In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 31, 2015

ICYMITonight is the premiere of “The Descendants” on the Disney Channel. Are you or is your family having a party tonight to celebrate the premiere? What plans do you have?  (I’ve watched some of the movie already, thanks to my Apple TV and it’s certainly cute. I’m curious to finish it up and see how it pans out.)

This week, we have some heat being put on Disneyland Paris (and not the summer heat that’s everywhere here), a new attraction for Universal Orlando Resort is rumored, and more! There’s a lot of good stuff, make sure you read on for all of it.

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

 

Bob Iger was on Squawk Box this week. Catch this snippet of his thoughts of Star Wars and Shanghai Disneyland. He also discusses his take on if ESPN could be sold directly to consumers one day.

Two Disney VPs switch roles at Walt Disney World. Interesting….

This couple pulled off the impossible — a secret wedding at Disneyland. If you could, where would you choose to have a secret wedding? (I am not endorsing secret weddings…just an FYI…was just curious what kinds of answers I’d get.)

Sixty years ago, they were the first boy and girl to enter Disneyland. Read about their story. How incredibly cool.

Did you know that there used to be mermaids at Disneyland? Put this in the “I learned something new today” column.

Speaking of things I learned…did you know that Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars? Yep. Totally true.

This great footage is one that was found this week that I want to pull up on my TV and really sit down and watch. It’s a great documentary from 1978 called “Disney From Fantasia to Fantasyland.”

The Motley Fool takes a look at how Comcast is closing the gap and giving Disney a run for their money. (And ouch…it’s not super great when a website who usually praises Disney for their choices from a stockholders perspective says “Disney’s phoning it in at the worst possible time.” This is the most critical I’ve seen The Motley Fool be of the Disney company.)

MoviePilot takes a look at the Disney movies that should get made into Walt Disney World attractions. Which one would you most like to see be made? (As for me…I’m going with The Jungle Book. I think it would be a great dark ride experience for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which I’ve said for years needs more dark rides.)

Ant-Man has crossed the $100M mark!

Haha! Have you seen the latest posters for the upcoming “The Muppets” show on ABC? These are great.

Disneyland Paris is getting some heat this week. Are they charging more for tickets to countries that aren’t France?

Twister out….Jimmy Fallon in? That’s what some rumors are indicating may happen at Universal Studios Orlando.

Are you a fan of “The Walking Dead?” If you are and are going to Halloween Horror Nights, make sure to explore this year’s “Walking Dead” house.

In Case We Missed It

 

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Rikki Niblett

I am a co-host of the Be Our Guest Podcast and do lots of other fun Disney stuff all around the interwebs! You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @RikkiNibs or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

2 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 31, 2015

  • August 2, 2015 at 5:09 pm
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    In response to the couple “pulling off the impossible” and getting married in the Tiki Room…it really isn’t hard to do a stealthy, pop up wedding there. In fact, I did one with my husband just this last March during Spring Break! We had a friend officiate, we had 19 guests, and we did it right out in the open, in the pavilion across from Small World–it overlooks the water, and there are gorgeous flowers there. I even wore a short wedding dress and my maid of honor wore a formal dress as well. We just walked up, gathered together, and did it. We said a lot more than just, “I do,” as well. Our officiant held up a Disneyland map, and we had a go to story, in case we got caught…we could say we were looking at the map to find a place to gather all together later. Our ceremony was probably 5-7 minutes and absolutely perfect. It’s truly not hard to make this happen…as long as you are flexible (we didn’t set the place until about an hour beforehand), and you keep it on the down low until after. We even hired a professional photographer to take amazing pictures of us around the park after the ceremony. 🙂

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