Disney At CinemaCon: ‘Wreck It Ralph’ Sequel Now Titled ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’

The studios’ panels here at CinemaCon can last hours. Literally. There’s typically a lot of preamble, an exhibitor honor of sort of a legendary vet before the clips and stars start flying.

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Why Disney Cruises Aren’t Just for Kids

If you want to know what life is like for adults inside the cult of Disney, step aboard one of its cruise ships. Yes, Princess Elsa is onboard doing arts and crafts, and cartoons play on a poolside Jumbotron. But go a little farther into the ship and you’ll stumble upon a British pub with worn-in leather armchairs, fine dining reserved just for the grownups, and a blissfully quiet adult pool deck that will make it hard to believe you’re sharing a ship with hundreds of children.

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Disney is looking at creating ‘another decade and a half of Star Wars stories’ after Episode IX

At the Scale: The Future of Tech and Entertainment conference in Santa Monica, California, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke on a variety of topics, from his tenure at Disney, the next installments of the Star Wars franchise, and that the company is looking at what comes after 2019’s Episode IX.

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STAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MAGIC THIS SPRING AND ENJOY SPECIAL SAVINGS AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

Our Clients can stay in the middle of the magic and save up to 20% on premium rooms at select stays at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa or Disneyland® Hotel from April 23-June 15, 2017 on select Sunday-Thursday nights when they book through May 25, 2017.

When our Clients stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel, they’ll stay where the magic never ends. With Disneyland® Park, Disney California Adventure® Park and the Downtown Disney® District just steps away, they’ll enjoy convenient access to all the fun! Plus, they can take advantage of exclusive benefits, including early access to the Theme Parks and Disney Character wake-up calls. And, throughout their stay, our Clients will experience legendary Disney service.

Booking Information:
Contact Travel Agents, Scott and Becky Donahue, of Wish Upon a Star With Us to plan and book your vacation.

*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for most Sunday through Thursday nights.  Valid for travel between 4/23/17 to 6/15/17. Book from 3/27/17 through 5/25/17, with travel completed by 6/16/17.   Savings on premium rooms are available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms.  Offer excludes select Concierge rooms and suites, except Artisan and Regal suites.  Ask about savings on other room types.  Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice.  Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.       

Disney’s Dilemma: Can Anyone Replace Bob Iger?

Disney’s (DIS) board of directors this week bought themselves more time before having to make the big, seemingly impossible decision as to who will succeed Bob Iger as CEO. In the coming weeks, legions of Disney watchers will attempt to read corporate tea leaves much as the CIA tried for years to gauge who would lead the Politburo during the Cold War.

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D23 EXPO DISNEY FAN EVENT TO BE HELD IN JAPAN IN 2018

The Walt Disney Company (Japan) announced today that it will stage D23 Expo Japan 2018, a special event for Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, over three days from February 10 to February 12, 2018, at Tokyo Disney Resort in Maihama.

D23 Expo is held every two years in the U.S. for Disney’s most passionate fans. The first D23 Expo in Japan was held in 2013 and is unique to Japan while remaining true to the original vision of “The Ultimate Disney Fan Event.” D23 Expo Japan 2015 was themed to “The Power of Story.” Guests were treated to spellbinding stories from each of the four Disney brands—Disney, Disney•Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Fans enjoyed experiences, merchandise, collectibles, and endless surprises created exclusively for the event.

D23 Expo Japan 2018 will once again feature special exhibits and opportunities for the delight and enjoyment of guests. Further details will be posted at http://disney.jp/D23 as they become available this summer.

“We heard from a lot of fans about how delighted they were with the D23 Expo Japan 2013 and 2015.D23 Expo Japan 2018 promises to be even more spectacular,” said Paul Candland, President, Walt Disney Asia and President, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. “2018 marks The Walt Disney Company’s 95th anniversary and the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse’s screen debut. In Japan, it marks Tokyo Disney Resort’s 35th, Disney Channel’s 15th, and the Disney★JCB Card’s 10th. We’re very excited about being able to present this great event once again, and we know our guests will have an incredible experience during the three days we have planned for them.”

 

About Walt Disney Japan
The Walt Disney Company marked its formal move into the Japanese market by establishing a local subsidiary in 1959. In April 2000, several Japanese affiliates were integrated to form a new company, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd., to oversee all Disney interests in Japan. Walt Disney Japan runs a diversified business building on synergies created by the following segments—Studio Motion Pictures, Television, Consumer Products & Interactive, Media Distribution, Disney Store Japan and Parks & Resorts.

About D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
The name D23 pays homage to the exciting journey that began in 1923 when Walt Disney opened his first studio in Hollywood. D23 is the first official fan club in Disney’s 90-plus-year history. It gives its members a greater connection to the magical world of Disney through its quarterly magazine Disney twenty-three, information-packed website D23.com, member-exclusive discounts, and special events like the D23 Expo held in Anaheim, California.

 

About D23 Expo in the U.S.
D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event has been held in the U.S. four times to date, drawing Disney fans from around the world to Anaheim, California. D23 Expo 2017 will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center the weekend of July 14–16. Highlights include what’s new and what’s on the horizon from theme parks, television, music, gaming, and films, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel; the Disney Legends Ceremony to honor the talented men and women who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy; an all-new exhibit curated by the Walt Disney Archives; the D23 Expo Emporium, where Disney fans can buy, sell, and trade Disney collectibles, memorabilia, merchandise, and more; and D23 Expo’s costume contest.

SAVE UP TO 25%* ON ROOMS AT SELECT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT HOTELS

Walt Disney World Resort

Our Clients can save up to 25%* on rooms at select Walt Disney World® Resort hotels for stays most nights May 28-Aug. 31, 2017 when they book March 27-July 14, 2017.

Plus, our Clients can uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences at Walt Disney World Resort this summer including Pandora – The World of Avatar opening May 27, 2017 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.

And, as we recently announced, for a limited time, May 27-July 4, 2017, Guests staying at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels can explore Pandora – The World of Avatar beyond regular Park hours.

Nightly Extra Magic Hours will take place from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. only in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. This offering will provide Guests with an additional opportunity to enjoy everything Pandora – The World of Avatar has to offer – including navigating a mystical river, flying on a back of a banshee and walking under floating mountains. Please note valid Theme Park admission and a Resort ID are required.

Booking Window: March 27-July 14, 2017
Travel Window: May 28-Aug. 31, 2017

Booking Information:
Contact Travel Agents, Scott and Becky Donahue, of Wish Upon a Star With Us to plan and book your vacation.

*The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Length-of-stay requirements may apply. Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room. Additional per-adult charges may apply if more than two adults per room at Disney Value, Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. Cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – The Little Mermaid standard rooms. 25% savings for select Disney Deluxe and Deluxe Villa Resorts; lower savings may be available for other Resorts.

A former Disney Imagineer’s guide to Disney World

Ever since Walt Disney announced his huge purchase of land (more than 27,000 acres) in 1965, Orlando has been going through a transformation. One of its largest employers was Martin Marietta, primarily a large government defense contractor, and the other was the U.S. Air Force (Orlando International used to be McCoy Field).

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5 awesome free things Disney Cruise Lines offers its passengers

Make no mistake: cruising with Disney can be pricey. The good news is that you get a lot of bang for your buck on the family-friendly line, with amazing kids clubs, spectacular stage shows, and fun for every age group. (Animation art class, anyone?)

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