Controversial changes to the Fab Five and the Mickey Mouse Club.
BURBANK, CA -- The Roaring 20s are back, after almost a century. With pandemics, division, and cynicism all around, darker approaches to storytelling are all the rage. Even popular, positive characters are being given gritty reboots. (See, for example, the recent Batman and Superman movies, and the upcoming Revenge of Mary Poppins.)
It stands to reason that the executives at Disney are exploring some new theming options for its main characters. With the ...
Disney takes advantage of the park shutdown to do some major maintenance.
WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL -- The Disney parks, like so many businesses during the coronavirus shutdown, are taking a financial hit without guests (other than our Uncle Walt, of course).
Still, they are finding some advantages to the closure. With no guests around, Disney is able to do some major repairs and cleaning to the parks. A recent aerial photograph shows that Cinderella Castle is not in its usual Magic Kingdom ...
It's "the easiest way to stop our guests from bringing disease."
BURBANK, CA -- While many companies are retooling to create masks or ventilators, the Disney Company is going a different route. They have contracted with several manufacturers to build hundreds of "walk-through submersion vats."
"We're just looking ahead, to try to get the parks open as soon as possible," says Disney (the company) spokesperson Jun Disney (no relation). "Even before this Chinese virus, we've always known the biggest 'ick' factor on our ...