Disney delights help families through difficult days

Ellie F., Social Media Editor

As the quarantine continues, the entertainment industry has done its part to help families have a little fun during this difficult time while connecting with their favorite musicians, actors, and animated characters.

Disney has kept its fans entertained by releasing everything from new movies on Disney+ to revealing recipes for some of their favorite theme park desserts. They even gathered stars to perform some beloved Disney songs from their homes in a sing-along special that families could enjoy together.

The first thing Disney did to delight its audience was to release “Frozen 2” on Disney+ three months ahead of schedule so families could enjoy it early in quarantine. Soon after, they added the new Pixar movie, “Onward”, to Disney+, just weeks after it had been released in theatres. With the onset of the quarantine, most fans had not had a chance to see Onward and this was a welcome surprise.

A few weeks later, Disney organized a star-studded sing-along, including well-known celebrities such as Beyoncé, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Thomas Rhett and Charli D’Amelio with her family. There was even a reunion of the original High School Musical cast singing “We’re All in This Together” – the perfect song for this unprecedented time. The performance also included some of the cast of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”, and an introduction by Zac Efron.

Another exciting Disney reveal was the recipes for Dole Whip and the churros, favorite items at Disneyworld and Disneyland. While the parks are closed to visitors as we all shelter in place, Disney lovers can now make these treats at home. Families have been creative in planning quarantine activities, including virtual trips to Disney using YouTube ride simulation videos. These delicious desserts are the perfect addition to a family’s Disney themed night.

Another Disney treat to look forward to is the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” earlier than expected on Disney+. This is the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga, which was in theatres in late December. Appropriately, it was released on May 4, otherwise known as “Star Wars Day.” In addition, on May 4, the first episode of “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” and the series finale “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” began streaming on Disney+.🔳