In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of June 20, 2014

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Have you been following along with all the excitement? Diagon Alley opens officially on July 8! Who else is excited to grab a gillywater and a butterbeer ice cream as you wander the streets of the infamous land of Potter?

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

 

If you are wondering what may be going on with a Frozen attraction, The Orlando Sentinel has an update on what could potentially be happening.

Ever wonder how many lightsabers Disney sells? Time has the answer. Which color lightsaber would you pick?

Who doesn’t love to enter Disney contests to try to win trips to Walt Disney World? Here’s the newest one, courtesy of Joffrey’s Coffee.

Speaking of Joffrey’s, it is now the official coffee provider for Disney Cruise Line? Do you hear that choir singing? It’s everyone rejoicing that Nescafe is gone!

I came across an in-depth article all about World of Motion and Test Track. These articles are so fun to read, and I always learn something interesting!

Speaking of history, The Disney Parks Blog posted this fascinating article all about the grand opening of the Disneyland Monorail, Matterhorn, and the Submarine Voyage, featuring Vice President Nixon. This was a great article, and I would like to see the Disney Parks Blog do more history articles like this.

Is Bob Iger getting close to making a decision on who his successor will be? One source thinks so. I’m curious to see who will get the chosen slot.

It’s the great debate…when you rent a car, should you choose the option to refill the gas yourself, or have it refilled by the car rental company? See the pros and cons. Which do you do when you rent a car?

If you are curious about Pixar’s upcoming flick for next year, Inside Out, Variety sheds some light on the movie. The more I hear about this story, the more interesting it sounds.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been in Orlando all week at Universal, and Jimmy has been having fun. Earlier this week, he rode Rip Ride Rockit with Kevin Hart, and let’s just say, it left a lasting impression. (Jimmy may have also gotten some extra protein.) If you’ve missed any of Jimmy live from Universal Orlando, here’s where you can see the episodes.

In addition, Natalie Morales from The Today Show explored Universal Orlando and shared tips for navigating the experience. (Also, there’s some great footage of Diagon Alley included in the video.)

In Case We Missed It

What did we miss? Send your idea attached to a boxed set of Harry Potter books (you’re gonna want to read up before you hit up Diagon Alley) and send both to blog@touringplans.com with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.

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

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