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Betty Sturm, Actress in ‘The World’s Greatest Sinner,’ Dies at 89

Betty Sturm, who played a follower of Timothy Carey’s cult leader in the infamous Frank Zappa-scored The World’s Greatest Sinner, died Sunday of Alzheimer’s disease at her home in Clinton, New Jersey, her son, William Winckler, announced. She was 89. Carey wrote, directed, produced and starred as an insurance salesman who transforms himself into the […]

The 40+ Best Early Holiday Gifts for Disney Fans, From Stylish Park Gear to Trivia Games and More

Whether you're shopping for stocking stuffers or planning on a winter park trip, these cool gifts are for every Disney superfan.

Everything to Know About Disney+ Day: Sign-Up Deals, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Streaming Premiere, $5 Movies and More

The streamer's annual celebration takes this week — and there's much in store for House of the Mouse devotees both online and off, including a one-month promo for new subscribers.

Disney Reveals First Look at Splash Mountain Replacement Attraction Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Disney announced the name, arrival date and more details about its reimagined Splash Mountain ride on Friday during a special Essence Fest panel held at New Orleans’ Preservation Hall. The revamped attraction, titled Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, will make its debut at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Disneyland in late 2024, according to the Disney Parks […]

Universal Studios Hollywood Will No Longer Require Masks, Proof of Vaccination

Universal Studios Hollywood will no longer require a mask or proof of vaccination to enter the park beginning Friday. The rules change occurs in accordance with Los Angeles County expected to drop its mask mandate Friday. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced recently the state is moving past the crisis stage of the pandemic, hence regulations would […]

Shanghai Disneyland Reopens After 30,000 Were Detained in Park Over Single Reported COVID-19 Infection

Shanghai Disneyland said that it would reopen after more than 30,000 visitors were detained inside the park Sunday after a single guest tested positive for COVID-19. Every person was required to take a COVID-19 test to gain their liberty from the Magic Kingdom. In an updated Wednesday (local time) message posted to the theme park’s […]

China Holds 30,000 People Inside Shanghai Disneyland After Single COVID-19 Infection Reported

More than 30,000 visitors to Shanghai Disneyland were forced to stay within the park on Sunday and required to take a COVID-19 test to gain their liberty from the Magic Kingdom after a single guest tested positive for COVID-19. The draconian response is a vivid illustration of China’s ongoing “COVID Zero” approach to the pandemic, […]

‘Muppets Haunted Mansion’ Pokes Fun at Disney Theme Park Ride With Inside Joke

Muppets Haunted Mansion features a fun inside joke that fans who have been on the Disney theme park attraction multiple times will enjoy. In the Halloween film that dropped Friday on Disney+, the Great Gonzo (Dave Goelz) and Pepe the King Prawn (Bill Barretta) find themselves trapped in the spooky house, which they must escape […]

Sean Astin Photobombs Woman Twice, Two Decades Apart

Cameras love Sean Astin — even when it is someone else’s photograph. A Reddit user recently posted an adorable story about the Lord of the Rings star photobombing her not once, but twice more than two decades apart. In her story, which included both the pictures, the Reddit user explained that the first Astin incident […]

Largest Walt Disney World Union Agrees to Vaccination Mandate

The largest union for Walt Disney World came to terms with the company this week over a COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Members of the Service Trades Council Union, which represents 30,000 workers at the Florida theme park resort in the area of hotels, shops, attractions, and food and beverage, are now required to show proof of […]

Disneyland to Charge $20 to Skip Lines With New Disney Genie+ App

Disney is releasing a new mobile app this fall that will require users to pay additional fees to skip lines at Disneyland, California Adventure and Walt Disney World in Florida, the company said Wednesday. The app has a free and paid version called Disney Genie and Disney Genie+, respectively, and replaces the free Fastpass and […]

Disney Theme Parks Turn Profit for First Time Since Pandemic Struck

The Walt Disney Co. on Thursday revealed that its theme parks made a profit for the first time since the pandemic rocked the globe last year. Disney Parks, Experiences and Products swung to a $356 million profit in the quarter ending July 3, compared with a $1.87 billion loss in the same period in 2020. […]