January 23, 2015, Weekly Disney News Roundup

* New shops confirmed for Disney Springs:  APEX by Sunglass Hut, Havaianas (flip-flops), Art of Shaving (grooming needs), Sanuk (footware), Chapel Hats, Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC, and Sound Lion (headphones, earbuds)

* 5 Disneyland cast members among those infected with measles.

* Live bands now at Splitsville at Downtown Disney on Saturday nights.

* 2015 DVC Merry Member Mixer dates announced for Tuesdays, November 24, December 1, December 8, and December 15 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Epcot World Showcase Pavilion.

* Disney Cruise Line is adding more “Frozen” fun this summer.  Anna, Elsa, and Olaf will be on all four ships.  The Magic and Wonder will feature a ‘Day of Frozen’ and a new deck party.  “Frozen” will be included into a new production number on the Disney Dream.  Cruises to Norway with adventures ashore will be offered.  Olaf’s Summertime Freeze (non-alcoholic) bar will open on Castaway Cay.

* A Broadway musical version of “Frozen” is in the works.

* Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck comics will return to stores in April.

* The second teaser trailer from “Star Wars:  The Force Awakens” will appear before the movie “Avengers:  Age of Ultron,” which opens on May 1, 2015.

* “Strange Magic,” from Lucasfilms/Disney opens this weekend with Rotten Tomatoes score of 14.

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