Shanghai Disneyland closes as virus rises, Shenzhen reopens
Photos: Shanghai Disneyland reopens after coronavirus shutdown Visitors walk at the Disneyland theme park in Shanghai, China, as it reopened after the coronavirus closure, Monday, May 11, 2020. Meanwhile, the cities of Changchun and Jilin in the northeast began another round of citywide virus testing following a surge in infections. Bus service into the city has been suspended and visitors are required to show a negative virus test. READ: Shanghai Disneyland locks down park, tests 34K people after one positive COVID-19 testDisney Co. said Shanghai Disneyland, Disneytown and Wishing Star Park were closed until further notice. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 26 Photos: Shanghai Disneyland reopens after coronavirus shutdown A security worker, wearing a face mask, stands guard at the Disneyland theme park in Shanghai as it reopened Monday, May 11, 2020.wftv.com
Welcome to Storyliving: Disney adults can now live the Mickey life
If it isn’t enough for some Disney-loving adults to bring home the magic of Walt Disney World or Disneyland, the company has now come up with a way to separate them from their hard-earned money. >> Read more trending newsDisney has introduced a new initiative called Storyliving. The magic of Disney has inspired a new member of the Disney family of products: new Storyliving by Disney home communities. The area was chosen because Walt Disney once had a home there, KCBS reported. Disney built a community called Golden Oak on the Walt Disney World property in Florida.wftv.com
Coronavirus: Disneyland nixes masks for guests vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning Thursday
Disneyland nixes masks for guests vaccinated against COVID-19 Disneyland guests fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can ditch their face masks whether they’re indoors or outside beginning Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022. ANAHEIM, Calif. — In less than 48 hours, Disneyland guests fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can ditch their face masks whether they’re indoors or outside, park officials announced Tuesday afternoon. According to the newspaper, the resort, which includes Disneyland and California Adventure Park, has required masks for visiting indoor shops and rides since June. The same update on the mask requirement for vaccinated guests applies to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, KTTV reported. More coronavirus pandemic coverage:>> Coronavirus: How long between exposure to the virus and the start of symptoms?wftv.com
Shanghai Disneyland locks down park, tests 34K people after one positive COVID-19 test
Shanghai Disneyland mass COVID-19 testing Disneyland workers wait to be tested for COVID-19 as the castle is seen in the background in Shanghai, China late Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. A visitor to the popular theme park was found Sunday contracted with Covid-19. >> Read more trending newsOn Monday, Shanghai health officials confirmed that the impromptu lockdown resulted in 34,000 people being tested for COVID-19, NPR reported. According to government data, none of the detained Disney guests tested positive Sunday, and the country recorded 48 domestic COVID-19 cases spanning several provinces on Saturday, the Journal reported. Shanghai Disneyland and Disneytown remained closed on Monday and Tuesday, and officials vowed to provide refunds or exchanges to any guests impacted by the closures, the news outlet reported.wftv.com
Disneyland raises ticket prices again, prime days to cost $164 for one-day admission
>> Read more trending newsDisneyland announced it is adding a sixth level of single-day ticket prices for days like Christmas, New Year’s Day and some weekends, KTLA reported. It will now cost park visitors up to $164 a day per person to visit the Happiest Place on Earth on the busiest days. The tiered admission pricing started in 2016 to help limit crowds on the parks’ busiest days, the Times reported. Disney also introduced a new planning app recently called Disney Genie. Disney Genie and Disney Genie Plus have been launched at Walt Disney World in Florida but have yet to start in Disneyland.wftv.com
Tacky, unofficial Disney shirts spark debate over dress code at theme parks
It's rare that a terrible, touristy shirt can spark a whole day of outrage, but Disney parks fans are pretty easy to rile up. Theme park aficionados spent some of their precious time on Earth raging over a pair of tacky shirts spotted at Disneyland by former Disney employee Sam Carter. The couples' shirts read "I wanted the D" and "I gave her the D," with the letter being stylized as the iconic D in Walt Disney's signature. When Carter posted the offending shirts to Twitter, it set off a day of in-fighting between three camps, who either scolded, cringed or laughed. We haven't seen Disney heads this mad since their fireworks weren't quite as good as before.photos.orlandoweekly.com
Disney World’s early years & the 1970s energy crisis
BAY LAKE, Fla. — In October 1971, Disney opened Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and it was a success. In fact, the main reason Walt Disney chose to build in the area is because of its proximity to the interchange of Florida’s Turnpike and Interstate 4. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 13 Space 220 opens at EPCOT Space 220 has officially opened at EPCOT, "transporting" guests 220 miles above Earth for a truly outta-this-world dining experience. (Walt Disney World/Walt Disney World)Those roads would be important, because unlike Disneyland, which drew its guest from the huge population centers of Southern California, Walt Disney World would need people to drive to it. Read: For Disney’s workers, the magic doesn’t stop at the gateIn that time, Disney saw attendance and its stock price drop.wftv.com
Disney’s Contemporary Resort provides complete vacation with futuristic feel
Walt Disney World opened as the “The Vacation Kingdom of the World” on Oct. 1, 1971, and Walt Disney’s vision to have a world full of resorts, sports, recreation and entertainment is what we’ve inherited today — Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Disney World announces new Genie service, includes Lightning Lane for attractions
The Disney Genie service, which will be found inside the My Disney Experience and Disneyland apps, will have several features to help maximize your park time, Disney said. “Built right into the My Disney Experience and Disneyland apps, Disney Genie service will maximize your park time, so you can have more fun,” Disney announced. For $15 per ticket per day at Disney World, guests can utilize the Disney Genie+ service. “While the FASTPASS, FastPass+ and Disney MaxPass services will be retired, we’re incredibly excited about the flexibility and choices Disney Genie service provides,” Disney said. Read: These shows are returning to Walt Disney World this summerThe new options will be available in addition to Disney’s existing, in-person DAS program.wftv.com
Walt Disney World to sell annual passes again
BAY LAKE, Fla. — Walt Disney World announced on Tuesday that it will sell annual passes again. The theme park put annual pass sales on hold due to the pandemic. READ: Disneyland unveils Magic Key to replace annual passholder programDisney said guests will be able to purchase the passes before it kicks off its 50th anniversary celebration in October. The company did not say exactly when the passes will go on sale, but it promised to release more information later this month. READ: The Hall of Presidents reopens, unveiling new Joe Biden audio-animatronicTo find out more information, click here.wftv.com
New this week: 'Jungle Cruise' and music from Prince, Eilish
World Premiere of "Jungle Cruise" From left, Edgar Ramirez, Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, cast members in "Jungle Cruise," pose together at the world premiere of the film, Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello) (Chris Pizzello)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Amusement park attractions don't always make great movies, but Disney's "Jungle Cruise" will hope its transition from Disneyland to screen goes more like "Pirates of the Caribbean" than "Tomorrowland." Starring Dwayne Johnson as a riverboat captain and Emily Blunt as a scientist, "Jungle Cruise" is one of the splashier Hollywood spectacles to wade into the pandemic. — Prince may be gone but his music is definitely not. Five years after the music legend's death, a studio album is set to be released Friday from the artist's material.wftv.com
California marks reopening with jackpots, Hollywood flair
Virus Outbreak California Reopening California Governor Gavin Newsom, center, celebrates with other guests after the Vax for the Win lottery contest during a news conference at Universal Studios in Universal City, Calif., Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Gavin Newsom marked the day with Hollywood flair, visiting Universal Studios to celebrate the lifting of most COVID-19 restrictions and what he called the "full reopening” of the Golden State’s economy Tuesday. Newsom has warned that the virus is not gone completely, and enthusiasm for reopening should be tempered with vigilance. Before announcing the winners, Newsom called up frontline ICU nurse Helen Cordova, who was the first in California to get the vaccine in mid-December. “I am feeling so emotional, excited, hopeful,” Cordova said, as the giant Universal Studios globe spun behind her.wftv.com
California celebrates reopening as many pandemic rules end
Virus Outbreak California Reopening FILE - In this Friday, April 30, 2021, file photo, visitors walk down Main Street USA at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. California, the first state in America to put in place a coronavirus lockdown, is now turning a page on the pandemic. At midnight, California lifted most of is pandemic restrictions, meaning no more state rules on physical distancing or capacity limits at restaurants, bars, supermarkets, gyms, museums, amusement parks, stadiums or anywhere else. Masks are no longer mandated for vaccinated people in most settings, though businesses and counties can still require them and other restrictions. Tourism was among the hardest-hit industries during the pandemic, and businesses want to make up for lost time. I am just a little cautious.”Newsom has warned that the virus is not gone completely, and enthusiasm for reopening should be tempered with vigilance.wftv.com
Disneyland to allow fully vaccinated visitors into park without masks beginning Tuesday
No masks required for fully vaccinated people at Disneyland starting June 15 In this April 30, 2021, file photo, a family takes a photo in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. (Jae Hong/AP Photo, File)ANAHEIM, Calif. — Beginning Tuesday, fully vaccinated people visiting Disneyland will no longer be required to wear face masks or coverings, officials with the amusement park announced Monday. People who have not been fully vaccinated will still be required to wear face coverings. >> Related: Coronavirus: Half of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, CDC data showsOfficials said visitors will not be required to show proof of vaccination. About 44% of the population -- 144.8 million people -- have so far been fully vaccinated. Globally, 176 million COVID-19 cases have been reported, resulting in 3.8 million deaths.wftv.com
Disneyland reopening marks California's COVID-19 turnaround
California's world-famous theme park, which reopened after an unprecedented 13-month closure, is admitting only state residents and operating under a limited capacity for now. At Disneyland, visitors must wear masks and can remove them to eat only in designated areas. For now, the park and neighboring Disney California Adventure are restricted to operating at 25% capacity under state health rules. Disney is only taking reservations from state residents, though California also allows fully vaccinated out-of-state visitors to attend theme parks. “We’re not just another theme park," Chapek said.wftv.com
Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million
(AP Photo/Jae Hong) (Jae Hong)DALLAS — (AP) — Disneyland reopened on Friday and cruise lines welcomed the news that they could be sailing again in the U.S. by midsummer, as the number of Americans fully vaccinated against COVID-19 reached another milestone: 100 million. Thirty-nine percent of the nation's adult population has been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wen said better weather and falling case counts will make it harder to reach people who have not been vaccinated yet. The CDC said in a letter to the industry this week that it will let ships cruise without going through practice trips first if 98% of the crew and 95% of the passengers are fully vaccinated. “We are ready for stores to open, for businesses to open, offices, theaters, full strength,” he said on MSNBC.wftv.com
Disneyland reopens after COVID-19 forced year-long closure
ANAHEIM, Calif. — When Walt Disney opened the gates to Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said to the throngs of people who wanted to see the park in person “To all who come to this happy place, welcome. pic.twitter.com/VxyWrVCL0I — Robert Iger (@RobertIger) April 30, 2021So much love from Cast Members today pic.twitter.com/jcLjp7Pl8Y — Disneyland News Today (@dlnt) April 30, 2021Rides have sat unmoving and empty for 412 days, KABC reported. Like Walt Disney World’s opening last year, there will be no fireworks shows and the normal parades have been canceled. Capacity is capped at 25% for Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, KABC reported. Fans will also get their first full look at the new Avengers Campus that had been set to be opened last July, CNBC reported.wftv.com
Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park announce reopening date
– The Walt Disney Company announced Wednesday that Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park will reopen to guests on April 30. “The day all of us have long been waiting for is almost here,” said Ken Potrock, president of the Disneyland Resort. Magic returns to Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, as the theme parks plan to reopen April 30, 2021. The hotels of the Disneyland Resort plan to welcome guests once again, with a phased reopening. Use the form below to sign up for the ClickOrlando.com In the Loop: Theme Park Scoops newsletter, sent every Friday morning.
The Latest: Ireland reaches half million vaccinations
(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)LONDON — Ireland has given out half a million coronavirus vaccinations about two months after the first inoculation. Evidence suggests this variant can spread more easily than most currently circulating strains of the coronavirus, health officials say. State health officials urge people to maintain precautions, particularly during spring break and Easter gatherings, as the state tries to ramp up vaccinations. Sri Lanka has so far received 1 million doses of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines manufactured in neighboring India, which donated half of the doses. The Missoulian reported Friday that in Missoula County, Granite Pharmacy has enough vaccine doses to vaccinate all 2,000 county teachers.
California OKs reopening of ball parks, Disneyland
Amusement parks also will be permitted to reopen in counties that have fallen from the state's purple tier — the most restrictive — to the red tier. The move followed a week of milestones, with California ramping up vaccinations for the poorest neighborhoods, counties reopening more businesses and Gov. Outdoor sports will be limited to 100 people in the purple tier but will increase up to 67% in the yellow tier. Teams and event organizers can only sell tickets regionally in the purple tier. No concessions will be allowed in the purple tier, while in others, concession sales will only be available at seats.
California to let Disneyland, Major League Baseball reopen
Teams and event organizers can only sell tickets regionally in the purple tier. In the other tiers, teams and organizers can sell tickets to anyone living in California. Theme parks can open in the red tier at 15% capacity and boost attendance limits as virus rates decrease. King, 38, and his family, who live in Pleasant Hill, last went to Disneyland in February 2020 for his birthday. “We’ll sit there at the house sometimes and we’ll be like man, I just miss Disneyland,” King said.
Disney theme parks will likely require masks through 2021
Disney CEO Bob Chapek said he expects the strict safety precautions at the parks to last through the end of the year. He hopes there are vaccines for everyone who wants them by April, Chapek said that could be a ‘gamechanger’ for the theme parks. “But do we think we will be in the same state of 6-foot social distancing and mask-wearing in 2022? Absolutely not.”Disney parks in Central Florida are also expected to stay at some level of limited capacity. The battered cruise industry continues to rock Disney’s business plan, and the parks division alone reported a $119 million loss last quarter.
Expect more monkey business with Disney’s new Jungle Cruise storyline
ORLANDO, Fla – Things are going to get even wilder on Walt Disney World’s Jungle Cruise. Theme park officials said on Monday that the iconic Jungle Cruise attraction at Walt Disney World and Disneyland is getting an update very soon. Disney's Jungle Cruise (Disney Parks Blog)“As Imagineers, it is our responsibility to ensure experiences we create and stories we share reflect the voices and perspectives of the world around us. With Jungle Cruise, we’re bringing to life more of what people love- the humor and wit of our incredible skippers, while making needed updates,” said Carmen Smith, a creative development executive with Walt Disney Imagineering. Stay in the loop with the latest theme park scoops with our newsletter bringing you the best of Central Florida’s attractions.
Disney World not selling any new annual passes
ORLANDO, Fla. – Looking to buy an annual pass at Disneyland Resort? The California theme park resort said last week that it’s ending its passholder program. Disneyland Resort in California made the announcement last week after it allowed county health officials to use its parking lot for a large-scale coronavirus vaccination site. Disney officials would not say how many people hold these passes or how much the move will cost the company, adding it would begin issuing pro-rated refunds to eligible passholders. The Florida resort implemented a moratorium on new annual passes last summer, though it will honor those from existing passholders.
Disneyland ends annual passes 10 months after virus closure
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)ANAHEIM, Calif. – Disneyland is ending its annual pass program 10 months after the theme park shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, the theme park said Thursday. The park in Anaheim, California, said it would begin issuing pro-rated refunds to eligible passholders. “Due to the continued uncertainty of the pandemic and limitations around the reopening of our California theme parks, we will be issuing appropriate refunds for eligible Disneyland Resort Annual Passports and sunsetting the current program,” Ken Potrock, president of Disneyland Resort, said in a statement. Disney officials would not say how many people hold these passes or how much the move will cost the company. The announcement comes the same week that Disneyland allowed county health officials to use its parking lot for a large-scale coronavirus vaccination site.
The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000
(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)BEIJING — China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. ___AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has distributed more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. State health officials say Texas had more than 14,000 COVID-19 patients in hospitals and its death toll has passed 30,000. ___COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina will now allow medical students, retired nurses and other qualified professionals to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. ___MADRID — Spain reported 35,878 confirmed coronavirus cases and 201 new deaths from the coronavirus.
Disneyland opens mass vaccination site, could Disney World be next?
Disneyland will be used as a COVID-19 vaccination super site - among the first in California's populous Orange County. pic.twitter.com/VqdZajbgL6 — CBS News (@CBSNews) January 12, 2021The vaccination site is expected to open later this week to first responders in high-risk areas. The Disneyland Resort has been closed since March and was the only Disney theme park unable to reopen last summer. The shopping area offers families a chance to experience a slice of the Disney magic while the theme park is shut down. News 6 reached out to Walt Disney World to see if it had any plans to introduce a site similar to their sister park.
Deli meat causes listeria outbreak, 1 person dies in Florida
Several people were hospitalized after eating Italian-style meats like salami because of a possible listeria outbreak. At least 10 people have been hospitalized in Florida, Massachusetts and New York. One person in Florida died. “A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified,” the CDC’s website noted. The CDC is warning people to avoid eating deli-meats unless it’s thoroughly heated.
Oh my gourd: It’s National Pumpkin Day
Whether it’s in your latte or sitting out on your front porch, Monday’s the day to celebrate everyone’s favorite gourd. Oct. 26 marks National Pumpkin Day. The name comes from the Greek word “pepon,” which translates to “large melon.”Of course, pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes. [TRENDING: Vote for Trump or else | Woman on Delta flight punches attendant over mask | Disneyland blasts state’s guidance over closure]And while they’re fun to decorate and carve for Halloween, pumpkins are also packed with nutrients, like Vitamin C, making them the perfect treat for the fall season. If you were wondering, the Guinness World Record for the heaviest pumpkin is just over 2,600 pounds.
21-year-old killed in double shooting in Marion County
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A 21-year-old man was killed and another person was wounded Wednesday in a double shooting in Marion County, according to sheriff’s officals. Both victims were rushed to a hospital, where Williams died, officials said. The other victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to deputies. Investigators said they believe the shooting was an isolated incident, but no other details, including information about the suspected shooter, have been released. An investigation is ongoing.
Date set for 2021 Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts
ORLANDO, Fla – Walt Disney World said Wednesday that the Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts will begin on Jan. 8. Disney officials called the festival a global celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts. Taste of EPCOT International Festival of the Arts (Disney Parks Blog)The festival is included with regular Epcot admission. Disney said on its blog that it plans to release more details about the festival in the coming weeks. The festival will end on Feb. 22.
Disneyland blasts state’s guidance as theme park to remain closed amid coronavirus
Disneyland is likely to be closed for several more weeks, following long-awaited pandemic guidance released Tuesday by the state of California. Theme parks are allowed to reopen only when the county in which they are located is outside the red tier of the state’s four-tier opening system. Because of the outbreak in Orange County, where Disneyland is based, it could be weeks or months before the coronavirus criteria is met. A statement from Disneyland Resort President Ken Potrock said, “We have proven that we can responsibly reopen, with science-based health and safety protocols strictly enforced at our theme park properties around the world. Prior to the extended closure, the original Disney theme park had only closed for JFK’s assassination and the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
California wavers on theme park opening rules amid pressure
But following industry criticism of the proposed rules, state health officials said no announcement was coming Friday as negotiations continue. Amusement park leaders saw a draft of the new rules Thursday and urged state officials to change them, said Erin Guerrero, executive director of the California Attractions and Parks Association. A Disney official said there have been no major reported outbreaks in Florida associated with the company’s theme parks and declined to say whether any cases have occurred there. Ian Henderson, a spokesman for Steel’s office, said county health officials have worked closely with Disney to prepare for the reopening of its parks. —Taxin reported from Orange County, California.
The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume
(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines. Gary Herbert will increase pandemic restrictions in two Utah cities as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the state. The county accounted for 42% of the state’s cases despite having only 20% of state’s population. Eric Holcomb’s statewide mask mandate and other coronavirus restrictions poses a possible disruption to his reelection campaign. But the real toll is thought to be much higher, in part because many COVID-19 deaths were probably ascribed to other causes, especially early on, before widespread testing.
Disney to roll out special face coverings exclusively for cast members
ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World cast members will soon be sporting new face coverings as part of the company’s efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Disney said Friday on its blog that the coverings were designed in a partnership with cast members across the Disneyland and Walt Disney World costuming teams. New face coverings were developed remotely through a bi-coastal effort between cast members at both resorts. The masks will be exclusive to Disney cast members and come in multiple sizes that will be offered as a pleated or contoured style. Disney is requiring all guests and cast members to wear a face covering while at its theme parks.
Tokyo Disney Resort reopens amid pandemic. Walt Disney World is next
TOKYO – Tokyo Disney Resort on Wednesday welcomed guests back for the first time in months after closing in early February. Both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea were forced to end the magic and fun due to concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. [READ NEXT: Disney parks around the world reopen. Shanghai Disneyland was the first Disney theme park to reopen. [MORE: Walt Disney World introduces new reservation system ahead of theme park’s opening]Walt Disney World in Orlando is expected to open its doors on July 11.
In case you missed it: Disney’s Splash Mountain to be re-themed to ‘Princess and the Frog’
It’s transformation central at Disney Parks in the U.S., as Disney officially announced that it has big plans for Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. MORE: Petition calls for Disney Parks to change theme of Splash MountainIf you haven’t heard of the film, you’re not alone. If you’re unfamiliar with Splash Mountain, here’s a little background. Splash Mountain follows happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit as he looks for his “laughing place.” All the while, Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of Br’er Rabbit. “Many adults and children ride this attraction because it brings back childhood memories,” the “Keep Splash Mountain” petition said.
Are you ready? Disney’s Splash Mountain to be re-themed to ‘Princess and the Frog’
It’s transformation central in Disney Parks in the U.S. as Disney officially announced that it has big plans for Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The popular water ride will soon be re-themed to Disney’s 2009 film about a frog prince wanting to be human again. If you’re unfamiliar with Splash Mountain, here’s a little background. Splash Mountain follows happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit as he looks for his “laughing place.” All the while, Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit Br’er Rabbit. “Many adults and children ride this attraction because it brings back childhood memories,” the “Keep Splash Mountain” petition said.
What does Hong Kong Disneyland reopening mean for Central Florida's local attractions?
What does Hong Kong Disneyland reopening mean for Central Florida's local attractions? Published: June 18, 2020, 12:36 pmHong Kong Disneyland officially reopened on Thursday after a major drop in coronavirus cases in the Chinese territory. Advance reservations will be required and only limited attendance will be allowed at the park, one of the pillars of Hong Kong’s crucial tourism industry.
Create Disney’s famous Dole Whip at home in less than 10 minutes
If you’re like us and are no longer following your quarantine diet, Disney’s favorite frozen snack can be yours to make at home. Dole Whip has become a must-eat for families and Disney fans alike. The theme parks remain closed, however, you can bring the park magic home by creating your own Dole Whip treats. There are two ways to create a Dole Whip: Dole’s recipe and Disney’s recipe. Share your Dole Whip creations with us in the comments below!
Petition calls for Disney Parks to change theme of Splash Mountain
ORLANDO, Fla. – There are growing calls for Walt Disney World to change the theme of its popular log flume ride Splash Mountain. The attraction is based on the 1946 Disney film “Song of the South," which has been criticized for its stereotypes of black people. Splash Mountain follows happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit as he looks for his “laughing place.” All the while, Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit Br’er Rabbit. One idea bouncing around social media is a total theme change to the ride -- and fans are looking to Disney’s film “The Princess and the Frog”. Princess and the Frog Splash Mountain retheme for Disneyland thread.