In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 3, 2017

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Are you ready for some football? I’m certainly ready for the food, commercials, Lady Gaga and yes, this year the game. Living in Atlanta, I have a certain allegiance to a certain team. It should be a fun day no matter what, but remember to be safe out there!

This week, we get a couple of sneak peeks courtesy of USA Today, a rumored new stage show for Disney Cruise Line, and so much more! We need to get a move on because there’s so much to share with you!

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


Warning! There’s a recall on the Happy Holidays! Mickey Mouse Nightlight. If you bought this, here’s what you need to do to get a refund.

Looking for a high end dining experience at Disneyland? Consider 21 Royal Street. (Though trust me….it comes with a high price.) If you had the funds, would you consider this? 

While we don’t yet have an official opening date for Pandora – The World of Avatar, according to rumors, we do have a potential target date to consider.

Why Disney? We want the delicious BBQ sauce back at Flame Tree!

This week, Disney showcased Frozen onboard the Disney Wonder…but could their next stage show be themed around Beauty and the Beast? What would you think of a show based off this story?

Steve Job’s widow Laurene Powell Jobs is no longer the largest Disney shareholder.

Oh my goodness…all the hype. I got chills. See the Beauty and the Beast trailer.

Lou. That’s the name of the next short to come out of Pixar. The story focuses on a monster with baseballs for eyes and cloaked in a red hoodie, who keeps a watchful eye on the kids on the playground in secret from his box. Learn more at USA Today.

Speaking of USA Today, they also have a great sneak peek of what to expect with Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.

Want to know what’s happening with Disney this month? Oh My Disney has the scoop. Which thing are you looking forward to the most?

Looks like Club Penguin will be seeing some changes. It will be relaunched as a new mobile game only called Club Penguin Island.

During BroadwayCon, there was a headline panel about  “The Lion King.” See what fun tidbits came out about the creation of this Broadway smash.

Last weekend during A Celebration of Harry Potter, Guests paid tribute to Mr. Ollivander…John Hurt…who passed away last week.

Universal posted fourth quarter growth, as they look forward to the excitement they have planned for 2017.

For those wanting to visit CityWalk, you’ll now be able to do so for free after 6:00 p.m. This makes me super happy as I wanted to have dinner in CityWalk during the holiday season (I love Cowfish!) but I didn’t want to pay the parking fee.


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Rikki Niblett

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4 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 3, 2017

  • February 3, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Personally I’m getting a bit tired of hearing about 21 Royal. It’s fine with me if they want to make a dining experience that one in a thousand could afford but I don’t see how it is relevant to me or to the average Disneyland guest. That’s my two cents anyway.

    I’d much rather hear that they are working on shoring up the menus’ at the various character dining venues. We do a character dining (usually Goofy’s Kitchen) every time we visit Disneyland and my whole family is of the opinion that both the food and the character experience has been on a general decline of the last several years.

  • February 3, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    re: the Flame Tree sauce, I remember going to the San Angel Inn maybe eight years ago and being served Tostitos salsa in a little container—the waiter literally peeled off the foil lid at our table. It was off-putting (not to mention terrible-tasting). Why does Disney insist on doing this? Hopefully it’s just an experiment and they’ll go back to the house-made stuff just like San Angel did.


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