Disneyland Deja de Vender Sus Pases Anuales

November 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 


(CNS) – Disneyland dejó de vender sus pases anuales en el sur de California, lo que la compañía también hizo una vez en 2014 antes de reinstaurar el programa el año pasado.

Los titulares de pases actuales pueden renovar el Pasaporte del Sur de California por $469, que permite a los locales visitar Disneyland y Disneyland California Adventure unos 215 días al año, pero no se emitirán nuevos, al menos en el futuro previsible.

Todavía están vendiendo una variedad de otros pases anuales que varían en precio de $339 a $1,049.

“Nuestros pases anuales son muy populares entre los invitados”, dijo la portavoz de Disneyland Michele Himmelberg. “Buscamos continuamente el equilibrio adecuado que ayude a gestionar la demanda de nuestro producto y nos permite ofrecer una experiencia de primera clase para todos los huéspedes”.

El parque temático parece estar tratando de administrar el tamaño de las multitudes a medida que despliega nuevas atracciones, incluida la tan esperada área temática “Star Wars”, Galaxy’s Edge, que se inaugurará en 2019.

Movie Box Office Sets Yearly Record

December 30, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

2015 was the highest-earning year at the North American box office, with $11.1 billion in movie ticket sales projected through Thursday, according to figures released Tuesday by Rentrak.

The previous record was $10.919 billion, set in 2013.

“Hollywood built the perfect box office beast in 2015, with one hit movie after the next, week after week, exceeding expectations with a regularity that made it look easy,” said Paul Dergarabedian, the senior media analyst for the audience measurement firm Rentrak.

“With records falling like dominoes, the revenues just kept building as audiences flooded multiplexes in huge numbers. A diverse and compelling selection of great titles, big and small, from every studio fueled an extraordinary level of interest by patrons who seemingly could not get enough of the big screen experience in 2015.”

Many notable records fell this year, with virtually every month posting a new benchmark for North American box office revenue, according to Rentrak.

The year’s records included:
— the biggest January weekend gross with “American Sniper”
— the biggest February opening weekend with “Fifty Shades Of Grey”;
— the biggest April opening weekend with “Furious 7”;
— the best June opening weekend with “Jurassic World”;
— the biggest September debut with “Hotel Transylvania 2”;
— and December’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” taking over the top spot for all-time opening weekend.

Star Wars: Force Is With L.A.

December 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hollywood became the center of the “Star Wars” universe tonight as a host of celebrities walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the film series’ much-anticipated latest chapter, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Hollywood Boulevard was closed for four blocks, with much of the street covered in a extended tent to provide cover for stars heading into one of the biggest premieres in recent memory — with the film being screened in three separate theaters: the Dolby, Chinese and El Capitan.

“It has never, ever attracted such interest from around the world,” actor Anthony Daniels, who has portrayed the droid C-3PO in all seven “Star Wars” films, told ABC7 on the red carpet. “People are probably watching live streams of this in Australia and Japan and so on. To walk into this thing (tent) which looks like an amazing part of our sets on the films — I feel totally at home.

“… I should be totally cool about it, but I’m not,” Daniels said. “I’m having a really amazing time. I can’t wait to see the film because I haven’t wanted to see more than I’m involved in. I want the surprise that you and everybody else will get for once.” About two dozen die-hard fans have braved rain, cold and wind for more than a week while they camped out outside the TCL Chinese Theatre for a chance to be one of the first to see the movie when it opens later this week.

The campers watched from a distance with envy tonight, when crowds of Hollywood insiders attended the premiere.

Until midnight, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed for four blocks between Sycamore and Highland avenues — where the three theaters are located — for what could be the largest movie premiere in Hollywood history. Even the Academy Awards only require a one-block closure.

“Preparations are huge,” said Sgt. Robert Ward of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Station, who told City News Service that he counted the number of campers.

The campers have been staked out in front of the Chinese Theatre at Orange Drive and Hollywood Boulevard for days and their numbers have grown to 25, Ward said.

While they had to leave the four-block area for tonight’s star-studded premiere, the theater was expected to hold their gear until they can return after the premiere crowd leaves.

The LAPD’s Hollywood Station alone deployed 70 officers to secure the premiere, Ward said. Other divisions also will provide officers, and studios will employ private security for their VIPs.

“I expect a couple of arrests,” Ward said. That’s because either private security guards or police usually arrest a few bold people who try to talk their way into premieres or sneak in, he said.

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