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

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ICYMIDo you have Olympic fever? It’s been running rampant this past week, of course. I’ve enjoyed following along with all the events. What about you?

Are you planning on seeing Pete’s Dragon this weekend? How are you hoping it compares to the original?

Let’s get to the fun for the week, shall we? We have Disney’s earnings report for the quarter, a look at more houses you can expect to experience during Halloween Horror Nights, and more!

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

 

Like most other media conglomerates, Disney is fighting the eminent threat that cable cord-cutting poses. Here’s the latest way they are attempting to fight the cause.

If you’ve visited Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando this summer, we’ve been realizing it has seemed a bit quiet in Orlando this year. According to Disney’s earning report for this quarter, the feeling is indeed true, as theme park attendance declined.

Well, it appears that the metal detectors are working, as a man attempting to enter the park with a gun was arrested.

Disney Cruise Line was named as the Harris Poll’s 2016 Cruise Line Brand of the Year. What is your favorite part about cruising with DCL? For me, it’s the getaway. I’m truly free from all distractions and get to live in the moment. (Plus, the incredible food doesn’t hurt either. If you don’t gain 20 pounds by the time you’re off the ship, you’re doing it wrong! 😉 )

Misfit, the maker of wearable and smart home products, has officially been named as the activity tracker of runDisney. It will sponsor the Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend.

Disney has created a new the mobile chat app called Disney Mix, aimed at kids, tweens and families.Would you use this app with your family?

Catch the sneak peek of Doctor Strange. What do you think of the film so far?

Learn more about the world of Moana. I think this clip helps to prove that this movie will be amazing.

Watch as Lin-Manuel Miranda took over the Disney Animation Instagram page. It was pure entertainment!

Black-ish will be filming an episode at Walt Disney World. In the episode, which will be titled “VIP,” Dre decides to take his entire family on the magical, first-class vacation experience he was never able to have as a kid.

Well, soon beginning July 1, 2018, the original eight Harry Potter films will be available to air on NBC’s broadcast channels as well as its cable channels, USA Network and Syfy. Unfortunately, it means that we will have to say goodbye to my favorite thing…Harry Potter Weekend on Freeform. (It also means that NBC will have rights to air the upcoming Forbidden Beasts trilogy.)

Universal has announced three more of their haunted houses and its five scare zones. Which one excites you the most?

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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

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

  • August 12, 2016 at 9:25 pm
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    Got news for you….no metal detector is going to “work” in preventing someone that truly wants to do harm or sneak in a weapon.

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