In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 26, 2016

ICYMIHave you seen the info about the new Toothsome Chocolate Emporium? Oh my goodness! My mouth is salivating from the idea of all that chocolate deliciousness. (I never wanted to eat chocolate bread so much in my life.)

I’ve got a lot of news for you this week that runs the gambit. We have law suits, we have an updated Wedding Pavilion, we have rumors, and more. Let’s not waste any more time. Let’s get down to it!

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

 

Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District is working toward plans to extend Western Way.

Could Disney be working on another Disney Vacation Club wing at Disney’s Contemporary Resort? What are your thoughts about this rumored development?

Is a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction at Epcot necessary to save Walt Disney World? That’s what the Motley Fool thinks. Would you like to see Guardians of the Galaxy take over Universe of Energy?

The Wedding Pavilion at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is going to get a great makeover. This concept art looks fantastic. The renovations are currently scheduled to be unveiled the week of January 14, 2017.

Castaway Cay. It’s island paradise. We’ve all dreamed of what it would be like to live on this incredible slice of heaven. Find out what it’s really like from someone who actually has lived there. (Wait…what? People actually DO live on the island?)

Lane Graves’ death was ruled and accident.He had apparently bent over to scoop the wet sand into his small plastic bucket when the alligator struck.

Disney is being sued by yet another restaurant worker who said they didn’t receive their proper pay.

Disney Movies Anywhere has added Fios by Verizon to its system.

Love the movie Inside Out? Here are 9 things I bet you didn’t know about. Which one surprised you the most?

If you are counting down the days until Doctor Strange comes out in theaters, I’ve got something awesome for you. Here are some great images straight from the film. Ok, this one looks awesome.

This sounds like it could be amazing. According to a patent for a Video Game Ride, the article mentions specifically that this attraction MAY potentially involve the use of wands. Harry Potter anyone?

It’s official, NBCUniversal has completed its DreamWorks Animation acquisition. What would you like to see come from this news at the theme parks?

An Ohio man has filed a lawsuit against Universal Orlando alleging that they ripped off his idea for their chocolate-factory-themed restaurant.

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Rikki Niblett

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5 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 26, 2016

  • August 26, 2016 at 3:12 pm
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    “Save Walt Disney World”? I get that it has been a bad year, but let’s not catastrophize, Rick Munarriz.

  • August 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm
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    Your link on the Lane Graves item is broken.

  • August 26, 2016 at 4:30 pm
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    I hope they do not remove the remaining Garden Wing at the Contemporary.

  • August 29, 2016 at 10:05 am
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    Oh, man, I would love a How to Train Your Dragon attraction, but knowing Universal, it would be another projection/motion ride with the high potential to make me sick.

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