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The following is a current listing of current events from The Walt Disney Company.


Movies

Walt Disney Pictures

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Theatrical Releases

NOTE: All release dates are for the USA and are subject to change.

DVD/Blu-Ray Releases

  • See 2014 for the current list.


News

  • Frozen has won the Golden Globe Award , the BAFTA Film Award and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Pixar Animation Studios



Theme Parks

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News

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland

Closures and Refurbishments

None to report.

Disney California Adventure

  • None to report.

Closures for Refurbishments

  • None to report.

Downtown Disney

  • N/A

Other

  • The Disneyland Hotel has completed an extensive refurbishment. The three towers, “Marina”, “Sierra”, and “Bonita” have respectively been renamed “Magic”, “Dream” and “Wonder”. A new suite, based on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and movie franchise, has also be added.

Walt Disney World

NOTE: For all hard ticket events, information is available on the Walt Disney World Resort’s web site. Tickets are available at WDW in advance or on the day of the event (costs for those dates are additional), by calling 1-407-W-DISNEY on online.

The Magic Kingdom

  • Princess Anna and Elsa will move from the Norway Pavillion at Epcot to the Magic Kingdom April 20th.
  • The expansion of Fantasyland, called New Fantasyland, has officially opened. Attractions include:
    • A new version of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure, as well as a new grotto meet and greet area for the mermaid version of Disney's undersea princess;
    • A Beauty and the Beast themed area, complete with the Be Our Guest restaurant and Gaston's Tavern;
    • A second Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride within a circus-themed section;
    • Snow White's Scary Adventures closed on May 31st, 2012 and became Princess Fairytale Hall, opening on Septemeber 18, 2013;
    • The Seven Dwarfs' Mine Coaster, which will be scheduled to open in 2014.
  • Princess Merida, heroine of the new Disney-Pixar movie Brave, has taken over the garden alongside Cinderella Castle.
  • You can now find Tinker Bell and her fairy friends at Adventure Land.

Epcot

  • Test Track, now presented solely by Chevrolet, officially re-opened on December 6th (with a soft opening earlier that week) after a nearly eight-month makeover, with an all-new color scheme, "Sim-Car", Pre-Show, and merchandise

Disney's Hollywood Studios

  • Star Wars Weekends  will return May 16th through June 15th.
  • An interactive Phineas and Ferb meet and greet is now at DHS behind the MuppetVision theatre.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • The upcoming area Avatar Land is set to open in 2017 in Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom.

ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex

  • Thanks to a agreement with HanesBrands, the facility's baseball stadium has been renamed “Champion Stadium”.
  • The Atlanta Braves Spring Training is currently in progress.
  • A new agreement with HP has renamed the main fieldhouse the HP Fieldhouse.

Water Parks

Downtown Disney

  • No news to report.

Other

  • No current news of other improvements have been reported.

International Parks

Disneyland Resort Paris

  • No news to report.

Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disneyland

Tokyo DisneySea

Hong Kong Disneyland

Shanghai Disneyland

  • Construction continues toward a 2015 opening.


Other Properties

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Theatrical Productions

  • The Lion King, along with multiple Tony Award winning shows Peter and the Starcatcher and the musical adaptation of Newsies continue with performances.
  • The Broadway adaptation of Aladdin, will open at the New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20th.  Previews started on February 26th.
  • A new live stage show, based on Disney Junior shows Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Sofia the First is now touring the USA.
  • Disney chairman Bob Iger has announced plans to develop Frozen into a Broadway musical.

Disney on Ice

  • A new show featuring characters from Frozen is in the planning stages for 2014-15.
  • Rockin' Ever After, featuring Princess Merida, Dare to Dream, featuring Princesses Rapunzel, Tiana and Cinderella, Let's Celebrate!, featuring a look at winter, Halloween, an "Unbirthday Party", a Princesses ball and other events featuring Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog, and Toy Story 3, Princesses and HeroesWorlds of Fantasy, a show featuring segments based on Cars, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King and Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies franchise, plus a pre-show based on the Disney Princess franchise, 100 Years of Magic and Treasure Trove are currently on tour worldwide.

Non-Theme Park Resorts

  • The Disney Hotel/DVC villa resort in Hawai'i has opened near Diamond Head named The Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina.
  • All Disney Vacation Club resorts have been renamed Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts to entice non-DVC club members to vacation.

Disney Cruise Line

  • The "Disney Dream" and “Disney Fantasy” are both at sea sailing. The two original Disney Cruise Ships, “Disney Wonder” and “Disney Magic” have berths in Long Beach, California for trips to the Mexican Rivera and Vancouver, BC for Alaskan cruises for the Wonder, while the Magic is based in Barcelona, Spain for Mediterranean cruises. Ports have also been established in New York City, outside Houston, Texas and Miami for additional cruises, including a new tour with berths in Bermuda and Puerto Rico.

Video Games

Other News

  • Disney has acquired rights to the first 4 films by Paramount with Marvel (Iron Man, Captain America: The First Avenger, Iron Man 2, and Thor).
  • The next big summer event for the Phineas and Ferb series will be a crossover with Star Wars in 2014.
  • Star Wars Celebration VII will be held in Anaheim, California in April of 2015.
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