It’s ofishal Disney is in talks to purchase Universal Orlando. Just think Harry Potter and Mickey in a new Fantasia. After the purchase of Marvel, Disney has been looking to expand into the thrill ride scene.
This would be some news if it wasn’t happening on April 1st… Happy April Fool’s Day everyone.. Hope we made you look.
April Fools Day History: Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. (Complete Information)
Ancient cultures, including those of the Romans and Hindus, celebrated New Year’s Day on or around April 1. It closely follows the vernal equinox (March 20th or March 21st.) In medieval times, much of Europe celebrated March 25, the Feast of Annunciation, as the beginning of the new year.
In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar (the Gregorian Calendar) to replace the old Julian Calendar. The new calendar called for New Year’s Day to be celebrated Jan. 1. That year, France adopted the reformed calendar and shifted New Year’s day to Jan. 1. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1. Other people began to make fun of these traditionalists, sending them on “fool’s errands” or trying to trick them into believing something false. Eventually, the practice spread throughout Europe.