• Disney World reveals ‘Star Wars’: Galactic Starcruiser hotel designs

    Disney World reveals ‘Star Wars’: Galactic Starcruiser hotel designs

    The space-age rooms include padded bed "pods" and hidden furnishings.
  • Disney swings to a $710M loss as pandemic crushes parks business

    Disney swings to a $710M loss as pandemic crushes parks business

    Disney’s swung to a $710 million loss in the fourth quarter as its theme parks and movie business continued to get crushed by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The Mouse House,
  • Disneyland to furlough more staff and execs as COVID-19 cases surge

    Disneyland to furlough more staff and execs as COVID-19 cases surge

    Disney said Tuesday it will impose another round of furloughs at Disneyland as there is no sign that the Anaheim, Calif.-based theme park will be permitted to reopen anytime soon. Although Disney did
  • Disney World staffer recounts ‘scary’ experience working during coronavirus

    Disney World staffer recounts ‘scary’ experience working during coronavirus

    Earlier this summer, amid skyrocketing COVID-19 rates in Florida and urgings from public health experts to go into lockdown, Disney World reopened its gates. The decision to reopen was highly criticized, with many wondering how the theme park could possibly keep guests safe, happy, and healthy during a global pandemic. But little notice was paid …
  • Disney changes mask policy to ban eating and drinking while walking

    Disney changes mask policy to ban eating and drinking while walking

    The snack loophole has been closed. Less than 10 days after reopening, Disney World has had to update its face mask policy to close a glaring loophole: Patrons are now explicitly required to stay in place and away from others if they remove their mask to eat. “Please bring your own face coverings and wear …
  • Disney may not rebound from the pandemic for at least a year

    Disney may not rebound from the pandemic for at least a year

    Disney’s theme parks and movie studios won’t be back in full force until at least the middle of next year, according to a Wall Street analyst’s gloomy prediction. Cowen analyst Doug Creutz said Thursday that Disney’s theme parks and its box office-busting movie division — which includes its namesake studio, Marvel, Pixar and 20th Century …
  • See the surreal scenes from Disney World’s reopening after lockdown

    See the surreal scenes from Disney World’s reopening after lockdown

    The “happiest place on Earth” is doing its best to convince visitors it is also among the safest. Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida reopened its doors to guests on July 11, three months after shutting them in March at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Masked staff welcomed back visitors to the Magic Kingdom …
  • Disney World ripped over indoor, mask-free ‘relaxation zones’

    Disney World ripped over indoor, mask-free ‘relaxation zones’

    Disney says it will enforce a strict policy on wearing masks as it prepares to reopen Disney World on Saturday — but there’s a notable exception that’s raising eyebrows. The Orlando, Fla.-based theme park has designated a handful of “relaxation zones,” where guests are allowed to remove their face coverings — and some of them …
  • Splash Mountain to be redone with ‘Princess and the Frog’ theme after racial backlash

    Splash Mountain to be redone with ‘Princess and the Frog’ theme after racial backlash

    Disney is “almost there” with purging its racist history. Disneyland and Disney World will change their popular ride Splash Mountain into one with a “The Princess and the Frog” theme, ditching the ride’s connection to the racist “Song of the South” movie. Earlier this month, several petitions to have the Anaheim, California, and Orlando, Florida, …
  • Disneyland unions push back against reopening amid pandemic

    Disneyland unions push back against reopening amid pandemic

    Unions representing Disneyland workers are pushing back on plans to reopen the theme park next month as cases of coronavirus surge across the country. The Coalition of Resort Labor Unions sent an open letter last week to California Gov. Gavin Newsom that cited health concerns for workers and park guests alike as Disney seeks state …