In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 12, 2018

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Every once in a while, a news week is filled with stories that I cannot believe. Things that just seem ridiculous or incredible for one reason or another. This is one of those weeks!

This week, we give props to Coco for its big win, learn the Disney Springs made a very interesting list, and more.

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


And this is why you aren’t supposed to lean against the doors on the monorail.

This week, UCF was able to take part in a special parade at the Magic Kingdom honoring their undefeated season. Were you there? 

Rumors this week indicated that Stitch’s Great Escape has closed forever, but not according to Disney themselves. Guess time will tell on this one.

For the first time in years, an American won the Walt Disney World marathon! Congrats to all who ran this past weekend!

Love this story. Rudy Smith has run in every single Walt Disney World marathon. Even better…he’s 75 years old! Good on him!

A patent was filed for something that looks like it may be offered at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Would you like to see something like this offered in the upcoming land?

While visiting Toy Story Mania this winter/spring, you may find your wait is a little longer due to the fact the the attraction is getting ready for Toy Story Land.

This is a surprise. Disney Springs made The New York Times’s 52 Places to Go in 2018 list. Mind you….this is not just for the U.S., but world-wide.

Could we be getting a Black Widow movie? Rumors are trending that it could be coming to fruition. What do you think of this idea?

Congrats to Coco which won the Golden Globe for best animated film. Well deserved, in my opinion. Seriously. Coco is definitely in my top 10 Pixar films and could very well be in my top 5.

Looking to attend Mardi Gras at Universal this year? Take a look at their concert line up. Looks pretty solid so far. Oh and there’s gonna be new parade floats for the incredibly awesome Mardi Gras parade! Sweet!

Good on Universal. Comcast is giving some of it’s front line employees at the theme parks a $1000 bonus.


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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 January 12, 2018

  • January 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Sorry, Disney, but Lenovo already sells an augmented reality lightsaber game for home use. You need to step up your game for the theme park experience to be substantially different. I trust you can do it. May the force be with you!

  • January 13, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Sorry, but I would have loved to be on that Monorail taking video without the distortion of their window glass!

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