In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of May 30, 2014

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In Case You Missed It!

Are you ready to let “the Course Be With You?” If you missed out on all the excitement this week, Disney announced a brand new half marathon themed around Star Wars! This awesome new race will take place at Disneyland, from January 15 – 18, 2015. Now the question remains…who shall you dress as? There are so many delightful choices.

If you missed any other fun news goodies, guess what? I’ve got them for you all right here!

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

Monday was, of course, Memorial Day, and Jim Hill had a fantastic article all about how President Reagan had a unique second inauguration at Epcot back on Memorial Day 1985.

I love Disney history, and Jack Spence from AllEars is starting a really great series all about Tomorrowland. Here’s the first installment. (We have seven more to go, and I can’t wait to read each one.)

A funny, tongue-in-cheek article was released by the Orlando Sentinel all about “The 7 Deadly Sins of Theme-Park Visitors.” While kind of silly, it shares things that everyone should keep in mind when visiting a theme park, including my least favorite practice of using the full size iPad as a camera/video recorder. (I’m already short, and then you hold a giant iPad up in front of me!? Stinks to be me. Please, for the sake of those behind you, try not to do this. A sincere thank you from short people everywhere.)

If you’ve been on either the Disney Dream or Disney Fantasy, you will agree with USA Today. It has named Remy as one of the best specialty restaurants aboard a cruise ship.

While there is unfortunately no Pixar movie being released this year (boo!), there is a silver lining in that there will be two released next year. Variety shared information about the first release, called Inside Out, which is slated for theaters June 19, 2015. It seems like an intriguing premise, and also…strangely familiar. (Hello Cranium Command!)

In more animation news, here’s another story about how Frozen will just not quit! This week Frozen overtook Iron Man 3, which means it is now the 5th highest grossing movie ever. It’s crazy to think about!

Who else is excited for Maleficent? It debuts in theaters today, and for those who want to take the experience to the next level, a brand new multi-touch book was released for iBooks. I downloaded it already, and it looks fantastic! There are videos, fun facts, amazing photo galleries, and much more. The e-book discusses the character that we all know and love from Sleeping Beauty and how she transitioned into the character that we’ll see on the big screen brought to life by Angelina Jolie. I strongly suggest that you download this FREE read: it is well worth it. (P.S.: Disney, please keep releasing these! These efforts keep getting better.)

In Case We Missed It

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Posted on May 30, 2014

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