In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of January 18, 2019

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Have you buried yourself out of the snow yet? Granted, here in Atlanta, we don’t have any, but for the majority of the country, it seems like there’s snow everywhere! Hope you’re staying warm and have a good cup of hot chocolate or tea in hand, because it’s time to read up on what you may have missed this week!

So, what did you miss? Well, you may have missed the birth of a giraffe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or there’s the news that Universal is going to create their own streaming service. There’s just so much! So, let’s get to reading!

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

Want to know how large the crowds may be for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at Disneyland? The estimates are in.

Here’s your cute article for the week. A service dog visited Disneyland and it was adorable.

The Motley Fool takes a look at the lastest Disneyland ticket price increase and asks the question, “Is Disney going too far?”

There’s a new baby giraffe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Guests who rode Kilimanjaro Safaris this week got to see the baby’s birth.

This weekend was the Walt Disney World Marathon and here are the best 9 moments, according to WFTV.

Speaking of Marathon weekend, Chiquita introduced new branded waste bins that will be placed in strategically-chosen spots along the runDisney race courses which are designed to dissuade runners from simply tossing used peels on the ground, and so that these banana peels can be recycled.

Things are looking up for Bob Iger. He just got an 80% raise. 😲

Insider named the 11 best Disney songs of all time. Which is your favorite that made the list and which one do you think should have been on the list that wasn’t?

Could Universal be putting the brakes on adding Nintendo themed attraction in all of their parks. According to rumors, it seems like that may be a possibility. Does this make a difference to you or do you think it’s a smart move?

Universal is throwing their hat into the streaming ring. They are going to be creating their own service that will debut in 2020. What do you think of this development?

In Case We Missed It

What did we miss? Attach your ideas to a pair of Minnie Mouse Potion Purple Ear Headbands and send it to blog@touringplans.com 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 http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

3 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of January 18, 2019

  • January 18, 2019 at 9:54 am
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    Getting a huge raise is easy! Just publicly demonstrate breathtaking ignorance of your company’s historical brand identity and current products. Boom, $$$!

  • January 18, 2019 at 10:09 am
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    Getting a huge raise is easy! Just publicly demonstrate breathtaking ignorance of your company’s historical brand identity and current products. Boom, $$$!

    Some favorite songs of mine that didn’t make the Insider list:

    “Beauty and the Beast”
    “Kiss the Girl” – The Little Mermaid
    “Not in Nottingham” – Robin Hood
    “Shiny” – Moana
    “When You Wish Upon a Star” – Pinocchio
    “You Can Fly” – Peter Pan

  • January 18, 2019 at 10:40 am
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    If Disney wants to control the crowds at all for Galaxy’s Edge, they should just not announce the opening days at all. One day people show up at the park and they just stumble on Galaxy’s Edge being open. There’d be a pretty immediate uptick of locals but the diehard travelers wouldn’t all be there at once.

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