March 4, 2021,
Like an expanding wave of dark ink that has left the bottle after the container was tipped over, the harshness of the times we are living in, from climate change to social rage and a devastating deadly pandemic, dark ink is spreading across the globe, shrinking the space we have to live a life of full enjoyment, peace and happiness.
That is why it is so important, now more than ever, that the fantasy world begin to expand again.
We need our escapes.
We need our fantasies.
We need Disney and all that they produce.
In terms of being exceptional fantasy makers and escapism masters, they are, well, magical.
Here are their expanding finger prints.
The company is known for its film studio division, The Walt Disney Studios, which includes Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios.
Disney’s other main business units include divisions in television, broadcasting, streaming media, theme park resorts, consumer products, publishing, and international operations.
Through these various segments, Disney owns and operates the ABC broadcast network; cable television networks such as Disney Channel, ESPN, Freeform, FX, and National Geographic; publishing, merchandising, music, and theater divisions; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Hotstar; and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a group of 14 theme parks, resort hotels, and cruise lines around the world.
One our most favorite places on the planet, Disney World, has long been touted as the Happiest Place on Earth and even during a pandemic, the House of Mouse is trying to keep up the magic.
As reported at cnn.com, “All Disney Parks require guests to wear masks, and some parks’ mask requirements are more stringent than others. For instance, Walt Disney World, Florida, mandates face coverings for everyone 2 or older, including people who have been vaccinated.
Every park has reduced capacity, and guests must take a temperature check on entry and observe social distancing at all times.”
To get a chance to indulge in the magic at Disney, it is a small price to pay.
Like many global companies during the pandemic, Disney has had its challenges.
The global coronavirus pandemic has crippled the domestic box office, forcing major studios to postpone blockbusters and place other important feature films on premium video on-demand or branded streaming services.
The team at marketwatch.com explain, “The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products unit took in $3.6 billion, down 53% year-over-year as many Disney parks and its cruise line remain closed. The flagship Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif., and Disneyland Paris will stay closed in the current quarter, Disney Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy said during the analyst call.”
By contrast Walt Disney Co.’s streaming service, Disney+, proved again to be a positive plus during a pandemic that has all but closed down Disney’s other businesses.
They are determined to bring the magic back. We wish them great success.
Fantasy magic removing dark ink. We’ll take that any day.
Please read on.
‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ Begins Oct. 1 at Walt Disney World Resort
EARidescent moments and other surprises await guests during 18-month 50th anniversary event
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Feb 19, 2021, 09:00 ET
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On Oct. 1, 1971, Walt Disney World Resort officially opened to guests for the first time, the culmination of years spent imagining, planning and developing Walt Disney’s magical dream. In the five decades since, the vacation destination continued to expand with new stories and characters and adventures to cherish for a lifetime. And now with a major milestone approaching, guests can share in “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” beginning Oct. 1, 2021, in honor of the resort’s 50th anniversary.
This 18-month celebratory event will feature new experiences at the resort’s four theme parks and beyond, where shimmering EARidescent décor will appear as if by magic. Shining at the center of it all will be Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park, which will add to its royal makeover from 2020 with new gold bunting, sparkling golden embellishments and other new enhancements, including a 50th anniversary crest warmly welcoming guests to the join the festivities.
Beacons of Magic at All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks
As part of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” icons at each Walt Disney World theme park will transform into magnificent Beacons of Magic at night, coming to life with their own EARidescent glow.
- Cinderella Castle will illuminate Magic Kingdom with a dazzling radiance that sparkles with pixie dust.
- At Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, a warm light will emanate from the Tree of Life as magical fireflies gather to usher in the magic of nature.
- The Hollywood Tower Hotel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be awash in a brilliance evoking the golden age of imagination and adventure.
- And at EPCOT, new lights will shine across the reflective panels of Spaceship Earth, connecting to one another in a symbol of optimism resembling stars in a nighttime sky. The iconic structure’s permanent new lighting will continue beyond “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” as a defining feature of the park.
Mickey and Minnie: Dressed for the Occasion
As hosts of “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will be dressed in sparkling new looks, custom-made for this special occasion. Highlights of these celebratory designs include beautifully embroidered impressions of Cinderella Castle backed by fireworks, as well as a brocade in multi-toned, EARidescent fabric – all punctuated with pops of gold.
Joining Mickey and Minnie, Walt Disney World cast members will be at the heart of this event. They will demonstrate yet again why they are renowned for their commitment to service, consistently exceeding guests’ expectations by going above and beyond to make visits to The Most Magical Place on Earth special.
More details about “The World’s Most Magical Celebration” will be announced in the future. For more information, visit WDWNews.com, DisneyWorld.com/50 and DisneyParksBlog.com, plus follow #DisneyWorld50 on social media platforms.
SOURCE Walt Disney World Resort
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