Update 2: Disney has announced that their theme parks “will remain closed until further notice.” You can read the full statement below:
While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVD-19, the safety and well-being of our guests and employees remains The Walt Disney Company’s top priority.
As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health experts and government officials, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed until further notice.
The Walt Disney Company has been paying its cast members since the closure of the parks, and in light of this ongoing and increasingly complex crisis, we have made the decision to extend paying hourly parks and resorts cast members through April 18.
Update: Hours after Disneyland announced its closures due to the coronavirus, Disney has announced (via WDWMagic) that Disneyland Paris and Florida’s Walt Disney World theme park are closing their doors from March 15 until April 1, 2020.
In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of our guests and employees, we are proceeding with the closure of our theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Paris Resort, beginning at the close of business on Sunday, March 15, through the end of the month.
Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures beginning Saturday, March 14, through the end of the month.
The Walt Disney Company will pay its cast members during that closure period. The hotels at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice. The retail and dining complexes, Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris, will remain open.
Our original article follows.
For just the fourth time in history, Disneyland will fully suspend its operations. The closures, which also apply to the neighboring Disney California Adventure park, will begin the morning of March 14 and last for the rest of the month, due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. But it seems as if Knott’s Berry Farm is staying open for business…at least for now. Read More »
Even the most magical place on Earth is not immune to the coronavirus pandemic. Four days after Disney Parks fully suspended operations at Anaheim’s Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Florida’s Walt Disney World theme park, the company announced that its Disney Parks hotels and stores will be closing until further notice, starting March 17. This includes all resort hotels and Disney-owned and operated locations at Disney Springs, as well as the Disney-operated locations at Downtown Disney.
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Today brought a massive update on the forthcoming Disneyland theme park expansion Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure. The Marvel Cinematic Universe-inspired world will open to the public this July, but a major sneak preview of what’s to come was unveiled today. While the rides and the land itself is still being kept under wraps, a first look at the food that will be offered was unveiled, and it looks delicious and fun.
Avengers Campus will primarily bring food to families by way of Pym’s Test Kitchen, a dining experience inspired by the shrinking and growing powers of Ant-Man, thanks to technology created by Hank Pym. This also includes a bar called Pym’s Test Lab for adults who need a little extra spirit for the day. But you’ll also find some “Terran Treats” near the Guardians of the Galaxy ride, and a specific food inspired by a certain credits scene from The Avengers. Get the lowdown on the Disneyland Avengers Campus food below. Read More »
Avengers Campus will officially open at Disney California Adventure (right next to Disneyland) on July 18, 2020. Along with news of the official release date, new details on the park expansion from Marvel have come to light after an early press preview, including details on the following:
- Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure ride
- Doctor Strange’s sanctum
- Pym’s Test Kitchen and more treats
- Training with the Dora Milaje
- Taskmaster’s stunt show
- Story-driven character encounters
Get all the new Disneyland Avengers Campus details and see some new concept art below. Read More »
Disney Park-goers, assemble. Avengers Campus will open to the public this summer, and finally, Disney has revealed an official opening date for the Marvel Cinematic Universe-themed land in Disneyland. At the annual Disney shareholders meeting, the company announced that the Avengers Campus opening date has been set for July 2020.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, Rian Johnson provides a 23-minute breakdown of a scene from Knives Out where nearly the entire all-star ensemble cast appears. Plus, take a look back at the history of the Matterhorn Bobsleds, the long-running roller coaster that opened in Disneyland all the way back in 1959, and hear Patrick Stewart answer the web’s most searched questions about him. Read More »
If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, I have some bad news: your trip just got more expensive.
Not long after the opening of the Rise of the Resistance ride in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on both U.S. coasts, the company has once again raised its prices…just in time for Avengers Campus to open at Disneyland. And many East Coast Disney fans may not escape the price increase, either: Walt Disney World has also increased the cost of its annual passes.
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Fans have long speculated that Disneyland’s Avengers Campus would feature a life-size Spider-Man animatronic doing whatever a spider can, but now Disney has confirmed that a human-sized Spidey will literally be flung through the skies over the Marvel-themed section of the theme park. Check out some new footage of Spidey in his new costume flipping around overhead, as well as some test footage that gives a better idea of how this newfangled contraption actually works.
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Calling all you Disney fanatics out there: I hope you haven’t blown your Christmas money on frivolous purchases yet, because you’re going to need it to bid on some super rare Disney theme park props, posters, art, and memorabilia in an auction that’s happening early next month. There are hundreds of items up for grabs, and we’ve highlighted several of the coolest ones below, including a park-used sign from the original Spaceship Earth attraction, a 40-pound Splash Mountain exit sign, some Indiana Jones ride art, and much more.
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Next spring will give Walt Disney’s classic character Mickey Mouse a modern ride experience in the form of Micky and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. The attraction is slated to open in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, and so far we’ve only gotten a look at some concept art and a couple of behind the scenes images of Disney’s Imagineers working on the ride. But today, you can take a glimpse behind the scenes in a new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway video, straight from Disney Parks. Read More »