Last Month Today: Disney news for the Month of May

  1. Haunted Mansion Restaurant – Rumors are going around that involves the possibility of a Haunted Mansion themed restaurant coming to the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.hauntedmansion-florida-644x362
  2. Disney Wonder travels thru Panama Canal’s new lock – This month marked a milestone for the cruise industry when the Disney Wonder transited the Panama Canal as the first passenger vessel to go through the canal’s new set of locks.disney-wonder-panama-canal.jpg
  3. Mickey Mouse Club coming to FacebookClub Mickey Mouse will air on Facebook. The new cast of Mouseketeers hasn’t been picked yet, but the company will go in house and cast via Maker Studios, who helps select talent for a host of Disney programs.Mickey-Mouse-Club.jpg
  4. Disney files permit application for Area including Ellen’s Energy Adventure -The Walt Disney Company has filed a permit application with the South Florida water management district for water work in the area directly behind Epcot’s attraction Universe of Energy, which houses Ellen’s Energy Adventure. The approval would allow Disney to fill the canal behind the attraction, as well as clear and pave part of the forest. The plan maps cover a 1.2 million square-foot area.538918800.jpg
  5. Donald Trump robotic causing controversy for Disney – Rumors have gone around that Donald Trump robotic will simply stand in the background with other presidents during the classic attraction, Hall Of Presidents. Speaking roles in the attraction will likely be kept to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. This is all still rumor and unofficial so we will have to wait for Disney to make an official statement.hall-of-presidents.jpg
  6. Clothier LuLaRoe partners with Disney to create new fashion collection -On May 19th it was announced that Clothier LuLaRoe will partner with the Walt Disney Company to create an official collection of Disney-themed leggings, tops, dresses and skirts. This licensing deal gives LuLaRoe permission to use Disney images and characters in its fabric prints.lularoe-disney-collection-e1496282505815.jpg
  7. Lin- Manuel Miranda will be in Ducktales reboot – According to Deadline, Miranda has officially joined the cast of the upcoming DuckTales reboot as the character of Gizmoduck. A hero whose true identity is Fenton Crackshell-Cabrera. A brilliant young intern working for Gyro Gearloose, the personal mad scientist of Scrooge McDuck. ducktales-reboot-lin-manuel-miranda.jpg
  8. Disney seeks dismissal of “Zootopia” copyright lawsuit –  This month, Disney brought a motion to dismiss a complaint from Esplanade Productions and characterized the lawsuit as “just another example in a long history of plaintiffs coming out of the woodwork after a motion picture has achieved critical and financial success to claim credit — and proceeds — where none is due.”
  9. Spring Street Eats bringing more food trucks to Disney Springs – Spring Street Eats will be held in the West Side neighborhood outside of Cirque du Soleil Friday, June 2 from 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, June 3 from noon until 11 p.m.foodtruck-park-disney-0614.0.jpg
  10. Pixar Live now open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – This all-new, nightly concert series showcases a selection of unforgettable soundtrack favorites from Cars, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story and UP—all performed by a live orchestra. As the symphony plays on, giant screens will feature movie montages, outtakes and interview clips from people behind Pixar’s world renown music.Pixar-Live-1024x608.jpg
  11. Massive lines at opening week of Pandora in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.DSCF4889.jpg
  12. Opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout at Disneyland – Guests seem to enjoy the new backstory and all the thrills that come with it.guardians-of-the-galaxy-mission-breakout-dizradio.jpeg
  13. Should Disney fix ESPN with expensive aquisition? – Rich Greenfield of BTIG believes Disney needs to make big acquisitions like Twitter, Spotify, and EA to stay on top of the sports industry, but many believe otherwise saying this will only cause more trouble for the company. robert-iger.png
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