In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of June 9, 2017

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In Case You Missed It

Wow….I know that summer hasn’t even officially happened, but does any one else feel like it’s already whizzing by? I feel like before I know it, I’ll be back to buying Halloween candy and well, pumpkin everything. Better make sure I enjoy things while I can!

This week, we get to learn some money saving tips, see which treats are totally Instagram favorites, and learn more about Universal’s next attractions. Oh, plus a lot of other really great tidbits too! There’s so much great news this week! What did you miss?

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


Were you looking to get a pet banshee from Pandora? Looks like you may have to wait a while. Is this something you are interested in?

If you’re went to a Disney park last year, it may have felt quieter than usual. (I don’t know about you, but it sure didn’t seem quieter to me! According to the stats, it was though!)

Speaking of attendance, here are some interesting and well thought out theories on why Universal is closing the gap. What do you think about all this?

Oh my gosh! Look at how far along the Slinky Dog Dash Coaster is at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! This land is going to be opening a lot sooner than I think I was initially thinking!

Money takes a look at 10 Secrets to Saving Money at Disney and Universal. Do you use any of these tips or have another great one you want to share?

This week, Disney closed a FastPass+ loophole. Does this impact you?

Holy cow! Travel + Leisure broke down and made a list ranking every single Walt Disney World attraction. What came in as number one? Guess you’ll have to read to find out. Do you agree with their assessment?

I think I’m going to have to change my Apple Watch face….

At the Disney Parks, you can now get light up cotton candy! What?! How awesome is this?!

Want to know what other food item people are loosing their minds over? It’s Groot Bread. (Not gonna lie, if this was available at Walt Disney World while I was there for Memorial Day Weekend, I would have bought it!)

Did you see the new preview for the upcoming Disney Channel show “Raven’s Home“? Who else will be watching this one? (It premieres on July 21 after Descendants 2!)

Meet the cast of characters for the upcoming Pixar film, Coco. (PS: the poster is really cool.)

Want to get your first glimpse at Mary Poppins Returns? EW has it!

Wow! This is cool! Take a look at how Dan Stevens actually performed as The Beast in Beauty and the Beast. I didn’t realize all the work they put into this, so this really is astonishing to see!

Who says you can’t learn anything at Universal? Thanks to this video series, you can learn about some of the science behind their attractions. The More You Know….

Looking to attend Halloween Horror Nights? Tickets are now on sale!

Are you looking forward to seeing Despicable Me 3? Well, now you can see one of the new characters from the film in the Superstar Parade.

Take a unique look at the upcoming and innovative Adventura Hotel! Are you looking forward to experiencing this new hotel?

We have new info about Fast & Furious: Supercharged now, including the fact that this attraction will feature the new Virtual Line queuing system.

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 June 9, 2017

  • June 10, 2017 at 12:53 am

    Question for Horror Nights vets: I didn’t realize tickets would go on sale later for specific dates, and bought a Flex Ticket a few weeks ago. (Should’ve done more homework; this is my first time.) I’m planning to combine it with a daytime visit on September 15th. Is there any chance I’m going to be turned away because tickets for the 15th specifically sold out? Would it be safer to see about exchanging my Flex Ticket for a 9/15-specific ticket, or eating the cost and buying a date-specific ticket now? I do already have my daytime admission set up, but it’s a two-day pass so it doesn’t have specific dates attached to it, and I’m staying at WDW so I don’t have a dated Universal vacation package or anything.

  • June 11, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    I couldn’t make it through the entire Travel and Leisure list, they lost me in the bottom ten. Clearly their interets are different than mine.

    Please don’t link to their site again. It took a furious back-clicking fight to get out of there!


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