In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: we get several news updates about what Christmas 2021 will look like, the first of Disney’s Fab 50 sculptures is released, plus Disney Cruise Line conducts a simulated cruise.
This is your Disney news round-up for the week of July 10, 2021.
Christmas at Disney
Disney Announces New Christmas Celebrations for Christmas 2021: Disney has announced new details on what guests can expect for the 2021 Christmas celebrations. The festivities kick off starting November 12th and will feature decorations, food, and entertainment.
Get Your First Look at the All New Christmas Merchandise: The #HalfwaytotheHolidays celebration continues for Disney. The Disney Parks Blog has slowly been releasing information on what to expect across all the Disney Parks during the 2021 holiday season. In addition to in-park celebration details, we also got a special look at some of this year’s holiday merchandise!
50th Anniversary Celebration
Disney Announces First of Fab 50 Sculptures: Disney recently announced that it was going to install 50 character statues around the four Walt Disney World theme parks as part of the 50th-anniversary celebration. Disney has revealed the first statue, which is fittingly Mickey Mouse. Bret Iwan, who provides the voice of Mickey Mouse, made the announcement.
Business of Disney
Fireworks Cruises Return to Walt Disney World: planDisney has announced that fireworks cruises will once again set sail at Walt Disney World. The Disney World fireworks cruise allows guests to have an up-close and private view of nighttime spectaculars like EPCOT Forever and Happily Ever After.
Disney Will Relocate 2,000 Jobs from California to Florida: The Walt Disney Company has confirmed it will relocate 2,000 positions from Southern California to the Lake Nona campus near Orlando, Florida. The move will take place over the next 18 months. Disney will offer employees whose jobs will move to Florida relocation assistance.
Masquerade Ball Planned for The Edison: The Edison at Disney Springs is hosting its second annual Masquerade Ball. Guest will enjoy live performances, dine on trays of gourmet appetizers, visit food stations, and partake of themed cocktails.
Disney Cruise Line
DCL Conducting Simulation Cruise: The Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Dream will sail on a simulated test cruise from Port Canaveral. The test cruise will include 300 volunteer Disney Cast Members and is a process required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as part of preparing for restarting operations.
Thanks to the nice folks at Disney Media Relations, Herb had a chance to preview the new Disney+ series “Behind The Attraction” which is coming to Disney+. My review? It’s great! If you enjoy Disney Parks and behind-the-scenes interviews, you will enjoy this show. Check out the review of Behind the Attraction.
Biggest Disney news this week: DCL’s simulation cruise or details on Christmas in Disney?