In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 22, 2014

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In Case You Missed It!

It’s been a crazy busy week for me here…what about you? If your week has been like mine, you have likely missed a few things.

So today I bring you some fun articles about Star Wars Rebels, some of the first footage of Walt Disney World, and more!

In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and Rumors

 

Disney was named as one of the “30 Most Genius Content Marketing Examples of 2014 (So Far)” for its behind the scenes looks at making park magic.

I so love old footage of Walt Disney World. This week I found some more great footage to share with you all from November 1971. It’s so cool to see what the park looked like back in the day!

I had no idea this even existed, but apparently there is an app out there based off the Pumbaa and Timon theme park safety tips. Kids can play tic-tac-toe and learn about park safety with short videos. It isn’t a super fancy app, but it is perfect for those with little ones to teach them about being “Wild About Safety.”

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a director of entertainment for a theme park? Universal’s Michael Aiello talks about his journey.

Among the neat aspects in Univeral Orlando’s new Diagon Alley are the live performances (partially thanks to Michael Aiello). One performer is Celestina Warbeck, and this week on Pottermore it was revealed that it was Celestina’s birthday. Also released was a recording of one of her hit songs, giving everyone a glimpse of what you can enjoy at Universal Studios Florida.  She really is a very talented performer!

For those who miss Rex in Star Tours, I bring potentially good news! He may be returning to Star Wars Rebels! I miss the directionally-challenged droid.  For those excited about the upcoming show, Star Wars Rebels will debut on October 3 on Disney Channel. Find out more about it on StarWars.com

One movie we have heard very little about lately is Pixar’s release, The Good Dinosaur. The movie was originally supposed to be released this year; however, issues plagued it, so it has been pushed back to November 2015. It seems that the whole story has been re-worked. Are you excited for this movie?

Seriously, Chris Pratt is awesome. He visited a children’s hospital dressed as Star-Lord. He really one of the good guys, it would seem.

Speaking of Guardians of the Galaxy, the soundtrack has hit number one on the Billboard charts for the second week in a row. Have you downloaded it yet?

In Case We Missed It

 

What did we miss? Attach your ideas to the this really cool monorail shirt and send them to blog@touringplans.com with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.

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Posted on August 22, 2014
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