Sunday, May 31, 2015

Disney News May 24- 31: No MagicBands at Disneyland, but will their be tier pricing at the parks?

The last week of May brought another Star Wars Weekend, more specifics on the fall Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and some questions about the future of some things at the Disney Parks.

The two questions center around whether MagicBands, which are popular Disney Word will make its way to Disneyland and how is Disney planning on changing how it charges admission?

Here's a closer look at those two issues and other things which happened in the Disney Universe this past week:

There is talk of more Star Was coming to Disneyland, but no MagicBands on the horizon, according to the L.A. Times.

The hard-hitting drought tormenting California is not expected to dry up tourism at Disneyland, the Orange County Register says.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts may be considering tier pricing, charging more for high-demand days during summer, the Christmas holiday and spring break, and less for off-peak days, a survey the company sent to park visitors suggests, according to the L.A. Times.

Here's another way to view the evolution of Disneyland through its 60-year journey - in maps, according to KCRW Design and Architecture.

Disney has developed a robot which can walk like an animated character, Fortune reports.

The Reedy Creek Improvement District, the Walt Disney World-controlled taxing district accepted a 15-year agreement with Duke Energy for a solar farm of bout 20 acres near World Drive and Epcot Center Drive in Disney World. Construction is expected to begin mid-summer and it will be in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The Turner Classic Movie channel sponsorship of The Great Movie Ride officially got underway  at  Hollywood Studios, wdwmagic.com reports.

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