In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of April 29, 2016

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I’ve got summer fever. The weather is starting to get nice here, Disney is getting ready to roll out the summer events for 2016, and I’m just overall excited. I don’t know about you.

This week was another crazy one in relation to news! Find out about Comcast’s purchase of Dreamworks, what’s on tap for Tokyo Disneyland, and why Captain America: Civil War is going to be HUGE! Read on for all the details!

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


See what Imagineer Theron Skees has to say about the process of building Disney Springs.

Disney has increased its fountain and bottled beverage pricing, in what the Motley Fool is calling the sneakiest increase yet. Do you agree?

The quarterly report on the injuries that occurred at the different Orlando theme parks is out.

Currently two major attractions are closed at Blizzard Beach. A broken pipe is said to be the cause behind the issues.

Disney is looking for performers for the upcoming Jungle Book: Alive with Magic show.

Walt Disney World is bringing an innovation lab to the East Coast, providing an area for local engineers to work.

Celebrity Chef Art Smith is excited to bring his style of cooking back to Florida, when Homecoming opens at Disney Springs.

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs has received the Design Built Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects. It truly is a gorgeous environment.

Here are Eight More Unanswered Questions you may have about Star Wars Land.

Exciting new attractions will be opening in the upcoming years at Tokyo Disneyland! Which sounds the most intriguing to you? (I think the Beauty and the Beast attraction sounds wonderful!)

If you missed all the hubub…Palo on the Disney Cruise Line is going to start allowing Guests to wear jeans. Personally, I don’t care what others wear…I will still dress up…but if they woman next to me wants to rock jeans, more power to her!

Well Zootopia is still killing it. It’s crossed the 900 million dollar mark in the global box office.

Speaking of box office, it looks like Captain America is going to have a fantastic opening weekend. It’s outselling every other Marvel movie at this point, so far.

Next year, Disney will release the Disneynature film, Born in China. See the sneak peek here.

Meet Seconds, part of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Amy Adams is ready for the sequel to Enchanted.

The wait is over. She’s almost here! It’s time for Finding Dory!

We now have dates for some of the upcoming live action films coming from Disney. In addition, see which films appear to be on the docket. (Hint…they are a lot of sequels and live action remakes.)

Kathleen Kennedy was named as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.

Comcast is buying Dreamworks at a value of approximately $3.8 billion. What are your thoughts about this and what do you hope comes out of the purchase?

I’m not sure I want the sensory overload that this new Halloween Horror Nights house is said to be providing. (I certainly don’t want to SMELL anything!) Are you excited about The Exorcist?

This is not a drill! King Kong is testing!

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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

3 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of April 29, 2016

  • April 29, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Oh my goodness, I just read all the comments about the jeans on the Disney cruise – I AM IN SHOCK about how much other people care about what other people are wearing – like literally my mind is bursting. I just cannot see how someone’s pants are going to interfere with another person’s meal. I booked a cruise for next year and now I’m a little concerned about who my fellow passengers are going to be – I mean, I enjoy dressing up sometimes and sometimes I don’t – when I go out to eat, I’m there for the food, service and company of my family and friends…I felt like I was in a time warp reading those comments. I guess that dinner is like “once a year day” for them. ok- rant over – I was just shocked.

  • April 30, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    I have been a pass holder for 30 years. Living here in Orlando I go to the parks at least a couple of times a week. All I think that the men on top are only about their investors and not the people coming to the park . Disney has got so lame in recent years it is hard to go anymore. All the build is thins that cost you more money. They are falling way behind universal on technology. They need to worry about Disney Orlando other than parks overseas. They are good at building things that cost people more money over the cost of the ticket. I have watched Disney slowly fall apart. I think it is time for some adjustments on top. Why would you get people all hipe up for a mine train that is nothing much more than another version of thunder mountain. What a disappointment. They are real good at building more hotels to jam more people in the park. And another thing , they new what they were doing when they came up with fast pass….just another line. What a joke! I have got out of fast pass lines because the were longer than the regular line. Disney is all about money. What happen to the way the park was Google in the day. I visit the park about 250 + days a year and it is no longer much fun. They better sit down and give some serious thought of what is going on. They don not drag their hind end when build a hotel but when it comes to an attraction it takes for ever. Not a happy pass holder.

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:05 am

    It’s amazing seeing former Disney executives form and/or merge legitimate contenders with Disney. It would be fun to hear more insider knowledge as told by Jim Hill.


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