DISNEY NEWS SO FAR THIS WEEK
Get your Disney news and updates including trailers and movie posters. Today we’re talking about Mary Poppins, Aladdin, and Theme Park ticket prices.
NEWS ON MARY POPPINS RETURNS
About Mary Poppins Returns
NEW ALADDIN UPDATES
The brand new trailer and poster for Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Aladdin,” directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, and Naomi Scott, is here. Aladdin flies into theaters nationwide May 24, 2019, and we are so excited. DIVA’s middle name is Jasmin and just worked out that her favorite movie is Aladdin.
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Kevin De La Noy and Marc Platt serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and lyrics by Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
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WALT DISNEY WORLD TICKET PRICE INCREASE
This is something I actually expected to be announced sooner than now. Every year Disney does raise their park ticket price and while it is not happy news, it is not bad when you consider most do visit for more than one day and get a much better deal. The ticket calendar on the Walt Disney Website shows the increase in prices. A 1-day, 1-park tickets now range between $109 and $159, depending on the season. 1-day, park hopper tickets also went up, now costing between $169 and $219.
How You Can Save
As I briefly mentioned, Disney tickets offer a ‘the more you stay, the more you save’ type of pricing. For example, the most common is the 4-Park Magic Select Ticket. You enjoy one admission to each of the theme parks (one park per day): Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. Total price? $356 which is $89 a day!
Also, plan the time of year you visit. As you may have noticed there is a price range. If you go during the busier times of the year, you are going to pay a higher price. For example Christmas time. Personally, I avoid these times of year as it means more people and longer wait times. I want to go and enjoy my visit to the Happiest Place On Earth. I want to see and do as much as I can without standing in a line for 2 plus hours.
Both Disneyland and Disney World are always changing. New attractions and even themed lands with multi rides and more keep guests coming back for more. Grand openings and even months later also result in larger crowds and higher ticket prices. The newest adventure coming to both theme parks is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Walt Disney Company’s California and Florida parks have been revealed. The Millennium Falcon will be blasting off from Disneyland on May 31 and at Walt Disney World Resort on Aug. 29.
What Disney news are you most excited about?