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Disney World Park Reservation Weekend Update: 1/21 – 1/23

Disney World Theme Park Reservation

Happy Friday, Fanatics! We’re on the cusp of another weekend which means two days filled with potential for some Disney Magic. Whether you’re already on your way to the Walt Disney World Resort, or you are getting the itch for an impromptu adventure, here is what’s left in terms of Theme Park Reservations. As of 9:30 am ET on Friday, ...

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“Aristocats” Live-Action Remake Reportedly in the Works

Which Cat From The Aristocats Are You?

It appears there is another Disney animated classic that is about to receive the “Live-Action Remake” treatment: The Aristocats.  The news comes from Deadline which published an exclusive stating unnamed sources told them, “an adaptation of The Aristocats is in early development with the studio’s live-action team. Will Gluck and Keith Bunin will pen the script, with Gluck producing through his Olive Bridge Entertainment banner.” There ...

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After 30 Years, Original Jafar Bidding Adieu to “Aladdin” Role


The name Jonathan Freeman should be etched in the walls of Disney Villan history. After bringing the conniving Jafar to life for Disney’s 1992 Animated Classic Aladdin, Freeman continued to voice the evil vizier. Then, he became one of the few actors to bring an animated character to life in person, by accepting the role of Jafar in Disney’s Broadway ...

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Halle Bailey Shares Emotional Response to Filming “Part of Your World” for Disney’s Live-Action “Little Mermaid

Production is finishing up on Disney’s new live-action retelling of The Little Mermaid (1989) with the film set to debut in 2023. Singer, songwriter, and actress Halle Bailey, who is playing the role of Ariel in the new adaptation, has previously shared her excitement with fans over the opportunity to play such an iconic Disney character, and she recently shared ...

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Adventures by Disney Shares New River Cruise Itineraries for 2023 Vacations

Adventures by Disney

Is an Adventures by Disney trip in your future? These uniquely Disney travel experiences allow Guests to explore numerous destinations around the world all in small group tours with Disney’s very own adventure guides. For Guests looking to travel with Adventures by Disney in 2023, we’ve just learned about new river cruise itineraries that we cannot wait to share! The ...

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A Look at Disney World Injuries Reported at End of 2021

Avatar, Walt Disney World

On Thursday, January 20, 2022, the Orlando Sentinel published an article outlining the list of injuries The Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort had to report to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. According to the article, a report released by the state’s department includes injuries Guests sustained at the theme parks that warranted at least 24 hours ...

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Disney CEO Bob Chapek Sees Massive Salary Increase Following 2021 Bonuses

Disney CEO Bob Chapek

Disney CEO Bob Chapek took on the top-tier position within the Walt Disney Company at the start of 2020 just prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. During his time as CEO thus far, Chapek has overseen increased content arriving on Disney’s streaming platforms, changes to merchandising and Disney shopping experiences, and widespread layoffs followed by various stages of ...

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