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VIDEO: Lightning strikes Spaceship Earth at EPCOT!

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Tonight, as storms rolled through the theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort in Central Florida, a video posted online appears to show the Spaceship Earth structure at EPCOT being struck by lightning. As two Guests were live-streaming from EPCOT during the storms tonight, the sky was filled with the illumination of episodes of continual lightning. At one point during ...

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Man living in Disney’s Golden Oak Community wins Florida’s Mega Millions

A man who lives in Walt Disney World‘s Golden Oak community has just won the Mega Millions Lottery, according to WFTV Channel 9. Fifty-one-year-old David Messer is a resident of the Golden Oak Community at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort. Golden Oak is a resort-style community that “offers whole ownership of custom single-family homes at the Walt Disney World Resort.” ...

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“A failure on Disney’s part”: Female Guests are horrified to find two unknown men in their hotel room as they step out of the shower

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Two female Guests recently had a terrifying experience at one of the most beloved Disney Resort Hotels on Walt Disney World property. A Guest took to Reddit a couple of days ago to share her scary experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and to stress to fellow Guests the importance of latching their Resort Hotel room doors when staying at ...

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Disney announces it takes $1 Billion Hit in its Fiscal 2nd Quarter related to licensing

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During The Walt Disney Company‘s fiscal second-quarter¬†earnings call last week, the company revealed its success in streaming subscriptions to Disney+, but Mickey missed the mark in at least one area, thanks to a more than $1 billion loss related to an early termination of licensing agreements. The earnings call, in which Disney CEO Bob Chapek and Disney CFO Christine McCarthy ...

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The Walt Disney Company plans to stay in Florida until 2024 and beyond

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To say that there exists unrest between Florida Republicans and Disney would be a vast understatement, but it isn’t having the effect on Disney that many thought it might. RELATED: The Disney-DeSantis debacle is a raging dumpster fire, and the stench is horrific Earlier this year, Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill began to gain traction in the state legislature, ...

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Johnny Depp could reprise his famed role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s “Pirates” franchise

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When the word “exhausted” comes to mind, so does the visage of Johnny Depp seated in a Fairfax County court in Virginia, drowning in a sea of rumors, insinuations, tabloid headlines, and the unrelenting cacophony of an ex-wife scorned because she failed at usurping control over another human being. That 58-year-old man must literally be one of the most exhausted ...

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Disney turns Former Dallas Cowboy & New England Patriot tight end’s children’s books into animated series

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A former tight end for the New England Patriots retired from the NFL to pursue what makes him happy. Now Disney is pursuing him. Martellus Bennett was born on a San Diego, California, naval base in 1987 to Caronda and Michael Bennett,but he grew up in Houston, Texas where he played football at Alief Taylor High School. After graduating, Bennett ...

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TRON Lightcycle Run: Disney Imagineers erupt into cheers, applause at first full-speed test launch of TRON coaster today

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Earlier today, Walt Disney Imagineering gave fans an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at the very first full-speed launch test of the brand-new TRON Lightcycle Run roller coaster at Walt Disney World‘s Magic Kingdom. In the video below which was shared by Walt Disney Imagineers, a row of ride vehicles can be seen speeding down the tracks at the new attraction behind ...

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