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Disneyland Paris plans phased reopening from July 15

Jun 22, 2020 - 11:26 PM

Disneyland Paris will slowly open its doors with restrictions

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 16, 2017 shows a general view of Main Street at Disneyland Paris in Marne-La-Vallee, east of the French capital Paris. - Disneyland Paris has announced a gradual reopening to start on July 15 after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, AFP reports on June 22, 2020. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP)

Disney closes U.S. and Paris theme parks, delays film releases over coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020 - 4:13 PM

Disney's giant theme parks in Florida, California, and Paris will be shut at least until the end of March

Tokyo Disney parks extend closure until early April over virus

Mar 11, 2020 - 3:40 PM

The announcement comes a day after Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls for a 10-day extension of measures intended to halt the spread of the new coronavirus

STILL CLOSED. File photo of 20-year-old men and women draped in traditional kimonos celebrated by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse during their "Coming-of-Age Day" ceremony at the Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu, suburb of Tokyo on January 9, 2017. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

Tokyo Disney theme parks to close through March 15 over coronavirus

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:28 PM

Oriental Land Company, the operator of Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea, says they are closing the theme parks in compliance with a government request to cancel or postpone big events for two weeks

Photo by Kyodo News

Hong Kong Disneyland closes over China virus fears

Jan 26, 2020 - 12:35 PM

Ocean Park, a rival amusement park on Hong Kong's main island, says it is also closing its doors

HK DISNEYLAND. In this file photo, fireworks light up the sky above Sleeping Beauty Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland on September 12, 2006. Photo by Gary Kwok/AFP

Shanghai Disneyland closes over China virus concerns

Jan 24, 2020 - 3:32 PM

The amusement park is closing 'until further notice' following a coronavirus outbreak that has infected hundreds in China

SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND. Visitors enjoy a fireworks display at the first anniversary of the opening of Shanghai Disneyland. The amusement park is now closing 'until further notice' following a coronavirus outbreak. Photo by STR/AFP

Shanghai Disneyland to allow outside food, but not durian

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:54 PM

Disney's Shanghai theme park loosens its ban on outside food, but still won't allow visitors to bring in instant noodles and 'pungent food' like durian

All she wanted was to bring her fatherless grandkids to Disneyland

May 22, 2019 - 10:10 AM

'I missed the sight of them...jumping with excitement, yan ang pinakanasaktan ako na na-miss ko,' says former ombudsman Conchita Morales after she was denied entry to Hong Kong

SPOILED TRIP. Former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales returns to Manila after Hong Kong Immigration authorities bar her from entry. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

Disney 'Star Wars' attractions to open soon in California, Florida

Mar 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Galaxy's Edge is set to open on May 31 in Disneyland Park in Anaheim

What it's like visiting Hong Kong Disneyland as an adult

Nov 25, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Is the 'happiest place on earth' still as magical if you're not a kid anymore? One young adult visits Hong Kong Disneyland and finds out

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND. The theme park has a lot for kids to enjoy, but there's something to appreciate even for grown-ups. Photo by Gio Ramon/Rappler

A conversation with Randy Wocjik and Ceejay Javier, HK Disneyland's lead imagineers

Nov 10, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Is working at Disneyland really the dream job everyone thinks it is?

IMAGINEERS. Hong Kong Disneyland's Ceejay Javier and Randy Wocjik talk about what it's like to have what many people would consider a dream job. Photos by Gio Ramon/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: What to look forward to in Hong Kong Disneyland

Oct 21, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Thinking about flying out for the holidays?

HONG KONG DISNEYLAND. The beloved theme park and resort lives up to its promise of being the happiest place on earth. Photo by Gio Ramon/Rappler

Want to meet Moana? Just head to Hong Kong Disneyland

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Disney heroine stars in a new live atmosphere stage show at the theme park

MOANA. The Disney heroine stars in a live atmosphere stage show. Photo courtesy of Hong Kong Disneyland

Turn your abode into the House of Mouse with pieces from Disney Home

Feb 28, 2018 - 4:33 PM

You can now decorate your home with official Disney furniture!

DISNEY HOME. A store selling official Disney-themed homeware opens at Downtown Disney District. Photo from disneyparks.disney.go.com

Here's what you can expect at Hong Kong Disneyland's Springtime Carnival

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Join Mickey and friends and celebrate with a lot of fun moments

Booze alert as young Japanese women come of age

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Celebrated on the second Monday of the year from snow-swept northern Japan to the subtropical south, Coming of Age Day includes those who turned 20 the previous year or will do so before March 31

COMING OF AGE. 20-year-old women wearing kimonos ride a carousel after their "Coming-of-Age Day" ceremony at the Toshimaen amusement park in Tokyo on January 8, 2018. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Disneyland HK has a special Christmas geared towards Pinoys

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Now, if we can only get Santa Goofy to sing 'Christmas in our Hearts' then that would truly be a Pinoy Christmas for the books.

Hong Kong Disneyland attractions that aren’t just for kids

Oct 27, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Planning to visit the happiest place on earth during the holidays? Find out which attraction is perfect for you

Menjelajah Disney Explorers Lodge di Disneyland Hong Kong

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Jelajahi Disneyland Hong Kong dengan menginap di hotel terbarunya, Disney Explorers Lodge

FOTO BARENG. Kunjungan ke Disneyland tidak akan lengkap tanpa foto bareng dengan karakter Disney.

WATCH: A peek at Hong Kong Disneyland

Oct 08, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Here's a few of the things you can catch at Hong Kong Disneyland!

Hong Kong Disneyland turns up the adventure with Disney Explorers Lodge

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:50 PM

And they have a promo exclusively for Filipino guests, too

FIRST LOOK: 'Star Wars' Land at Disney parks

Jul 14, 2017 - 6:29 AM

Set to open in Disneyland and Disney World in 2019 the new attraction will have a Millennium Falcon ride

Disneyland China falls a-fowl of huge turkey leg demand

Jul 13, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Igler says they were surprised with the demand for the snack in Shanghai reportedly averaging 4 000 pieces a day

Bupati Boyolali: Taman wisata itu bukan bernama Disneyland

Apr 17, 2017 - 11:24 PM

Bupati Seno Samodro mengatakan investor taman wisata bermain itu bukan Donald Trump atau Hary Tanoesoedijbo

TOKYO DISNEYLAND. Karakter Disney tampil dalam pertunjukkan ‘Garyo Gunbu’ di Urasayu, Tokyo, 8 Juli 2014. Foto oleh Franck Robichon/EPA

Istana sambut baik rencana pembangunan Disneyland di Boyolali

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Kalau memang Disneyland ada kan ini investasi cukup besar

5 hal menarik tentang Disneyland Shanghai

Jun 18, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Kritikus menuding Disney melakukan invasi kebudayaan ke Tiongkok

SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND. Disney Diseney membuka taman bermain baru untuk pengunjung dari daratan Tiongkok. Screengrab from Facebook/Disney/

IN PHOTOS: 5 things to know about new Shanghai Disneyland

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Shanghai Disneyland which opens on June 16 has a pirate themed treasure cove a TRON rollercoaster and more Check out photos of the new park here

SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND. Disney opens a new theme park for the mainland Chinese audience. Screengrab from Facebook/Disney/

New details revealed: Upcoming 'Star Wars Experience' at Disney parks

Feb 23, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Dubbed ‘The Star Wars Experience ’ expansions are going to be built at the Disney theme parks in Anaheim California and Orlando Florida

THE STAR WARS EXPERIENCE. New additions will be built at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Screengrab from abc.go.com

Man arrested in Disneyland Paris hotel with 2 handguns – police

Jan 29, 2016 - 8:06 AM

UPDATED France is on high alert after November s attacks saw gunmen and suicide bombers target cafes a concert venue and the Stade de France national stadium

CHECK POINT. A security check point is set up at the entrance of the Disneyland Paris amusement park, near the 'New York Hotel' in Chessy, east of Paris, France, January 28, 2016. A man carrying two small guns, cartridges and a Koran was arrested earlier January 28 at a hotel at Disneyland Paris, a police spokeswoman confirmed. Photo by Victor Raison/EPA

Shanghai Disney park to open in June

Jan 13, 2016 - 10:10 AM

Walt Disney Co says the park will feature everything from an Enchanted Storybook Castle to a Toy Story themed hotel

China fines hotel chain for stealing the Disney magic

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:06 PM

Shanghai defends Disney s brand before Shanghai Disneyland opens next year

STEALING DISNEY MAGIC. Shanghai sues a hotel chain for using Disney branding on its electronic signs and websites. In the photo, actors dressed as Disney cartoon characters perform at the ground breaking ceremony of the Shanghai Disneyland theme park in April 2011. File photo from EPA

The wRap Indonesia: #IStandWithAhmed, Bali gay marriage

Sep 18, 2015 - 6:00 AM

A Muslim teen is handcuffed in Texas for bringing a clock mistaken as a bomb to school Indonesians react to gay marriage in Bali and other top news in Indonesia and around the world

ARRESTED. Ahmed Mohamed is arrested for bringing a 'suspicious' looking clock to school. Photo from @anildash

Walt Disney bantah rencana pembangunan Disneyland Bogor

Sep 17, 2015 - 9:49 PM

PT Walt Disney tidak memiliki rencana untuk membangun Disneyland di Indonesia saat ini ”

TOKYO DISNEYLAND. Karakter Disney tampil dalam pertunjukkan ‘Garyo Gunbu’ di Urasayu, Tokyo, 8 Juli 2014. Foto oleh Franck Robichon/EPA

The wRap Indonesia: Haze apology, Disneyland in Bogor

Sep 11, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Vice President Jusuf Kalla is out of the hospital the government apologizes to Malaysia and Singapore for the haze and other top news in Indonesia and around the world

5 MILLION SAVED. Indonesia's progress means over 5 million lives of children under 5 were saved.

5 hal yang perlu kamu ketahui tentang 'Disneyland' Bogor

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:52 PM

Proyek setara Disneyland rencananya akan dibangun di kawasan wisata Lido

Filipino who enters Disneyland with loaded gun arrested

Aug 21, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Agoncillo 44 from San Francisco says he heard voices inside his head telling him to kill as many people as possible

Disneyland Paris rejects price discrimination claim

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:50 AM

Disneyland Paris says that their prices are the same everywhere in the European Union

DISNEYLAND PARIS. The theme park denies the accusation of price discrimination. File photo from EPA

EU probes Disneyland Paris for alleged price discrimination

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:00 AM

The European Commission receives several complaints about Disneyland Paris

DISNEYLAND PARIS. The European Union probes the theme park for price discrimination. File photo from EPA

Shanghai Disneyland: The awesome things you'll get to see

Jul 16, 2015 - 1:04 PM

New details have been unveiled about the park including a Tron themed coaster a Star Wars Launch Bay a giant Enchanted Storybook Castle a Toy Story hotel and more

VIEW FROM THE TOP. Shanghai Disneyland will have two hotels beside it, the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and the Toy Story Hotel. Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Company

Disney bans selfie sticks over safety fears

Jun 27, 2015 - 4:25 AM

The ban covers Disney theme parks in the United States Paris and Hong Kong

Filipino talents shine in Disneyland HK's 'Find Your Light'

Mar 01, 2015 - 4:37 PM

Find your light an inspiring new campaign by Disneyland for Filipinos also highlights the park s many Filipino talents

D​​OH on Dis​​neyland measles outbreak: Not one country’s fault

Feb 20, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Philippine health officials say that while the outbreak may be associated with the Philippines it doesn’t necessarily mean the first case was exposed to a Filipino

OUTBREAK. The theme park known as 'The Happiest Place on Earth' has a new contagion, measles, with an outbreak of 125 cases linked to Disneyland. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Mamasapano viral video, Obama on extremism, Orton on Pacquiao | The wRap

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:55 PM

The NBI says the BIFF might have killed a SAF trooper in a viral video US President Obama urges leaders to unite against extremism A PBA import says Pacquiao playing basketball is “a joke”

Disneyland measles virus identical to type found in PH

Feb 19, 2015 - 7:16 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clarifies that in the past 6 months the measles virus type has also been identified in 14 other countries and at least 6 US states

DISNEYLAND AND MEASLES. People visit Disneyland on January 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California. File photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Mystery cloaks Disney's future Magic Kingdom in China

Feb 08, 2015 - 3:24 PM

The opening has been moved back to spring 2016

Disney measles outbreak spreads to more US states, Mexico

Jan 24, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Most – 42 – of the 51 cases are in California but three more have been found in Utah two in Washington and one each in Oregon Colorado Nebraska and Arizona

DISNEYLAND AND MEASLES. People visit Disneyland on January 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Disneyland measles outbreak puts California on alert

Jan 23, 2015 - 8:31 AM

Twenty eight cases from 34 for which data was available involve individuals who are not vaccinated

DISNEYLAND AND MEASLES. People visit Disneyland on January 22, 2015 in Anaheim, California. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Life and Style wRap: Call of Duty, Disneyland, modern art

Nov 09, 2013 - 2:13 PM

Call of Duty rakes in US 1B on its first day while Disneyland Paris loses a million visitors

RECORD BREAKING SALE. Call of Duty: Ghosts topped 1 billion dollars on its first day. AFP Photo

Artist coping with autism makes it big

Sep 08, 2013 - 8:55 PM

Many thought J A Tan would never surpass his condition They thought wrong

'Critical Thinking,' by J.A. Tan. Image from his Facebook'Critical Thinking,' by J.A. Tan. All images/photos from his Facebook except as indicated

Girls night out: Chippendales in Manila

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:42 PM

The Chippendales are back to perform in 3 venues in the Philippines

PRINCE CHARMING TIMES 8. The Chippendales are happy to be back in the Philippines. Photos by Jeman Bunyi Villanueva