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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.

  • See 2014 for all release information.

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

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Closures and Refurbishments

  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is back on the seas after a lengthy refurbishment.

Disney California Adventure

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

  • The expansion of Fantasyland, called New Fantasyland, has officially been completed. 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; Princess Anna and Elsa have moved from the Norway Pavillion at Epcot to this location;
    • The Seven Dwarfs' Mine Coaster held a soft opening on May 1st and became fully operational on May 28..
  • 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

  • Malestrom, in the Norway section of the World Showcase, closed October 4th and will be replaced by a Frozen-themed ride to open in 2016.

Disney's Hollywood Studio

  • Star Wars Weekends will return in 2015.
  • An interactive Phineas and Ferb meet and greet is now at DHS behind the MuppetVision theatre.
  • The Sorcerer's Hat icon will be removed in 2015.

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 will return in 2015.
  • A new agreement with HP has renamed the main fieldhouse the HP Fieldhouse.

Water Parks

Downtown Disney

  • No news to report.

Other

  • Golden Oaks, a living community has opened their first group of homes, named after Walt Disney's birthplace of Marcelline, Missouri.

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 the Broadway adaption of Aladdin, which won a Tony for James Monroe Inglehart as the Genie for Best Performance in a Featured Role in a Musical, continues with performances.
  • The musical apadtation of Newsies closed August 24th, and is on tour for the 2014-15 season.
  • 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 currently on tour.
  • 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.
  • A new show based on Tangled will debut in 2015.

Video Games

Other News

  • Star Wars Celebration VII will be held in Anaheim, California in April of 2015.
  • Radio Disney is selling all but one station (KDIS-AM 1110 in Los Angeles) and ceased over-the-air operations on September 26th.  The station remains online through internet streaming and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
  • Richard Kiel, who voiced Vladimir in Tangled, has passed away at the age of 73 in Fresno, Califonia September 10th.|}

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