Bob Iger takes Disney's new C-Suite show to Wall Street, as Universal looks to cash in on Super Mario and parks all over the world share news about their upcoming attractions.
Later today (Wednesday), we will hear Disney’s first quarterly earnings call since Bob Iger returned to take over the company. I expect most of the focus to fall on the studio and media side of Disney’s business, but we could get some theme park news out of the call. So watch ThemeParkInsider.com later today for our coverage of the call and Disney’s latest financial results.
Meanwhile, over at Disney’s top rival…
Universal Is Selling Early Access to Super Nintendo World: If you want to be among the first people to get into Super Nintendo World each morning after it opens officially later this month, you will have to pay extra to do that.
New Attraction News
Hersheypark Shares New On-Ride Video for Wildcat's Revenge: Hersheypark has released its first full on-ride POV render for its new Rocky Mountain Construction coaster.
Let's Hear It for Theme Park Preview Centers: More parks should do like Busch Gardens Williamsburg and open preview centers to hype their new rides. The Virginia park is opening one this month for its upcoming DarKoaster indoor roller coaster.
First Look POV for Disney World's New TRON Coaster: Cast member previews have begun for Walt Disney World's new TRON-themed roller coaster and Disney is sharing a partial POV video from the ride.
Take a Fresh Look Inside Disney's New 'World of Frozen': Get ready to visit Arendelle. Disney's first park land themed to "Frozen" is nearing completion. We’ve got some video glimpses inside.
Disney Reveals More Details for Splash Mountain Replacement: We are learning more about the story that will drive "Tiana's Bayou Adventure," the replacement for Disney's popular Splash Mountain flume rides that opens at Disneyland and Walt Disney World next year.
New Musical Slated for Hyperion Theater at Disneyland: Disney has posted audition notices for a new musical in Disney California Adventure's big theater. What are you hoping - or guessing - it will be?
Europa Park Installs Track for New 'Tesla' Coaster: Europa Park has installed the first track pieces for its new roller coaster. The as-yet-unnnamed Mack Rides coaster is set to anchor the park's upcoming Croatia land in 2024.
The Latest on Hotels
Walt Disney World Hotels to Resume Full Housekeeping Service: Disney World's hotel guests soon will again get to experience the relief of coming back to a fully cleaned room at the end of the day in the parks.
U.S. Moves to Ban Hotels' Hidden Resort Fees: The Biden administration is proposing a Junk Fee Prevention Act that could help travelers save money - or at least avoid pricing surprises - on future trips.
More Theme Park News
Reminder - Plan Your Disneyland Trip in Advance: Please don't wait until the last minute to get your #Disneyland tickets. You might not be able to get a reservation to enter the parks if you wait too long.
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Robert Niles, Editor