In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of September 11, 2015

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ICYMIThe school year is back in gear for everyone now and fall is upon us, especially at Walt Disney World, where the Magic Kingdom has been decorated with its wonderful fall decor. What is your favorite part about touring a Disney or Universal park in the fall?

This week’s news includes a very controversial topic of dining reservations, the best restaurants at Walt Disney World, and much more! What are you waiting for? Let’s jump into the news and rumors!

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

 

Good news! Both Star Wars Lands are expected to break ground in 2016 according to Tom Staggs.

A small fire occurred at the Norway Pavilion this week.

Making the rounds this week is the news that a reservation service is making it even more difficult for guests to be able to making dining reservations across Walt Disney World. Find out the details of how companies like this work and share your thoughts in the comments.

What are some of the best restaurants at Walt Disney World? USA Today shares their take.

Is One Man’s Dream leaving by the end of this month? Disney historian Jim Korkis seems to thinks so and shares his final farewell to this attraction. If Disney were to put One Man’s Dream in a new location, where would you like to see it be located?

Bob Iger and Kevin Feige made Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment List 2015.”

Are you looking forward to the Netflix series “Jessica Jones“? It will begin airing by the end of this year.

Have you ever wondered why Winnie the Pooh is called Winnie the Pooh? Mental Floss takes a look.

If you are a fan of Disney Infinity and have Apple TV, you will soon be able play the 3.0 edition through a special Apple TV starter pack!

Disney is expanding its reach of its Disney Movies Anywhere by adding Amazon and Microsoft support. Have you used this app?

Going to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal? Make sure you take a peek at this year’s event to see what you can expect. What are you most looking forward to?

Universal has some new live entertainment options that you may want to experience on your next vacation.

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

4 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of September 11, 2015

  • September 12, 2015 at 12:28 am
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    I used wdwtools.com to get a reservation at BOG last year. They sent me a text message whenever a time slot would open up. Then I had to go online and make the reservation. I paid $10 and it worked. BUT, they did NOT make the reservation for me. They were just watching the reservations to see if one came open (which several did within the last month before our trip). I think this kind of business practice is fine, and even fair because the consumer still has to make the reservation directly with Disney.

    Now what this Dis. Dining Agent company is doing is fraudulent and NOT cool. This should not be allowed and hopefully they get shut down…totally not fair.

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  • September 12, 2015 at 12:54 am
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    Wow. Although the author of that 10 best article rightfully acknowledges that best will mean different things to different people and Disney restaurants have more axes of judgment than many others, I still think it takes some chutzpah to put a restaurant that’s less than a year old at the top of the list.

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  • September 12, 2015 at 5:45 pm
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    Charge a token amount on a CC to make a reservation for certain restaurants.

    Then refund the reservation fee when the guest shows up.
    And the refund doesn’t go on the card used to make the reservation—it goes on the physical card the guest presents at check in.

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  • September 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm
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    Thinking about this further. I’ll be surprised if Disney doesn’t find a way to make money off these type of products by offering the same service for a charge (or perk for deluxe resort guests)–if there’s a demand and money to be made Disney will do it.

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