Summer Vacation Special Announced for Disney+

Disney’s LEGO Star Wars specials are officially headed into a new era. On Friday, during a panel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, Disney+ announced the first details surrounding LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation, an original summer-themed special headed to the service. Additionally, the streaming service unveiled the first poster for the special, as well as … Read more

EA Was Deep In Merger Talks With NBCUniversal

photo: Christian Peterson (Getty Images) The video game market is consolidating like never before, and Electronic Arts is scrambling like everyone else. the Battlefield and FIFA maker recently pursued a merger with NBCUniversal, and also held potential acquisition talks with Disney, Apple, and other companies, according to a new report by puck. While a deal … Read more

Why Did Netflix’s Subscribers and Stock Go Down so Fast?

Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings has long been the biggest evangelist for the platform, though now he’s effectively blamed user password sharing and competition for the company’s declining fortunes.Photo: Britta Pedersen/picture-alliance/dpa (AP) Netflix’s stock price fell so fast last month it made the Wile E. Coyote whistle sound effect of a bomb plummeting to earth. The … Read more

Disney Plus adds 8 million subscribers—but it’s still operating at a loss

Disney+photo: NICK AGRO/AFP via Getty Images When Disney first launched its streaming service Disney+ back in November of 2019, it did so with a long-term mindset. Streaming was, presumably, the future, and so the company was willing to burn a lot of money to catch up with more established performers in the industry—most notably Netflix, … Read more

The one holiday where vaccine passports still rule

“I’ve suggested that she could take two tests instead, but P&O is refusing to use any discretion – it means we have to cancel the holiday,” he told Telegraph Travel. “It’s causing us a massive amount of disappointment as you’d guess after such a long time, and while those who make new bookings are more … Read more

Josh Hawley wants to strip Disney of copyright to Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney Co. could lose its copyright to Mickey Mouse if a top Republican senator has his way. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) proposed legislation Tuesday that would limit Disney’s copyright protection for the iconic cartoon rodent to 56 years. Hawley’s proposed legislation comes just weeks after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a measure … Read more

The Most Overrated Tourist Attractions in 2022

This is part three in a week-long series on Fodor’s Summer Travel Survey. You can read part one and part two. Fodor’s Travel surveyed 1,527 readers through our newsletter. Want to take future Fodor’s surveys? Make your voice heard! Sign up here. The results for Fodor’s Summer Travel Survey are in! This summer, 87% of … Read more

How to Avoid Getting Bumped From Your Next Flight

photo: Tyler Olson (Shutterstock) We know two things about the state of air travel in the United States right now. First, the number of Americans traveling by air continue to rise back to its pre-pandemic numbers. Second, many airlines are experiencing staffing shortages, forcing them to delay and cancel large swaths of flights. Add these … Read more

Disney Communications Chief Steps Down After Florida Debacle

One of the masterminds from the Walt Disney Company behind the ongoing battle with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the Parental Rights Bill is stepping down. Geoff Morrell, the chief corporate affairs officer of the company, is leaving, Disney CEO Bob Chapek said in a memo to staffers on Friday. “I am writing to share … Read more