Another week has gone by and we’ve gotten all kinds of big updates!
1 — Potential Cut in Portion Sizes & More News from the Earnings Call
This week, Disney shared its earnings report for Q4 of fiscal year 2021 and held an earnings call, sharing all kinds of information about their financials and more.
During the earnings call, we got an update on just how many subscribers Disney+ has now, an update on 3 BIG Disney+ titles, how theme park revenues have increased by BILLIONS, and Disneyland Magic Key sales.
We also got to learn just how many guests are buying Genie+ in Disney World, and when Disney expects to recover from the loss of international visitors. Disney also shared that attendance and guest spending is UP in the parks.
When it comes to cutting costs, one Disney official also gave a bit of a peek into what the company may be considering, including changing suppliers and potentially cutting portion sizes. See more here.
We’ll be on the lookout for more updates!
2 — Disney+ Day
Hooray — Disney+ Day took place on November 12th, the 2-year anniversary of Disney+ and we got to celebrate with some BIG news.
First, a whole bunch of new content is now available to stream on Disney+, including Jungle Cruise and Olaf Presents. You can click here to see the FULL Disney+ lineup.
Plus, today (on Disney+ Day) Disney+ subscribers got some free PhotoPass downloads in Disney World and there were even special Disney+ Day Magic Shots in Disneyland and Disney World!
In terms of streaming news, we got a whole bunch of updates including:
- a FIRST LOOK at Hocus Pocus 2,
- a sneak peek at the Obi-Wan Kenobi series,
- a look at the name for the WandaVision spinoff series focusing on Agatha Harkness,
- a full list of the NEW marvel shows coming to Disney+,
- and a WHOLE BUNCH of trailers, previews, posters, and more for upcoming Disney+ movies and shows!
Disney even released 2 plushes for pre-order, including an ALLIGATOR LOKI plush!
Basically, it was a Disney+ news explosion!
3 — Holidays in Disney World
The holiday season has arrived in Disney World and there’s LOTS to see! Over the past few days, a whole BUNCH of holiday snacks have appeared in Disney World, and more are on their way.
This past week, we also got to check out the Christmas Tree Stroll in Disney Springs…
…holiday filming in the parks, holiday decorations in EPCOT, a gorgeous resort Christmas tree at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and more! Holiday decorations and Christmas trees are also up at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Recently, more celebrity narrators were also announced for EPCOT’s Candlelight Processional.
This week, the Merry Menagerie also made its way back to Animal Kingdom…
But, perhaps most importantly, this week we got to check out the NEW Disney Very Merriest After Hours holiday event in Magic Kingdom! The event has essentially replaced Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party for this year.
During Very Merriest After Hours, guests can see Santa Claus…
If you want to check out this new holiday event, tickets are still available for select dates.
Click here to see our thoughts on whether the new holiday after hours event in Disney World is worth the hefty price tag.
4 — Holidays in Disneyland
Over at Disneyland, the holiday season has begun as well. This week, the Festival of Holidays began at Disney California Adventure Park! During the festival, guests have the chance to check out some fun entertainment and (of course) eat and drink LOTS of tasty treats!
We’ve already made our way through some of the booths, and we’ll be checking out more of them soon!
The easiest way to enjoy the festival (with the Sip and Savor Pass) is also back, so if you’ll be attending the festival you can look into that!
And if you’ll be visiting the festival, be sure to look at our FREE DFB-exclusive printable that can help you keep track of all of the booths and foods you want to try!
During the party, guests can grab some exclusive treats…
Goofy as Jacob Marley and Scrooge as Ebenezer Scrooge 💤 pic.twitter.com/EBRxqe83CE
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) November 12, 2021
A Christmas Fantasy Parade!✨ (Disneyland) pic.twitter.com/8a5I8Vn2le
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) November 12, 2021
Also, if you’re a fan of Star Wars holidays, you can celebrate Life Day in Disneyland starting today with NEW food at Galaxy’s Edge! Click here to see our FULL review of all the new items.
We also found an EPIC holiday popcorn bucket in Disneyland this week!
5 — PhilharMagic is BACK with a NEW Scene
Finally, we’re happy to announce that Mickey’s PhilharMagic has reopened in Magic Kingdom and now features a NEW scene inspired by Coco!
Be sure to check it out the next time you’re in the park!
Of course, more Disney news was also announced this week. See more details by clicking the links below:
- Have YOU ever been on this Magic Kingdom attraction? If you haven’t yet, it’s now BACK!
- Update on the ‘Ohana noodle situation!
- New ears themed to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort have arrived!
- A new Star Wars virtual reality experience is coming to Disneyland
- It’s official — this Disney World ride has been DEMOLISHED
- Disney Cruise Line has entered into an agreement with a new year-round port
- The NEW celebrity chef restaurant near Disney World will be inspired by Florida
- A classic attraction FLOODED in Disneyland
As always, stay tuned for more Disney updates!
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