In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of April 19, 2019

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Whew! I was gone for 10 days and Disney and Universal release just a TON of news. That’s what I get for going out of town, I guess? So, let’s not delay any further, because you’ve got a lot of reading to do, cause there’s a lot you might have missed!

This week, we learn all about Disney+, all the Star Wars things, and learn what Universal restaurant is going to be sticking around for a long while longer.

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

Eating as a vegetarian at Walt Disney World just got a whole lot easier at the Magic Kingdom. A new plant-based dining guide was recently rolled out.

Travel and Leisure shares more details of what to expect with the new Disney Skyliner. Does this article help quell any fears you have or are you still nervous? Or are you like me and excited about the Skyliner no matter what.

Don’t worry Coca-Cola fans! You’ll still be able to drink your favorite beverage in space….or should I say in another galaxy.

Amidst the changes to the stroller size and options that can be brought into the parks, the Orlando Sentinel takes a look at scooters.

The Walt Disney Company has donated $5 million in an effort to help with the restoration of Notre Dame after its massive fire.

Want to know how Marvel became the powerhouse that it currently is? Two words….Kevin Feige.

Bob Iger has said that the move to purchase Fox was for the content for Disney+.

Speaking of Disney+, we now know how much it will cost, when it will debut, and what it will consist of. Who else is going to be getting this day 1 and what are you looking forward to watching?

Star Wars Celebration was last weekend and lots of major news came out. (Like that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker name drop and trailer.) Take a look at the biggest things to come out of the event. What’s the top news for you?

We got a full look at the upcoming live action The Lion King. Thoughts?

The quarterly injury report for the Orlando theme parks is out.

This week, Universal Orlando has raised their ticket pricing.

Universal won a big case this week related to their Toothsome Chocolate Emporium. The lawsuit was brought by an Ohio man who claimed the theme park stole his ideas when building a chocolate-themed restaurant.

Looks like we’ll continue to be able to visit Hard Rock Cafe at CityWalk. There was a deal signed for another 20 years.

The first non-IP related Halloween Horror Nights house was released and it looks interesting. What do you think?

In Case We Missed It

What did we miss? Attach your ideas to a Mickey Mouse Avocado Dip Bowl (who wants guacamole?) 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

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