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Are Fans Okay with Disney Park Price Increases?

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Earlier this week, Disney CEO Bob Chapek shared the news that Theme Parks recorded more profits with lower attendance, crediting fans’ adoption of extra-cost systems like Genie+ and Lightning Lane options for assisting in the jump in numbers. Related: Disney Sees Positive Growth Despite ‘Boycott’ Push The Press Release explains, Operating income growth at our domestic parks and experiences was ...

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‘Splash Mountain’ Fans Collect Last-Minute Memorabilia and Mourn Loss of Ride

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The classic Magic Kingdom ride Splash Mountain is heading to the wayside as its replacement Disney Park ride, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, arrives. Splash Mountain fans were originally angry about the closure of the Magic Kingdom attraction, with a petition gaining traction as fans submitted their signatures — but now that the Disney Park ride’s closure grows closer and reality has ...

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Walmart Sets Its Sights on Disney+

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Streaming services have been a groundbreaking development in the world of entertainment — and apparently, Walmart wants a piece of the pie. According to the New York Times, Walmart is making a play for its own streaming platform or streaming “bundle” arrangement, and one of the company’s desired partners is Disney+! Walmart might be best known as a large grocery store ...

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Universal Adds Curfew After Fight Breaks Out

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The Disney Parks and Disney Resorts (particularly Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort) have had to contend with an unprecedented level of violence from Disney Guests in recent months — and apparently, Disney’s biggest competitor Universal Studios Orlando Resort is also struggling with the same problem! A large-scale fistfight recently broke out between juveniles at Universal Studios Orlando Resort ...

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Disney Removes Mickey Wreaths from Fall Decorations

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Fall is on its way (even though summer might make that change hard to believe), and Walt Disney World Resort is clearly ready for it. However, the Magic Kingdom’s usual autumn decorations might look a bit different this year, since the recognizable Mickey Mouse wreaths are not being used! Mickey Mouse wreaths have become a fall staple for many Disney ...

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Muppets Are Joining the D23 Expo

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If you’re looking for a special Disney event, you can’t typically go wrong with the D23 Expo — which is hosted by Disney’s Official Fan Club, D23. The D23 Expo is a highly-anticipated event that Disney fans flock to for special expo-only experiences, and it is often the stage for big Disney announcements. This year, it has been revealed that ...

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Disney Just Made Genie+ Even More Complicated

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A new update has come in for Disney’s Genie+ service affecting Park Hoppers’ multi-Park experience, and it has come off as complicated and confusing. According to Theme Park insider Scott Gustin, there has been a change when it comes to selecting Genie+’s Lightning Lane when Park Hopping. Apparently, Genie+ used to recognize when a Guest was intending to Park Hop. ...

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Did Disney Learn Its Lesson? No Talk of ‘Woke’ Direction in Earnings Call

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On Wednesday, August 10, The Walt Disney Company held its webcast to discuss its third-quarter earnings, and the tone was much different than just three months ago. While the same meeting held for the second quarter was filled with talk regarding their “woke” position and push for “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” CEO Bob Chapek made no mention of any of ...

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