In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of March 16, 2018

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Erin go brah! It’s time to wear the green once again! Who’s ready for some fun St. Patrick’s Day festivities? (And for those of you visiting Walt Disney World this weekend, make sure to visit Raglan Road for their Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival.)

This week, take a spin on Space Mountain in a way that’s not very common, see why you’ll need to go buy a copy of Entertainment Weekly, and more.

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

Pixar Fest is going to have some incredibly Instagrammable food. Take a look. (Also, I want to eat the Luxo Ball cake pop! So if you could just bring me one of those….)

Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland will be closed for its refurbishment of the Red Head scene soon.

Did you hear that Disneyland was the home to a fashion show this week honoring the Big Cheese?

Could work be taking place on the former location of River Country? I guess time will tell, but one thing is for sure…these permits that were filed are interesting.

Ever wanted to ride Space Mountain with the lights on? Today, thanks to technology, you can.

If you or a loved one has ever gotten scared when riding attraction, the Walt Disney Company may be working on something that can make things seem not so bad. What do you think about this new tech?

At the Disney Shareholder meeting, a vote was rejected on the company’s pay plan for Bob Iger.

The Walt Disney Company has seen a restructuring of executives this week. Learn who is now in charge of what.

The upcoming film Artemis Fowl is now in production. I don’t know much about this project but look forward to seeing what Disney comes up with.

The countdown is on for Infinity War and Entertainment Weekly is celebrating in a big way. Collect them all! Is there a certain one you’re going to have to go out and find?

Black Panther is a behemoth! It crossed the $1 billion mark already. Boom!

She just won the Oscar for Coco, but Darla K. Anderson is now leaving Pixar.

Another Disney film favorite is going to be involved with the Star Wars universe. Jon Favreau will be working on a Star Wars TV show for the upcoming streaming service. What do you think of this news?

Never fear! When the deal goes through for Disney to purchase Fox, they won’t be making changes to the acclaimed Fox Searchlight operations process.

Alexa, tell me the park hours of Universal Orlando Resort. And now she can.

Sam Gennawey tells some incredible stories. Learn how Buzz Price helped to create Universal’s Studio Tram Tour.


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Rikki Niblett

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7 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of March 16, 2018

  • March 16, 2018 at 9:27 am

    I got excited about the Project 89 thing for a second, but then I checked myself. The boring sites are on either side of the River Country site, which is right next to Fort Wilderness, so it seems to me that Project 89 will end up being more cabins. Which is cool, and all! Just not that exciting.

  • March 16, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Okay, I’m not sure if it’s just my colorblind brain or what, but I can barely see the hyperlinks on this new mobile layout. I must have pressed on 3 different parts of the Space Mountain bit before I found the link was in the word “can.” I love reading these, but if you can make the contrast between the normal text and the hyperlinks a little easier to see (or underline it), that would be amazing!

  • March 17, 2018 at 1:41 am

    I am surprised there is no mention of the new overnight parking fees at WDW resorts.

  • March 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Whoa! Are Disney Charing for overnight parking at their resorts?

  • March 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    *charging I meant

  • March 18, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    SM with the lights on? So the new tech is “lights”?

    And Yes the parking fees are a BIG bummer!

  • March 22, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Not sure exactly what is so “creepy” about the SM lights on ride. Looks really cool to me!


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