Well, things have certainly picked up in the Disney news department, haven’t they?
Disney had its Q4 Earnings Call, Disney+ Day arrived, and the holidays have officially taken over Disney Parks all over the world. And in case you had trouble keeping up with all the news, we’ve got the five biggest Disney stories from the week.
So here’s what you might have missed in Disney news this week.
Disney’s Q4 Earnings Call
In the Q4 Earnings Call, we learned a few new things. First, Disney+ now has 18 million subscribers, up 1% from the subscriber count reported during the Q3 earnings call. It was also announced that the library for Disney+ will continue to expand and by Q4 of next year, the streaming service will have a much more robust schedule for its content.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek also spoke about Disney Genie+, He commented that the response to the new paid service at Disney World was “extremely positive” and remarked that nearly 1/3rd of guests have been adding Genie+ to their park tickets.
We also learned that attendance at Disney World has risen by double digits since the company’s third quarter. We also learned that park capacity is still limited in some way, although the company did not comment on how limited these capacities are.
However, Disney is still concerned about the ongoing inflation and is currently looking at ways to cut costs at the parks, including potentially reducing portion sizes at restaurants.
We knew Disney+ Day was going to be off the hook, but Disney blew all our expectations out of the water. The company had already announced that Disney+ subscribers would get some special perks (including early entry) at Disney Parks today, but we also got some huge announcements about some upcoming shows on the streaming subscription service.
We got announcements about 12 upcoming Marvel shows. And we learned more details about other movies and series that will premiere on Disney+ soon.
Obi-Wan Kenobi First Look
Also, in honor of Disney+ Day, Disney+ subscribers can watch a preview of one of the most anticipated series coming to the service, Obi-Wan Kenobi. And this is a first look that ONLY subscribers can view!
To view the sneak peek, log in to your Disney+ account and you’ll see the preview under the category “Disney+ Special Looks.”
Disney Very Merriest After Hours
We also got to watch the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Very Merry Memories Stage Show (and it was so much fun), as well as see the first parade at Disney World in over a year (plus Christmas fireworks!). And yes, we even checked out all the party-exclusive treats.
A Star Wars VR Experience Is Headed To Disneyland
A new Star Wars virtual reality experience will debut soon in Disneyland. Guests visiting Downtown Disney will get a chance to preview the VR game Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy’s Edge from November 21st, 2021 to January 5th, 2022.
The story follows your journey after your ship gets shot down by space pirates, after which you’ll explore Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, which as we know, is the setting for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney Parks. Sounds like fun!
Those are the biggest Disney news stories of the week, but stick around because we’ll continue to cover all the big Disney news every day!
Which new upcoming Disney+ series or movie are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments.
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