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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 23, 2015

by on January 23, 2015

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In Case You Missed It!

I promise that this week’s “In Case You Missed It” has not be deflated in any way, shape, or form; it is perfectly intact. No DeflateGate here!

This week’s article features a plethora of fun including a cool relic from 1955 Tomorrowland, an article about what could be behind Frozen’s popularity, and more!

 

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

 

Congrats to the all new Four Seasons resort! It was named as one of AAA’s Five Diamond Award recipients, making it the only Five Diamond resort in Orlando.

Reports were released of the injuries associated with rides at the major theme parks in Orlando; here are this quarter’s results.

Oh my god, I’m in love! Have you seen the new Starbucks/Disney mugs? I’m not one who usually has to collect coffee mugs, despite my massive love for coffee, but these I think are gonna be must-haves. (I’m also gonna need that plastic tumbler too.)

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 16, 2015

by on January 16, 2015

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Whew! This week was full of a lot of interesting articles. There’s so much that we just need to dive right in! We’ve got movie news, Disney Cruise Line saving passengers from other cruise lines, the latest Universal rumor, and more!

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

 

Yikes. Well, this one isn’t the best news. Disney’s Animal Kingdom made the list as one of the”10 worst zoos for elephants” in 2014.

Have you noticed that many of the arcades at Walt Disney World are no longer offering games where you can win prizes. This is potentially the reason behind the change. Bye bye claw machines.

That Disneyland measles outbreak just keeps getting worse. At last count, there were 22 people in the state of California who have reportedly come down with the disease after visiting the park and the number appears to be growing.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 9, 2015

by on January 9, 2015

In Case You Missed It! Hello! I’m live from Walt Disney World, as I’m here cheering on runners for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. (Oh…and I ran myself, too!) It’s really such a great atmosphere, being here for Marathon Weekend, and there’s really something special about cheering for everyone. I’ve got a Mickey glove to dole out high fives, a cowbell, and posters featuring words of support! Of course, the hardest part is always that wake up call: 3:00 every morning starts to wear on you pretty quickly. All I can say is, “Thank God for Starbucks!”

This week, I challenge you to watch the viral video of Gaston schooling a park guest, take a visit to Dizzneeland with me, and much more!

Oh, and if you see me in the parks or on the course this weekend, make sure to say, “Hi!”

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

 

Welcome to Dizzneeland – The Happiest Hell on Earth…if you watch The Simpsons, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you missed this week’s fun poke at Disney, catch it here. Also, don’t forget to add the Country Storm Trooper Jamboree into your Touring Plans! It seems like a can’t miss attraction.

Viral Video of the Week: It seems like the hot thing to do right now is to go toe-to-toe with Gaston. Previously we saw the video of the little girl putting the Disney Villain in his place. Now, a park-goer attempts to challenge Gaston to a push-up contest. In a second video released this week, Gaston was challenged to an arm wrestling contest. Seriously…how awesome is Gaston?! I think I’m going to have to put meeting him on my trip to-do list.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 2, 2015

by on January 2, 2015

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Happy 2015 everyone!  So glad to see you here again! Are you ready for more fun and frivolity from me this year? Well I’m ready to share with you!

This week we take a look back 2014, a look forward to 2015, and much more!

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

 

Fortune had a fantastic look at CEO Bob Iger. This in-depth article talked about how he became CEO and peeled the onion of the man. It also takes a look at what could be in store for the company in the future. Such an intriguing article, for sure.

So, I found my new running mix! DJ Elliot shared his tracks from his New Year’s Eve set at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This will come in handy next week when I’m running the 10k during Marathon Weekend. (PS: why did I think it would be a good idea to sign up for the 10k?)

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 26 , 2014

by on December 26, 2014

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Wow! The year has flown by! How did that happen? It feels like just yesterday I was getting ready to welcome 2014, and here we are saying goodbye to it! I want to thank each and every one of you reading In Case You Missed It this year. I can’t wait to share fun goodies and tidbits I find with you next year! Remember, if you find something that you think may be interesting, you can always drop me a line to let me know.

So with that, I say, “Bring on 2015!”

This week was clearly slower, thanks to the holidays, but I was able to find a few tidbits that I think you’ll enjoy.

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

 

It appears the time has come. MyMagic+ should be headed to other Disney theme parks, like Disneyland, within the next few years. Thoughts? Things have seemed to work much better within the past few months, but the system is still clearly buggy at times. Plus with Disneyland’s Annual Passholders, one wonders how things will change when the system does roll out to that resort.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 19, 2014

by on December 19, 2014

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I’ve got the presents wrapped, the cookies are baking (mmm…my specialty….Potato Chip Cookies…yes, they are a thing…and, yes, they are delicious), and Christmas movies are playing on the TV. The Holiday season is in full swing around my house, and I’m actually ready for it.

This week’s edition shares some of the other potential tenants for Disney Springs, a found, previously lost Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, and more!

Since this is my last edition of “In Case You Missed It” before the holiday, let me say that I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus, or Happy Holidays (if you prefer), and I hope that you get to spend the next week with people that you love. (Or in my case, people that I tolerate…just kidding…I love my family. ;) )

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

 

This week’s hot rumor…will Disney be updating Star Tours with new footage based off of the upcoming movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens? It would make sense, given how easy it seems it would be to add footage to this attraction.

So while we got the announcement this week that STK Orlando was headed to Disney Springs, here is a look at some of the other potential shops that will very well make their way to the shopping and dining district. Which one excites you most?

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 12, 2014

by on December 12, 2014

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Wow! This week I found a TON of great information for you, so without much delay, let’s just dive right in!

Have you heard the latest rumor of what new restaurant could be making it’s way to Disney Springs, seen the new trailer for Inside Out, or heard what latest accolade Disney Cruise Line received? I’ve got all of that and more. Check it all out on this week’s edition of “In Case You Missed It.”

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

 

Bob Iger recently talked with Variety about his experience testing out the upcoming Banshee attraction for Avatarland, as well as information about the upcoming Star Wars expansion. Finally, don’t miss the rest of the overall interview, which can be found here. All three pieces shared lots of great little nuggets. Which was the most interesting to you? (As for me, I’m certainly curious what’s going on with Star Wars…even though I’m not a Star Wars fanatic. Also, I’m wondering if it’s a great idea seemingly hitching the upcoming updates to what appears to be the new trilogy and stand-alone films. Again, we’re playing the wait and see game.)

Will another restaurant in Disney Springs be operated by the same company who operates Raglan Road? It certainly looks like it will be possible.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 5, 2014

by on December 5, 2014

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Have you set up your Holiday decorations yet? I am so woefully behind! My tree isn’t up, but at least my house has Christmas lights on it! So, that’s a step in the right direction.

This week’s articles are Frozen heavy, because well…it’s 2014 and it’s clearly the year of Frozen. In addition, this week appears to be pretty rumor heavy…with rumors about upcoming movies, upcoming Disneyland refurbs, and upcoming Universal additions. Make sure to read on to find out more!

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

 

What’s the most tagged destination on all of Instagram for 2014? Find out now!

The movie rumor of the week…is Frozen 2 in the works? According to many reports, the answer is yes. (I mean one would think it would be happening. I can’t see Disney not choosing to make a sequel off the popular franchise.)

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 28, 2014

by on November 28, 2014

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I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving with family and friends! Now it’s time for the best part – leftovers! Of course, today is also Black Friday, so who went out and got some awesome deals?

As far as this week’s fun reads, I found information about what you should think about when cruising during the holidays, photos of cats from Disneyland, and much more!

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

 

The Motley Fool had a detailed look at “21 Interesting Facts About the Walt Disney Company.” I certainly learned a lot reading this article, and I think you will too.

Seriously, if you are not reading former Disney artist Floyd Norman’s blog, you should be. This week he wrote a great piece about what it was like to work for Disney in the 1960s. That story about the horse is fantastic. It’s so great to hear about the company from someone who lived it.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 21, 2014

by on November 21, 2014

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Wow! What a fun (and cold) week! I’ve been here at Walt Disney World all week and let me just tell you, thank gosh for hand warmers! (Seriously, the best purchase you can make.)

So, this week, I found some fun things, like facts to honor Mickey, who celebrated his birthday this week, Easter Eggs from Big Hero 6, and more!

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

 

If you will not be at Destination D this weekend, I bring good news! You can catch a live stream of the Carousel of Progress presentation! I’ll be watching for sure.

Want to know the only resort in Orlando to receive AAA’s Five Diamond rating? Hint, it’s on Disney property. Take a look to see the answer.

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