In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of April 14, 2017

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This week has been a celebration  a Star Wars Celebration, that is! If you are attending the event, I hope have a blast and that the lines work in your favor.

We have some fun stuff this week, including a celebration of Disneyland Paris and their 25 years, a tribute to two greats that we lost this week, and more.

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


George McGinnis, the last Imagineer hired by Walt Disney, has died. Our thoughts are with his family.

How cool would this have been? You’re riding the Jungle Cruise and all of the sudden who jumps on your boat but Dwayne Johnson who is here to do research for his role in the upcoming Jungle Cruise movie. What?! Well it actually happened to these Guests. 

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Disney filed an application describing prototype soft robots. What do you think could be the use for this?

Did you see the spectacle that occurred this week to celebrate Disneyland Paris’ 25th anniversary? It looked spectacular!

We now know who will be named as Disney Legends during this year’s D23 Expo. Who are you happy to see gets the designation and who is most surprising to you?

This week, we got the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok and wait…is that the Collector’s Fortress? Also, what did you think of the teaser?

Carrie Fisher’s family has given Lucasfilm permission to use recent footage of the actress to bring Leia into the 2019 film.

This week was full of loss, as we lost a great – Don Rickles. Pixar shared a touching tribute. Thanks for being our favorite Potato Head!

Oh my goodness….the rumors just keep getting better for Nintendoland. Check out this recent patent that could make for an interesting warp tunnel. Seriously…how awesome would this be?

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

2 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of April 14, 2017

  • April 15, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Let me just say that I would have lost my mind if Dwayne Johnson came aboard my Jungle Cruise. So sorry I missed that one!!

  • April 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Hi, As an FYI to the comment on your website re. the Cabins at Fort Wilderness:
    “Hands down the best cabins are 118 and 120 on loop 100. These two cabins are the only cabins located on this preferred campsite loop. Its only a three-minute walk to the boat dock and a two-minute walk to Pioneer Hall.”
    I tried to book one of these two cabins and they said they are only for Corporate Disney – meaning a regular person like me has no access to them ;(.


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