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Disneyland Paris reopening delayed until April
Disneyland Paris reopening delayed until April
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Disneyland Paris announced on Monday that it would delay reopening until at least April 2nd. The park had initially planned to reopen on February 13th.

The company said in a statement that "due to the prevailing conditions in Europe, Disneyland Paris will not reopen on the 13th of February as initially planned. If conditions permit, we will reopen Disneyland Paris on the 2nd of April, 2021 and will welcome reservations from that date forward."

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Disney re-brands Splash Mountain ride in theme parks with black Disney Princess
Disney re-brands Splash Mountain ride in theme parks with black Disney Princess
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After a petition had called for Disney to re-brand the log flume ride Splash Mountain as the story told is based "in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes from the 1946 film Song of the South", the company has announced that their project Imagineers haven been working on a re-branding since 2019. The new story will incorporate the black princess Tiana from "The Princess and the Frog" a movie released in 2009 which fits into the theme of the park as the Splash Mountain ride is next to the New Orleans Square and the movie plays in the New Orleans bayou.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Disneyland Anaheim awaits guidelines, postpones reopening
Main Street USA at Disneyland
Main Street USA at Disneyland Credit: Theme Park Tourist (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

The Disneyland Anaheim theme park has been forced to postpone its July 17 reopening as Disney awaits reopening guidelines from the state of California.

According to a statement from Disneyland California has "indicated that it will not issue theme park reopening guidelines until sometime after July 4".

Disneyland also stated that "Given the time required for us to bring thousands of cast members back to work and restart our business, we have no choice but to delay the reopening of our theme parks and resort hotels until we receive approval from government officials".