The Walt Disney Company to Webcast Special Meeting of Shareholders

The special meeting of shareholders of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) will be webcast live at www.disney.com/investors beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT / 7:00 a.m. PDT on July 27, 2018.

The presentation will be archived.

Liberty Square Riverboat at Magic Kingdom Refurbishment Extended

The Liberty Square Riverboat refurbishment at Magic Kingdom park has been extended. The attraction closed back in January and was originally scheduled to reopen on July 19.  That opening has now been pushed back to the fall of 2018.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments and closings at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.

Disney PhotoPass Day Returns to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort

Disney PhotoPass Day is returning to Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts on Sunday, August 19!

On August 19, guests can expect to find numerous event-exclusive Animated Magic Shots, one-day-only Character Experiences, and incredible photo locations all captured by a dedicated team of Disney PhotoPass Service photographers.

Stay tuned for more details!

Director James Gunn Fired From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

According to Variety, James Gunn has been fired as the director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”.   Disney, the studio behind the franchise, made the announcement during Comic-Con, stating the firing was due to a series of offensive tweets which surfaced about controversial topics as pedophelia and rape.

“The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” said Alan Horn, the studio’s chairman.

Some of the offensive tweets Gunn made between 2008 and 2011 include,  “The best thing about being raped is when you’re done being raped and it’s like ‘whew this feels great, not being raped!’” In another, he joked that attending a meeting of the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) made him finally feel “…ok being who I am.”

Gunn tried to explain his comments stating, “In the past, I have apologized for humor of mine that hurt people. I truly felt sorry and meant every word of my apologies. For the record, when I made these shocking jokes, I wasn’t living them out. I know this is a weird statement to make, and seems obvious, but, still, here I am, saying it.”

Disney did not announce a replacement director for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”.  The film is scheduled to hit theaters in 2020.

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