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    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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 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 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...
    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...
    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....
    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...
    Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure’s planned reopening in Anaheim, CA, has been delayed indefinitely as the park awaits approval from government officials during the pandemic. “The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4,” a statement from Disneyland on its website read on Thursday. The comments were noted by CNN. (RELATED: REPORT: Coachella Potentially Rescheduled To October Due To Coronavirus Fears) “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials,” it added. (RELATED: Bob Iger...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) —  Splash Mountain at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Florida is getting a princess makeover. The rollercoaster’s theme had been criticized recently because of the racist undertones of the 1946 animated film it was based on, “Song of the South.” Critics say the film stereotyped Black characters. Thursday’s news release announcing the change said Imagineers had been working on the project since last year. (credit: Disney Parks Blog) Without addressing the recent criticism, Disney officials say the ride will be “reimagined” and themed after the 2009 film “The Princess and the Frog,” which features Disney’s first and only Black princess, Tiana. “Tiana is a modern, courageous, and empowered woman, who pursues her dreams and never loses sight...
    Disney has announced that it will turn its Splash Mountain log-flume rides at Disney World and Disneyland into "Princess and the Frog"-themed attractions. Though Disney has not yet announced when the new version of the rides will open to parkgoers, the theme-park giant said it's been planning these renovations since last year.  The change was announced shortly after an online petition was created in the hopes of encouraging Disney to ditch music and characters from "Song of the South" that are present throughout the ride. The 1946 film has been widely criticized for its racist plot and imagery, and has not been made available to stream on Disney Plus. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Disney has announced...
    The Splash Mountain attraction in the domestic Disney Parks is about to get an overhaul, and it’s going to be completely “reimagined.” On Thursday afternoon, Disney announced that the ride in both Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom would receive a new theme based on The Princess & The Frog. According to the Disney Parks Blog, both Disneyland and Walt Disney World will change up their longtime attraction. Based on the old Song of the South movie and following the antics of Brer Rabbit, Splash Mountain takes guests on a watery ride down into the briar patch. The new attraction will pick up after the final kiss of Tiana and Naveen in the Disney animated feature film. Guests will ride along...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride because of its ties with “Song of the South,” the 1946 movie many view as racist, Disney officials said Thursday it was recasting the ride to make it based on “The Princess and the Frog,” the 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead. The changes to the ride will be made at Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida, the company said in a post. Disney said the changes had been in the works since last year, but the announcement comes as companies across the U.S. are renaming racially-charged, decades-old brands in the wake of protests for...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Amid calls to change the Splash Mountain theme park ride because of its ties with “Song of the South,” the 1946 movie many view as racist, Disney officials said Thursday it was recasting the ride to make it based on “The Princess and the Frog,” the 2009 Disney film with an African American female lead. The changes to the ride will be made at Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida, the company said in a post. Disney said the changes had been in the works since last year, but the announcement comes as companies across the U.S. are renaming racially-charged, decades-old brands in the wake of protests for...
    Disney will update the Splash Mountain rides in the United States with a new “Princess and the Frog” theme following an online debate about the undertones inherent in the current backstory based on the controversial 1940s Disney movie “Song of the South.” The Splash Mountain log flume rides at Disneyland in Anaheim and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida will be transformed with a new theme based on the 2009 “Princess and the Frog” animated movie, according to Disney. “The retheming of Splash Mountain is of particular importance today,” according to a statement posted to the Disney Parks Blog. “The new concept is inclusive — one that all of our guests can connect with and be inspired...
    Disneyland will not reopen as scheduled on July 17, Disney announced Wednesday, citing a lack of guidance from California officials. The announcement comes as the company moves forward with plans to reopen the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida — despite local concern that it could exacerbate the spread of the coronavirus.   "The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4," Disney said in a statement. "Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government...
    Jun 25 (.) – Walt Disney Co shares fell 2.4% on Thursday after the media company delayed the reopening of California theme parks and resorts, following a surge in new COVID cases- 19 in the state. The reopening of Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, which was scheduled for July 17, will be delayed until Disneyland receives approval from state officials, the company said. In late January, the pandemic began hitting businesses across Disney’s global portfolio when the firm closed the Shanghai Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland. Last month, the company estimated that global measures aimed at controlling the spread of the contagion cut its profits by $ 1.4 billion, mainly due to the closure of its parks....
    Disneyland has been forced to postpone the proposed July 17 reopening of its Anaheim theme parks and delay the planned July 23 reopening of two Disneyland resort hotels while it awaits theme park reopening guidelines from the state. “The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4,” according to a statement from Disneyland. “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials.” California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been in contact with Disney and other California...
    Disneyland Resort employee unions are staging a protest over the rapid reopening plans. The Anaheim, California theme park, along with all other theme parks in the state, has been shut down since the middle of March. At first it seemed they would only be down for a week or two, but that definitely was not the case. Since then, the Walt Disney Company has been hemorrhaging cash, just waiting for things to get back to some kind of normal so they can open up their theme parks again. As of this writing, Disneyland plans to reopen on July 17th. The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions previously sent an open letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom over concerns about Disneyland opening...
    Disneyland has delayed its July 17 reopening because the state of California will not issue theme park post-coronavirus guidelines until after July 4, the company said Wednesday. Disneyland Resort said in a statement: “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date.” The company said its next steps include a smooth transition. “In order to reopen our theme parks we need to negotiate agreements with...
    As cases of novel coronavirus spike in several places throughout the U.S., Disney announced on Wednesday that they would be delaying the phased reopening of Disneyland and Disney Adventure California, CNN reported. Disney said in a statement released Wednesday that California had not yet given guidelines for reopening theme parks and they were not expecting to receive guidelines from the state until after the Fourth of July weekend. The theme parks located in Anaheim, California were set to reopen on July 17, but with guidelines from the state still forthcoming, Disney indicated they wouldn’t have enough time to reach that target date, according to CNN. “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work...
    Coronavirus — Shanghai Disneyland reopens, watch how it works 4:25 . – Disney delayed the gradual reopening of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the company’s iconic theme parks in California, the company said Wednesday. The complex, located in Anaheim, California, was to receive visitors on July 17 after being closed for months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Disney did not give a new reopening date for the Disneyland complex. The company said the state of California had indicated it would not issue guidelines for the reopening of theme parks “until after July 4,” according to a statement. “Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members to work and restart our business, we have no...
    ANAHEIM (CBSLA) — Disneyland Resort announced Wednesday it is delaying plans to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure pending government approval. “The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials. Once we have a clearer understanding of when guidelines will be released, we expect to be able to communicate a reopening date,” the park said in a statement. Downtown Disney is still scheduled to reopen on...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Disneyland Resort announced on Wednesday that it will delay the reopening of the theme parks and hotel. There was no new date given."The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials," Disneyland said in a statement.Disneyland employee unions had asked the state to delay the park's expected reopening in July out of concerns for health and safety.EMBED More News Videos Disneyland employee unions...
    New York (CNN Business)Disney is delaying the phased reopening of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the company's flagship theme parks in California, the company said on Wednesday.The resort, located in Anaheim, California, was set to welcome back guests on July 17 after being closed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.Disney (DIS) did not give a new reopening date for the Disneyland resort.The company said that the State of California had indicated it would not issue theme park reopening guidelines "until sometime after July 4," according to a statement. "Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Disneyland Resort announced on Wednesday that they will delay the reopening of the theme parks."The State of California has now indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4. Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials," Disneyland said in a statement.Disneyland employee unions had asked the state to delay the park's expected reopening in July out of concerns for health and safety.EMBED More News Videos Disneyland employee unions are asking the state to delay the...
    A day at Disneyland could be very different for seasoned visitors if the Anaheim theme parks follow the lead of other Disney resorts around the world and suspend the use of FastPasses, single rider lines and park hopping. Annual passholders and longtime locals who have mastered Disneyland and Disney California Adventure may face a new set of obstacles to their ride navigation wizardry once the parks reopen. Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disney and Disneyland Paris have all temporarily suspended their FastPass services — which allow visitors to book return times in advance for their favorite attractions and wait in a shorter line at a prescribed time. Single-rider lines — which parks use to fill empty seats on rides and typically...
    Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California, are reopening in mid-July after being closed since March to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. When the parks reopen, they'll do so with a long list of new safety regulations meant to enforce physical distancing and cleanliness. With that comes major changes to the Disney experience, including the cancellation of parades, fireworks, and character meet-and-greets. While you can't eliminate the risk of getting sick altogether, especially around crowds of people, Dr. Amesh Adalja, Senior Scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, told Insider that social distancing, washing hands frequently and avoiding touching your face can help. Travel presents its...
    Disneyland Paris will reopen “progressively” from July 15 with limitations on the number of visitors and sanitary measures The tourist complex of Disney Land Paris, which has been closed since March 13 for him coronavirus COVID-19, will reopen “progressively” from the next July 15 with limitations on the number of visitors and sanitary measures such as the obligation to wear a mask. We’re pleased to announce that we will begin a phased reopening of the resort starting with the Disneyland Park, Walt Disney Studios Park, Disney’s Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney Village as of 15th July 2020. Learn more about our safety measures: https: //t.co/lrSZ4umk8c pic.twitter.com/oQna42shD9 – Disneyland Paris EN (@DisneyParis_EN) June 22, 2020 The “staggered reopening” will...
    A coalition of unions representing thousands of workers at Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, Calif. said in a letter to Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin NewsomBarr echoes Trump's concerns about mail-in voting, says it could 'open the floodgates of potential fraud' The Hill's Coronavirus Report: CDC predicts US death toll could reach 145,000 by July 11; Premier President Michael Alkire says more resiliency needed in health supply chain Schwarzenegger: Anyone making coronavirus masks a 'political issue is an absolute moron' MORE (D-Calif.) that it is "not yet convinced it is safe to reopen the park" on July 17. “Unfortunately, despite intensive talks with the company, we are not yet convinced it is safe to reopen the parks,” the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions said....
    A coalition of unions representing 17,000 Disneyland cast members have sent a letter demanding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom stop Disney’s Anaheim theme parks from reopening on July 17 out of concern for employee safety. “Disney wants clearance from the government to reopen the Disneyland Resort in July,” according to the letter from the Coalition of Resort Labor Unions. “Unfortunately, despite intensive talks with the company, we are not yet convinced that it is safe to reopen the parks on Disney’s rapid timetable.” Disney has proposed plans to reopen the Downtown Disney outdoor shopping mall on July 9, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks on July 17 and Disney’s Grand Californian and Disney’s Paradise Pier hotels on July 23,...
    Disneyland hopes to reopen next month with new safety measures, including face masks for guests and staff, temperature checks, and frequent cleaning. But some workers at the theme park, and even loyal customers, worry that reopening is premature. Union leaders representing about 17,000 Disneyland employees sent a letter this week to Gov. Gavin Newsom arguing that the state's rising number of coronavirus cases makes it unsafe to reopen the property. A Change.org petition that has gathered more than 40,000 signatures is also urging The Walt Disney Co., which owns the theme park, to delay the reopening, calling the move "irresponsible and greedy." "As an annual passholder, I was disappointed to hear they'd be reopening so soon because I am not entirely comfortable going...
    Frederick Chambers used to ride Disneyland’s Splash Mountain as a kid with his blind uncle and the experience always made them both uncomfortable. “He would always call it the racist animal ride,” said Chambers, 22, a Disneyland cast member from Orange. “He could simply hear the fact that these were animal caricatures of people of color. It sounded problematic to him simply coming from an audio perspective. Maybe that’s not what you want in a Disney park.” Chambers now finds himself at the center of an online debate about the undertones inherent in the Splash Mountain log flume ride based on the controversial 1940s Disney movie “Song of the South.” The film is based on the “Uncle Remus” stories —...
    The Disney-owned Hulu streaming service is developing a new television comedy series about “America’s most dangerous amusement park” based on an upcoming book about New Jersey’s notorious Action Park. The new half-hour TV series acquired by Disney-owned 20th Century Fox Television will be based on the book “Action Park: Fast Times, Wild Rides and the Untold Story of America’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park” by Andy Mulvihill and Jake Rossen, according to Variety. The new Action Park TV show tells the unvarnished history of a 1970s do-it-yourself Disneyland and a son’s struggle to understand his father’s quest to become the Walt Disney of New Jersey. The show is described as the almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary and dangerous amusement park...
    The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL & LEISURE: — Hong Kong Disneyland officially reopened on Thursday after a major drop in coronavirus cases in the Chinese territory. Advance reservations will be required and only limited attendance will be allowed at the park, one of the pillars of Hong Kong’s crucial tourism industry. Social distancing measures are being implemented in lines, at restaurants, on rides and at shops, while cleaning and disinfecting will be increased. Visitors will have their temperatures checked at the entrance and will be...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When Disneyland Resort plans to reopen in July, there will be some measures in place to ensure the health and safety of guests and cast members.According to Disneyland's website, these enhanced health and safety measures include:Mandatory face coverings for both cast members and guestsThe addition of hand-washing stations and physical barriers throughout the resort, where appropriateReduced theme park capacity to ensure physical distancing Appropriate signs added to help guests move throughout the resort Temperature checks for guests prior to entering the theme parks, Downtown Disney District Daily health screenings and temperature checks for cast members Expansion of Mobile Order through the Disneyland app, Apple pay and more Enhanced cleaning and sanitation throughout the resort EMBED More News...
    Splash Mountain at Disneyland in Florida is apparently a problem in modern day America. Early Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter published the headline, “Disney Mum on Splash Mountain Outcry” for readers to enjoy. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Naturally, I had to click. Splash Mountain is one of the most Disney famous rides, and it was a personal favorite of mine as a little kid. THR wrote the following in part: Disney has found itself in the middle of the debate due to Splash Mountain, the ride featured at a number of its theme parks, including Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The ride is intertwined with the 1946 film Song of the South, a...
    By The Associated Press HONG KONG — Hong Kong Disneyland will re-open June 18, as the city looks to gradually restart its economy amid a dwindling of coronavirus infections. Hong Kong Disneyland, which has been closed since January due to the coronavirus pandemic, will reopen with limited visitor capacity. It will also introduce social distancing measures in restaurants, rides and other facilities, while suspending activities that require close interaction such as photo sessions with Disney characters, the park said in a press release Monday. Visitors to the park will also be asked to wear masks, as well as fill out health declaration forms and have their temperature taken upon arrival. It is the second Disney-branded theme park to re-open globally,...
    Disneyland DIS, +2.53% is aiming to reopen next month. But thousands of people are asking the company to reconsider when people can resume visiting. Disney announced Wednesday that it set a goal to reopen the Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks on July 17, with significant operational changes. The theme parks, which are located in Southern California, have been closed to the public since March 14 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The company also announced that the Downtown Disney shopping area located adjacent to the theme parks would reopen on July 9, while some of the resort’s hotels would reopen on July 23. The plans are subject to state and local government approval. The capacity of the...
    Disney announced Wednesday that it will begin a phased reopening of its Southern California resort on July 9 after four months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen its Disney-themed shopping area on July 9 followed by Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. The proposed reopening date for Disneyland is 65 years after the theme park first opened its gates in 1955. Advance reservations will be required for theme park visitors and capacity will be limited, the statement said. Events that draw large crowds, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars, won’t return immediately and Disney characters will be in the parks but not available...
    Disney announced Wednesday that it will begin a phased reopening of its Southern California resort on July 9 after four months of closure during the coronavirus pandemic. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen its Disney-themed shopping area on July 9 followed by Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. FILE: Visitors take photos at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.  (AP) The proposed reopening date for Disneyland is 65 years after the theme park first opened its gates in 1955. Advance reservations will be required for theme park visitors and capacity will be limited, the statement said. Events that draw large crowds, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars,...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Disney is proposing to reopen its Southern California theme parks in mid-July after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus, the company said on Wednesday. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products said in a statement that the goal is to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on July 17. A nearby Disney-themed shopping area would reopen on July 9. Advance reservations will be required for theme park visitors and capacity will be limited, the statement said. Events that draw large crowds, such as parades and nighttime spectaculars, won’t return immediately and Disney characters will be in the parks but not available to meet with visitors, the statement said. TOP STORIES Derek Chauvin, George Floyd knew each other,...
    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Disneyland Resort has announced a proposed plan to begin a phased reopening of the popular tourist destination in Anaheim on July 9, followed by a reopening of the location's theme parks later that month."Sixty-five years to the date after the historic opening of Disneyland park, we are planning to open our theme park gates once again on July 17, 2020," a statement on the Disney Parks blog said Wednesday.Disneyland and California Adventure were temporarily shut down in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.March 13, 2020: Disneyland, California Adventure to temporarily close due to coronavirus threatEMBED More News Videos The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday announced the temporary closure of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim in response to...
    New York (CNN Business)Disneyland and Disney California Adventure — Disney's flagship theme parks in California — are reopening after months of being closed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Disney (DIS) resort — which is located in Anaheim, California — plans to begin a phased reopening on July 17, the company said on Wednesday. This is pending state and local government approvals.The reopening of the Disneyland resort follows the announcement that Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida will begin a phased reopening next month.