UPDATE: Disneyland’s Magic Kingdom park in Anaheim, California will be open to the public as normal on June 15, 2015.
Earlier today (June 5), it was reported that Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian had revealed their plans to close an entire Disneyland resort for their daughter’s second birthday on June 15, with only close friends and family allowed to enter for the celebrations.
In a comment sent to the NME, Disneyland have clarified that though private parties often take place inside its parks, it will be open to the public for “a regular business day” on June 15. The statement reads:
“Disneyland will be open on June 15th as a regular business day. Although we don’t comment on private visits, private parties are not uncommon here. Please contact the Kardashian/West camp for any info on their plans.”
For their daughter’s 1st birthday last year, the couple threw a party named ‘Kidchella. The celebration featured a ferris wheel and lip syncing stages.
At the start of the week (June 1) the pair revealed they are expecting their second child. Kardashian gave birth to her and West’s first child, North, in June 2013, with the pair marrying in May 2014. The news of Kardashian’s pregnancy was revealed in the latest episode of reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians on Sunday (May 31).
Meanwhile, Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that she received death threats after booking Kanye West to headline this year’s festival. West’s appearance was confirmed in March by Eavis herself, who tweeted the news. But in what has resembled the backlash sparked by the booking of Jay Z in 2008, some festival-goers have been angered by the selection, with an online petition calling for Kanye to be replaced by a rock band attracting more than 133,000 signatures.
In a new interview with The Times, Eavis, who organises the festival with her father, Glastonbury founder Michael, has asserted that attracting West is “an amazing coup”, but said some of the abuse she’s received has been “just horrible”. She added: “I had death threats and stuff. It was just horrible. It was just crazy. It was getting out of control. We had Time magazine, all the American news channels saying they were going to come down. This incredible onslaught worldwide.”
Kanye West’s new album – currently titled ‘Swish’ – is expected for release later in 2015.