In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of September 2, 2016

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ICYMIThose of you in the path of Tropical Storm Hermine as it speeds its way towards the U.S., please stay safe this weekend. Speaking of staying safe this weekend, have a happy and safe Labor Day.

This week, Universal has made some changes to their tickets, River Country is officially no gone for good, and more. Read on for all the details.

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


Bye for good, River Country. The former water park for Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort has been officially drained and filled in. What are your favorite memories from visiting River Country?

Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort are offering bug spray repellent in an effort to make Guests feel safe and protected from Zika. Are you concerned about this threat? Is it causing you to second guess your vacation? Or do measures like this help?

Ok…this is so cool. Take a look at the proposed Jolly Holiday attraction based off of Mary Poppins courtesy of former Imagineer, Tony Baxter. I don’t know about you, but I would ride this now.

This is a must read! It’s a complete walk through of the existence of it’s a small world. I love articles like this.

Is Sprinkles Cupcakes coming to Disneyland? According to permits filed, it may be. Are you excited by this news?

What the what? There’s a Disney Cruise Line inspired Spotify playlist? Well, this is gonna be on repeat now.

We’ve seen a few images leak out revolving around the live action version of Beauty and the Beast this week? What do you think so far?

I have to say, I laughed my butt off about this one. See what Thor has been up to, while Captain America: Civil War was going on.

ABC will continue to air the Oscars until 2028. Are the Oscars something you look forward to each year?

Oh my goodness! As if Tsum Tsum couldn’t get any more popular! Now they’ve added a version that’s all Marvel!

This week, Universal increased Annual Pass pricing, as well as introduced a new type of pass.

Is Universal playing with fire by increasing Annual Pass pricing? The Motley Fool discusses its concerns. What do you think?

Connected to ticket increase happening at the theme parks, thanks to some of the changes that that have occurred recently at Disney with their passes, it has caused some locals to feel left behind.

Speaking of tickets, Guests can now purchase their Universal tickets via their Universal Orlando Resort app.

Oh my goodness. I think I’m going to cry at this one. I already almost cried at the trailer. I can only imagine the blubbering mess I’m gonna be when I see it in theaters. What do you think of A Dog’s Purpose?


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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

One thought on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of September 2, 2016

  • September 2, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    I LOVE the idea of the Mary Poppins ride! What a cool concept with the horses, and the music alone is the best. Thanks for sharing, it was fun to watch the video and see how excited he was/still is about the idea.


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