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Disney News Round-Up: FastPass+ Opens for Pandora Attractions, Check out the Theme Song for ‘Happily Ever After,’ and More

Happy Monday! We have some exciting news to report about Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom, plus Disney is giving guests a sneak preview of the theme song for the new nighttime spectacular at the Magic Kingdom.

Pandora: The World of Avatar Opens May 27 at Disney's Animal Kingdom

It's official! Pandora: The World of Avatar is slated to open on May 27 at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The announcement was made today by Disney CEO Bob Iger during The Walt Disney Company's earnings call.

Disney News Round-up: The Walt Disney Company Donates to Hurricane Recovery, Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary, and More

Happy Wednesday. We've made it to the middle of the week and it's time for another Disney news round-up where we give you some of the big news of the week so far in brief. Today we're talking about recovery efforts for Hurricane Matthew, a big celebration in Disneyland Paris, and much more. Let's check it out.

Disney Sports News Round-Up: AAU Boys’ Basketball National Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports, Olympic Athletes Training at Disney, and More

It's been a while since we took a peek at the sporting events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex so today we're checking out what's been going on. This weekend nearly 4,800 elite athletes are competing at the AAU Boys' Basketball National Championships!

‘Grand Opening Celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort’ Airs on Disney Channel Tonight

Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort on mainland China, officially opened today after five years of construction. Fans around the world can check out the new resort tonight during the 'Grand Opening Celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort' airing on Disney Channel, Disney Junior, and Disney XD.

Tom Staggs Leaving The Walt Disney Company

Tom Staggs, the man who many thought was the heir apparent to Disney CEO Bob Iger, has announced that he's leaving The Walt Disney Company after 26 years. The announcement was a shock to many in entertainment and business, and also sent the company's stock tumbling Monday afternoon.

Is Updated Version of Soarin’ Headed to Disney’s US Theme Parks?

When Disney CEO Bob Iger unveiled the details for Shanghai Disney Resort last week Disney fans discovered that one of the new attractions at Shanghai Disneyland is called "Soaring Over the Horizon." This attraction is an updated version of Soarin' that takes guests around the world, instead of just over California.

The Walt Disney Company Announces Details for Shanghai Disney Resort

The Walt Disney Company has released more details for the Shanghai Disney Resort at a recent media event in the Shanghai Expo Center. A scale model of the resort was unveiled showcasing the resort's two hotels, Disneytown, and the six themed lands at Shanghai Disneyland.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BB-8 Droid Might Be Headed to Disney Parks

We still have about eight months until Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters but the anticipation for the new film continues to build. As with all Disney films, there's bound to be a whole new line of merchandise attached to the film. And that cute droid BB-8 is reportedly coming to the Disney Parks.

The Walt Disney Company Names Tom Staggs Chief Operating Officer

The Walt Disney Company has named Tom Staggs the Chief Operating Officer. Staggs was the Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and will continue to lead the Parks and Resorts division while also working in his new role. A successor is expected to be named to take over the Parks and Resorts division at a later date.