In Case You Missed It

In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 13, 2017

by on January 13, 2017

In Case You Missed ItWow! So apparently 2017 is already starting off crazy! I’ve been down during Walt Disney World’s Marathon Weekend in the sleet, I took part in the Wine and Dine Half of a Half, and now, I’ve experienced the inaugural Grumpy Challenge of 35.5. While disappointing for those running the cancelled half, it was so inspiring watching those who didn’t have an official race anymore getting out there and going for it anyway.

This week, see when The View will be broadcasting live from Walt Disney World, learn more about Jimmy Fallon’s new attraction, and more.

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

Disney is hoping and thinking that when Pandora: The World of Avatar opens this summer, it will do for Disney’s Animal Kingdom what Cars Land did for Disney California Adventure.

Curious who will be visiting Walt Disney World as part of the Pro Bowl week?

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 6, 2017

by on January 6, 2017

Welcome to 2017! I hope so far your year is off to a rousing success! As for me, I’m down in Orlando cheering for those running this weekend in the Walt Disney World marathon. If you see me, make sure to say hi!

This week, another company has aligned with the Disney company, Disney raked in the money domestically at the box office, and more.

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

 

Oh my gosh! I’m gonna need to make sure to ride Kilimanjaro Safaris this weekend. There was a baby elephant born recently and it’s simply adorable!

Head’s up! If you bought this infant hoodie sweatshirt, it is being recalled due to buttons that could pop off.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 30, 2016

by on December 30, 2016

 

We did it!  We have reached the end of another year. A year that can only be described as a roller coaster. So, whether you had a wonderful 2016 or are glad to see 2016 in your rear view mirror, I want to wish each and every one of you a Happy 2017 and thank you for going on this journey with me this year! Now…let’s see what you may have missed this week!

This week, take a peek at what you can expect to see in Pandora, a few new ways to watch Disney content, and more.

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

 

At Downtown Disney in Disneyland, there was an unofficial tribute to Carrie Fisher in the most Star Wars way possible.

Speaking of Carrie Fisher, she had filmed her scenes already for Episode VIII.

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 23, 2016

by on December 23, 2016

“Over the river and through the woods!” The holidays are upon us! I wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Festivus and overall a Happy Holidays.

This week, we learn who the cast is for DuckTales, see just how big Rogue One was for the Disney Company, and more! Let’s go!

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

 

One of the most influential people of the Disney Company is Roy Disney. This week is the 45th anniversary of his passing. While many thank Walt for all of his contributions around his death, I wanted to highlight the large role that Roy played in the company, especially in the realization of Walt Disney World.

Disneyland’s oldest employee is celebrating 60 years of providing magic to Guests. How can this story not make you just smile?

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 16, 2016

by on December 16, 2016

Have you seen it already? You know what I mean…Rogue One, of course! Did it live up to the excitement? Is it worthy of the Star Wars name? If you haven’t seen it yet, are you planning on watching the film this weekend?

This week, we’ll take a look at what Guests will be able to experience at A Celebration of Harry Potter, catch a Muppets presentation that hasn’t been seen in 20 years, and more. Let’s read on!

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

 

Next time you visit Disneyland, you may see a different set up, as far as security goes.

Meet the official voices of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure…who oh, by the way…just so happen to be married to each other!

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 9, 2016

by on December 9, 2016

ICYMIIt’s been one crazy fun week! I hope yours has been good too!

With that, there’s been a lot of fun Disney news too. This week, learn about how you can Disney yourself, why you shouldn’t push the red button, and more.

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

 

Dun Dun Dun…Dun da Dun…Dun da Dun….did you all hear that too? I hear the Star Wars theme everywhere and have been seeing the Death Star. Did you see it too? If you missed the video of Epcot’s Spaceship Earth turning into the Death Star, you can catch it here.

Orlando Sentinel’s Dewayne Bevil wrote an intriguing piece this week. It’s about minding your manners when enjoying the popular Candlelight Processional at Epcot. What do you think?

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 2, 2016

by on December 2, 2016

ICYMIIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Every where I go. Is it beginning to look and feel like Christmas to you?

This week, we have stories about one of our favorite fellow Disney fanatics, Neil Patrick Harris, Nintendo news for Universal, and so much more! Join me in the fun!

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

 

The Dolphin resort will be seeing a large refurbishment of its lobby. Work will begin in the spring of 2017.

Neil Patrick Harris is one of us…we all know this. And this week, we get to see why once again. <3 

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 25, 2016

by on November 25, 2016

ICYMIDid you go Black Friday shopping? Who’s bought all their Christmas presents? I have a few, but need to get a few more still.

Since it’s been a busy week, we’ll just dive right in! Take a look at the changes coming to Hong Kong Disneyland, see the new teaser trailer for Cars 3, and more!

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

What can you buy for the same $700 you would be able to buy a cabana at the Magic Kingdom for? The Orlando Sentinel takes a look.

Curious about the new drone technology being used in Disney Springs’ new holiday show? Learn how fireworks may soon become passe. What do you think of this new technology and its potential use?

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 18, 2016

by on November 18, 2016

In Case You Missed ItHow is it POSSIBLE?! We are down to less than a week until Thanksgiving! I’m not even close to ready. I don’t have any food bought and my house is a mess. Guess that means we better dive into the fun! But before we do, I just want to share how thankful I am for you…those who read this column each week! (And if today is your first time…welcome to the fun!) I hope I bring a little knowledge or smile to your day each Friday. So thanks for letting me do it!

This week, we’re looking at what makes Moana so powerful (one week to go until the film is released–squee!), what Wine Bar George will have in store for Guests, and more.

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

Disney released it’s quarterly earnings recently and things weren’t as rosy as they were projected to be. What surprised you the most about this quarter’s results?

Wine Bar George broke ground this week at Disney Springs. It will include It a restaurant area, a grab-and-go food option, a retail shop for wine and accessories, and a wine bar. Does this excite you?

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 11, 2016

by on November 11, 2016

ICYMIWhat a whirlwind of a week! That is certainly for sure. In addition to Election Day this week, today is Veterans Day. So a big thank you to those who served our country, as well as those with family members who have served our country. Your sacrifices are appreciated.

This week, we take a look at a new experiment with custodial workers at Walt Disney World, TapuTapu technology at Universal, and more. What else did I find? Come along and let’s find out!

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

The Hall of Presidents will be seeing some changes, as it goes down for a six month refurbishment beginning in January. Take a look at the history of the attraction and how the technology has changed over time.

This could be intriguing. Walt Disney World has begun experimenting with using iPhones to track some of its custodial workers and direct them to do specific tasks.

Have you been curious about how “The Muppets Present … Great Moments in American History” came about? You’ll want to make sure to read this article for the fascinating story.

DisneyQuest is like that illness that you just can’t shake. It just keeps hanging on. Looks like the dated entertainment complex is hanging around for another year, despite the fact that a new attraction had previously been announced for the space.

Speaking of Disney Springs…are you curious about what the menu will look like for Planet Hollywood Observatory? Here’s your first look. What looks good?

Changes are occurring at Disneyland in regards to security. Disneyland is looking to make things easier for guests by moving one of its checkpoints so that Downtown Disney will be inside its secured area.

Dapper Day recently occurred at Disneyland this week. People came dressed in their theme park finest. Take a look at how Guests dressed up in style. Speaking of Dapper Day, if you will be in Epcot tomorrow, you’ll be able to participate!

My goodness I fall in love with Neil Patrick Harris more and more when I hear about him talk about Disney. First he said if he weren’t an actor, he would have tried to be an Imagineer and second he’s raising his family right…with his two children having the theme parks being a part of their DNA! (Also, how awesome would it have been to attend the Walt Disney Family Museum Gala, which he hosted.)

If you’ll be going to Hong Kong Disneyland soon, you’ll be able to experience the Iron Man Experience found in Tomorrowland and will be a unique motion simulator attraction. It looks like it’s going to be really cool.

Disney has now crossed the 6 Billion global box office mark. This is the first time ever.

In sad news, a technician passed away at Men In Black this week. Our thoughts are with their family.

The rumor mill is heating up! Could Dragon Challenge be on its way out? What do you think would be good to replace it with?

It’s official. The sixth Universal Hotel will be called Adventura Hotel, will be 16 stories, and will feature a loft-style lobby. What do you think of this new resort? Would you stay here?

What do you think about Volcano Bay’s new TapuTapu technology? Sounds intriguing, doesn’t it? What do you think it means for the theme park experience overall?

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