In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 7, 2014

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It’s the time of the week! Time to share the best Disney News and Rumors! Which one was most interesting to you?

In Case You Missed It – Disney News and Rumors

Disney released its first quarter fiscal results this week, and things are coming up roses for the company. I came across two interesting articles that explain the results. The first is from Variety, which takes a look at the impact that Frozen and Thor had on earnings. The second is from the Orlando Sentinel, which details the theme park side of the coin.

Theme parks around the country are busy preparing their parks for the busy summer season. Of course, one of the most popular attractions that people flock to are roller coasters. USA Today lists the “Top Five New Coasters for 2014.” Guess which two Orlando-based theme parks made the list?

If you’ve ever been to Disneyland, specifically in Frontierland, you’ve likely come across a petrified tree stump. The story goes that Walt bought the stump for his wife Lilian to celebrate their wedding anniversary after seeing it in Colorado Springs. She then donated it to Disneyland for display. (Because, really, where else are you going to put a petrified tree?) This article details how the stump was procured. It’s interesting how these fossils and artifacts were just up for the taking at one point in time.

One of the most popular chips that were found around everyone’s Super Bowl parties were likely Doritos. (I may be munching on some now, leftover from the big game.) Did you know that, according to rumors, these chips were actually conceived at Disneyland? What do you think? Real or rumor?

Speaking of the Super Bowl, did you ever wonder the history of where the famous “I’m Going To Disney World!” commercial came from? Phil Simms (the original creator of the spot) shed a little light on how it all went down. There’s also video of both Phil Simms and the newest Super Bowl MVP, Malcolm Smith, shouting the proclamation.

I told you last time about the series of articles about Charlie Ridgeway? Well, this week’s final article is all about his experiences opening up Walt Disney World. It’s a fantastic glimpse at the company, including how that famous Life Magazine cover came to be. Plus he discusses the opening of Epcot and how they broadcast via the brand new satellite technology. There are also quite a few more fun tidbits in this final posting!

Have you ever dreamed of working for Disney on the Disney Cruise Line. This article details what it’s really like performing in the Broadway-caliber shows that can be seen on-board the ship.

I love when the Destination America channel runs Disney Week, and it’s back again this year! The channel will play all the great television specials that we love, as well as a new one called “Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.” The fun starts March 3 and runs until March 7. Here’s a look at some of the shows that will be broadcast.

Valentine’s Day is one week away (this is your notice, ladies and gentlemen!) Spoonful has a few fun suggestions on how to enhance this year’s celebration. These include fun Valentine’s Day card printables (my choice – the Muppet ones), sweet treats (like these Minnie’s Polka-Dot Cookies), and more!

Wanna rock the Elsa look? Check out this Disney Style video which shows the best way to apply your makeup to pull it all off.

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Posted on February 7, 2014

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