Biggest Disney don’ts

FOX News

Disney World is a place like no other – a magical place, where children's dreams may actually come true. However, it can be a bit overwhelming to the uninitiated theme park goer. Long lines are tiring, the heat can be a lot to handle, constant walking can take a toll on your body, and large crowds may drive you crazy. Although these pesky annoyances can be stressful, it doesn't give guests the right to break park rules.The Disney World cast members do their best to make sure that you have the best possible experience. So please, don't yell at them and complain because the lines are long and the souvenirs are too expensive.


Disney merges its kid-friendly streaming options into a single app

Engadget

Disney has combined four of its kid-friendly streaming apps into one all-encompassing one called DisneyNOW. It has everything that the separate Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior and Radio Disney apps had, but all of the content is now consolidated under a single main app. DisneyNOW has full show episodes and livestreaming of shows airing on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD when you use a valid cable, satellite or digital service -- such as Hulu and YouTube TV -- login. Multiple users can create their own profiles and the app will hold their spot in shows they don't finish and suggest content they might like based on what they watch. DisneyNOW also has games, more of which will be added monthly, and Disney Channel original movies.


American Icons: The Disney Parks

Slate

Generations of Americans have grown up with Walt Disney shaping their imaginations. In 1955, Disney mixed up some fairy tales, a few historical facts, and a dream of the future to create an alternate universe. "Everything that you could imagine is there," says one young visitor. "It's like living in a fantasy book." And not just for kids; one-third of Walt Disney World's visitors are adults who go without children.


Walt Disney World strikes deal with union to start paying employees a living wage in 2021

Mashable

Walt Disney World might now be a place where the workers' dreams really do come true. After months of negotiations, the theme park and resort struck a deal with six unions to start paying employees $15 per hour by 2021, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The deal still awaits union members' approval, but it would slowly increase the hourly minimum wage for Disney World staff from $10 to $15 by October 2021. Nationwide advocates of a $15 hourly wage often refer to that pay as a "living wage." UNITE HERE Central Florida, a union that represents staff with Walt Disney World Food & Beverage and Housekeeping, called the raise "historic" in a Facebook post published Friday.


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Los Angeles Times

As Disney prepares to officially open its first theme park in mainland China on Thursday, hundreds of members of the press and VIP guests descended upon the company's Shanghai resort Tuesday for final previews of the massive 5.5-billion complex. Disney isn't saying how many guests it expects to entertain in the first year, though outside analysts have put the number at 10 million to 12 million, with up to 30 million a year if Disney expands onto adjoining parcels. Capturing the vast nature of the Shanghai park -- Disney's largest investment to date outside of the United States -- is hard to do in both words and pictures, but the Mouse House's masters of publicity have prepared a raft of statistics that aim to illustrate just how huge the development is. Take our quiz to see if you've got a grasp on the dimensions of Disney's newest theme park.