This week at Walt Disney World, a new business deal has interesting implications for the theme park business, some new additions come to Disney's Animal Kingdom, plus a pair of closures are coming to Walt Disney World at the end of the holiday season.
Outside Walt Disney World, another celebrity is announced for Universal's A Celebration of Harry Potter plus two adorable new additions make their public debut at SeaWorld Orlando!
1. Disney aquires 21st Century Fox
This week plans were finalized that will allow Disney to purchase 21st Century Fox, the film studio behind the X-Men Films, The Fantastic Four, Alien, Deadpool, and the distributor of Avatar and the original Star Wars trilogy.
For film fans, this is certainly an exciting move, as it means that Disney will finally be able to use characters in Marvel movies that were previously off limits, including Wolverine, which has been something fans have been clamoring for since the Marvel Cinematic Universe began.
However, while it will be interesting to see what this latest development will bring to Disney's newly-expanded film properties, it will also have some interesting ramifications in the world of theme parks as well.
2. Sumatran tiger cubs can now be seen on the Maharajah Jungle Trek
Anala and Jeda, the first Sumatran tiger cubs to be born at Disney's Animal Kingdom, are now able to be seen by guests in the Maharajah Jungle Trek exhibit. The nearly four-month-old cubs are slowly being introduced into their habitat, so they won't always be out, but you can see these cute little cubs in action in the video above.
3. Rose gold spirit jerseys now availale at Walt Disney World
Capitalizing on the rose gold mouse ears mania that took Disney parks by storm earlier this year, Disney announced that rose gold spirit jerseys are now available at select stores in the Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs, with the shirts expected to roll out to other locations in the coming days. These shirts cost $59.99 each.