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Breaking news! The Disney company has announced that ‘Tron 3’ is officially in development!

Jared Leto is reportedly being considered to star in the next exciting chapter of the Tron movie franchise. Disney is also searching for a movie director for the sequel. Although not confirmed, it’s hoped that Tron: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski will return.

Tron 3 in development starting Jared Leto

Disney music executive Mitchell Leib discussed the future of the Tron franchise in a recent podcast. He first talked about working with Daft Punk on the music for Tron: Legacy, but then switched into a conversation about the development of a tentative “Tron 3” sequel. He confirmed that Disney already has a script in hand, too. With the success of Disney+, “Tron 3” may come out as a direct-to-streaming movie.

Tron 3 in development starting Jared Leto

“Now with Disney+, I think there’s opportunities to be creating content that we otherwise wouldn’t have been able to create, you know because we’re in the movie business,” Leib explained. “We’re in the big movie business, and unless it’s a big movie idea we don’t make small movies. We’re only after basically billion dollar box office hits. On the one hand, that’s great. On the other hand, that’s a very narrow sleeve to operate in, and Disney+ I think is going to afford us the opportunity to expand and get much more diversified in the kind of content we can create. And Daft Punk has a bit of a television and movie development company, and all kinds of things they’re into, businesses they’re into. So I had lunch with Paul Hahn to further a bit of a starting conversation that we’re looking at making a sequel to Tron now, we’re looking at Tron 3. And we’ve got a great script, I mean a really phenomenal script that we’re very excited about. Whereas the timing wasn’t right to have done it years ago, I think we feel like the timing is right now, and I feel like we’ve learned a lot of lessons from that last movie.”

We’ll provide updates when more information becomes available.

Source: Cinemablend and DR Movie News

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Inspired Schoolgirl Asks for Disney Princesses with Glasses

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Inspired Schoolgirl Asks for Disney Princesses with Glasses

Eleven-year-old Lowri Moore, from Nottingham, England, wrote a letter to Bob Iger last year requesting the creation of Disney princesses that wear glasses. According to BBC News, Lowri, who wears glasses, said that she wanted to see more characters “wearing glasses like me.”

Lowri’s letter to Bob Iger read: “I’ve grown up watching Disney princesses and I’ve always admired them and thought they were beautiful. Unfortunately, none of the princesses wear glasses and that made me feel as though I’m not beautiful enough.”

Lowri described that the Disney characters featured with glasses were typically portrayed as “geeky or nerdy instead of beautiful.” She felt so strongly about the need for a glasses-wearing Disney princess that she came up with her own!

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Photo credit: Cyrilyn Moore.

A local illustrator, Natalie Owen, heard about Lowri’s letter and character idea, and was a Disney fan herself- so she decided to help out! According to BBC News, Owen decided to create the story, ‘Princess Rose and the Golden Glasses,’ featuring a beautiful princess in an orange gown and, you guessed it…glasses!

Lowri was thrilled about the glasses-wearing princess- “The illustrations are amazing and I’m so excited this has happened. Rose has blue-ish glasses, brown long hair, kind of like me. Even if it’s not Disney it’s still a role model for young people. I’m happy I got to create one.”

Lowri’s mother was also touched by the new book- “[The character] thinks she’s not beautiful because she’s wearing glasses. A bit like someone else I know. And she goes on a bit of an adventure where she discovers she actually is beautiful. To come from a nine-year-old’s mind it’s so clever. I’m super proud.”

Although there is no response from Disney to Lowri’s letter, it would be great to see a glasses-wearing Disney princess in the future!

Check back here on Chip & Co. for the latest theme park & entertainment news updates!

Source: BBC News.

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Select Disneyland Hotels Are Now Accepting New Reservations Starting August 1st

Last month, Disney announced its proposal to reopen Downtown Disney on July 9thDisneyland Park and Disney California Adventure on July 17th, and select hotels on July 23rd.

Select Disneyland Hotels Are Now Accepting New Reservations Starting August 1st

Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland

And while Downtown Disney will be moving forward with its plans to welcome back guests starting this Thursday, the other Disneyland Resort reopenings have been delayed.

Since it is unknown when Disney’s Californian Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Resort will reopen, we chatted with a Disneyland Resort Cast Member who confirmed these hotels are no longer accepting new bookings for the month of July. The earliest new reservation you can now make is August 1st. It is also still unknown when the Disneyland Hotel will reopen.

Select Disneyland Hotels Are Now Accepting New Reservations Starting August 1st

Screenshot From Chat with Disneyland Resort Cast Member

The Cast Member also informed us that the standard reservation cancellation policy has been re-instated.

Select Disneyland Hotels Are Now Accepting New Reservations Starting August 1st

Screenshot From Chat with Disneyland Resort Cast Member

Previously, the policy stated Disney would waive cancellation fees through July 22nd. Now the policy says they will work with guests that may have been impacted by the closure with no specific date listed. As of today, here’s how Disneyland Resort’s cancellation fee policy now reads on its website.

Select Disneyland Hotels Are Now Accepting New Reservations Starting August 1st

Screenshot From Disneyland’s Website

The friendly Cast Member also informed us it is still unknown at this time when Disneyland Resort’s theme parks and hotels will reopen. We’ll continue to keep an eye on Disneyland’s homepage for the most up-to-date information regarding Disneyland’s phased reopening and we’ll let you know as soon as Disneyland releases more information soon!

Are you thinking about going to Disneyland this summer? Let us know if you’re hoping the theme parks and resorts will be reopening soon in the comments below.

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BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

While limited Disney Transportation has already started to run at the Disney Resorts and Disney Springs, Disney World will be re-opening its parks next week with more transportation options.

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

The Grand Floridian is One Quick Stop From Magic Kingdom!

Although we’ve had a few hints of which transportation options would be opening and when, Disney has officially confirmed the dates of when most of the methods of Disney World transportation will be welcoming us back again!

Although Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will be opening on July 11th, transportation re-openings will be starting earlier in the week on July 7th. We’ve were able to spot Disney transportation out in the open today when we visited Disney World!

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

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We’ve already been able to hop back on the Disney Buses since they re-opened along with the Disney Resorts on July 22nd

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

Disney World Bus at Contemporary Resort

…July 7th will bring some of the Ticket and Transportation Center’s options back to guests! Guests will be able to ride the Monorail with new distancing barriers and other health and safety precautions

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

Green Monorail

…along with the Ferries to take guests to the parks and Disney Springs.

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

Ferry Boats

While the Skyliners were on the lines but not running today, they’ll be back in use starting July 15th! Disney hasn’t shared information yet concerning what health and safety precautions will be in effect when they start running again, but there will most likely be a limit of one party per gondola.

BREAKING NEWS! More Disney Transportation Will Start to Re-Open at the Beginning of Next Week!

Skyliners

The Minnie Van service and other watercraft options won’t be coming back yet. However, Disney has stated that they will be providing updates on when its other Disney Transportation will be available soon! We’ll keep you updated with the transportation modifications that we see when we make our way back into Disney World next week.

What are you looking forward to seeing the most when Disney World re-opens? Let us know in the comments below!

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Disney World wins Lawsuit over Mom’s Fight for Autistic Son to Ride Attractions Without Wait

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Disney has won a lawsuit that an Orlando disability advocate filed against them on behalf of her adult autistic son to get him immediate access to the FastPass lines at the Disney World theme parks.

Donna Lorman, president of the Autism Society of Greater Orlando, sued Disney in 2014 after Disney World changed its policy regarding guests with disabilities.

Before, Disney’s Guest Assistance Card allowed guests with disabilities and their families to enter the FastPass line an unlimited number of times. That card became heavily abused by guests.

In 2013 Disney created a new system, the Disability Access Service Card, or DAS, that lets people with disabilities get return times for rides, similar to a FastPass, so they don’t have to wait in a line.

Lorman wanted 10 passes to the Magic Kingdom for her son so he could ride his favorite attractions by going directly into the FastPass line. She said the extra waiting was hard for her son who didn’t understand the concept of time.

She testified that her son, who was 22 when she filed the lawsuit, has moderate to severe autism that made communication difficult and following a routine essential. She said her son needed to visit rides in a particular order at Disney.

Disney argued it isn’t required to provide unlimited, front-of-line passes for every ride under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If they did, the general public in the stand-by lines would wait longer.

Disney’s defense team also said Lorman should have planned her visit better to adjust to the new rules.

The two sides went to trial in February and a decision was reached on June 22. U.S. District Judge Anne Conway sided with Disney, ruling it was “unreasonable” for Disney to give such access to Lorman’s son. If Disney allowed him special access, others would demand it too.

“Requiring the modification, based on the history of the former system, would lead to fraud and overuse, lengthen the wait times significantly for non-disabled guests, and fundamentally alter Disney’s business model,” Conway wrote.

Conway also said Disney could “recover its cost of action.” It’s unclear how much Disney’s legal bills are, but the fight lasted over 5 years.

“To say that I am disappointed would be an understatement. I really truly believe in what I was fighting for,” Lorman wrote about the loss.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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News: Downtown Disney in Disneyland Reportedly Opening July 9th With Outdoor Dining Only

The reopening of Disneyland has been rocky.

News: Downtown Disney in Disneyland Reportedly Opening July 9th With Outdoor Dining Only

Downtown Disney’s World of Disney

The reopening date for the parks and resorts was announced, only to be delayed. Now, we know that Downtown Disney will be opening as planned (with a few changes!) on July 9th despite the suspension of indoor operations for several sectors in California counties.

Earlier today, California Governor Gavin Newsom mandated that all restaurants, wineries and tasting rooms, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos, and museums and cardrooms in 19 counties, including Orange County, where Disneyland resides, must close their indoor operations. But that’s not stopping Downtown Disney.

News: Downtown Disney in Disneyland Reportedly Opening July 9th With Outdoor Dining Only

Black Tap Craft Burger and Shakes

According to People, Downtown Disney will be opening on July 9th, but all restaurants will only have outdoor seating. By making this change, Disney is able to open the shopping, dining, and entertainment complex while staying within the confines of the new government action.

News: Downtown Disney in Disneyland Reportedly Opening July 9th With Outdoor Dining Only

Impossible Lettuce Cups at Ballast Point in Downtown Disney

Governor Newsom’s action will limit indoor operations for the next three weeks at least. Stay tuned to DFB for updates on the reopening of Disney World and the Californian response to the global health crisis.

Are you eager to return to Disneyland or okay with waiting!

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Face Masks now Required in Anaheim Citywide

Face Masks now Required in Anaheim Citywide anaheim face masks

Anaheim has now issued a citywide face mask requirement for when people are in public. The Anaheim requirement makes state guidance for wearing face coverings mandatory in Anaheim and went into effect yesterday, June 30.

The order requires the use of face masks:

  • Inside and in line for any indoor public space
  • At any healthcare setting
  • Using public transit or rideshare
  • At workplaces in common areas
  • For any food service, packaging or distribution
  • In any room or enclosed area where you’re unable to distance from those outside your own household.
  • Outside when within six feet of others

Those with special considerations are exempt, and face coverings are not required in certain situations:

  • Children younger than 2
  • Those with health, mental or developmental considerations
  • Those who face workplace risks from wearing a face covering
  • Medical treatments where removal is necessary
  • While eating or drinking
  • While exercising outdoors or indoors when distanced from others
  • While working outdoors when distanced
  • Those who are incarcerated

Disneyland will be following city and state guidelines when the theme parks reopen. All cast members and guests age 2 and older will be required to wear face masks when visiting the Disneyland Resort.

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Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

We can’t believe 22 NBA teams will be traveling to Disney World to finish their 2019-2020 season. It’s really HAPPENING!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

NBA Experience at Disney World

And to get Disney and sports fans extra-fired up out the 88 “seeding games” (you can view the full schedule here) ESPN has just shared some fun logos we think you’ll enjoy!

@pkairdesigns, an artist and self-proclaimed “sneakerhead” has decided to make a few new “Disney-fied” logos for the visiting NBA teams! ESPN scooped them up and added them to their Insta today including this adorable Utah Jazz logo featuring Pluto jammin’ on a saxophone!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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The Denver Nuggets logo has also been doctored up — with DOC! We love how the artist also added the Seven Dwarfs to the side of the mountain! Does this mean the players might be singing “Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it’s off to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex we go?”

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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Tigger has become the adopted Disney mascot for the Pheonix Suns thanks to his rather sunny disposition!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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Meanwhile, Mickey Mouse will be repping for the Boston Celtics. Looks like they really lucked out with landing the main MOUSE!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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Mavs fans can rejoice over their new logo featuring Bullseye! We always thought the Dallas Mavericks were big fans of Buzz and Woody!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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We bet Milwaukee Bucks player (and HUGE Disney dude) Robin Lopez will get a kick out of his team’s new Bambi logo.

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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It looks like another Toy Story character has been drafted. Toronto Raptors has a reimagined logo featuring Rex! Must be hard to dribble with such tiny arms!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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The Portland Trail Blazers will be putting on their super suits soon. How awesome would it be if they actually added The Incredibles on their jerseys?! Pretty incredible if you ask us!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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Winne the Pooh has lent his likeness to the Memphis Grizzlies! He looks more adorable than threatening!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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And last but not least, Ariel will be flipping her fins as the Miami Heat’s mascot!

Stop What You’re Doing and Look at These Right NOW!

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We gotta say, we thought the best thing we could hope to see when we found out the NBA would be playing the rest of its games at Disney World was Mickey Mouse wearing some sweatbands and a pair of basketball shorts — which, btw, we’re still hoping to see!

But we love seeing what this artist has come up with so far! Here’s hoping they have a few more Disney design ideas up their sleeve for the rest of the NBA team logos!

Which teams’ logo is your favorite? Cast your vote in the comments below!

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News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

While we originally weren’t expecting any of Disney World’s miniature golf courses to reopen any time soon, Disney always likes to keep us on our toes!

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Fantasia Gardens

Previously, they stated mini-golf would most-likely be unavailable to resort guests during Disney World’s phased reopening while Standard golf and FootGolf would remain open, but like so many things right now, it appears they changed their minds!

Although Winter Summerland at Blizzard Beach remains closed, Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf has recently reopened! Let’s check out the course to see what safety modifications they’ve made!

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Temperature Screening Sign

First of all, you’ll need to have your temperature taken to make your way onto the fairway! Face masks must also be worn by all guests (ages two and up) for the entire duration of their stay.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Heath and Safety Guidelines Sign

If there’s a line at the temperature checkpoint, there’s some covered and uncovered seating along with water provided for guests. Benches have socially distanced while some seating areas may have “not available” markers if they’re closed off for guests.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Fantasia Gardens

Just like Disney Springs, AdventHealth workers are performing the temperature screenings using touchless thermometers.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Temperature Screening

There are two family-friendly 18-hole courses at Fantasia Gardens. The Gardens Course is open daily from 10AM to 10PM while the Fairway Course (the more-challenging course) opens a 10AM and closes an hour earlier at 9PM.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Fantasia Gardens

We were allowed to choose which course we wanted to play, and since it’d been a while since we putted (although we’ve been watching lots of Holey Moley), we went with the Gardens Course!

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Gardens Course

Health and Safety reminder signage was featured predominantly throughout the course played and we noticed most of the trash cans had their lids propped open.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Trash Can and Safety Signage

Some of the holes had their own portable hand washing stations, too! They’re similar to the ones we’ve already seen at Disney World where you pump the water with your foot.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Hand Wash Station

Of course, we had to take some time to appreciate all the scenic beauty Fantasia Gardens has to offer! It’s almost like stepping foot inside the movie at times!

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

It’s Yen Sid!

We love all the sculptures of hippos, alligators, and elephants! Not to mention each hole is just challenging-enough without making us wanna pull a Happy Gilmore.

News and PHOTOS: Disney World’s Fantasia Gardens Mini Golf Course Is OPEN!

Fantasia Gardens

Getting a hole-in-one at Fantasia Gardens is our agenda for the day, so you know where to find us now that mini-golf is back in play at Disney World!

Will you be putting around Fantasia Gardens on your next trip to Disney? Let us know in the comments below!

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Disney+ announced that it will join Comic-Con@Home on July 23rd-26th!

Disney+ announced that it will join Comic-Con@Home on July 23rd-26th!

Disney+ announced that it will join Comic-Con@Home on July 23rd-26th!

Disney+ announced today that it will join Comic-Con@Home, hosted by San Diego Comic-Con, with virtual panels for three of its upcoming original titles. As part of the entire virtual festival, Disney+ will feature the animated movie “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe,” the anthology docuseries “Marvel’s 616,” and the service’s first scripted series from National Geographic, “The Right Stuff.”

Comic-Con@Home will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26, 2020, and online attendees are encouraged to use the official #ComicConAtHome hashtag to be included in the virtual activities.

Disney+’s virtual Comic-Con@Home panels include:

A Look Inside “Marvel’s 616” on Disney+
Thursday, July 23, 1:00 p.m. PT
“Marvel’s 616” explores how Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators exist within the “world outside your window”. Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, explores the intersections of storytelling, pop culture and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Join directors Gillian Jacobs, Paul Scheer and executive producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman as they discuss the making of this Disney+ original anthology series with moderator Angélique Roché.

Disney+’s “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe”
Saturday, July 25, 12:00 p.m. PT
Join the creators & executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, director Bob Bowen and stars Ashley Tisdale, Vincent Martella, Maulik Pancholy and Dee Bradley Baker as they share an exclusive sneak peek of Disney+’s upcoming “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe” and discuss the origins of this iconic animated series!

Blast Off with Disney+’s “The Right Stuff”
Saturday, July 25, 1:00 p.m. PT
From Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, “The Right Stuff” is the first scripted Disney+ original series from National Geographic. The series takes a clear-eyed look at the early days of the US space program. The series follows seven of the military’s best pilots as they become astronauts for the newly-formed NASA at the height of the Cold War. Competing to be the first in space, these ordinary men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring America to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope. Moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, the panel will feature cast members Patrick J. Adams (“Major John Glenn”), Jake McDorman (“Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard”), Colin O’Donoghue (“Captain Gordon Cooper”), Michael Trotter (“Gus Grissom”), Aaron Staton (“Wally Schirra”), Micah Stock (“Deke Slayton”), James Lafferty (“Scott Carpenter”), Nora Zehetner (“Annie Glenn”), Shannon Lucio (“Louise Shepard”), Eloise Mumford (“Trudy Cooper”), Eric Ladin (“Chris Kraft”), and Patrick Fischler (“Bob Gilruth”), Showrunner and Executive Producer Mark Lafferty, and Executive Producer Jennifer Davisson.

The Disney+ panels will join previously announced conversations from Walt Disney Television and Hulu during Comic-Con@Home. Follow Disney+ on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for more updates.

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Four Seasons Orlando in Disney World is Officially OPEN — With Added Health Measures

The Disney World area is slowly reopening — and that includes some third party hotels.

Four Seasons Orlando in Disney World is Officially OPEN — With Added Health Measures

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Last month, we got the news that the Four Seasons Orlando resort would be reopening in July. Sure enough, the Four Seasons opened today with a bunch of new health and safety measures to boot. Let’s take a look!

According to Fox 35 Orlando, Four Seasons has implemented their new Lead with Care initiative to help guide their protocols during the reopening. The initiative includes intensified cleaning and sanitizing, appointing a Hygiene Officer to supervise measures, retraining housekeeping staff, and implementing new technologies.

Four Seasons Orlando in Disney World is Officially OPEN — With Added Health Measures

Four Seasons Resort Orlando Pool

There are some measures more focused on the guest experience as well. All rooms come with a Lead with Care kit that includes masks, hand sanitizer, and wipes. There are physical distancing measures being implemented, reduced capacities, contactless delivery and ordering, and offerings in the Four Seasons app.

When speaking on the new measures, Four Seasons President of Global Operations Christian Clerc said, “While the Four Seasons experience may look different in this new environment, it will ultimately feel the same – our dedicated people will continue to deliver the same intuitive service and personalized care for which Four Seasons is known and trusted the world over.”

Four Seasons Orlando in Disney World is Officially OPEN — With Added Health Measures

Stairwell to the lobby

We experienced the updated dining experience at Four Seasons for ourselves when it first reopened! We’ll keep an eye on the Four Seasons and let you know if there is any news out of the hotel or further updates to the experience!

Will you be staying at the reopened Four Seasons? Tell us in the comments!

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DVC Moonlight Magic events cancelled for 2020

DVC Moonlight Magic events cancelled for 2020 Moonlight Magic

The Walt Disney company released an update to let DVC members know that the rest of this year’s Moonlight Magic events will be canceled. Disney Vacation Members were notified months ago that the previous Moonlight Magic event nights would be delayed until this summer. The rescheduled dates were listed for the months of June through August, but now Disney confirms how we won’t see the DVC events return at all for 2020.

We have attended some of these Moonlight Magic events in the past and they were quite a blast! You can read the following description to see what was offered during these DVC events:

Enjoy an evening of enchantment, entertainment and more as a theme park becomes your playground.

During a Moonlight Magic event, Members can visit a select theme park for an after-hours celebration. While attendees may get a jump start on the fun by mixing in with the regular crowd earlier in the evening, the real magic happens after the park has closed to the public.

It’s then that privileged partiers can:

  • Enjoy shorter-than-usual wait times on popular attractions
  • Meet some Disney Characters
  • Savor complimentary refreshments
  • Let loose at high-energy dance parties

Hopefully we will return to see these event nights in 2021!

Source: Disney Vacation Club

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News: Broadway Set to Remain Closed Until January 2021

While Disney World is prepping for its July 11th reopening and has just sold-out its Special Annual Passholder Preview Event, it could be a while before we see one of our favorite Disney musicals on Broadway again.

News: Broadway Set to Remain Closed Until January 2021

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Instead of resuming productions in September (as they’d originally projected) it seems more likely that Broadway’s stages could remain empty until 2021.

According to a recent New York Times article, performances are now unlikely to resume for the remainder of 2020. The famous theatre district comprised of 41 theaters has remained closed since mid-March and now the Broadway League has stated theater owners and producers will refund or exchange tickets previously purchased for shows through January 3rd, 2021.

News: Broadway Set to Remain Closed Until January 2021

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“Returning productions are currently projected to resume performances over a series of rolling dates in early 2021,” the League released in a statement. Thus far, the Disney musical Frozen, which had opened in 2018 has already announced it’s played its last show and will not be returning.

News: Broadway Set to Remain Closed Until January 2021

©Disney Frozen Will Not Be Returning

With the guidance of local health and government officials, Broadway productions are working on reopening procedures that will involve, “screening and testing, cleaning and sanitizing, wayfinding inside theaters, backstage protocols and much more.”

“I’m cautiously optimistic, with the latest information that we’re getting from scientists and medical professionals, that we’re getting close to some protocols that would work in New York and on the road,” Charlotte St. Martin, the League’s president, stated in an interview. “As long as they hold up, I do think that after the first of the year, a rolling rollout of shows reopening is possible.”

Have you ever seen a show on Broadway? Tell us which one in the comments below!

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Registration for Cast Member Previews at Walt Disney World coming July 1st

Registration for Cast Member Previews at Walt Disney World coming July 1st Chip and Dale Cinderella Castle

Registration for Cast Member Previews at Walt Disney World coming July 1st

Eligible Cast Members currently working or furloughed will soon have the opportunity to visit one theme park of their choice on select days before Guests officially return to Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

Starting July 1st, Cast Members will be able to register to visit ONE park per day on the following dates:

  • July 7th-8th: Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
  • July 13th-14th: Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT

During these previews, Cast Members will be able to experience many of their favorite attractions and multiple entertainment offerings. As a reminder, some experiences may be modified, limited in capacity, or subject to closure.

Eligible Cast Members will have the opportunity to register for themselves and up to three (3) additional Guests, or the total number of eligible dependents on their Main Entrance Pass, whichever is higher. There is limited space available for each preview. Sign-ups will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

In case you missed the news Annual Passholders also got a chance to sign up for previews earlier today. Click here to learn more.

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NEWS! Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Are Already FULL!

A little over an hour ago, Annual Passholders began receiving emails for the registration of the Disney World reopening Passholder Previews.

NEWS! Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Are Already FULL!

Annual Passholder Invite

Passholders apparently rushed to their accounts to secure their spots for the preview days in Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 9th and 10th. Now, in what feels like no time, BOTH Passholder Preview days are full.

If you attempt to register for the Disney World reopening previews now, you will be directed to this screen that notes “Event Is Full.”

NEWS! Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Are Already FULL!

Event is Full

Wow! It seems like the event booked up in almost no time. If you weren’t lucky enough to get a spot at the preview, you’ll have to wait just a few more days to the official reopening so that you can get in.

Did you get a spot in the previews or were you left hanging? Tell us in the comments!

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NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

A few days before Disney Park Pass went live, Disney World released the dates of its Annual Passholder previews. 

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

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And while we knew Disney World APs would have early access to the parks BEFORE they reopened to the general public on July 11th and 15th, we learned AP previews would only be happening at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on July 9th and 10th!

And guess what, APs? Today’s your lucky DAY! Disney World has just opened registration to attend its Annual Passholder previews! Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Premier Passholders are all eligible to register!

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

MMRR Annual Passholder MagicBand

Annual Passholders should be receiving emails presently inviting them to the previews and letting them know that reservations are open.

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

Annual Passholder Invite

You can only register for one day and park so you won’t be able to preview at BOTH Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. Registration is fairly simple. Attach guests, select the day and park that you would like to attend the preview, and then confirm. Keep in mind, you CANNOT make modifications after registering.

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

Passholder Previews

If eligible Passholders would like to bring a guest, the guest must also have a valid Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus, or Premier annual pass. Additionally, your guest must be included on your Family & Friends list (in your Disney account) and have opted to share “All My Plans” with you. If you register a guest on your reservation, they will be unable to make their own reservation.

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

Passholder Previews

Once you have confirmed your reservation, you will receive an email confirmation. As the event approaches, you will receive another email with more information about check-in procedures.

NEWS: Registration For Disney World’s Annual Passholder Previews Is NOW LIVE!

Confirmation Email

Reservations are required, limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. You also must have an activated annual pass for AP preview registration. Disney is currently sending emails out to notify Passholders. So, if you’re hoping for a spot at the Passholder previews, hurry over and register!

Will you be attending one of the Annual Passholder previews? Let us know in the comments below!

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Tokyo Disneyland Considers Changing Theme of Splash Mountain

Tokyo Disneyland Considers Changing Theme of Splash Mountain Splash Mountain

Rumor has now become fact as the iconic Splash Mountain will be soon transformed into a reimagined ride at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland California. Instead of Briar Rabbit and friends, a theme that has been seen as problematic due to racial elements in ”Song of the South, ” guests will be greeted with the familiar faces of characters from “The Princess and the Frog,” Disney’s 2009 animated musical. Taking their cue from the United States, Tokyo Disneyland may now follow suit and give their Splash Mountain a makeover.

The log flume ride has been a staple in Tokyo Disneyland since it’s opening in 1992. It, like it’s American counterparts, is based on a 1946 film, “Song of the South,” which has long been accused of racist stereotypes that are incompatible with modern audiences. Oriental Land Co. is the operator of Tokyo Disneyland and they have now been involved in discussions about changing the theme of their Splash Mountain as well.

While many park enthusiasts are disappointed at the proposed change to a classic Disney ride, others have expressed an understanding of the complexity surrounding cultural depictions on Splash Mountain. While the story in “Song of the South” is purely American, representing African American issues, the Japanese have seen this as an opportunity to demonstrate anti-discrimination and unity.

While the final announcement has yet to be made, it seems like it’s only a matter of time until Splash Mountain has turned a new leaf all over the world.

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NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Since the Disney Resorts have re-opened and Disney World will be opening for guests soon, there has been plenty of preparation on Disney’s side. Things are being completely changed to ensure guest and cast member safety, and that includes limited theme park capacity!

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Although Disney has sent out surveys to guests who have recently stayed at the Disney Resorts, many guests and readers have given us their own thoughts on the Disney Park Pass reservation system. And, if you happened to book a visit to the parks when they re-open, Disney is looking for your opinion on how well Disney Park Pass works too!

The Disney Park Pass reservation initially went live for resort guests on June 22nd, and it also opened to Annual Passholders and regular ticket holders soon afterwards. While the system has been operating well recently, it debuted with a VERY bumpy start.

However, Disney has only recently sent the survey out after many of the issues with the system were seemingly sorted out.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

This particular survey we received begins by asking where guests permanently reside and if they were over 18 years old to confirm that they could take part in the survey. Standard stuff.

But Disney also confirmed that we recently booked Disney Park Pass reservations. Interestingly, they were ONLY asking about ONE of our park pass reservations.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

Since there have been some varied guest experiences, Disney went on to ask about the ease of use for the new system. (While we JUST made this park pass in the last two days, it was easy to do since many of the original issues have been ironed out.)

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

In light of the varying experiences with the Disney Park Pass system, Disney went into depth with how guests feel about how their experiences at Disney World will be affected. The survey asked for opinions on how tricky the situations will be in the parks, the length of wait times, crowds, and more.

THIS is super fascinating that Disney is gauging guest perception based on their own “before you go” marketing and, we assume, opinions gleaned from public discussions on social media.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

Disney’s trying to figure out the mindset of the guests who are coming into the parks, so that they can use appropriate language and marketing around the experience. After all, how guests perceive their vacation could feel can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. (E.g. if the majority of guests say that they believe that wait times will be longer than in the past, then Disney knows it’s their job to focus on getting the word out that they think wait times could, in fact, be shorter. I mean, maybe. I’m clearly not a marketing professional! But that’s one way they could use this information.)

Plus, Disney wanted to make sure that guests were thoroughly aware of the health and safety regulations across the parks and resorts. This stems back to checking up on their own goal to get the word out to guests as much as possible.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

Disney went on to ask some more standard questions that we see in most Disney World surveys — checking to see if this was the guest’s first trip to Walt Disney World, and, if not, the dates of the guest’s last trip.

And although the survey did ask earlier about our upcoming resort reservation, it confirmed this fact again…

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

…before diving into more detailed questions that pertained to guests’ specific situations, like income, ages of those in the household, etc.

NEWS! A Disney World Park Pass Experience Survey Has Been Sent To Select Guests…And It’s Got Some Interesting Questions!

Disney Park Pass Survey

So Disney’s listening y’all. At least they’re trying to find out information about our experiences and about how we THINK our experiences could go down when we’re actually in the parks. Fun insight for sure.

What have your experiences been with the Disney Park Pass system? Let us know in the comments below!

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NEWS! Disney English Learning Centers Will Be Closing in China!

Shanghai Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland have already been welcoming guests back into the parks in China.

NEWS! Disney English Learning Centers Will Be Closing in China!

Shanghai Disneyland

However, since this unprecedented situation constantly changes, Disney has had to make a few tough decisions outside of the parks in China.

Shine News has reported that Disney English will no longer be available in China after operating for 12 years. Disney English opened its learning centers with English-immersion classes that included storytelling, singing, and interactive games as a way to educate people in the country.

NEWS! Disney English Learning Centers Will Be Closing in China!

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The first Disney English location was debuted in Shanghai in October 2008, before making its way across the country with 26 learning centers (10 of which are based in Shanghai). Over 100,000 children ages 2 through 12 have been able to expand upon their language skills through Disney’s programs.

NEWS! Disney English Learning Centers Will Be Closing in China!

©WaltDisneyImagineering on Instagram — Shanghai Disneyland reopening

However, classes were closed in-person in January due to health concerns, and online classes were offered starting March 19th. The Walt Disney Company Executive Vice President Mahesh Samat has stated that “Over the past few years, we have noticed a shift in consumer preferences toward online learning experiences and this trend has been accelerated by the global pandemic as families are hesitant to resume in-person supplemental learning classes.”

NEWS! Disney English Learning Centers Will Be Closing in China!

Hong Kong Disneyland

He went on to comment that “After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to not reopen the centers. We are ensuring that each family of a Disney English learner is refunded accordingly, and we are taking care of each and every one of our affected cast members.”

NEWS! Disney English Learning Centers Will Be Closing in China!

Shanghai Disneyland

Disney has notified parents that they are able to apply for refunds through July 21st. In order to visit the learning centers in person, parents should make an appointment. Anyone coming inside the Disney English locations will be required to wear masks, show their health QR codes, and bring their ID cards, bank cards, and contracts to receive a refund.

NEWS! Disney English Learning Centers Will Be Closing in China!

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

As situations at different Disney locations around the world unfold, we will continue to keep you updated with more information!

Have you been to any of the international Disney Parks? Let us know in the comments below!

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Disney Postpones Theatrical Release of ‘Mulan’ for a Second Time Over Coronavirus Concerns

Disney Postpones Theatrical Release of ‘Mulan’ for a Second Time Over Coronavirus Concerns

Disney Postpones Theatrical Release of ‘Mulan‘ for a Second Time Over Coronavirus Concerns. After already being postponed 4 months from its original release date of March 27th to July 24th, Disney is officially moving the release date for the film a second time.

“Making this films has been one of the most satisfying and exhilarating experiences of my entire career, and I’ve been so fortunate to be on this journey with some of the best cast and crew in the business,” director Niki Caro shared via Instagram following the initial release date change from March to July. “We are so excited to share this film with the world, but given the current ever-shifting circumstances we all are experiencing, unfortunately, we have to postpone the worldwide release of Mulan for now. Our hearts are with everyone the world over who is affected by this virus, and we hope that Mulan’s fighting spirit will continues to inspire those who are working so hard to keep us all safe,” Caro added.

Disney Postpones Theatrical Release of ‘Mulan’ for a Second Time Over Coronavirus Concerns

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The latest Disney live-action remake will now premiere in theaters on August 21st, instead of July 24th as previously planned. The primary reason, according to the Wall Street Journal, is the lack of attendance as theaters are beginning to re-open. Any film company would be hesitant to release a new film when audiences are at minimal capacity in theaters, so this doesn’t really come as a shock to those in the industry, but on the other side of the coin, a highly anticipated film could be just what audiences need to draw them back in to the theaters.

Most theaters, such as AMC Theatres, Cinemark, and Regal Cinemas, that have begun to re-open their doors have put new safety and cleanliness procedures in place to help moviegoers feel more at ease returning to public places,  but that hasn’t stirred much confidence among potential audience members as confirmed COVID-19 cases begin to spike in many states that were the first to re-open. Most theaters that have resumed operation are not even featuring relatively new titles yet, and have begun showing iconic films such as Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, E.T., the original Star Wars trilogy, Lord of the Rings, and Jaws to help draw in crowds.

Disney Postpones Theatrical Release of ‘Mulan’ for a Second Time Over Coronavirus Concerns

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We can’t wait to see Mulan when it finally reached theaters this fall!

Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Disney!

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Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

One of the perks available to Disney Vacation Club Members is the opportunity to attend Moonlight Magic events.

Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

Spaceship Earth

These are after-hours events where DVC members can ride attractions with shorter wait times, meet characters, indulge in complimentary snacks and drinks, and attend dance parties!

While the Disney World parks are set to reopen in July, some offerings and entertainment will be temporarily suspended. For example, the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party events have been canceled this year.

Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom

And, for the safety of both guests and Cast Members, Disney has announced that the Moonlight Magic events scheduled during the months of June, July, and August have been canceled.

Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

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There are currently Moonlight Magic events scheduled at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on September 15th, September 22nd, and October 6, 2020. Currently, these event dates have NOT been canceled, however, that is subject to change as Disney continues to monitor the situation.

Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

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We’ll continue to keep an eye out for any updates or announcements regarding the remaining Moonlight Magic dates in 2020!

Did you have plans to attend one of these Moonlight Magic events? Let us know in the comments!

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Universal Announces Twister Reboot Potentially Lead by Director from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Universal Announces Twister Reboot Potentially Lead by Director from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Universal Announces Twister Reboot Potentially Lead by Director from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. According to an exclusive report from Variety, Universal Pictures is looking to reboot the 1996 hit film, Twister. Sources close to Variety shared that Universal’s top choice to direct the film is Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick, Tron: Legacy). Frank Marshall is currently producing the project and working to get a writing team going for the film.

The original film starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt and followed the events that take place in Oklahoma during one of the most powerful storms in decades. “University professor Dr. Jo Harding (Helen Hunt) and an underfunded team of students prepare the prototype for Dorothy, a ground-breaking tornado data-gathering device conceived by her estranged husband, Bill (Bill Paxton). When Harding tells Bill that Dorothy is ready for testing — and that their privately funded rival Dr. Jonas Miller (Cary Elwes) has stolen the idea and built his own — Bill rejoins the storm chasing team for one last mission.”

Universal Announces Twister Reboot Potentially Lead by Director from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

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The film was a massive success, earning $494 million at the global box office in 96, and broke major ground in CGI technology for special effects in film. Senior Vice President, Sara Scott will oversee the project for Universal. It is currently unknown when the film will premiere in theaters and no formal casting choices have been designated at the time fo writing. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for all things Entertainments!

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Source: Variety

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The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Still In Limbo Over Creative Differences

The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Still In Limbo Over Creative Differences

The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Still In Limbo Over Creative Differences. Disney fans who grew up watching Lizzie McGuire were ecstatic to hear the series would be getting a reboot on Disney+ in 2020. Most of the original cast was set to return including Adam Lamberg (David “Gordo” Gordon)Hallie Todd (Jo McGuire), Robert Carradine (Sam McGuire), and Jake Thomas (Matt McGuire), and several hints that other characters from the hit show would make cameo appearances through out the series.

Unfortunately for fans, production came to a screeching halt after original show runner Terri Minsky left the project claiming “creative differences” as the primary reason for leaving the show. Both Minsky and the shows lead, Hilary Duff, voiced concern over Disney+’s content rules and wanting to explore more adult themes and content within the series as Lizzie navigated her 30’s. I mean, she’s not in middle school anymore, so this does make sense. shrugs

Well, needless to say, Disney+ did not share the same sentiment, and thus forced production to shut down while a new storyline and direction is being hashed out for the series. In the meantime, Duff and Minsky have been very vocal about wanting the series to be moved to sister streaming service, Hulu.

The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Still In Limbo Over Creative Differences

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In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Hulu’s head of original content, Craig Erwich, shared that there have not been any discussions about the series making the move to Hulu despite the actors plea. “I appreciate her fandom,” Erwich said with a grin—but he added, “We have not had any conversations with Hilary Duff around her show.”

“Lizzie is turning 30, and for me, you know she was everybody’s best friend, and she was there for such pivotal moments in their pre-teen life, and entering your 30s is an extremely big deal and I think it’s just the right time for her to step back in and to have her go along with you in your 30s,” Duff shared in a recent interview. “All of the fun times and all of the big monumental moments and all of the challenges you are faced with. I just thought that there was such opportunity there for her to be grown up and for her to be there for women again.”

The ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Still In Limbo Over Creative Differences

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“Fans have a sentimental attachment to Lizzie McGuire and high expectations for a new series,” a Disney spokesperson told TVLine. “After filming two episodes, we concluded that we need to move in a different creative direction and are putting a new lens on the series.”

Production is currently at a standstill while Disney finds a new direction for the series, and it is very possible reshoots will be ordered. It is unknown when production will return and if any of the previously shot footage will be used in the series. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney+!

Source: Vanity Fair

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Have You Seen ALL The Disney NEWS and REVIEWS This Week!?

We’ve been hard at work scoping out all the latest news for you this week. Today we have all the details on what’s happening that affects the Disney Parks, hotels, and MORE!

Have You Seen ALL The Disney NEWS and REVIEWS This Week!?

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

See all of our coverage on Disney park closures and reopenings HERE. We still have a LOT to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in… .

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New DFB Video — Is It Even Worth It to Go to Disney World This Year?

Have you subscribed to the DFB YouTube Channel? We’ve got FOUR brand new videos EVERY WEEK showcasing our adventures in Disney World and Disneyland! This week, we’re sharing our latest video: Is It Even Worth It to Go to Disney World This Year? — and don’t forget to subscribe here.

Deal of the Week: Order the 2020 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining for 25% off

It’s time to order the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2020 e-book!

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With over 700 pages of full-color photos, tips on the best restaurants, an ENTIRE chapter on snacks — including the best snack credit values throughout the parks and resorts — and a full break-down of whether the Disney Dining Plan is worth it for your family, now’s the time to get started!

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What’s in the DFB Guide?

The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining is full to overflowing with tools and features to make your trip go smoothly, including:

  • A 5-Step Strategy for Disney Dining Planning, covering everything you need to know from budgeting and booking to kids’ meals, dining discounts, and fireworks.
  • A comprehensive and in-depth look at EVERY Disney World restaurant, kiosk, bar, and lounge, including our personal tips to ensure a positive and stress-free dining experience.
  • Four free, downloadable worksheets for planning your trip. These worksheets are designed to help you execute all the steps of planning the perfect Disney dining experience. And they’re reusable for all of your future trips!
  • Seven sample one-day dining itineraries for a head-start on planning.
  • A comprehensive index of bars and lounges WITH reviews. An often under-appreciated option for both dining and entertainment, the e-Book devotes a whole index to the topic.
  • The ability to be read on your mobile device or computer! It’s fully portable right in your pocket!

Have You Seen ALL The Disney NEWS and REVIEWS This Week!?

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Disney World Cinderella Castle Update

Disney World Cinderella Castle Update

We previously reported on how Cinderella Castle is receiving a magical makeover this year. We saw Disney start work on the castle back in March, and it’s amazing how much the appearance has changed already. In recent days, we went to explore the monorail resorts and caught a glimpse of Cinderella Castle from Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The great news is it looks like the magical makeover is almost complete!

Disney World Cinderella Castle Update

The castle’s paintwork is the first sign of progress we’ve seen so far. The blue spires show the most noticeable paintwork so far. It went from a baby clue to a vibrant royal blue color. This bold color choice gives a vibrant appearance to the top of the castle. Also, the inner curtain, which is what we call the interior section of Cinderella Castle, is getting a rose gold paint treatment. It’s a subtle color choice, but it definitely adds a pop of color to a traditionally grey castle.

The last time we saw Cinderella Castle up close inside Magic Kingdom was in March. But now other Disney fans have observed signs that the magical makeover is still being worked on at Magic Kingdom. We can see that the crew has advanced in painting and that we’re getting closer to seeing the finished product!

What do you think of the new blue and pink paint on Cinderella Castle? It’ll be exciting to see the finished product once the magical makeover is complete.

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