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Disney will remove the awful 20-minute ‘Frozen’ short from ‘Coco’ this week

laf’s Frozen Adventure will be put on ice.

Disney has directed theaters running Coco, Pixar’s latest, to remove the deeply unpopular 22-minute Frozenshort that plays in front of each screening. The removal goes into effect on Dec. 8, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to Mashable.

The request from Disney also asks that theaters use the newly freed-up time to hold extra screenings of Cocoeach day.

Pixar movies generally open with a completely unrelated short film, usually running no more than 10 minutes. Olaf changed the game somewhat, between its length and its reliance on a Disney Animation Studios hit (Pixar’s shorts are generally homegrown).

The Frozen short has been especially problematic for a number of reasons. Length is the biggest issue, of course, since the actual movie doesn’t start until 40 minutes after the advertised time, between trailers, ads, and Olaf. That’s a lot of extra sitting around for an audience comprised primarily of kids expecting a story about music and family, set against the backdrop of Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos.

Some have also accused Disney of shameless self-promotion, for swapping in what is seen as an ad for Frozen 2 — which is out in Nov. 2019 — where there would usually be a Pixar creation. As Mashable’s Brittany Levine wrote last week, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure “felt like Disney was spitting in my popcorn for 21 minutes.”

Disney hasn’t yet responded to a request for comment.

Entertainment editor Josh Dickey contributed reporting to this story.

Photo of mom breastfeeding at Disneyland gets support, backlash

A photo of a mother breastfeeding her son at the happiest place on earth has caused some not so happy– and also supportive– reactions.

Brittni Medina of Rancho Cucamonga visited Disneyland in November and later posted a photo to a Breastfeeding Moms Facebook page showing her breastfeeding her 10-month-old son while two women stand in the background, frowning.

Medina says that they were waiting in a long line to get their picture taken and her son got hungry and she didn’t want to wait in another line so she took off her first top and nursed. She says in her Facebook post that two women were making snarky comments so she moved from her spot to catch a picture with them.

Medina wrote in the post, “So we’re pretty comfortable feeding anywhere. Well these ladies were so angry by it my husband just had to take a picture. Peep the haters.”

The post has been shared and commented on more than 1,000 times and the comments on the photo are mostly positive and supportive of Medina.

According to California law, mothers are allowed to breastfeed anywhere in public.

9 people sick with Legionnaires’ after visiting Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires’ disease.

A dozen cases of the bacterial lung infection were discovered about three weeks ago, the Orange County Health Care Agency announced Friday.

The patients, ranging in age from 52 to 94, lived or had spent time in Anaheim, and nine had visited Disneyland in September. One patient, who hadn’t visited the park, has died, the agency said.

There haven’t been any new cases linked to Anaheim since September, the agency said.

“There is no known ongoing risk associated with this outbreak,” the agency said.

Legionnaires’ disease can be spread through inhaling droplets from contaminated water sources. While many people have no symptoms, it can cause serious pneumonia and prove dangerous to those with lung or immune system problems.

The disease can be treated with antibiotics.

Disneyland was informed of the Anaheim cases on Oct. 27 and after testing found that two cooling towers had elevated levels of Legionella bacteria. The towers were taken out of service Nov. 1, disinfected, went back in operation on Nov. 5 but were shut down again Tuesday and will remain offline until tests confirm they are free from contamination, according to the park and the county health agency.

Cooling towers are evaporative systems that provide cooled water for various uses such as refrigeration but not for drinking water. The towers are not in public areas.

Orange County has had more than 55 reported cases of Legionnaires’ disease this year and the number of cases has increased in recent years both in the county and nationally, according to the health care agency.

Disneyland Offers VIP Tours For a Hefty $2,400 – but This 1 Perk Makes It Worth EVERY Penny

When visiting the happiest place on earth, you go in accepting the fact that you’ll be standing in line longer than you’ll be enjoying the attractions. But how much would you pay to have your group cut straight to the front? With Disneyland’s VIP Tours, guests can enjoy the most magical day ever free of lines, alongside their own “personal concierge,” and with many other perks – but with a hefty price tag, of course.

For up to a group of 10 and a minimum of six hours, a VIP Tour reservation starts at $2,400, and that doesn’t include admission to California Adventure. To see if the insane ticket price is really worth it, I spoke with a family friend who’s done the experience twice with her family and paid $3,200 for their Christmas-Day trip.

The Perks

“The biggest perk is not waiting in line!” Stefanie Howarth told POPSUGAR. “Your guide will escort you through the FastPass line.”

In addition, VIP guests also get to enter the park one hour before it opens to the public – which is pretty awesome – as well as preferred VIP parade seating.

Your Personal Guide

From start to finish, your guide will take you through the park and every ride and even help customize an itinerary for you beforehand.

“The guides are really your personal concierge,” Stefanie said. “They will escort you to both Disneyland and California Adventure if you have passes for both. They organize the day and tailor it to your specific wants and needs; they can make lunch reservations and recommendations.”

Stefanie shared that the best guides are also park historians who are knowledgeable about every detail, down to the hidden messages in design left by Walt Disney himself, so your experience really depends on who you get.

“I must say all guides are not created equal,” she said. “Our first year, all our guide did was get us on the rides. Last year, the guide was fantastic and was a park/ride historian.”

Is It Worth It?

“Yes, it is worth it, especially if it’s a crowded time of year. If we went during an off time, we would not use one, but on Christmas, it’s a must.”

When you break it down, $2,400 for a group of 10 comes out to $240 per person, a little over $100 more than normal admission. If you and your friends are paying individually, the cost seems more manageable, especially for all the benefits included in the package. There are also plenty of ways you can save at the parks, including bringing your own food. While it’s not financially realistic for every group or family, it is an option to explore if you’re willing to drop some cash to avoid those lines.

Disney Are Hiring People To Travel The World And Spread Happiness

If your postgrad plans involve sailing off into the sunset while surrounded by talking animals, fairy godmothers, and colorfully dressed royals, it’s your lucky day. Disney Cruise Line recently posted dozens of job listings online, and some of those openings involve dressing up as Disney characters while cruising around the Caribbean.

As Metro first reported, the cruise line is looking for “Cruise Staff” to “bring the magic to life to deliver exceptional guest service and create family-friendly fun,” according to the job listing. The position entails setting up, cleaning up, and participating in onboard performances, dance parties, and other activities; interacting with guests at scheduled meet and greets and elsewhere on the ship; and “displaying boundless amounts of energy, outgoing attitude, enthusiasm, and self-motivation,” all while onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy cruise ships, as well as on the Castaway Cay private island. (The job, apparently, does not require you to fight evil sea witches or sail across the sea to find stuck-up demigods, so that’s a plus.)

To apply, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old, have “exceptional presentation, communication, and organizational skills,” and have at least a year of experience in PR, entertainment or a similar position that required stage experience and public speaking skills. You’ll also have to be willing to work a “seven-day, 70-84 hour week with limited time off” (yikes), and promise to “maintain Disney Character Integrity,” which we assume means staying fully in character as Moana, Tiana, or whatever other character you’re assigned to play, at all times, with no exceptions. Start practicing now.

If you’re not much of an actor, Disney is also hiring emcees, chefs, youth activities counselors, and costume specialists, among many, many more cruise line careers, so you can still fulfill your dreams of living in a simultaneous Disney movie and long-term tropical vacation. Most of the jobs are U.S.-based, and require a minimum age of 18 and a willingness to work scarily long hours, because that’s the price you pay to turn a huge, fun-filled ship into the happiest place on Earth.

Disneyland kick out severely disabled boy, six, who was on a Make a Wish trip to the park because he ‘was two days late

  • Layton Chapman, six, had his Make-a-Wish Foundation trip ruined by a mix-up
  • A ticket error meant he and his family were not allowed onto the rides for days
  • They remained in their room for two days and couldn’t get a table for Layton’s birthday dinner
  • Disneyland Paris have apologised to the family for the ruined holiday 

By ROD ARDEHALI FOR MAILONLINE

A severely disabled boy with a terminal condition had his once in a lifetime trip to Disneyland Paris ruined by a booking mix-up.

Six-year-old Layton Chapman has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy and could die at any time from something as minor as a chest infection.

The brave boy’s ‘last and only wish’ saw him granted a four-day trip to Disneyland by the Make-A-Wish Foundation – a charity that arranges experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Severely disabled boy Layton Chapman, six, with a terminal condition had his once in a lifetime trip to Disneyland Paris ruined by a booking mix-up

But when Layton, his mother Danielle Huart, 32, her partner Dale Chapman and brother and his two older siblings arrived at the Sequoila Lodge in Disney Village, they were told they had arrived two days late and would have to check out the next day.

A ticket mix-up also meant they could not enter the park because they did not have the right pass, so for two days they were trapped inside the village instead of making the most of their experience.

Danielle, from Hull, said: ‘They were arrogant and just not helpful at all. Because of the ticket mix up we missed a lot. We couldn’t leave the village, it was like a prison.

 The brave boy's 'last and only wish' saw him granted a four-day trip to Disneyland by the Make-A-Wish Foundation - a charity that arranges experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions

 The brave boy’s ‘last and only wish’ saw him granted a four-day trip to Disneyland by the Make-A-Wish Foundation – a charity that arranges experiences for children with life-threatening medical conditions

‘I was so upset I was crying, the kids were bored, I just wanted to come home.’

Although Disney managed to sort out a room for the stay, they were not given a Genie card for access to the theme park.

To compensate for the error, they were given a fast-track pass so they could get on the rides quicker.

But when they tried to use it, staff told them the pass did not work and they were not allowed on the rides.

‘They marched us to customer services and they even turned us away,’ said Danielle.

‘It was so embarrassing getting marched past all the other families, like we’d done something wrong.’

Layton’s birthday was the next day and his mother had organised for a meal and cake to mark the occasion at Buffalow restaurant.

But, again, because of the booking mix-up, they were told they could not have a table or cake.

She spent the rest of the day complaining to hotel management instead of enjoying what should have been a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday.

That evening, the family eventually got the correct tickets and re-arranged Layton’s birthday party, giving the family a day and a half to explore the park, instead of the four they were promised.

 A spokeswoman for Disneyland Paris said 'We regret this particular wish did not meet the guest's expectations and we are now closely working with the family to resolve the situation.'

 A spokeswoman for Disneyland Paris said ‘We regret this particular wish did not meet the guest’s expectations and we are now closely working with the family to resolve the situation.’

‘Layton also got to meet a few characters, just not as many as we’d like. Donald Duck tried to give him a kiss and ended up hitting him in the head and he screamed.

‘Moana was really nice and gentle with him though.

‘He still smiled all the way through but this is probably his only chance at a holiday. This was his last and only wish he will get and it was ruined.’

A spokeswoman for Disneyland Paris said ‘We regret this particular wish did not meet the guest’s expectations and we are now closely working with the family to resolve the situation.

‘This is not something we would want them to experience and we hope they can come back to us soon.’

A spokeswoman for Make-a-Wish Foundation said ‘When guest matters arise, we work with our friends at Disney to ensure the family is supported.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4938204/Severely-disabled-boy-mistreated-Disneyland-Paris.html#ixzz4uKbr5k5X
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Disney Dream Collides with Dock in Nassau

According to online sources, the Disney Dream hit a dock in Nassua, Bahamas earlier today, while maneuvering into her berth. The Disney Dream’s stern was dented above the waterline, but it does not appear to have ruptured the hull.

Below is video of the Dream actually hitting the dock. Before hitting play please be aware there is ADULT LANGUAGE in this video.

 

he Disney Dream is currently in the middle of a 3-Night Bahamian Cruise which departed Port Canaveral on Friday September 29th. The Disney Dream is scheduled to visit Castaway Cay on Sunday before retiring to Port Canaveral early Monday morning for the start of a 4-night Bahamian voyage.

Source/Photo Credit: Caitlin Maddaline and Disney Cruise Line Blog

Girl, 2, left in unlocked vehicle in Walt Disney resort employee parking lot, deputies say

A 2-year-old girl was recovering Monday after deputies said she was left in an unlocked vehicle in the employee parking lot of the Grand Floridian Resort, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

Walt Disney Security told deputies at about 1:12 p.m. that the girl had been found in the vehicle unattended with the windows cracked a few inches, investigators said.

Security officers said they got the girl out of the vehicle and called 911.

“Due to the fast response of the security department at Walt Disney, the 2-year-old female was successfully transported to the nearest hospital (Celebration Hospital) where she is in stable condition,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement released to the press.

The statement did not say how long the girl had been in the vehicle when she was discovered.

Deputies made contact with Myriam Luhincadet, 37, who is accused of leaving the toddler in the vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office did not say what her relationship to the child was or if she was an employee of the resort.

Luhincadet was arrested on a charge of child neglect and was taken to the Orange County Jail without incident, deputies said.

No other information was immediately released on the incident.

People Are Waiting An Hour For Disney’s Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket!

You’ve seen him. You’ve already fallen in love with him. You MAY have already tried but failed to find him (because he’s selling’ out, y’all)…

Oogie Popcorn Bucket

Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket

Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket

It’s the Glow-in-the-Dark Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket, and he’s taking Disneyland at Halloween Time by storm! AND you may be able to find him floating around Disney World, too, where he’s exclusive to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party.

Glowing Oogie

Glowing Oogie

Still, Ooogie Boogie is not the only creepy collectible at Disney Parks this fall. We’ve already spotted several in Disneyland, and there’s more on the way coming to both Disneyland AND Walt Disney World! Different pieces will start arriving throughout September AND October, so you’ll have to keep your eyes

Mission find #mickeypumpkin popcorn bucket accomplished ❤️🎃

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Halloween Time at Disneyland and Walt Disney World is officially in full swing!

The parks have been decorated for Halloween, there are new special spooktacular food items around the parks, and there is also a new popcorn bucket Disney fans are freaking out over!

There are two special Halloween Time popcorn buckets at the parks this year: Mickey Pumpkin and Oogie Boogie from Disney’s Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

While the Mickey bucket is easier to get, people have been waiting in hour-long lines around the parks to get their hands on one!The $15 buckets have been selling out quickly! Disney has been trying to restock the buckets but if you see one while you’re at the parks, get in line and grab one!