• Disney India
    Disney India Drops Bollywood Production

    The Walt Disney Company India (UTV) is getting out of Bollywood, and changing its focus from local-language features to marketing Disney’s Hollywood films. Coming off the record success in India with The Jungle Book along with UTV produced Bollywood flops, including historical epic Mohenjo Daro, the studio has decided to get out of the Bollywood business. The studio has […]

  • Disneyland
    Some Disneyland Trivia – 1956

    The following are excerpts from a press release on Disneyland’s first anniversary, July 17, 1956 (thanks to Werner Weiss) Average expenditure of Disneyland’s guests for the first year was $2.37 per person. This figure includes parking, admission, rides, amusements and Disneyland souvenirs Certain of the Park’s rides have proved especially popular with the visitors. These have included […]

  • Marvel
    Avengers: Infinity War to Introduce New Superhero ‘Dr. Lawson’?

    While promoting the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of the summer mega-hit Civil War, Joe and Anthony Russo teased that the third outing for Earth’s Mightiest Heroes could add yet more superheroes to Marvel’s roster, with Anthony saying that, although the directors have their “hands full trying to tell the story we have with our pre-existing characters … […]

  • Non-Disney Resorts
    Disney Springs
    Disney Springs Resort Hotels to Offer Reduced Rates

    For a limited time the seven Disney Springs Resort area hotels are offering “Forever Fun” rates. Available for stays from August 17 to September 30th. These hotels are on Disney World property but are owned by national hospitality chains. Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista – rates starting at $62 per room, per night. Best Western Lake […]

  • Media Networks
    Disney Acquires 33% Stake in BAMTech for $1 Billion

    The Walt Disney Company has announced that it is acquiring a 33% stake in BAMTech, a leading technology services and video streaming company previously formed by Major League Baseball (MLB). As part of the transaction, BAMTech was separated from MLB’s broader digital business, MLB Advanced Media. Under the terms of the transaction, Disney will pay $1 billion […]

  • Magic Kingdom
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    Armed Man Tries to Enter the Magic Kingdom

    According to WFTV9 Orlando, an armed man impersonating a police officer was arrested Monday at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. Kevin Webb, 42 tried to walk into Magic Kingdom at 8 a.m. The entrance to the park is now newly secured with metal detectors. when confronted the Arkansas native owned […]

  • The Walt Disney Company
    Disney Beats 3rd Quarter Earnings Estimates

    Walt Disney Co’s quarterly profit and revenue on Tuesday beat analysts’ estimates fueled by movie studio hits, broadcast media and theme parks. They reported quarterly earnings of $2.6 billion for its third fiscal quarter ended July 2, 2016, an increase of $114 million over the prior-year quarter. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter […]