In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 12, 2016

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How are you handling this winter? Are you enjoying being bundled up or can you not wait until you see the sun peeking out of the clouds again?

Also, do you have Valentine’s Day plans? If you were going to be lucky enough to be in Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Universal, or Disney Cruise Line this weekend, how would you celebrate?

This week, we had quite a few important pieces of news to pass your way. Disney’s quarterly earnings were released, some great trailers were released, and more.

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


Disney reported their quarterly earnings this week and they jumped 32%, in large part thanks to a little film called Star Wars. However, Disney has one little issue that’s plaguing the company and that is ESPN.

Also announced during the earnings call was when Frozen will officially debut on Broadway. Will you see the musical or are you officially Frozened out? (Oh also, there will be a Frozen TV holiday special.)

Do we have a glimpse of the upcoming Na’vi River Journey’s layout?

ESPN Wide World of Sports is seeing an expansion that will allow for groups like cheerleader competitions to take place easily on property. Curious and wonder what this will mean for Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular’s future, since that was an often used location for these types of competitions.

Disney Cruise Line continues to be tops among Cruise Critic readers, with 11 first-place awards, including “Best Overall” for Disney Dream in the Large Ship category for 2016.

Travel + Leisure has voted Aulani as the Best Family Beach Hotel. Do you agree?

In one of those videos that will melt you heart…see this guide dog meet Pluto at Disneyland. It’s seriously the cutest thing you’ve ever seen.

He did it! Peyton Manning went to Disneyland! Were you there to see him celebrate his big Super Bowl win?

It’s official. Star Wars: Episode VIII has begun filming.

Choose your team. Are you Team Captain America or Team Iron Man?

Did you catch the latest The Jungle Book trailer during the Big Game this past weekend? What do you think of it so far?

Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote Monsters, Inc. and Big Hero 6, died this week at the age of 49.

What if Disney and Hogwarts had actually been one? One artist creates his vision of what he thinks it would look like. Which depiction is your favorite? I think it’s amazing how detailed these are.

A former worker is suing Universal Orlando, claiming he was illegally fired for having a gun in his car that was stolen out of his car.

Universal Orlando has increased ticket prices this week. Who wants to bet we may hear about a Disney price increase this weekend?

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Rikki Niblett

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One thought on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 12, 2016

  • February 13, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Hmmmm, looks like this gun situation is ripe for case law. I can understand Uni’s policy; but the law doesn’t give them an exception either. I can only assume they are looking to get a ruling in their favor to allow them to ban from their property.

    It also sounds like someone he knew to some extent did this. Someone had to know there was a gun in his car to target.


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