In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 5, 2016

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ICYMIMan, it seems like that Disney rumor mill has been heating up a lot the past few months. It’s always interesting when that rumor mill starts churning. That’s for sure!

This week, we’ll learn some interesting tidbits from Michael Eisner, take a look at The Hulk, and more.

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

 

Is the TCM deal to sponsor Great Movie Ride going to be dead here soon? What do you think of this potential rumor that Disney is declining to renew the contract?

If you’ve been to Walt Disney World this summer, then you know that the parks have been quieter than usual. Here are some of the reasons why.

There has been fighting on both sides of the important issues this summer season. You are either fall on one side or the other and it’s pretty divisive. While most fall in the hate it category, here is one article that shares why changing DCA’s Tower of Terror to a Guardians attraction isn’t necessarily the worst thing…nay that it actually makes sense.

Interesting. News is going around this week about a patent that had been filed by Disney. This patent states that Disney essentially wants to track your footsteps to help customize your trip. What do you think of this patent and its potential uses?

Are you excited about the all new Frozen stage show announced for the Disney Wonder?

Disneyland will be ending the 60th celebration and with it, the three nighttime spectaculars that were introduced to coincide with the event. What are your thoughts and which one will you miss the most?

It’s a hot button issue right now. Zika. While it hasn’t hit Central Florida yet, it does appear as though it is becoming a problem in areas like Miami. Are you considering putting off your vacations to Orlando due to this new knowledge?

Did you know that Disney doesn’t own a 100% stake in all of its parks? See which ones it owns and which ones the company only owns a portion of.

In a very interesting article, Michael Eisner talks in this rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Are you excited about Pete’s Dragon? If you grew up with the original film, here’s why you should be excited about this remake. (I’m gonna be honest…I tried to watch the original Pete’s Dragon and got so bored. I hope this new one is better.)

According to reports, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke may both appear in the sequel to Mary Poppins.

Another Disney movie making a splash this week in headlines is Splash. The remake is said to feature Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell and also it will include a twist.

The Rocketeer is ready to blast off once again, it would appear. Again..with a twist. This time it’s likely going to be a sequel-reboot that will be headlined by a black female character.

Hulk SMASH! The Hulk is back. The incredible roller coaster is currently open again after its lengthy refurbishment.

Well that didn’t take long. There will indeed be a sequel to Secret Life of Pets.

Neighbors of Universal’s Volcano Bay aren’t too happy. See why.

Krampus is the next house that has been announced for Halloween Horror Nights. Have you seen the movie? Is it a good fit for the event?

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

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