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#ICYMI: The DisWorld’s News & Rumor Round Up for the Week of October 19, 2018

This week Disney announces plans to build a nature-inspired mixed-use resort on Bay Lake, prices increase on parking annual passes and more at Walt Disney World Resort and we get a sneak peek at the new Disney Skyliner transportation system.  Take a look!

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

New Online Planning Tools and Date-Based Tickets Launches at Walt Disney World Resort

Parking, Annual Pass and More Price Increases at Walt Disney World Resort

Play Disney Parks Mobile App Adding 2 New Interactive Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom Sold Out Halloween Night

Sneak Peek from ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in November

Sneak Peek of Toy Story Land Characters Dressed Up For the Holidays

NEW ‘Disney Junior Dance Party!’ Show Opens December 22 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World Resort Celebrates World Okapi Day with Newborn Calf

Nerds Cupcake Now Available at Sprinkles at Disney Springs

Disney Announces Plans to Build Nature-Inspired Mixed-Use Resort on Bay Lake

Walt Disney World Resort Will Open Completely Reimagined Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in 2019

 

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DISNEYLAND RESORT

Sneak Peek from ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Coming to Disneyland Park in November

 

OTHER NEWS

The Walt Disney Company Announces Amendments to Terms of Exchange Offers for 21st Century Fox America, Inc.

The Walt Disney Company Announces Additions to Its Studio Entertainment Management Team

Set List Announced for Disney Night on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars

‘Mickey’s 90th Spectacular,’ A Two-Hour Prime-Time Event, Airs Sunday, Nov. 4

Bette Midler Joins Freeform’s ‘Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash’

Season Five of Disney Junior’s ‘Doc McStuffins’ Premieres October 26 on Disney Channel

Joshua Bassett Lands the Lead Role in ‘High School Musical: The Musical’

‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ Now Available on Blu-ray/DVD

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Disney Skyliner

 


VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Disney Skyliner

Sneak Peek from ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Coming to Disney Parks in November

Those of you who are anxiously awaiting the release of Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” this fall will be happy to hear a portion of the film will soon be shown at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.

Guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will get to see this advance sneak peek, starting Friday, November 2, as part of the Walt Disney Presents attraction.

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At Disneyland park, the preview of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” will be shown in 3D at the Tomorrowland Theater. This limited sneak peek experience will be presented by Mailchimp at Disneyland Resort, November 9 – December 9.

In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph and best friend Vanellope leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game. Their quest takes them to the vast world of the internet, a world Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces – so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on November 21, 2018!


Play Disney Parks Mobile App Adding 2 New Interactive Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort

Two new interactive experiences are coming soon to the Play Disney Parks mobile app, which turns wait time into play time and offers guests a variety of fun activities to enjoy together.

Stories of the Enchanted Gallery at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will be the first Play Disney Parks experience based at a Disney Resort hotel and will allow you to bring the art-filled walls of the lobby to life while checking in or enjoying your stay. Through the app, you’ll become your own animator, creating themed art that transforms into living, breathing stories inspired by “Finding Nemo,” “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Cars.”

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The ACE Guide to Pandora: Valley of Mo’ara Edition at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will enable you to join Alpha Centauri Expeditions (ACE) on an adventurous journey as you explore the colors, cultures and creatures of Pandora. Scan your surroundings for exotic lifeforms, create indigenous music and experience other interactive gameplay alongside your friends and family while learning all about this alien moon through interesting facts, trivia and activities. This experience can be accessed anywhere within the park, but is especially great when waiting in the queue line at the very popular Avatar Flight of Passage attraction.

You’ll also be able to earn, collect and share several new Play Disney Parks achievements as part of these new experiences. And, while in the app, keep your eyes (and ears) open for some great new Apple Music* playlists featuring songs inspired by Disney animated films, Disney lullabies and even classic Disney tales read aloud.

Since debuting in June, the Play Disney Parks app has immersed guests further in the Disney stories they know and love, through themed games, Disney trivia, digital achievements, music and more – whether they are playing on Main Street, U.S.A. or waiting in line at beloved attractions.

Be sure to download the app from the App Store or Google Play to be among the first to enjoy these latest enhancements. There’s many more exciting additions in development for the app at both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, so stay tuned to the Disney Parks Blog for future updates.

Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first. Some features require separate theme park admission.

*Some features require Apple Music subscription and are only available on iOS devices. Separate terms and conditions apply.


 

The Walt Disney Company Announces Additions to Its Studio Entertainment Management Team

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced that several senior film executives of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21st Century Fox” —NASDAQ: FOXA, FOX) are joining Disney’s Studio Entertainment management team, conditional upon closing of Disney’s pending acquisition of 21st Century Fox.

 “We’re pleased that these talented executives will be joining our incredible team of studio leaders once the acquisition of 21st Century Fox is completed,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Under Alan Horn’s leadership, Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm have reached unprecedented levels of creative and box-office success, and adding Fox’s impressive film brands and franchises to our studio will allow us to create even more appealing high-quality entertainment to delight audiences.”

“The addition of these respected film groups under the umbrella of The Walt Disney Studios will create endless possibilities as we continue to deliver first-rate motion pictures to audiences around the world,” said Mr. Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “This is an experienced group of executives, and Alan Bergman and I look forward to welcoming them to our leadership ranks upon completion of the acquisition.”

Reporting directly to Mr. Horn will be:

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  • Emma Watts, Vice Chairman, Twentieth Century Fox Film and President, Production, Twentieth Century Fox
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  • Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula, Chairmen, Fox Searchlight Pictures
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  • Elizabeth Gabler, President of Production, Fox 2000

Reporting to Mr. Horn and Ms. Watts will be:

        • Andrea Miloro and Robert Baird, Co-Presidents, Fox Animation
        • Vanessa Morrison, President, Fox Family

The executives will join Mr. Horn’s existing leadership team that includes:

        • Alan Bergman, President, The Walt Disney Studios
        • Sean Bailey, President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production
        • Ed Catmull, President, Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios
        • Jennifer Lee, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney Animation Studios
        • Pete Docter, Chief Creative Officer, Pixar Animation Studios
        • Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios
        • Louis D’Esposito, Co-President, Marvel Studios
        • Kathleen Kennedy, President, Lucasfilm
        • Ken Bunt, President, Disney Music Group
        • Thomas Schumacher, President & Producer, Disney Theatrical Group

Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox has received formal approval from shareholders of both companies, and Disney and 21st Century Fox have entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice that allows the acquisition to proceed, while requiring the sale of the Fox Sports Regional Networks. The transaction is subject to a number of non-U.S. merger and other regulatory reviews.

About The Walt Disney Company

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company with operations in four business segments: Media Networks; Studio Entertainment; Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products; and Direct-to-Consumer and International. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $55.1 billion in its Fiscal Year 2017.

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Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied. Such differences may result from actions taken by the Company, including restructuring or strategic initiatives (including capital investments or asset acquisitions or dispositions), as well as from developments beyond the Company’s control, including:

      • changes in domestic and global economic conditions, competitive conditions and consumer preferences;
      • adverse weather conditions or natural disasters;
      • health concerns;
      • international, political, or military developments; and
      • technological developments.

Such developments may affect entertainment, travel and leisure businesses generally and may, among other things, affect:

  • the performance of the Company’s theatrical and home entertainment releases;
  • the advertising market for broadcast and cable television programming;
  • demand for our products and services;
  • expenses of providing medical and pension benefits;
  • income tax expense;
  • performance of some or all company businesses either directly or through their impact on those who distribute our products; and
  • the completion of the pending transaction with 21CF.

Additional factors are set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2017 under Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” in the Company’s Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended December 30, 2017 under Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” and subsequent reports.