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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 12, 2018

by on January 12, 2018

Every once in a while, a news week is filled with stories that I cannot believe. Things that just seem ridiculous or incredible for one reason or another. This is one of those weeks!

This week, we give props to Coco for its big win, learn the Disney Springs made a very interesting list, and more.

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

 

And this is why you aren’t supposed to lean against the doors on the monorail.

This week, UCF was able to take part in a special parade at the Magic Kingdom honoring their undefeated season. Were you there? 

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 5, 2018

by on January 5, 2018

It’s c-c-c-cold!!!! Yep, feeling the deep chill even in the south! There was even talk of snow in north Florida! What?!

Are you participating in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend? You’ll see me cheering for you on the course! I bought Tigger gloves at the Outlets that Derek loves so much…partially to cheer on the runners, giving them high fives along the way, and partially to serve as mittens and keep my fingers warm!

This week, say goodbye to La Nouba, see which movies you should look forward to in 2018 from Disney, and more.

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

 

 

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba took its final bow this week. Will you miss this show? Are you looking forward to the new Cirque concept?

Over the holiday, Mayor Weaver passed away, and now the actress who played Streetmosphere’s Mimi Kaboom, Stacy Fulford, has also passed. 

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 29, 2017

by on December 29, 2017

In Case You Missed ItOk…I know I’m a few days early but *meep*! (That’s me blowing a horn, by the way.) Happy New Year! Welcome 2018! Do you have big plans? I’ll be celebrating with the Epcot crew! So you know things are gonna be crazy!

This week, we’ve got some very interesting stories. First, we must say goodbye to a Disney fan favorite who passed away, see just how good Disney did at the box office in 2017, and more.

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

 

Whoops! During one of the busiest days of the year, Disneyland temporarily lost power in a couple of lands. Were you there? What was your experience?

Ok…this was cool. See SpaceX from Disney California Adventure. (Or a UFO….I’m gonna go with SpaceX….) 

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 22, 2017

by on December 22, 2017

Happy early Festivus! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Happy belated Hanukkah! Happy Kwanzaa! Seasons Greetings! Or….maybe just Happy Friday! Whatever you celebrate, I wish you a very wonderful holiday weekend!

This week, see just how much money The Last Jedi made, learn some Easter Eggs from Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and more.

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

 

Travel + Leisure has named the best Disney hotel for the holidays and honestly, I can’t disagree.

Did you miss the Freeform holiday special about Decorating Disney: Holiday Magic? Catch it here! What was your favorite part?

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 8, 2017

by on December 8, 2017

This week would have been Walt Disney’s 116 birthday.  Thank you for being the visionary you were and for coming up with the creations you did that have helped to make my life what it is. I think I can say with certainty that I wouldn’t be living the life I do without you. So, Happy Birthday Walt.

This week, we look at the latest Disney trend (rose gold ears were so last month), look at where you can dine with Marvel characters (hint, it’s not where you’d expect) and more.

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

 

Well this is a topic that I think would warrant a lot of conversation. Should Disney charge Guests to have the first access to ride new attractions? (I have have feeling there are some strong opinions about this one.)

According to Bloomberg, two Walt Disney World restaurants made the list as having the best food in Orlando. And let me tell you….they aren’t what you think. 

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 1, 2017

by on December 1, 2017

In Case You Missed It

It’s December!!! What?!

You know what that means though? No….not the holidays….it means that Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out this month! Who already has their tickets?

This week, we learn which Disney location is the most Instagrammed, see just how well Coco did at the box office, and more. Are you ready to dive in to what you missed because there’s a lot to get to!

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

 

It may not be over…Disney may still indeed be eyeing a purchase of Fox.

With Bob Iger officially stepping down in 2019, the pressure is on for the company’s replacement. According to Bloomberg, there’s one name that could be at the top of the list. I’m not sure how I feel about this…personally, I think if you like IP in the parks, this is a decent choice, but if you miss the days of original concepts and were hoping that the next person would allow for more creativity, I don’t know if we’re going to be getting that with Mr. Chapek. If he is chosen, I would like to eat my words, but I don’t know that I will be. 

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 24, 2017

by on November 24, 2017

In Case You Missed ItHappy Black Friday! Have you been shopping since late last night? I stayed home and enjoyed the extra sleep! I might go see Coco this weekend though! Are you going to see the film?

This week, we got to see a TON of permits, see two new movie trailers for upcoming films, and more. Let’s not delay and get straight to the fun.

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

This week, we got to see a LOT of blueprints. Take a look at them for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Ratatouille, Tron, Main Street Theater, and Nintendo Land at Universal.

Using intellectual properties has become a huge staple for theme parks. At IAAPA, some of Disney and Universal’s top creative minds shared what it is that makes a great IP-based attraction. What are your thoughts on IP attractions and lands? 

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 17, 2017

by on November 17, 2017

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I can’t believe we are less than a week away from the holiday! What are you doing to celebrate? I hope that whatever you do, you are surrounded by friends and family.

This week, learn more about the film Coco from the directors, catch the story of The Force Awakens in a fun way, and more!

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

Three Walt Disney World attractions have won TEA Thea Awards this year during the IAAPA Attractions Expo. Take a look at what won and in what categories.

Wow! The Disney Magic is going to be going through some changes, including the addition of a Tangled themed restaurant! What?!

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In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 10, 2017

by on November 10, 2017

I feel like this week has been crazy! Every time I turned around, there was another ridiculous news story after another ridiculous news story. I almost couldn’t believe what I was reading.

Not to mention the other craziness on DisTwitter (well Twitter in general) when they increased the ability to now tweet with 280 characters. Let me just give my piece of unsolicited advice. Just because you now CAN post with 280 characters doesn’t mean you have to. We’ll just leave it at that.

This week, we have news about which studio Disney was in talks with, see a sneak preview of Coco, and learn about two new hotels for Universal Orlando! And that’s just to start with!

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

 

So, what a crazy roller coaster it was this week! First Disney banned the LA Times from their movie previews based on an article that the company didn’t like the the newspaper published. Then the critics said they wouldn’t include Disney films in their awards considerations because of said newspaper ban, then Disney pulled back after the backlash and said that the LA Times could attend previews again.

In other bizarre Disney news this week….21st Century Fox considered selling some of their movies and TV properties to Disney. This news was all the rage on Twitter this week…that is until like 30 minutes later when we all learned that no…the talks were dead. How odd! What would you think if Disney really had bought Fox?

What the…a new patent could indicate that Disney is trying to control the weather. Sort of.

Forbes wrote a follow up article sharing more good points for why Walt Disney World and the Disney Company should lead the way for self driving cars. What do you think?

Giovanna Martins made history this weekend as top overall finisher at the Wine and Dine Half Marathon. A huge congratulations to her!

Len’s making the article rounds! This week, TouringPlans was mentioned in a Southern Living article.

Thor: Ragnarok thundered into the box office this weekend! Did you see the film? What did you think?

Johnny Depp talked about his stint as Captain Jack Sparrow at Disneyland, but apparently he didn’t get the response he’d hoped for.

The Disney Holiday specials are coming! Which one are you looking forward to the most?

If you are excited about Coco, you’re going to want to view this exclusive clip from USA Today. Also, make sure to check out the final trailer, if you haven’t already.

This is cool. Blue Man Group will be offering a special autism-friendly show in December.

It now appears that Universal’s Dark Universe may be over before it even really started. What do you think about this turn of events?

Two new hotels were announced for the former Wet & Wild location! Oh and the best part is that they will be value hotels and will open the summer of 2019. I feel like I keep saying it, but things are getting interesting.

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What did we miss? Attach your ideas to a copy of a Minnie Mouse Sequined Holiday Ear Headband and send it to blog@touringplans.com with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.

In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of November 3, 2017

by on November 3, 2017

In Case You Missed ItDo I say Jingle Halloween? I feel like this week really is like The Nightmare Before Christmas….what happens when two holidays collide! You have the remainder of the Halloween festivities, but Christmas is quickly approaching with decor appearing quite rapidly. My head is spinning!

So….who is going to see Thor: Ragnarok this weekend? Are you totally excited, or what?

This week, we have news about a restaurant closing at Universal Orlando, a look at who Kristen Bell dressed up as for Halloween, and more.

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

Just call Len Testa, The Disrupter! Make sure you read this recent Popular Science article that talks about TouringPlans and what the author learned. You may learn some things too.

Big changes are coming to Disneyland Resort and the OC Register looks at some other changes that need to happen before the bigger changes start coming on line and crowds get even bigger. What do you think and which suggestion do you think is the best overall?

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