Best Disney Links for November 2020
The Walt Disney Company has bagged plenty of headlines lately. With so much going on, you’ve probably missed some of them.
Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting and intriguing stories. Here are the best Disney links for November of 2020!
Disney Travel Updates
Let’s begin with an incredibly unusual park update. With people having struggled so much during the pandemic, Disney wants to help.
This November, the parks and resorts offered Black Friday deals!
I’m not saying it’s the first time the company has ever done this, but it’s infrequent.
Your best strategy is to speak with an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner at MickeyTravels to find out more.
You may be able to book the trip of a lifetime for Black Friday and beyond!
Elsewhere in the Disney empire, things are looking up for the cruise industry. Bob Chapek recently said the following:
“I guess the best news out of all of it is that we now do see some light at the end of the tunnel.”
The new CEO indicated that demand has increased dramatically for the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.
Disney also indicated that the new star vessel in the fleet, the Disney Wish, should arrive by the summer of 2022. That’s just 18 months from now!
Alas, shipyard issues have forced the delay of the other two vessels until 2024 or 2025.
Shipping companies have performed full shutdowns due to the pandemic.
The parks are the focus of the other travel news that will impact you. Walt Disney World will increase its capacity to 35 percent.
That may not sound like much, but – weird math statement ahead – 35 percent means 40 percent more attendance than 25 percent.
So, you’ll have a 40 percent better chance of booking a Park Pass from now on.
As a reminder, Disney still requires face masks for the time being.
Disney in the Business World
I know that we’re all hoping for a COVID-19 vaccine. Nobody’s more excited about the idea than Disney, though.
Perception- equals reality in the financial world. The day that Pfizer suggested a possible vaccine, Disney stock increased 12 percent.
Folks, Disney stock isn’t cheap to begin with. That sort of spike indicates people believe Coronavirus is the only thing holding Disney back.
There’s plenty of reason to support this notion. Disney+ reached 73.7 million viewers in the time it took the planet to complete a rotation of the sun.
Over the past 12 months, you got a year older. Meanwhile, Disney built an entirely new business model.
The company reorganized to streamline the creative process.
Early results are quite positive, as Disney+ is earning what some had projected for three years from now.
Business experts are understandably obsessed with the service. I could create a full article just from Disney+ links this past week.
I’ll save you that bit of OCD and instead pick a few highlights. CNet correctly notes the impact of India on the service’s subscriber growth.
A service called Hotstar has gained 19 million subscribers on its own.
While this streamer isn’t as lucrative for Disney right now, it’s making in-roads in the coveted markets of India and Indonesia.
The other win for Disney comes from Hulu, which claims 36.6 million subscribers.
Much of the growth stems from Hulu Live TV, and Disney noticed this aspect.
The service increased prices by $10 per month. This service now costs $65 per month, but it is one of the most robust skinny bundles available.
If you want to grow more informed about Disney+, this Motley Fool article will help.
Disney in Entertainment
Fans of Disney movies and television shows have had a great month. For starters, Chapek indicated that more Premier Access films are possible.
This tactic would reduce the wait for a couple of highly anticipated Disney movies.
Now that some analysts project Disney+ to reach 194 million subscribers by 2025, the company needs content.
Elsewhere, Disney’s revamping many of its classic 1990s cartoons. The latest one to receive a reboot is Darkwing Duck.
Another Disney+ project, Safety, will debut on December 11th. Here’s the new trailer for it:
Analysts have also figured out what MickeyBlog was saying last year.
From now on, fans will watch more Marvel and Star Wars stories at home than in theaters.
Disney also revealed a new trailer for WandaVision, along with a release date. The first MCU title on Disney+ will debut on January 15th.
When Kareem Daniel took control of all Disney content, he faced a challenging problem.
Until now, we’ve watched Mouse programming in theaters, on network and cable television, and on Disney+/Hulu.
Various Disney Presidents always fought over who got what. Daniel makes the final call now (unless Chapek overrules him).
We’re already witnessing the fallout from this with programs like Mysterious Benedict Society.
You’ve never heard of this show, but it was produced for Hulu. Instead, it’ll debut on Disney+, and that’s a big deal.
Several shows had transitioned from Disney+ to Hulu, but it’s the first one to go the other way.
Daniel and Chapek face many challenges like this over the next few years as the company resets its programming priorities.
As usual, let’s end with a few entertaining time-killers.
ScreenRant takes a different approach. This list ranks famous Disney Channel series…by volume.
I would have guessed #1 but not the rest of the top three. I could have sworn that #4 ran for longer.
Finally, take a look at this extremely evil list! Yes, it ranks Disney villains based on their cruelest lines of dialogue.
Amusingly, Cruella de Vil doesn’t win, even though her name is basically Cruel Devil.
Okay, that’s everything for this month!