In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 6, 2015

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Ok Mr. Groundhog…I have a bone to pick with you. Why do you always have to see your shadow? I am so done with winter! Can we please start getting to spring here soon? I’d like to not be freezing any more.

So, it looks like this week was a big one for the Walt Disney Company;¬† their first quarter earnings were released, Tom Staggs got a promotion, Shanghai Disneyland was pushed back, and more. Find out everything in this week’s edition of “In Case You Missed It”

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


Looks like we’re one step closer to finding out who will become Bob Iger’s successor. Tom Staggs was named as COO of the Walt Disney Company. Though, it isn’t 100% that Tom Staggs will get the top spot, this is a pretty good sign.

Disney released its earnings for the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year. See how things all shook out.

Because Disney released their earnings this week, Bob Iger was on many different news stations talking about the company. On Bloomberg, the topic went to Star Wars. See what he has to say about the upcoming movie and theme park expansion.

Shanghai Disneyland has been pushed back to 2016. Find out why. Also, catch the first glimpse of the resort’s first land.

In the process to upgrade Downtown Disney to Disney Springs, construction has been taking place to make important road improvements. Unfortunately, these improvements have hit a little snag.

Did you catch this awesome article from our very own Len and Guy? Check out “11 Tips for Visiting Disneyland“.

So, with the Superbowl this past weekend, of course, there were many articles all about the big game — praising the Patriots; chiding the Seahawks for throwing the ball, instead of running it; but the one I found most intriguing was all about Disney’s connection to the game of football. (PS: how on EARTH do I not remember seeing the Tapestry of Nations halftime show in 2000 live? I watched that game…as a St. Louisian, I had to….that was the year the Rams were in it and won. But this halftime show, I just do not remember.)

Do you remember Body Wars? It’s always one of those attractions that has always stuck with me. My brother and I talk about how we used to play Body Wars on my grandparents porch, utilizing one of those orange and yellow picnic tables from Little Tikes. (Well, that’s enough random memories from Rikki today.) Anyway, if miss the attraction like I do or if you don’t remember it, make sure to read this history lesson.

Looking for some fun Valentine’s Day cards to hand out (or for your kids to hand out)? Consider printing out these great options!

Are you excited about Frozen Fever? This week, we got to catch a glimpse of the short that will air before Cinderella. The five stills released certainly do seem intriguing, as does the released storyline behind the short. I know many people can’t wait to celebrate Anna’s birthday, and judging from one image, it looks like Olaf can’t wait either.

Disney has confirmed the release years for the upcoming Star Wars films. Also, could there be even more in store? (And I bet it’s not what you think.)

With Tomorrowland entering theaters later this year, People has shared a glimpse at some of the past theme park-based movies that Disney has created, as well as a few that could still be on the horizon.

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

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