In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of September 1, 2017

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In Case You Missed ItFirst, I want to say that our thoughts are with those in the path of Hurricane Harvey. If you are looking to help, here’s a way.

Can you believe that this week kicks off Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival? How are we already here?! What new dish are you looking forward to experiencing and which dish is returning that you are looking forward to having again? (For me, I’m looking forward to trying the Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette from the new Coastal Eats booth and I’m looking very much forward to enjoying the Freshly Baked Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Icing from the Hops and Barley booth again!)

This week, we look at what Disney should be doing with The Muppets, look at a piece of land that’s now back on the table, and more.

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


This week, Disney announced that they would be donating a million dollars to Hurricane Harvey relief.

This could be one of the best pieces of food news this week. There are wine slushies at Disney Springs! Run….do not walk….to pick up yours today! (This make Amorette’s Patisserie even BETTER! And they were already pretty good to begin with.)

You know….I’m thinking I need to change the name of this weekly post. What do you think of Touring Plans XL ICYMI? Ok….while I jest about the ICYMI name change, I want to know what the heck Disney is thinking with some of the names that have been floating around this week as the proposed name for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. (Seriously….Disney XL Park, Disney Storyverse Park, Disney Beyond Park….I….I have no words, but I feel like my cat could come up with better names.) What name do you think the park should be renamed as?

Do you remember a few years back people talking about the Flamingo Crossing area? Well, it sort of fell by the wayside when the recession hit, but now it appears that it is back on the table.

Wage negotiations are currently under way for Walt Disney World Cast Members.

Be prepared for all the cuteness, as this baby takes his first steps for Donald Duck!

The Muppets. They are loved by all….but it just seems that Disney doesn’t know what to do with them. /Film shares their thoughts. How would you like to see The Muppets be showcased going forward?

Are you excited about Thor: Ragnarok? Take a look at these brand new images from Entertainment Weekly!

Bill Nye is suing Disney for back royalties he says they didn’t pay him for his show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy.”

Thanks Disney for making my 90s fan girl heart soar with this release of 98 Degrees singing “Circle of Life.”

In Case We Missed It

What did we miss? Attach your ideas to a copy of the book, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons and send it to with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.

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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