In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 28, 2017

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July is winding down…which makes me sad. July is my favorite month. (Maybe it’s because it’s my birthday and anniversary month.) But there is a silver lining. We are just about one month out from fall. Well, Walt Disney World fall. You see by the end of next month, we will already have started both Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Who else is excited?

This week, learn what stores will be closing at Downtown Disney, see what new resort may be popping up at the Walt Disney World Resort, and more.

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

 

Today I must bring sad news, as we have lost a legend. Marty Sklar has passed away. I audibly gasped when I read the news. I am so sad I never had the chance to meet him. May your thoughts and prayers be with his family. 

If you are a WDW Silver Annual Passholder, you’ll be able to enter the parks a little sooner than previously thought.

There may soon be another JW Marriott hotel, as developers have filed a plan for a new hotel on 10.6 acres near Wyndham’s Bonnet Creek Resort and southeast of Epcot.

Due to construction taking place at Orlando International Airport, you may want to arrive about 3 hours early for the time being.

Castaway Cay took top honors in Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards. An honor that I think is well deserved. What about you?

According to the Orange Country Register, three shops will be closing at Downtown Disney in Disneyland to make way for new dining establishments. Are you sad about this news?

Did you watch Decendants 2? If you did, you joined about 13 million other viewers. What did you think of the movie?

Soon we’ll be hearing that famous phrase once again…. “This is American Idol” and it will be brought to us by none other that Ryan Seacrest.

Did you know that there is a new documentary being made about Howard Ashman by Don Hahn? Take a look at the trailer for the film.

The rumors seemed to be true. It’s time to say goodbye to Dragon Challenge as it makes way for a new attraction. What do you think about this news?

Theme park revenue increased 15.6 percent in the quarter for Universal.

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Posted on July 28, 2017

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