In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 18, 2015

ICYMIHave you seen it yet? Are you seeing it tonight? It is time. Hello Star Wars! Do you feel the force?

This week, we look forward to 2016 at Walt Disney World, celebrate 90 years with Dick Van Dyke, and so much more!

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

 

Have you been noticing on social media that Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ park lot has been closing to park guests in the early afternoon to open back up later. Here is a potential reason why.

While 2015 has been a fascinating year, it’s shaping up like 2016 will be even better. Here’s what you can expect to see happen with the Orlando area in the coming year. Oh and here is what you can expect to see just at Walt Disney World in 2016.

On your upcoming visit to Adventureland, you may find a swashbuckling pirate or a member of the Royal Navy just wandering around.

Dang Dick Van Dyke looks fantastic! I can’t believe he just celebrated his 90th birthday! And where else do you celebrate turning 90? Disneyland! Of course, the park would do it up in style to celebrate one of their Legends on such a special day. Were you there? Oh and here are 10 things you may not have known about the famous actor.

The Walt Disney Company was recently named a leader in inclusion by the Trevor Project.

A long time ago…in a galaxy far, far away…Jimmy Fallon created the best thing you’ll see this week…ok…second best thing. (The Force Awakens will likely be the best.)

Bob Iger is already claiming that by purchasing Star Wars, they struck more than gold. And analysts agree that while the purchase seemed a bit crazy at first, Disney made the right move.

The 8 year old girl who was severely burned in an arson fire that killed her father and three siblings is getting an all-expense-paid trip to Disney World.

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