Bob Weis Promoted to President, Walt Disney Imagineering

Today Bob Chapek, Chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced that Walt Disney Imagineering Creative VP Bob Weis has been promoted to President of Walt Disney Imagineering.

Saratoga Springs & Old Key West Resorts Hit by Burglaries
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a recent rash of burglaries at Walt Disney World’s Old Key West Resort and Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

Disney Orders Two New Cruise Ships

The Walt Disney Company has announced plans to build two additional cruise ships from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.

Tokyo Disneyland Resort Accelerates Expansion Plans

In October 2014 OLC, the operator of Tokyo Disneyland Resort and Disney announced a ten year expansion plan for Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea. Based on the available information of the press release DBMnews did an analysis of what these changes would be (story HERE), but that announcement was a year and a half ago, and things have changed. The scope has been reduced and the Snow White area expansion has been deleted.

Shanghai Disney Resort Dedication Ceremony and Grand Opening Gala

Well today was the big day. Shanghai Disneyland is finally open! Here is the message contained on the park’s dedication plaque…

 

Tower of Terror to be Re-Themed to Guardians of the Galaxy

Walt Disney Imagineering announced at Comic-Con in San Diego that the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure will get a “Guardians of the Galaxy” treatment in time for the May 2017 release of the film’s sequel.

 

Disney Parks Gets FAA Permission to Fly Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration issued a waiver this week allowing Disney to use drones over Disneyland and Disney World for “entertainment purposes”, including fireworks shows.

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