Saturday, 23 May 2015

Show 46 - Springing into a News Show!

Welcome to the show notes for our podcast episode 46 and just like all the recent even-numbered shows, this is your fortnightly, 20 minute or so, burst of Disney news.

Now unless you have been hiding away, you will be aware that Disneyland's 60th celebration began on Friday 22nd May 2015 (on their 24 hour day). However, earlier in the week media representatives had access to advance showings of the wonderful offerings, merchandise and food that will be available. If like us, you were salivating at all of this, then thats great but we took the decision not to share anything from the new night-time entertainment offerings (except one picture from World of Color). As Michelle will be in Disneyland on 28th May, we have decided to wait till she has experienced it in person.
Photo Credit - Disney Parks Blog
So on to the news and below is a quick run through of what is happening in the world of Disney:


  • EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival from September 25th to November 16th announced
  • Soarin re-opens with new screen and digital projection in DCA (in the Grizzly Peak Airfield area of DCA)
  • Disney animation’s 2016 PROJECT of Zootopia, voice talents announced as Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman
  • The eighth release from The Legacy Collection celebrates the 60th anniversary of Disneyland Resort with a 3-disc set, which features classic music from attractions
  • Antman, due to be released in the USA 17th July, an insider has disclosed to us that it has had a whole new musical score recorded changing the films vibe
  • Permits filed for building of 26 waterside villas at Wilderness lodge plus new restaurants and a new pool and upgrades though not formally announced by Disney
  • 24 hour events at WDW and Disneyland happened 22nd/23rd May 

In addition, there was an announcement about Disney Springs. 13 new tenants were announced for Disney Springs were announced on May 15th.  On the retail side there is Zara, Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, Uniqlo, Pandora, UGG, L’Occitane en Provence, Edward Beiner. Also, new dining. Edison, Sprinkles, Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, Vivoli Gelateria, Tea Traders CafĂ© by Joffrey’s. 
The Boathouse. Photo Credit Disney Parks Blog
Previously announced and now open are these establishments: The BOATHOUSE; Erwin Pearl; APEX by Sunglass Hut;  Chapel Hats;  Art of Shaving;  Sanuk ( street-style casual footwear);  Sound Lion; (Offering the latest technology in headphones); Havaianas: (Specializing in a wide array of fun footwear and accessories, including a station where guests can create their own flip-flops) and Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC (Offering a full selection of gluten-free, vegan baked goods such as award-winning donuts, cupcakes, cookies, bagels (with vegan butter) and savory items).

So until next week, that is all from us. 

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