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Complimentary Reusable Holiday Bag Now Available to Disneyland Resort Magic Key Holders

Disneyland Resort Magic Key Holders can now visit the Silly Symphony Swings in Disney California Adventure to pick up their own complimentary reusable holiday bag. We waited in line about 15 minutes to get our bag. As per usual with these kinds of gifts and experiences, guests should be prepared to present their Magic Key pass and photo ID. Cast Members were handing out the bags at the end of the line. The bag is a creamy off-white color, with red lettering and red sides. The Magic Key and Disneyland Resort logos are on the front and back. The sides features white trees, snowflakes, and stripes. Read more about the exclusive experiences available to Magic Key holders during the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure. For more Disneyland Resort news and info, follow Disneyland News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For Disney Parks news worldwide, visit WDWNT. The post Complimentary Reusable Holiday Bag Now Available to Disneyland Resort Magic Key Holders appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Disney Cast Members Make “Ice Magic” as Highly Anticipated Project Hits Construction Milestone

A select group of Disney Cast Members and Imagineers recently left their mark on one of the most anticipated projects coming to Disney Parks. Disney Parks worldwide are working on exciting projects, bringing new experiences to Guests in the coming years. We’ve recently heard of Splash Mountain closing and receiving a complete reimagining to welcome Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen, Louis, and Mama Odie at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park, an all-new land inspired by Disney’s Zootopia coming to Shanghai Disneyland, a brand-new area inspired by Tangled, Peter Pan and Mary Poppins currently in development at Disneyland Paris, and a breathtaking expansion bringing Neverland, Arendelle, and Corona to life at Tokyo Disney Resort. Credit: Disney Parks BlogHowever, perhaps one of the most anticipated projects coming to Disney Parks worldwide is World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland, which recently hit a historic construction milestone at the Hong Kong Disney Park, despite fans celebrating a massive removal from the land.  On November 22, Cast Members, including Hong Kong Disneyland Resort managing director Michael Moriarty, leaders, Imagineers, Project team, and the Test and Adjust team, came together to leave their mark on the brand-new land in the first Cast engagement activity of the themed land: “Ice Magic Signing Moment.” Credit: Disney Parks BlogPer Disney Parks Blog, the group signed their names on pieces of “Ice Magic,” giant snowflakes that were placed on the Arendelle Castle, allowing Cast Members to become part of the new themed land’s — and Hong

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New Holiday Ear Headband by BaubleBar and Satin Peach Ear Headband at Disneyland Resort

Two new Minnie ear headbands are available at Disneyland Resort. We found the holiday ears by BaubleBar in Disney Clothiers and the peach satin ears in the Emporium. Holiday Minnie Ear Headband by BaubleBar – $54.99 These ears are white, with a red sparkling bow at the center. The bow is topped with silver-gold holly leaves and pearl white berries. The fronts of the ears are covered in silver and gold gems and pearls. The headband and ears are covered in white satin. A golden BaubleBar plaque is on the inside of the headband. Peach Satin Minnie Ear Headband – $34.99 These ears are also covered in satin fabric. The fabric is peach-colored and embroidered with flowers, leaves, and Minnie bows. The bow at the center is made of ruffled yellow satin fabric. The backs of the ears are printed with flat versions of the embroidery on the front. They are lined with small pearls. Which ear headband do you prefer? Let us know in the comments. Check out the Groot ear headband also from Disneyland Resort. For more Disneyland Resort news and info, follow Disneyland News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For Disney Parks news worldwide, visit WDWNT. The post New Holiday Ear Headband by BaubleBar and Satin Peach Ear Headband at Disneyland Resort appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Enter Now for a Chance to Attend Disney Imagination Campus 100 Teachers Celebration at Disneyland Resort

In 2023, The Walt Disney Company will mark its 100th anniversary. As part of the celebration, Disney Imagination Campus plans to recognize 100 exceptional teachers who reflect the creativity and imagination of Walt Disney to attend a one-of-a-kind teacher event. We encourage elementary, middle and high school teachers across the country to enter our contest […]

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DuckTales World Showcase Adventure Game Added to Play Disney Parks App, Coming Soon to EPCOT

The DuckTales World Showcase game that was previously announced to replace the “Phineas and Ferb” Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure is officially coming soon. The game has been added to the Play Disney Parks app in the latest update. The image shows Webby, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Scrooge McDuck running across a globe between World Showcase pavilions. Guests will help the DuckTales crew “defeat dastardly villains and recover the lost 7 Plunders of the World on an amazing adventure that spans the globe.” It’s marked on the map with a little DuckTales symbol. In previous iterations of the game, guests were given devices with which to play. With the rise of smartphones and the Play Disney Parks app, guests can now play on their own devices. Disney had announced the game would debut in 2022, so we should know more soon. Stay tuned for more information about the DuckTales World Showcase Adventure. For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The post DuckTales World Showcase Adventure Game Added to Play Disney Parks App, Coming Soon to EPCOT appeared first on WDW News Today.

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First Set Photos From ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Reveal Lee Jung-jae in Jedi Robes

The Daily Mail has released photos from the set of “The Acolyte,” the next “Star Wars” series under production for Disney+. Leslye Headland (“Russian Doll”) is showrunner, and Amandla Stenberg (“Bodies Bodies Bodies”) stars. “The Acolyte” cast also includes Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”), Manny Jacinto (“The Good Place”), Dafne Keen (“Logan”), Jodie Turner-Smith (“Queen & Slim”), Rebecca Henderson (“Inventing Anna”), Charlie Barnett (“Russian Doll”), Dean-Charles Chapman (“1917”), Carrie-Ann Moss (“The Matrix”), and Margarita Levieva (“Revenge”). The first photos from the Daily Mail show Jung-jae in traditional Jedi robes. “The Acolyte” began production in the UK on November 7, 2022. Above is Dafne Keen, carrying a bow weapon. This actor has Zabrak makeup, including small horns atop the head. She was also spotted holding a giant bow. Accompanying the Zabrak on set was a Wookiee. Dean-Charles Chapman was dressed as a Jedi Padawan, including the traditional hair braid. “The Acolyte” is set approximately 100 years before “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace” during the High Republic era. A former Padawan (Stenberg, the titular acolyte) will reunite with her Jedi Master (Jung-jae) to investigate a series of crimes. For the latest Disney Parks news and info, follow WDW News Today on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. The post First Set Photos From ‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ Reveal Lee Jung-jae in Jedi Robes appeared first on WDW News Today.

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Major Changes to Genie+ Now Available on the Disneyland App

Genie+ has been a sore subject for many Disney Parks-goers for a while now. And with record prices for Genie+ soaring at Disney World, it’s becoming more expensive and less attainable for some Guests who are already spending a small fortune on their Disney vacation. However, earlier this week, we reported how there would be modifications to the Genie+ system within both the Disneyland and Disney World apps that might help Guests using this service. Credit: Disney Parks BlogRelated: Disney Officially Acknowledges Genie+ May Run Out This update would let Guests modify their Lightning Lane experiences in the app and look for other attraction windows. Guests could then be able to get Lightning Lane access to different rides as well as modify reservations without losing the original one, which was a pain point before for Guests. Though many Guests were originally upset with how the Genie+ and Lightning Lane paid services have taken over the previous free FastPass system, these new flexibility options may have softened the blow that Genie+ and Lightning Lane first gave Guests. Credit: Disney Parks BlogRelated: The Walt Disney Company Sued Over Disney Genie Service We were originally told that these new changes would be available within a week or so, but reporter @ScottGustin Tweeted today that these new changes are now live in the Disneyland app: Genie+ Lightning Lane modifications are now live in the Disneyland app. You’ll need to update the app (version 7.19) before you can use

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Fresh Off ‘Puss In Boots’ Comeback, Antonio Banderas Is Already Talking ‘Shrek 5’

Antonio Banderas discussed heroes, villains, and the return of Puss in Boots. Credit: DreamWorks AnimationShrek (2001) was a surprising success all around. Many animators at DreamWorks who fell behind while working on The Prince of Egypt (1998) were sent to work on the CGI film as a sort of punishment. This happened often enough that they would call the assignment, getting “Shreked”, some employees even referring to it as a Gulag. With this sort of mindset, it would be very surprising if any studio, let alone one that had produced so few animated films to that point, was able to churn out a quality product. Credit: DreamWorksRelated: “Shrek,” “Puss in Boots” get reboots by “Despicable Me” creator It goes without saying that the team at DreamWorks succeeded: The success of the first Shrek movie has inspired a cult following lasting over two decades, and paved the way for three direct sequels, Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007), and Shrek Forever After (2010), and a myriad of spinoffs, including television shows, holiday specials, and solo films. The success of this film also allowed for DreamWorks animation to explode, and produce dozens of other films since then, with a wide range of characters and stories. One such character, Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), originally a sidekick to the big green Ogre (Mike Myers), rose to fame and two of his own solo films, Puss in Boots (2011) and now, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022). Credit:

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Fans Enraged Over DC Reboot, “Let Disney Buy the DCU”

Fans are not happy with James Gunn’s new plans for the DCU and might be willing to have Disney take over. Credit: Warner Bros.Related: Jason Momoa Reportedly Leaving ‘Aquaman’ Franchise For New DCU Role Disney is already very close to having a monopoly on the entertainment industry. With Star Wars and Marvel under them, the Walt Disney Company is a powerhouse when it comes to movies. Now, some fans feel like Warner Bros. have lost it. DC may be under their umbrella for now, but Gunn’s latest decisions to reboot the franchise will change everything. If the reboot does let go of DC’s main roster, then Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam (2022) will have a “short-lived” legacy with DC, Henry Cavill won’t return, Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and even Flash won’t return. All of this is quite shocking as these actors built the DC Universe that fans know and love. Credit: DC / Warner Bros.Related: Netflix Renews Fan-Favorite DC Series Now, fans are going to Twitter to share their frustration and some believe that Disney might be DC’s savior if Warner Bros. crumbles from their debt: Disney needs to buy the DCU Disney needs to buy the DCU — ovokosh ⁶𓅓 (@CIRC0L0C0) December 8, 2022 They might get their chance when WBD inevitably goes bankrupt https://twitter.com/markyfanacc/status/1600725783516889088 Disney should def buy DC now. Someone has to stop this madness Disney should def buy DC now. Someone has to stop this madness — Eternity

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