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Disney Surpasses Netflix Subscriber Numbers

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After less than five years, The Walt Disney Company has officially surpassed streaming giant Netflix in the number of subscribers. The company announced during its third-quarter earnings call that it officially recorded over 221 million subscribers worldwide across its services, Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+ Hotstar, while Netflix recently reported 220.67 million subscribers after losing nearly 1 million subscribers over ...

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Launch Date for Ad-Supported Disney+ Tier Announced

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek took time during the third quarter earnings call to announce the launch date of the anticipated ad-supported tier of the direct-to-consumer streaming service, Disney+. The CEO announced that the ad-filled version of Disney streaming would open to Guests on December 8, 2022. On December 8, Disney+ will introduce its much-anticipated ad-supported subscription offering in ...

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Disney Sees Positive Growth Despite ‘Boycott’ Push

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For anyone keeping tabs on the rumor mills and media outlets, The Walt Disney Company’s latest quarter could have been defined by calls for boycotts and outrage among fans. But despite the arguably historic level of dissatisfaction among its legacy base, Disney was still able to record a positive quarter. Related: Poll: 68% of Americans ‘Unlikely’ to Stay with Disney ...

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Influencer Recalls Ordeal with Fan on Disney World Property

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A Disney World influencer found herself in a scary situation when a fan tracked her down while she was staying on property. Related: TikTokers Accuse Disney of Sabotaging the ‘Sword in the Stone’ Challenge Adriane, known on TikTok by the handle @drunkdistory, shared what she described as a cautionary tale for all influencers who get questions from fans about the ...

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Special 90s Character Experience Coming to Disney World

Max Disney World Halloween

Something is definitely going to be standing out among the crowd at this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. It appears that Goofy’s son Max will be making an appearance during the Halloween celebration, and he will be dressed as his favorite rock star, Powerline! The news was shared by Theme Park Insider Scott Gustin (@scottgustin), who explained, “Max Goof will ...

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Guest Accuses Disney Hotel Valet of Crashing Car

Disney Hotel Valet

There are still a few aspects of a hotel stay–especially a Disney Resort Hotel stay–that are arguably expected to handle a certain level of trust. One of those aspects is the valet, where most of the concern is tied up in the cost, making sure that one has enough cash to tip, and getting everything out of the car more ...

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Walt Disney’s Beloved Plane Is Being Dismantled

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Many fans of Walt Disney (the man who founded the Walt Disney Company, Disneyland, and Walt Disney World alongside his brother Roy Disney) will already know that Walt Disney was a big train enthusiast. However, Walt Disney was also a big fan of airplanes — and now one of his very own planes is being broken into pieces! Walt Disney ...

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Disney Decorates Magic Kingdom for Halloween Party

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Summer might still be in full swing, but the Cast Members in Walt Disney World Resort are already hard at work transforming Disney’s Magic Kingdom to suit some fall celebrations! Journalist Ashley Carter has shared images from the Walt Disney World Resort’s famous theme park, the Magic Kingdom, revealing that the Magic Kingdom is putting on more and more of ...

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Norwegian Cruise Line Ends Vaccination Mandate, Could Disney Cruise Line Do the Same?

Disney Cruise Line Vaccines

The family-focused oceanliner, Norwegian Cruise Line, announced that it would no longer require its passengers to be “fully vaccinated” beginning next month. According to the press release, Vaccinated guests aged 12 and over will no longer have any pre-cruise COVID-19 related protocols and unvaccinated guests may embark with a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to departure, subject ...

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Marvel Stars Announce Unexpected Engagement and Pregnancy

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With the arrival of so many new Marvel characters onscreen in theaters or on Disney+, it’s not surprising that Tom Hiddleston’s Norse character Loki has fallen a bit to the wayside. After all, characters like Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and Valkyrie have become fan favorites as their shows (or most recent Thor movie) have been released — but the English ...

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