask-wearing crowds emphatically answered the question on the minds of Downtown Disney merchants: Will any shoppers come to the outdoor mall while Disneyland remains closed indefinitely? An endlessly snaking line with parties 6 feet apart wound its way from the entrance of the World of Disney past the ticket booths, across the esplanade between the two parks, ran in front of the shuttered Disney California Adventure gate and continued to coil as the mall officially opened at 10 a.m. Thursday. World of Disney opened early just...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Eager Disney fans were already in line early Thursday morning waiting for the reopening of Downtown Disney after it closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.While Disneyland Resort announced last month it would delay its reopening, the nearby business district will welcome back visitors with health and safety measures in place.More than a dozen guests were waiting to walk through Downtown Disney five hours ahead of the scheduled reopening time.The district's new operating hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, though hours for individual businesses may vary.Guests can expect to have their temperature screened upon entry to the district. Face coverings and physical distancing requirements will also be in place, according to Disney's website....
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) – Although its amusement parks remain closed, several stores and restaurants in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District will reopen Thursday to customers for the first time since shuttering in mid-March. FILE — The Naples Ristorante e Bar restaurant in the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., on March 14, 2020. (Getty Images) Customers and employees will be required to have their temperatures taken before entering the district, and of course, anyone over the age of 2 will be required to wear face coverings. There will be limited parking and clearly defined entrances. Guests will have to park at the Simba Parking Lot. Lines and seating will be arranged to ensure physical distancing. There will also be an emphasis on...
    Japan’s theme parks banned screaming when they reopened after the coronavirus pandemic. A recent video showed Fuji-Q Highland amusement park CEO Daisuke Iwata and his boss, chief executive Koichiro Horiuchi, riding the popular Fujiyama roller coaster in silence while wearing masks, the Wall Street Journal reported. A message was displayed at the end that read, “please scream inside your heart.” (RELATED: Japan To Lift State Of Emergency, Says Economy Is Now Top Priority) WATCH: A social media trend, called the “serious face challenge,” emerged because of the video, according to the WSJ. People posted pictures of themselves sternly riding roller coasters while wearing masks. Japanese theme parks released guidelines when they reopened in May that told guests they weren’t...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Downtown Disney is set to reopen on Thursday as Disneyland Resort parks are awaiting approval to begin welcoming back guests.When the Downtown Disney District opens on July 9, there will be several measures in place to ensure the health and safety of visitors and cast members. A soft opening was set to be held for cast members on Wednesday ahead of the wider reopening.The business district filled with shops and restaurants outside Disneyland will have limits on capacity and parking. Guests will be directed to self-park at the Simba lot at Disneyland Drive and Katella Avenue.EMBED More News Videos When Disneyland Resort plans to reopen in July, there will be some new health and safety measures in...
    Disneyland is putting the finishing touches on new health and safety precautions at the entrances to Downtown Disney as the Anaheim theme park prepares to reopen the outdoor shopping mall later this week. Temperature screening tents have been installed on the east and west side entrances prior to security before guests enter the Downtown Disney District, according to Disneyland officials. Work crews have begun installing white temporary tents just outside the east security entrance to Disneyland. A covered walkway leading to a large tent was visible from Harbor Boulevard. Downtown Disney is set to reopen on Thursday, July 9 with additional health and safety measures including face masks, temperature checks, reduced attendance, social distancing and enhanced sanitization. An employee preview...
    Is it safe to visit a theme park? The answer to that question will depend greatly upon the work of the employees. Disney is reopening its theme parks in Florida next week, and it’s implementing what has become an industry standard for new health and safety procedures. Temperature checks. Physical distancing in queues, on rides and in theaters, restaurants, and shops. Hand sanitizer dispensers everywhere. And, yes, everyone’s gotta wear a mask. But these new rules won’t make a bit of difference if they are not enforced. That’s the latest responsibility for the cast members, team members, ambassadors, associates and model citizens who work the nation’s theme parks. They are the ones who must step forward to demand that park...
    The Magic Happens parade, Fantasmic nighttime spectacular, Mickey’s Mix Magic fireworks, “Frozen” stage show and more than a dozen attractions may not return until a later date when Disneyland and Disney California Adventure finally reopen. Social distancing measures will force Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to keep some parades, nighttime spectaculars, shows, rides and attractions closed once the parks reopen following an extended coronavirus closure. Disney’s Anaheim theme parks and hotels remain closed until further notice amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Downtown Disney outdoor shopping mall is set to reopen on July 9. Select attractions will remain closed and certain parades and nighttime spectaculars that draw large crowds will remain dark once Disney’s Anaheim theme parks reopen, according to the...
    California theme parks that have pushed proposed reopening dates from April and May to June and July amid months-long coronavirus closures have now reached another humbling milestone: August. Legoland California has announced that the San Diego theme park won’t reopen before Aug. 1 due to local regulations tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Considering the constantly changing coronavirus situation and the recent announcement by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Legoland California will not reopen prior to August 1, 2020,” Legoland officials said in a statement. “The board announced there will be no reopenings approved prior to that date.” San Diego County won’t consider further reopenings of any additional businesses before Aug. 1 to help slow the spread of COVID-19....
    As cases of the novel coronavirus reach record highs in California, Disney is moving forward with reopening Downtown Disney, People reported on Wednesday. The dining and retail sector of California’s Disneyland theme park will open restaurants with outdoor seating only in order to comply with Gov. Newsom’s new order to shut down indoor dining because of the spike in cases of novel coronavirus throughout the state. Newsom’s latest order forces restaurants, bars, and entertainment establishments to close down their indoor operations. Disneyland announced that Downtown Disney will reopen on July 9, as they had previously planned. According to People, both Disney owned and operated businesses and third-party-owned businesses in Downtown Disney will be reopening on that date. Disneyland had planned...
    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RETAIL STRUGGLES: Capri Holdings, which runs the Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors brands, anticipates its fiscal first-quarter revenue will be down about 70% compared with the prior-year period. The company blamed the forecast on store closures, the gradual recovery in revenue as stores reopen and low wholesale shipments. Capri says approximately 70% of its 455 retail stores in the Americas region are open. It expects to open the vast majority of the remaining stores by the end of the second quarter. Capri...
    Disneyland plans to deploy a team whose primary job will be to enforce a new policy requiring visitors to wear protective face masks along with other COVID-19 health and safety protocols when the Anaheim theme park resort reopens following an extended coronavirus closure. Mandatory mask policies have become a lightning rod in American culture amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the debate over face coverings extends to the Disneyland faithful as well. Some Disneyland fans are in favor of wearing masks if it will help protect themselves, other visitors and cast members, Disney parlance for employees. “If wearing a mask, using hand sanitizer often and getting my temperature checked means that I can be in Disneyland then I am definitely doing...
    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ RETAIL STRUGGLES: Capri Holdings, which runs the Versace, Jimmy Choo and Michael Kors brands, anticipates its fiscal first-quarter revenue will be down about 70% compared with the prior-year period. The company blamed the forecast on store closures, the gradual recovery in revenue as stores reopen and low wholesale shipments. Capri says approximately 70% of its 455 retail stores in the Americas region are open. It expects to open the vast majority of the remaining stores by the end of the second quarter. Capri...
    Citing racial bias, San Francisco will end mug shots release Pizza Huts largest U.S. franchisee files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Hollywoods Reopening Dilemma: "We Cant Afford to Get This Wrong" © Illustration by Jungyeon Roh In mid-June, unions representing an estimated 17,000 Disneyland Resort employees banded together to delay Disney's plan to reopen its theme park July 17. In a letter to California Gov. Gavin Newsom dated June 17, the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions, which reps Anaheim workers, expressed concern about "Disney's rapid timetable" for reopening, claiming "there are numerous questions about safety which Disney has not yet answered," including the logistics of routine virus testing for employees. On June 24, the state suffered its highest single-day virus...
    EUROSTAR is to restart direct services from London to Amsterdam and Disneyland Paris in the coming weeks. The cross-Channel train operator announced it will resume its Anglo-Dutch route from July 9. 1Eurostar is to restart direct services from London to Amsterdam and Disneyland Paris in the coming weeksCredit: PA:Press Association Although direct services will run to the Netherlands, passengers travelling in the reverse direction will need to change trains in Brussels, where passport checks and security screening will be carried out. Eurostar will restart its services to Disneyland Paris from August 2. The routes have been closed since March due to the drop in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eurostar is offering more flexibility on all its fares, enabling...
    The reopening implies limitations to access to the two Disney parks in Tokyo from the entrance and to each of the attractions, shops and restaurants Theme parks Disneyland and DisneySea of ​​Tokyo reopened its doors after four months closed by the pandemic of coronavirus, although with special measures to avoid contagion among its visitors. Tokyo Disneyland, northeast of the Japanese capital, is the third theme park of the Disney chain by the number of visitors, about 18 million in 2018, only behind those of Florida and California. In addition, it was the first to be raised with the Disney seal outside the United States, in 1983. Photo by tokyodisneyresort.jp Since January 31 last, those responsible for the theme park...
    DISNEY cast members are "frightened" and "feel like hostages" as Disneyland theme parks prepare to reopen amid coronavirus fears, reports say.  Their concerns emerged after the company decided to postpone the July 17 reopening of their California theme parks as the deadly virus continued to pummel the United States. Disney previously said this proposed reopening was "pending government approvals" and that California "will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4." The theme parks closed back in March but Disney workers are reportedly concerned by the prospect of getting back to work during a pandemic. "We are frightened," one cast member called Jason told Gizmodo. "We don’t know how bad the risk to ourselves is going to...
    Disney will fly a helicopter a few hundred feet above the deserted walkways and vacant promenades of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure to collect aerial footage during the coronavirus closures of the Anaheim theme parks. Aerial views captured during a helicopter flyover on Monday, June 29 of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are being collected for future use, according to Disneyland officials. The helicopter will fly as low as 500 feet over the Disney theme parks between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Monday, according to an email sent by Disneyland to area Anaheim residents. “A helicopter will fly over the Disneyland Resort to collect footage for future use,” according to the Disneyland notice. “You may hear or see the...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - Workers at California's Disneyland Resort protested from their cars on Saturday, arguing that the Walt Disney Co has not agreed to adequate protections for employees when the destination reopens to the public amid a pandemic. The company had planned to welcome guests back to Disneyland and neighboring California Adventure starting July 17 but delayed the restart date indefinitely. Disney said this week that it would set a new opening date after the state issues guidelines on how theme parks can return to business safely amid the global coronavirus outbreak. On Saturday, about 200 cars formed a caravan outside the resort in the protest staged by the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions, a group of 11...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Disneyland union workers are set to take to the streets Saturday morning to call for changes to plans for the resort’s reopening, which was delayed indefinitely this week. The morning car caravan protest is organized by a coalition of resort labor unions representing around 17,000 workers at Disneyland, which has remained shuttered for three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Although negotiations between the unions and Disneyland are ongoing, the resort has not yet agreed to the reopening conditions asked for by the unions. The labor coalition’s proposals center around testing guidelines, higher staffing levels to accomplish deeper cleaning requirements, electrostatic cleaning of rooms, and guarantees that managers will enforce CDC guidelines. Disneyland was scheduled to reopen...
    LOS ANGELES – After four months of closing its doors due to pandemic concerns, Disneyland parks in Anaheim have decided to postpone the planned reopening date for July 17. The parks were planning a gradual reopening, awaiting government approval, but company officials said Wednesday that the date would be delayed. This is because, according to the park, the state said it was not releasing theme park reopening guidelines until after July 4. The theme parks were already planned to open with various restrictions, but authorities said Disneyland and California Adventure would no longer reopen on July 17. It was not immediately clear what the new reopening date would be. Still, Downtown Disney District is willing to reopen...
    Since first opening in 1955, Disneyland has undergone many changes.  Several park rides, including Mission to Mars and the People Mover, are now extinct.  We've gathered photos of nine attractions people might not have known once operated in the California theme park. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Over 60 years ago, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California. In the decades since, Walt Disney's original theme park vision has undergone changes both big and small. Rides, attractions, and entire swaths of land have sometimes been overhauled or torn down to make way for modern amusements.  But thanks to documentaries and numerous Disney bloggers, we can still look back at some of the most iconic rides that are now only...
    Splash Mountain, the iconic canal walk at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, will be redesigned in honor of the movie “The Princess and The Frog,” after receiving criticism of racist references in the film it is based on. the attraction, officials announced Thursday. The “Splash Mountain” ride has come under scrutiny in light of recent nationwide protests against police brutality and in support of racial equality. The attraction is based on the 1946 animated film “Song of the South,” which has been criticized for racist overtones and stereotypes of black characters. Although they did not comment directly on the criticism, Disney officials said Thursday that the ride will be “reinvented” based on the theme of...
    Disneyland has pushed back on opening as the coronavirus surges anew in California. But after it does reopen, the Splash Mountain ride will be completely different, the company says. READ MORE: Disney+ puts disclaimer on racially insensitive movies, but Whoopi Goldberg says we should see them Splash Mountain has been a popular ride at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Disneyland Toyko and at Disneyland since 1989. But the attraction is based on Disney’s controversial Song of the South a movie that Disney has kept in their vault for decades. Released in 1946, Song of the South is both a live-action and animated film depicting happy, subservient Blacks on a plantation in the post-Civil War period, as well as other offensive stereotypes....
    Kent Phillips/Disney Parks via Getty Images Californians will have to wait a little longer to get that selfie with Mickey — or get on a long plane flight. With coronavirus cases spiking again in dozens of states, the Walt Disney Company is still planning to reopen some parks in July, but California state guidelines have them holding off on finalizing a date to open the gates to Disneyland. The House That The Mouse Built previously announced a “phased reopening” for several of their theme parks around the globe for July 17, after completely shutting down their tourism empire back in March. The company has been moving forward with plans, which included additional health and safety protocols throughout the parks, changes...
    Disneyland and Disney World are updating Splash Mountain with The Princess and the Frog theme. This comes after the theme parks faced backlash over the current backstory based on the controversial 1940s Disney movie Song of the South. The Black Lives Matter protests are still occurring on a daily basis in major cities across the nation as the world tries to figure out its next steps. Racism in media has been pointed out a lot over the past few weeks, leading to canceled shows, deleted episodes, and movies taken off of streaming platforms. Disney could not escape the conversation and is trying to do something about it. A construction date on the new version of Splash Mountain has not yet...
    Splash Mountain, the iconic canal walk at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida, will be redesigned in honor of the movie “The Princess and The Frog,” after receiving criticism of racist references in the film it is based on. the attraction, officials announced Thursday. The “Splash Mountain” ride has come under scrutiny in light of recent nationwide protests against police brutality and in support of racial equality. The attraction is based on the 1946 animated film “Song of the South,” which has been criticized for racist overtones and stereotypes of black characters. Although they did not comment directly on the criticism, Disney officials said Thursday that the ride will be “reinvented” based on the theme of...
    Splash Mountain, one of Disney's most beloved theme park rides, is getting "reimagined" to distance itself from a film many have decried as racist. The company announced Thursday that the ride will now highlight the 2009 animated hit "The Princess and the Frog," which features Disney's first black princess. Both Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida will re-theme their Splash Mountain rides, a plan that has been in the works since last year, Disney said. The current log flume ride, created in 1989, is based on the 1946 film "Song of the South." The film, best known for its Oscar-winning song, "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," is about a young boy visiting his grandmother's plantation following the Civil War. It features...
    The Splash Mountain attraction at Disneyland Resort in Southern California and the Magic Kingdom park in Florida will be transformed to align with "The Princess and the Frog" film, Disney officials announced Thursday.The rides will now center around the characters and theme of the 2009 animated film, including Princess Tiana. The story will pick up after the final kiss in the movie and follows Tianna and Louis and they prepare for their first Mardi Gras performance."It is really exciting to know that Princess Tiana's presence in both Disneyland and Magic Kingdom will finally be fully realized! As passionate as I am about what we created, I know the fans are going to to be over the moon. The Imagineers are...