January 16, 2015, Weekly Disney News Roundup

* Measles outbreak traced to Disneyland.  Over 26 people from four states contracted measles during December.

* Disney Vacation Club is now selling points to the newest DVC property, “Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows.”  Sale of points is open now for DVC members and opens to non-members on 2/9/15.  The price is $160 per point with annual dues of $6.02 per point.  The resort will open on 4/1/15.   Contracts are good through 1/31/66.

* Removal of the Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios began on 1/7/15.

* Epcot International Food and Wine Festival dates were announced and will be September 25 through November 16.

* The Walt Disney World Marathon was ran last weekend.  The 2016 event will be on January 10.  Registration begins on April 28, 2015.

* The area formerly known as Condor Flats in Disney’s California Adventure will be re-opened this summer under the new name of Grizzly Peak Airfield.

* There will be a sneak peak of Disney’s “Cinderella” at the ABC Sound Studio at Disney’s Hollywood Studio from 1/17 through 3/21.  It opens in theaters nationwide on 3/13.

* The premiere of the “Jungle Book” movie has been pushed back to 2016.

* The opening of the “Avatar 2” movie has been pushed back to 2017.

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