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Disney-Loving Vegans, Rejoice

More than 400 plant-based options coming to US parks

(Newser) - Plant-based dishes are coming to all 602 eateries at Disney's US theme parks. More than 400 dishes "made without animal meat, dairy, eggs or honey"—including cauliflower tacos, fried tofu, and carrot gnocchi—will arrive early next month at Florida's Walt Disney World, and in early... More »

Disneyland Visitors, Health Officials Have Bad News

Girl infected with measles visited earlier this month

(Newser) - A New Zealand teenager hit Southern California on a vacation earlier this month, and she hit lots of the usual hot spots—including Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Madame Tussauds. The reason the world now knows about her trip is that it turns out she was infected with one of the... More »

Disneyland Pay Brings Complaint—From a Disney

Member of founding family visits park undercover

(Newser) - Bob Iger, the chief executive of Walt Disney, was paid $66 million last year. Disneyland employees start at $15 an hour. That bothers Abigail Disney, of the founding family. After a park employee complained to her in a Facebook message, she made an undercover visit to the park, per CNN... More »

See Disney's New Star Wars Land

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge media preview was held Wednesday

(Newser) - From animatronic aliens to droidprints in the ground, Disneyland's latest addition immerses visitors in a brand new locale in the Star Wars universe, the AP reports. Every detail of the Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land is meant to look and feel like it was plucked from a Star ... More »

Disney Parks Are Getting Rid of Smoking Areas

Large strollers are also banned

(Newser) - Disneyland may no longer be the "Happiest Place on Earth"—if you're a smoker. Disney Parks announced in a blog post Thursday that as of May 1, there will no longer be smoking areas "inside Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks, water parks, ESPN Wide... More »

Man With Trump Banner Kicked Out of Disneyland

He was already banned from Walt Disney World

(Newser) - A New York man has been kicked out of another Disney park after another goofy stunt. Dion Cini—who was banned from Disney properties last year after riding down Splash Mountain with a "Trump 2020" sign at Disney World in Florida—unfurled another pro-Trump banner on the side of... More »

Woman 'Butchered' by Bedbugs Sues Disneyland Hotel

Lawyer for Ivy Eldridge says family was covered in bites

(Newser) - A not-so-happy happening at the Happiest Place on Earth: A woman is suing over bedbugs at the Disneyland Hotel. Ivy Eldridge, whose lawsuit names the Walt Disney Co., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, and the hotel itself, says she was bitten by bedbugs while staying at the California hotel with... More »

At Disney Parks, 'HEPA Cleanup' Is Creepy Code

Wall Street Journal: It means that custodians need to clean up human ashes. Again

(Newser) - It's all fun and games until someone finds the ashes—which is disturbingly not that hard to do at Walt Disney parks. Confirming what Gizmodo says has been an urban legend for years, current and former custodians tell the Wall Street Journal that ashes of loved ones, often big... More »

Disneyland Makes a Big Change—Involving Booze

For first time, theme park will sell alcohol to general public

(Newser) - Some 85 years after the Volstead Act was repealed, Disneyland is joining the party. Come 2019, any visitor to the park of legal drinking age will be able to grab an adult beverage, CNN reports, noting that, currently, the only place to booze it up at Disneyland is at the... More »

Survey: Most Calif. Disney Workers Can't Afford Living Expenses

73% of Disneyland workers don't make enough to cover rent, food; Disney calls survey 'inaccurate'

(Newser) - Disneyland may be deemed the "Happiest Place on Earth," but that joy apparently dissipates for the majority of employees when they leave the park and have to come up with rent in the real world. The Los Angeles Times points out that even though the Walt Disney Co.... More »

Disneyland Gang Accused of Running Protection Racket

Inside lawsuit between biker-vest-wearing Disneyland social clubs

(Newser) - There's a gang war brewing at the happiest place on Earth, reports the Los Angeles Times in a fascinating look at a lawsuit between two of Disneyland's burgeoning social clubs. The clubs resemble motorcycle gangs in their sartorial choices (matching biker vests covered in Disney pins) and some... More »

Disneyland Visitors Diagnosed With Legionnaires' Disease

Park shuts down 2 cooling towers after 12 people sickened

(Newser) - Disneyland shut down two cooling towers this week after 12 people contracted Legionnaires disease in September, including one person who died, the Los Angeles Times reports. Health officials say of the dozen cases, found in individuals between the ages of 52 and 94, nine had visited Disneyland and the other... More »

Disneyland Will Lose Its 'Wench'

Pirates of the Caribbean ride gets an apparently unwanted update

(Newser) - The scene shows a redheaded female tied up in rope, about to be sold under a banner reading, "Auction, Take a wench for a bride." But if the sight at Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean attraction hasn't yet offended some, the park apparently worries it soon... More »

Disneyland Fan Visits Theme Park for 2,000 Days—in a Row

Jeff Reitz says it gives him something to look forward to every day

(Newser) - If Disneyland really is the happiest place on Earth, as it claims, then truly few people could possibly be happier than Jeff Reitz. On Thursday, the Air Force veteran made his 2,000 daily visit to the theme park—in a row, according to a press release . The impressive streak... More »

17 People Pooped On at Disneyland

The crappiest place on earth?

(Newser) - The happiest place on earth didn't exactly live up to its name for 17 guests Friday night. The 11 adults and six juveniles were hit with fecal matter at Disneyland, and initial reports came in that someone might have thrown it at them, causing a hazmat team to respond,... More »

Disney Considers a Star Wars Hotel

There may be a full-on resort within Star Wars Land

(Newser) - It looks like Disney World in Florida is aiming to be the destination of choice for Star Wars fans. It's toying with the idea of adding a hotel/resort that would fully immerse guests in the Star Wars universe, reports Business Insider . In fact, the idea is that they'd... More »

Disney Gets Patent to Take Pictures of People's Feet

It could track theme park guests by their shoes

(Newser) - Disney has received a patent to take pictures of visitors' feet at its theme parks, the Los Angeles Times reports. Specifically, the patent titled System and method using foot recognition to create a customized guest experience would scan guests shoes when they enter the park then track them as the... More »

10 Most Popular Amusement Parks in the World

Disney dominates, but Universal cracks top 5

(Newser) - A new list of the world's most popular amusement parks shows just how pervasive the Disney brand is. Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida tops the AECOM Index with 20.5 million visitors in 2015, and the brand dominates the top 10. It was a good year for... More »

US Bans UK Muslim Family From Disneyland Visit

Man says US authorities 'think every Muslim poses a threat'

(Newser) - A Muslim family of 11 had a major hiccup in their Disneyland vacation plans last week when US authorities barred them from boarding a flight from London to Los Angeles without explanation. The British family had been given travel authorization online prior to the Dec. 15 flight, but Homeland Security... More »

Major Theme Parks Around US Are Beefing Up Security

You'll have to pass a metal detector to enter the happiest place on Earth

(Newser) - With the Department of Homeland Security publicly worrying about potential attacks on crowded places, the three major theme parks in Orlando—Disney World, SeaWorld, and Universal Orlando—added metal detectors on Thursday, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The security devices are also being installed at Disneyland and Universal Studios in Los... More »

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