4 dates for Disney stock investors to circle in March

We’re heading into March, and it’s fair to say there’s never a dull moment for waltz disney (NYSE: DIS). The media giant is always on the move, and the month ahead will be no different.

From the opening of a premium lodging experience at Disney World to the Disney+ release of a new Pixar movie, Disney fans and shareholders have a lot to look forward to in March. Let’s take a closer look at what will happen in the coming month.

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1st of March

March kicks off with Disney World‘s most ambitious concept in theming and premium pricing with the “maiden voyage” of star wars: Galactic Starcruiser on Tuesday. Guests will enjoy a two-night stay at the exclusive 100-room resort which is themed around an upscale space cruiser.

Guests are obviously staying in a stationary hotel building, but with simulated transport vehicles – both to the lobby and to and from star wars: Galaxy’s Edge at adjacent Disney’s Hollywood Studios – it’s seemingly easy to get carried away with the experience. All the “windows” of the cabins are galactic projections. Along the way, guests will encounter characters they know (Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, and Rey) as well as heroes and villains unique to the experience. There are signature cooking experiences, and guests will be recruited to join one side or the other with unique scenarios that involve missions and training sessions.

The immersive experience feels out of this world, and some would say the same goes for the prices. The two-night experience starts at $4,809 for two guests. It’ll obviously be out of most visitors’ price range, but in a resort with more than 35,000 rooms, the 100 cabins here are less than 0.3% of Disney World’s on-site capacity. He will find his rich audience star wars fans, and so far it’s working. The first months are already exhausted.

March 2

Disney World’s second-oldest theme park – EPCOT – has carved out a solid life as an outpost for rotating festivals. The 2022 International Flower and Garden Festival kicks off at EPCOT on Wednesday. Like most festivals in the park, it will be a slot machine, with booths offering a wide range of international food and drink around EPCOT’s iconic lake.

True to its name, the International Flower and Garden Festival is supported by topiary and garden exhibits. Ultimately, it’s finally another way for adult foodies to eat and drink in the World Showcase.

March 9

It wasn’t intended to make this month’s preview Disney World-centric — and April will have a few Disneyland entries — but the parades will return to Disney’s Magic Kingdom next week. The Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade is a 12-minute procession of iconic Disney characters on elaborate floats.

This is the last stage of a return to normal in the station. Disney temporarily scrapped traditional parades when the parks reopened in the summer of 2020. To prevent crowds from congregating in one place for too long, as a COVID-19 safeguard, Disney held character cavalcades , much shorter processions that do not take place at fixed times. Personally, I find cavalcades more enjoyable than traditional parades – at least in terms of being able to navigate the park – but I realize I’m in the minority. The parades will return to Disney World a week from Wednesday, and plenty of enthusiasts will be looking forward to it.

March 11

Finally, we get a non-Disney World entry. turn red is the latest animated feature release from Disney’s hit Pixar factory. It will not be released in theaters. Disney announced in January that turn red would follow in the footsteps of Pixar Soul and Lucascoming to market exclusively as a Disney+ version.

The computer-rendered coming-of-age film of a 13-year-old Toronto girl who turns into a giant red panda when excited should have marked Pixar’s return to theatrical releases. Disney likely dialed that up earlier this year with the omicron variant raging across the country, fearing people weren’t going to the local multiplex in large numbers. While the number of COVID-19 cases is thankfully dropping again, it’s not like Disney needs a theatrical run to land a hit. Encanto bombed at the multiplex in November, only to become a pop culture and music sensation when it hit Disney+ a month later. Media stock knows what it’s doing.

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