AUTHOR: Tom Bell

Walt Disney World Not Bringing Back Yehaa Bob Jackson to Port Orleans – Riverside


Bob Jackson, who performs as Yehaa Bob, announced on his Facebook page that he will not be returning to the River Roost Lounge at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. And that’s how it ends, not with a bang but with a whimper. I’ve just learned my act will not be returning to Disney. I Walt Disney World Not Bringing Back Yehaa Bob Jackson to Port Orleans – Riverside

Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro Announces a Loss of 28,000 Jobs


UPDATE: According to an article written in the Orlando Sentinel Wednesday, approximately 6,700 of the workers being laid off are non-union. Take a look at this article for more details. Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, issued a statement today confirming a reduction in staff at the division, affecting 28,000 Cast Members Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro Announces a Loss of 28,000 Jobs

State Legislators Send Letter to California Governor Asking Him to Reopen Theme Parks


A group of 19 California legislators from the state senate and assembly signed a letter that was sent to Governor Newsom asking that he issue guidelines that would allow theme parks across the state to reopen, including the Disneyland Resort. After suggesting that information regarding theme parks would be coming “very soon,” Newsom has been State Legislators Send Letter to California Governor Asking Him to Reopen Theme Parks

Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins to Direct Sequel to Live-Action ‘The Lion King’


The Walt Disney Studios has brought in Barry Jenkins to direct a sequel to Jon Favreau’s 2019 remake of The Lion King. Jenkins directed and co-wrote 2016’s Moonlight, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for his direction and won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Writer Jeff Nathanson is back to work on Oscar Winner Barry Jenkins to Direct Sequel to Live-Action ‘The Lion King’

Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on October 5


Walt Disney World has announced that For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration will return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on October 5th. The unique retelling of the Frozen story features hosts Erik and Aria, the Royal Historians of Arendelle, plus special appearances by Elsa, Anna and Kristoff. Expect the same Celebration as Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Returns to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on October 5

Last Day for The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra is October 3


The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra, which has been performing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios recently as The Disney Society Orchestra, has shared on their Facebook page that their last performance will be October 3rd. So after 32 years of playing together and playing music we love…we’re done. We are so thankful for the opportunity to play Last Day for The Grand Floridian Society Orchestra is October 3

New Pixar SparkShort ‘Burrow’ to Premier in Theaters Before ‘Soul’


Disney-Pixar has announced that their latest SparkShort, Burrow, will debut in theaters before Soul on November 20th. The SparkShort series of films, created with limited time and limited budgets, have been featured on Disney+. The 2D hand-drawn animated Burrow was directed by Madeline Sharafian. Source: @Pixar DISCOUNT THEME PARK TICKETS BEST PRICE GUARANTEE! The best New Pixar SparkShort ‘Burrow’ to Premier in Theaters Before ‘Soul’

New Commercial From Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Asks Governor to Reopen Theme Parks


The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, along with the Reopen OC Now coalition, has released a commercial aimed directly at California Governor Gavin Newsom asking him to reopen the state’s theme parks, including the Disneyland Resort. 264,000 jobs lost in the Anaheim area during COVID. They’re our neighbors, our families, our close friends.It’s time to responsibly New Commercial From Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Asks Governor to Reopen Theme Parks

Florida Governor Lifts Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants, and Stores


UPDATE 09/27/20: Walt Disney World responded to Gov. DeSantis’ executive order in a brief email to Fox 35 News: We received the Governor’s executive order and are evaluating it to determine what it may mean for our business. We are not making any immediate changes. As a reminder, face coverings are still required at Walt Florida Governor Lifts Restrictions on Bars, Restaurants, and Stores