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Iconic Disney Ride Reopening With Theme Seen as Fitting

Splash Mountain features Black princess Tiana instead of 'Song of South' stereotypes

(Newser) - A new attraction starring the first Black Disney princess is opening at the company's US theme park resorts, and some Disney followers see it as a fitting replacement to a former ride based on a movie that contained racist tropes, per the AP . The new theme park attraction updates...

Lawsuit: Doctor Died After Eating at Disney Restaurant

Suit says NY woman died from allergic reaction after being assured meal was allergen-free

(Newser) - A doctor visiting Florida from New York was repeatedly assured that her meal at a Disney World restaurant was allergen-free, a lawsuit states. But it wasn't, and it killed her, according to the lawsuit filed against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts by Jeffrey Piccolo, the woman's husband. The...

Whoopi Chides View Audience as They Boo Tim Scott
Tim Scott
The View,
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Tim Scott Braves The View, Gets Booed

Whoopi Goldberg chided the audience as Scott commented on DeSantis, Disney

(Newser) - Tim Scott braved The View on Monday to discuss his presidential campaign, and the Republican senator got booed—though co-host Whoopi Goldberg had his back, in a way. The boos came when Scott, commenting on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' ongoing feud with Disney, said, "Disney and Ron have been...

Miami Herald Editorial: We Hope Nation Is Watching

Newspaper blames governor for loss of huge Disney development, but not all agree

(Newser) - Disney has pulled the plug on a $1 billion project in Florida, and most (but by no means all) see the company's ongoing feud with Gov. Ron DeSantis as the primary reason. That feud, of course, started last year when the company criticized the state education law that detractors...

2 People Just Got Themselves Banned From Disney World

Brawl started with a member of one group asking another group to move

(Newser) - Two people have been banned from "the most magical place on earth" after getting in a physical altercation over taking photos there. At the Walt Disney World resort's Magic Kingdom, a member of a family was posing for a picture in front of a Disney Co. 100th anniversary...

Has Anyone Seen Bruce?
Has Anyone
Seen Bruce?

Has Anyone Seen Bruce?

Liz Atkinson is 'completely desperate' to find stuffed elephant with late son's ashes, lost in Florida

(Newser) - "I am completely desperate and hoping this blows up and we find our elephant!" So begins a May 6 Facebook plea from Liz Atkinson, an ER nurse from Iowa who's doing all she can to find a stuffed animal that went missing during a family vacation in...

Disney CEO Asks if DeSantis Wants Disney in Florida

Iger defends his company in earnings call

(Newser) - The comments were made during an earnings call, but the questions posed by Disney boss Bob Iger this week were aimed at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. The two have been sparring for more than a year, with words and actions. Against that backdrop, Bob Iger asked during the call if...

DeSantis Board Approves Countersuing Disney
DeSantis Board OKs Disney Suit

DeSantis Board OKs Disney Suit

Company is seeking to block Florida governor's takeover of district

(Newser) - Days after Disney sued Florida's governor in federal court for what it described as retaliation for opposing the state's so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill, members of Disney World's governing board—made up of Gov. Ron DeSantis appointees—authorized a lawsuit Monday against the entertainment giant....

DeSantis' Disney Fight Worries Republicans

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Did DeSantis Miscalculate Against Disney?

Even fellow Republicans are questioning his escalating fight against the company

(Newser) - Now that Disney has fired back in a big way at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a common theme in coverage has emerged, one that questions whether DeSantis has taken on too big of a fight ahead of his expected entry into the 2024 race. He may well prove the naysayers...

Disney-DeSantis Feud Hits Next Level: Disney Sues

Entertainment giant alleges 'targeted campaign of government retaliation'

(Newser) - The Disney-DeSantis feud just leveled up in a big way. The Walt Disney company filed a federal lawsuit against the Florida governor on Wednesday, alleging he waged a "targeted campaign of government retaliation" after the company opposed the so-called "Don't Say Gay" bill last year, reports CNBC...

Ex-Disney Worker Could Get 5 Years for Alleged 'Guilty Pleasure'

Cops say Jorge Diaz Vega, 26, had 500 videos on phone that were recorded up women's skirts

(Newser) - Troubling news emerged out of Disney over the past few days, on both sides of the country. First, a 45-foot-tall animatronic dragon went up in flames over the weekend in California's Disneyland, though thankfully no one was hurt. Now, out of Florida, a disturbing development from Disney World. According...

Disney Has a Big Surprise for DeSantis

Surprise language in 11th-hour deal effectively wrests power away from Florida governor's board

(Newser) - Last month, Ron DeSantis declared himself the "new sheriff in town" at Disney World, after he hand-picked members for a board that oversees what was formerly known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District, the special tax district for Disney's Orlando-area theme parks. His move came amid a contentious...

Disney Has Another Throwdown for DeSantis

Company to host major LGBTQ conference in September

(Newser) - Ron DeSantis' very public battle with Walt Disney World continues, now with another move by the latter to support LGBTQ rights. Disney World will be hosting a major summit from Sept. 11-14 to help boost lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights in the workplace, with execs and team members from...

Popular Disney Ride Has Closed, and It's Getting 'Weird'
Popular Disney Ride Has
Closed, and It's Getting 'Weird'
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Popular Disney Ride Has Closed, and It's Getting 'Weird'

People are hawking water they say is from Magic Kingdom's Splash Mountain for thousands of dollars

(Newser) - Splash Mountain has officially gone dry, at least for now. The popular log-flume ride in Disney World's Magic Kingdom, which opened in 1992, transported its last fans on Sunday, with the theme park shuttering the attraction to work on a reimagining of it. The new incarnation, set to open...

Bolsonaro's Odd Florida Exile: KFC, Selfies, Lots of Fans

Former Brazil leader is staying in a vacation home in Orlando suburb near Disney World

(Newser) - It's a strange juxtaposition in regard to Brazil: In the capital, police have restored order after arresting more than 1,000 rioting supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro. In Florida, meanwhile, Bolsonaro himself is leading an unusual new life of "fast-food runs and selfies," as the Washington ...

Suspect on the Lam Turns Up in 'Happiest Place on Earth'

Quashon Burton, accused of COVID relief fraud, was busted by federal officer in Disney World

(Newser) - It's being called "the world's most magical arrest," though it probably doesn't feel very magical for the arrestee. Police say a Brooklyn man who's been on the lam for almost a year was taken into custody last month in the so-called happiest place on...

At Disney, No More 'Fairy Godmothers in Training'

Theme parks will use the gender-neutral 'apprentice'

(Newser) - Employees who help transform children through the magic of makeup and costumes into Disney characters at the company's theme parks will have a new job title, in an attempt to be more inclusive. The cast members at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutiques will be called "Fairy Godmother's Apprentices"...

Man Accused of Disney Scheme Involving R2-D2 Statue

Authorities say David Proudfoot posed as Disney World worker, moved droid replica

(Newser) - According to authorities, David Proudfoot posed as a worker at Disney World and moved a $10,000 replica of R2-D2 from its place at a Disney resort. According to Proudfoot, he was just trying to do the park a favor. FOX 35 reports the 44-year-old Kissimmee resident was arrested on...

Disney District Says Florida's Move Might Be Illegal

1967 law that created district says it can't be dissolved before bondholders are paid

(Newser) - Florida's government has passed a law repealing the self-governing district Disney has had in the state for 55 years—but since the two-page law fails to address some very complicated issues, the Reedy Creek Improvement District says business will continue as usual for now. Reedy Creek has told investors...

New Florida Law Could Mean Huge Tax Hikes for Residents

With DeSantis signing legislation, Orange County doesn't know how it can raise revenue to pay difference

(Newser) - Florida's governor and legislature have decided to eliminate the Reedy Creek District , Disney World's private government, in a political battle over the state's new law known as "Don't Say Gay." But the bill for the move will go to local officials. "The moment...

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