Rumored taping dates for the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade special report that it is scheduled for November 7 and 8 at Disneyland and December 5 through 7 in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.
Plans have been announced for the park's 60th anniversary celebration in 2015. Two new parades and other events are part of the celebration.
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage and Alice in Wonderland.
Disney California Adventure
None to report.
Closures for Refurbishments
None to report.
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
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The Magic Kingdom
The expansion of Fantasyland, called New Fantasyland, has officially been completed. Attractions include:
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.
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
A summer long promotion celebrating the movie Frozen is running until September 28.
The second annual "Villians Unleashed" event will be held August 23rd.
Disney chairman Bob Iger has announced plans to develop Frozen into a Broadway musical.
Disney on Ice
A new show featuring characters from Frozen debuts in September.
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 Heroes, Worlds 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.
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).
Star Wars Celebration VII will be held in Anaheim, California in April of 2015.
Radio Disney will sell all but one station (KDIS-AM 1110 in Los Angeles) and cease over-the-air operations as of September 26th. The station will remain online through internet streaming and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.