Disney News – week of Jan 15, 2018

This week I would like to start with this bit of news out of Animal Kingdom and reported in the Travel and Leisure.  For the first times in 13 years a new baby hippo was born in Animal Kingdom.  The baby hippo can be seen from Kilimanjaro Safaris, as well as the Wild Africa Trek.

USA today is reporting that Adventures by Disney will be partnering with Amawaterways to offer cruises on France’s Seine River.  The cruise can be combined with a stay at the Disneyland Paris resort.  The cruises will include a trip to the D-day beaches.

Did you know that the “Last Jedi” is doing poorly in China?  I know a lot of people in the US and other markets were not happy with it, but the film still did well at the box office.  Well according to The Hollywood Reporter, the Last Jedi is doing poorly in China and they speculate on the reasons why.

Do you want to help educate children from low income families.  Now is your chance, and it will not cost you anything.  Disney and ABC (WFTV 9) are donating one book for every person that post a selfie with their favorite book to twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #MagicofStorytelling to First Book (up to 1 million books).  First book is an organization that provides books and educational materials to low income families.

So this week I would like to try something new, not that I have many readers to see it. I would like to include a tip of the week with my News blog post. Mostly these will be answers to questions I have received or seen somewhere that I can not justify an entire blog post for. So here it goes the Tip of the week. On intercot.com I saw a question about Magical Express. The person asking the question was renting a car, but wanted to know if they could use Magical Express to deliver their luggage to their resort. The simple answer is no, Magical Express is not a baggage handling service. It is meant to deliver you and your luggage to the resort. The person asking the question was concerned that the luggage would not fit in the car that they were renting, so I suggested that the take Magical Express, then get a rental car when they arrive at their resort. Alamo rental has two locations on Disney property (one at the Swan and the other at the Magic Kingdom car care center). And other car rental companies will also come to your resort to pick you up.

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