In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of May 11, 2018

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I feel like this is going to be a relaxing weekend. Spring is here and I’m ready to just sit outside and read, which I’m totally gonna make sure to I do.

This week, see which Disney characters will be going to space, see how fast the Avengers got to $1 billion, and more.

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

Want to know why the theme parks were exceptionally busy this past year? It’s because Orlando hit a record 72 million tourists. Wow!

Disney could be looking for new island as they make way for the three new cruise ships. See where they are looking now.

Ever want to know what Club 33 is like? Buzzfeed has a look at 20 magical things you may not know about this illusive secret spot.

This week, The Disney Company reported their earnings call and things look good once again.

During this week’s earnings call, Bob Iger said that Disney wasn’t done building theme parks. Theme Park Insider takes a look at where things may be going.

Comcast isn’t done trying to purchase 21st Century Fox. They are offering an all cash deal. Oh and James Murdoch will apparently not be joining the Disney Company if the Fox deal does indeed go through.

Holy cow! Avengers: Infinity War has now become the fastest film to ever top 1 billion dollars….in just 11 days, therefore besting Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Alaska Airlines recently debuted is Incredibles 2 airplane. Now I know what I want to fly on on my next trip!

This week, we lost another Disney animator. Dave Michener passed away at the age of 85. He helped to animate The Aristocats and Robin Hood.

Wall-E and Eve are going to be going to space! Finally. 🙂

Emril will be closing his restaurant in CityWalk. Will you miss this restaurant? Also, now I’m curious as to what restaurant will end up taking its place.

 

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 http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

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