In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of June 10, 2016

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ICYMIDid you pick up your copy of Zootopia yet? I can’t wait to see it again from the comfort of my couch!

This week, catch a glimpse of Shanghai Disneyland, learn things you didn’t know about some of your favorite Disney movies, we learn about the #ChanceofReign and the #ReignofChance, and more.

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

 

Is Disneyland looking to build a new luxury resort? Looks like it. What are your thoughts?

Is a new droid being tested for Star Wars land at Disneyland? Seems like it could be!

Typhoon Lagoon appears to be getting a new family attraction. This is exciting, as it’s been a while since either theme park has seen any love.

Catch a peek Shanghai Disneyland with this fly-through!

To celebrate the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland, The Walt Disney Company announced a $3.1 million donation to fund Disney-themed play spaces and therapeutic play activities at children’s hospitals across China.

Looking to experience Shanghai Disneyland’s grand opening next week? Well if you can’t make it to Shanghai, here’s the next best thing. There will be a special telecast on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD on Thursday, June 16.

Bob Iger recently discussed what sets Shanghai Disneyland apart from the company’s other theme parks with Bloomberg.

Chef Scott Hunnel, the chef de cuisine at Victoria & Albert’s restaurant has been named executive chef for Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Well, that’s one way to voice your displeasure about recent DVC changes. Instead of heading to Twitter or Facebook, this guy did something else.

Looking to own your own The Force Awakens prop replicas? Consider picking up a charred Darth Vader helmet or something else really cool!

Rumors have been floating about reshoots for Rogue One. Here’s what you really need to know.

Zootopia has officially crossed the 1 billion dollar mark!

Here are some things you didn’t know about Disney movies from Alan Menken! I have to admit, some of these were surprises, even for me!

What would a new Universal park mean for Florida? The Orlando Sentinel takes a look.

The dead…they will be walking again, as The Walking Dead will once again be a part of this year’s Halloween Horror Nights.

Speaking of Halloween Horror Nights, Chance, Jack’s right-hand lady is this year’s star of the event for the first time ever. What do you think of this development?

Curious about what you can expect when you ride Skull Island: Reign of Kong? USA Today shares the details. What most excites you about this new attraction? And of course, last night, Kong opened for previews. Do keep in mind that until the attraction officially opens, these previews will be intermittent and can end at any time.

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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 June 10, 2016

  • June 10, 2016 at 3:57 pm
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    FYI, the link to the Orlando Sentinel website for the new Universal park story actually points to a story about Zootopia.

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    • June 10, 2016 at 4:08 pm
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      Thanks. I was playing with that Zootopia article this week. I have updated the correct link.

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  • June 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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    We saw that droid last week at launch bay in DL! It had to be controlled by someone, since there were tons of kids swarming around it (mine included) and it would beep and shake it’s head back and forth until they would get out of the way for it to move. It was great.

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  • June 10, 2016 at 10:12 pm
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    Chance is far too much derivative of Harley Quinn for me.

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