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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 15, 2014

by on August 15, 2014

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This week, my own world (as well as many others) was rocked by the news of Robin Williams passing. I grew up with Robin, entertaining me, making me laugh. Robin was such a huge part in my Disney experience. Matter of fact, Aladdin was the first movie I remember seeing with my whole family together. (My family didn’t go to movies often growing up, especially not all together.)

To honor his memory today, I share videos of both “Back To Neverland” which was shown at Disney-MGM Studios and Timekeeper, which could be found in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom.

I would just like to put out there a simple thanks to him for being the bright, shining star that he was, but unfortunately couldn’t always see himself.  I believe The Academy put it best on their social media: “Genie, you are free.”

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To honor Robin Williams, the cast of “Aladdin” on Broadway, led by James Iglehart, who portrays the Genie in the show, invited the audience to participate in a sing-along of “Friend Like Me.” Here is that touching video.

Have you ever played The Great Piggy Bank Adventure found in Innoventions at Epcot and wished you could have your very own cute piggy bank?  Well, now you can finally purchase your own! He’s so adorable!

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 8, 2014

by on August 8, 2014

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It’s already back to school time! I myself have enjoyed a little back to school shopping and stocked up on lots of fun new Disney notebooks and pens. There’s something about new school supplies, even for those of us who aren’t taking classes.

This week I bring you informative articles about Duffy the Disney Bear, and how Orlando tourism has been doing extremely well lately, plus more!

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Coffee lovers! Joffrey’s has released nine new coffee blends all inspired by different Disney restaurants. They include coffees from California Grill, Tusker House, Steakhouse 55, and more! I’m super excited to try these new blends!

Good news for Orlando tourism. According to the Orlando Sentinel, hotel occupancy is the highest it has been since 2005 in the Orlando area overall.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 1, 2014

by on August 1, 2014

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Um…somebody please tell me how it’s now AUGUST?! I don’t understand how that happened already! Where did summer go?

This week we have lots of great articles, including some fun stuff about Guardians of the Galaxy, an 80s television tribute video for “Let it Go,” and more. Read on for more!

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If you are in Orlando this weekend, and you love yo-yos, make sure to check out Duncan Toys’ International Yo-Yo Competition being held at the House of Blues at Downtown Disney.

The Four Seasons Orlando opens this weekend officially to guests and since the resort is on Disney property, it has a few Disney-related influences. Find out what they are in this Orlando Sentinel article. 

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 25, 2014

by on July 25, 2014

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Happy belated birthday to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! The attraction is 20 years old! (You’d think they could have cleaned the place up for its 20th.  :)  )

This week we have lots of great stuff to read, including rumors about Soarin, Pirates 5 has an official release date, and more. Read on to find out what other fun I found this week!

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Rumors appear to be flying (ha ha!) with more intensity about Soarin’ getting a new film, as well as a new theater. Read about it in the Orlando Sentinel. Are you ready to see a new Soarin’ film or would you be sad to see the current version go?

For those of you planning on cruising on Disney Cruise Line with infants, Disney recently changed its policy on the minimum age to sail. Find out more at DisneyCruiseLineBlog.com

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 18, 2014

by on July 18, 2014

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Today Planes: Fire and Rescue debuts in theaters.  Who’s ready to rejoin the fun of Dusty and crew?

This week we have a cornucopia of fun for you, including the monorail being evacuated, details about the upcoming Big Hero 6 movie, and more! Read on to find out what other goodies I found!

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Bob Iger must be doing a good job according to his peers, because he has been named as the 2014 CEO of the Year. Congrats to Mr. Iger.

Forbes ran an intriguing article titled “The Secrets Behind Disney’s $2.2 Billion Theme Park Profits.” The beginning of the article looks more at the domestic parks, but then it morphs into a look of Disneyland Paris. Still, it’s a good read.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 11, 2014

by on July 11, 2014

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This week, I absolutely have Potter fever! All I can think about are galleons, Platform 9 and 3/4, and butterbeer! Who else has the fever with me?

If you’ve been busy dreaming about Diagon Alley, then you may have missed some fun news and rumors. Let me know your favorite in the comments!

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With Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World both competing this summer, who will win? The Motley Fool takes a look at this question, and I think the answer may surprise you.

For you Harry Potter fanatics who missed it, J.K. Rowling released a brand new story featuring an update on our favorite trio – Ron, Hermione, and Harry – via the website Pottermore. However, if you haven’t signed up for that, you can read the excerpt on The Today Show website. While devouring this new piece, I had a smile on my face the whole time. It’s so great to hear more about Potter and company, especially this week.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 4, 2014

by on July 4, 2014

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Happy Fourth of July! I’ve got my sparklers ready to go, and the barbeque is smoking! I’m ready to celebrate Independence Day with style!

So, if you’re enjoying your day off, like I am, you’ve likely got time to kick back and read up on all that you missed this week, and there were certainly some fun things that happened.

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Travel & Leisure came out with their rankings of the “World’s Best Awards,” and Disney Cruise Line came out on top for two awards! The first was for the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line, and the second was for the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families! Yay DCL!

Have you ever wondered about the ins and outs of the Disney Parks Blog? Thomas Smith, the person in charge of the Parks Blog, recently gave a presentation detailing some of what goes into keeping the blog going. I learned quite a bit about the behind the scenes and bet you will, too.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of June 27, 2014

by on June 27, 2014

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Do you have World Cup fever? While you were busy cheering on your favorite teams, I found some fun stuff for you to catch up on!

Let me know your favorite in the comments!

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Are you a fan of Fantasy Football? If so, consider attending the inaugural ESPN Fantasy Football Convention, where guests will have unprecedented access to ESPN Fantasy Experts, experience an exclusive Tailgate Party, sit in on a live broadcast of Fantasy Football Now on ESPN2, and more! While it’s a lot costly ($641.00 per person-based on double occupancy), it does sound like a once in a lifetime experience.

I came across this intriguing article about the history for building AudioAnamatronics. I always find it so fascinating to learn this kind of stuff.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of June 20, 2014

by on June 20, 2014

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Have you been following along with all the excitement? Diagon Alley opens officially on July 8! Who else is excited to grab a gillywater and a butterbeer ice cream as you wander the streets of the infamous land of Potter?

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If you are wondering what may be going on with a Frozen attraction, The Orlando Sentinel has an update on what could potentially be happening.

Ever wonder how many lightsabers Disney sells? Time has the answer. Which color lightsaber would you pick?

Who doesn’t love to enter Disney contests to try to win trips to Walt Disney World? Here’s the newest one, courtesy of Joffrey’s Coffee.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of June 13, 2014

by on June 13, 2014

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Did you celebrate? This week was Donald Duck’s 80th birthday! He doesn’t look a day over 21! What’s your favorite thing about the cranky, yet lovable fellow?

While you were making your duck-shaped cakes to celebrate, I was finding great news and rumors for the week! What did I find? Read on to find out!

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Speaking of Donald’s birthday, the Orlando Sentinel ran a short piece discussing the history of the famous duck. Best of all, there are some fun photos of him throughout the years, too!

Let’s jump on board our Delorean and head to 1957. Here we’ll take a look at what restaurants were offered at Disneyland back in the day. Personally, I’d like to stop at the Casa de Fritos.

Last weekend, Mark Hamill was at Star Wars Weekends for the first time ever. During a presentation, the now voice actor showed off his talents, as he imagined a conversation between Luke Skywalker and The Joker.

In OH MY GOD news…Disney Fairytale Weddings is offering a wedding package where you can get married at the train station on Main Street, U.S.A., in the Magic Kingdom. Holy cow! How much is it gonna cost me to get remarried?

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