In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 29, 2017

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In Case You Missed ItOk…I know I’m a few days early but *meep*! (That’s me blowing a horn, by the way.) Happy New Year! Welcome 2018! Do you have big plans? I’ll be celebrating with the Epcot crew! So you know things are gonna be crazy!

This week, we’ve got some very interesting stories. First, we must say goodbye to a Disney fan favorite who passed away, see just how good Disney did at the box office in 2017, and more.

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


Whoops! During one of the busiest days of the year, Disneyland temporarily lost power in a couple of lands. Were you there? What was your experience?

Ok…this was cool. See SpaceX from Disney California Adventure. (Or a UFO….I’m gonna go with SpaceX….) 

Walt Disney World union members overwhelmingly rejected a new contract that would have given them a raise of at least 50 cents an hour.

Goodbye Do Not Disturb signs, hello Room Occupied signs. This change at a few Walt Disney World resorts was made to allow maintenance or housekeeping workers to enter rooms daily.

If you love Raglan Road, you may not love this news. Chef Kevin Dundon has left the restaurant.

It was a sad week, as we learned that Mayor Weaver, the Mayor of Main Street, has passed away. Share your favorite memories about this beloved Cast Member in the comments.

I can’t believe I have to type this….don’t steal people’s strollers. You will get caught. Like this woman did.

Disney rules the box office once again….but if you’ve been paying attention, you would have noticed how stacked this year’s movie line up was. From Thor: Ragnarok, to Coco, to Beauty and the Beast, to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – it was a big year. Which was your favorite Disney movie from 2017?

This is one of the Disney movies that I don’t think I knew about….the cast has been revealed for Artemis Fowl.

A judge has set a trial date for July for a lawsuit against Universal Orlando about the origins of its concept for Toothsome Chocolate Emporium.


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Rikki Niblett

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One thought on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of December 29, 2017

  • December 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

    We had some “issues” the last time we were there. We are not early risers and put the “Do Not Disturb” out in the morning but take it down when we leave. The result was the room didn’t get cleaned three days in a row.

    Stolen strollers: $650 for a stroller and car seat? Sounds pretty steep to me. Then the other stolen stroller was $1800!


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