Weekly Disney Roundup For February 6 – January 13, 2021

In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: GM and Disney strike a new a partnership, Leave a Legacy returns to EPCOT, plus another Disney Resort Hotel lands on the refurbishment list.

This is your Disney news round-up for the week of February 6, 2021.

Business of Disney

Disney and GM Partner Again: This weekend, General Motors (GM) will launch a new marketing campaign in partnership with Walt Disney World for the brand new 2022 Chevrolet Bolt. The advertising will combine the advanced transportation technology of GM and the pixie dust of Disney. GM promises that the 2022 Bolt will have “industry’s first true hands-free driver assistance system” among other technological advancements.

Disney Celebrates the Chinese New Year with New Merch: In the lunar calendar, we are about to celebrate the new year and the year of the ox.  To commemorate the occasion, Disney has released new products and clothing. Let’s take a look at some of the fun stuff now available.

Disney Expects to Ease Their Mask Policies by 2022: During a call to review the company’s financial results for the first quarter, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said he expects that Disney will change the rules put in place to deal with the pandemic by 2022.

Financial Updates- Disney Loses $1 Billion with a 43%  Drop in Investments: The Walt Disney Company held an earnings call and released results for the first quarter of 2021, which covers October – December of 2020.

EPCOT

Leave a Legacy Tiles Return to EPCOT: Disney has opened up access to the Leave A Legacy tiles in their new location outside the park entrance. As part of EPCOT’s entrance overhaul, Disney removed the original Leave A Legacy tiles, which were past the entrance touchpoints and before Spaceship Earth.

Contemporary Resort

Disney Resorts

Contemporary Refurbishments Announced: Disney World has announced that it will be closing and remodeling some rooms in the main tower of the Contemporary Resort starting in April. Their website now includes the following information:

What We’ve Been Up To

What do you think was the biggest Disney news this week?