Disney has been making headlines in the news in recent years, with a number of major blockbuster films, giant acquisitions, and long awaited additions to their massive theme parks in Florida and California. Ever the popular vacation getaway for families with kids of all ages, Walt Disney World Orlando and Disneyland in Anaheim, California have been favorite travel destinations for generations. While anyone who’s been can surely name the popular sites like Space Mountain, Magic Kingdom, or Hollywood Studios, a sudden burst of highly-anticipated new Disney attractions are slated to hit parks on both coasts in the coming years.
Disney’s Acquisitions and New Attractions
The parent company of ABC, ESPN, and Pixar also owns Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm, two names any comic book or sci-fi nerd should instantly recognize. Marvel is behind some of the best superhero movies over the past 15 years, responsible for titles like Iron Man, Captain America, The Avengers, and the 2014 breakout hit Guardians of the Galaxy. Meanwhile, Lucasfilm is the studio that once owned the Star Wars franchise, which consisted of six films before Disney purchased the company and the Star Wars brand. The acquisition was huge news when it happened back in 2012, with Disney shelling out more than $4 billion.