In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 20, 2017

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Yay for four day weeks…unless you had a five day week! I hope you all are excited about this weekend! I know I am! So let’s get to the fun!

This week, see which Disney Resort could be getting an expansion, learn who will be performing at Mardi Gras, and more.

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


While rumors are indicating that Planet Hollywood Observatory will be opening next week, it’s still up in the air officially.

Could the Atlanta Braves officially be leaving the ESPN Wide World of Sports?

Permits appear to have been filed for a large expansion of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. Does this excite you?

With news of Disneyland charging for FastPass, the question now becomes will Walt Disney World potentially charge for them?

Very interesting…Disney has been named the “Most Intimate Brand” among millennials. Find out why.

CEO Bob Iger saw a small dip in pay this year.

See how the Disney Pixar universe is all connected with this brand new video. There were some that I didn’t even know about!

Take a look at the cancelled Darth Maul video game. What do you think? Do you wish this would have come to fruition?

Speaking of Star Wars, did you see the video that was trending showing the deleted scene with Chewbacca? Do you wish they would have kept it in or were they right to take it out?

Who will be singing Beauty and the Beast‘s title theme for the movie that comes out in March?

What?! I love Anna Kendrick, but this one is weird. Find out what Disney project she could be tied to.

Are you excited about Decendents 2? Check out this new teaser trailer for the Disney Channel film.

Are you curious about what we may experience with Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon? This video has a peek for you. (And a fun sweepstakes!)

Universal’s upcoming Aventura Hotel appears to have a projected opening date of July 1, 2018.

Universal is attempting to try a FastPass-type system on Despicable Me ride allowing you to pick a ride time.

It’s almost time for Mardi Gras! Which means it’s almost time for the fantastic Mardi Gras concerts! Which artist are you most excited about?

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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

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