In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 17, 2014

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In Case You Missed It!

Did you participate in the Walt Disney World Marathon? Are you running in the Tinker Bell Half? Just running around your neighborhood? No matter what, here’s the Disney News and Rumors you missed for the week.

 

In Case You Missed It – Disney News and Rumors

It’s hopefully coming soon! Frozen is supposed to be headed to Broadway, as Bob Iger shares in this interview with Fortune, along with a few other tidbits about how much of a success this new film has been. (I mean, who hasn’t had “Let It Go” on replay since they saw the movie?)

Time had a great article about the 17 Most Influential Burgers Of All Time. Number 17 on the list? The Krusty Burger from Universal Studios Florida. See why it, as well as the others chosen, made the list. (Mmm…Krusty Burger…..)

We all love a good rumor and over at Moviefone, they discussed what very well could be on track for the Star Wars experiences that are supposed to at least be headed for Tomorrowland at Disneyland. It will be interesting to see what happens when plans eventually officially get announced.

Speaking of Disneyland, who doesn’t love a good vintage photo from the park? The LA Times had nine great vintage Disneyland photos in its Throwback Thursday article this week. In another Throwback Thursday post, did you know that at one point, United Airlines had helicopters that flew TO Disneyland? What?! Ok, this is cool.

Most people familiar with Disney Imagineering know who Joe Rhode is. He’s the guy you always see wearing the really big earring. On his blog this week, he shares with us a bit about the importance of his most recognizable feature.

Ah, Avatar….the proverbial Animal Kingdom topic of discussion. Whether you’re for it or against it, ground broke just last week on the new land. (So, it appears to be coming, like it or not.) I came across two interesting articles this week relating to this topic. One is why Disney’s Animal Kingdom May Need More Than Just Avatar. I think the author makes some decent points. The second is more related to the sequels to the hit movie, as here is a little information about what movie-goers can expect, some of which may eventually come into play when Disney unveils this new land.

While most people think of Disney Cruise Line for kids, it’s actually a perfect spot for adults. According to the NY Daily News, Disney Cruise Line is listed as the number 6 most romantic cruise line. (I know I would have to agree…I’ve taken two cruises on the Disney Dream and have no kiddos in tow. Both experiences have had extremely romantic elements to them, mixed right in with the fun of Disney.)

 

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Posted on January 17, 2014

3 Responses to “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 17, 2014”

  • “Stretching the Limits of Animals” could have another meaning. Animal Kingdom has real animals in it. Could extending park hours be stretching their limits? I hear that safaris will have a night version. Will it be the same animals or will Disney herd their daylight animals to their pens and release their night animals?

    • Yes, they are planning a night time version of Kilimanjaro Safaris, but as of now, I have no real idea on what the plans are when they roll out this version of the attraction. I expect that by stretching the hours, they’ll be focusing more on the things that don’t involve a lot of animal interaction, such as the night time aspects of Avatar and the new night time entertainment that’s slated for the park.

    • When they have tried Kilimanjaro night safaris in the past they have involved no animals.