In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of May 3, 2019

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This week was another one of those crazy Disney weeks. We started the week with a monster opening weekend from Avengers: Endgame. We celebrated 30 years of Disney’s MGM….I mean Disney’s Hollywood Studios. What are some of your favorite memories from the park? In addition, we watched as the madness ensued for those looking to make reservations for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Did you get yours? Oh and then tomorrow is Star Wars Day….so May the Fourth Be With You! See…crazy Disney week!

This week, see what new snacks you won’t want to miss at Walt Disney World, learn how you could potentially work in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and more.

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

This week was the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Orlando Sentinel took a look back at the park to reminisce on some of the fan favorites from the past.

Want to work in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Orlando? If you have good improv skills, this may be your chance.

Who doesn’t love baby animals?! Well now you can catch a new gorilla at the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Her name is Grace and she is adorable.

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, Sprinkles is going to be offering a Strawberry Margarita cupcake at Disney Springs.

Speaking of fun snacks, there’s a new Mickey Mouse Strawberry Milkshake that must be tried from Auntie Gravity’s. Who else wants this delicious looking treat?

Disney and Make-A-Wish has launched the #FriendLikeMe Challenge in celebration of the upcoming live action Aladdin. The campaign has people answer the question of, “If you were the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin and had the chance to grant three heartfelt wishes for someone, who would you share them with?” You are supposed to tag your friends on Twitter and/or Instagram. And use the #FriendLikeMe. From now through May 24, Disney will donate $5 up to $1 million to Make-A-Wish. So get to sharing!

Wow did Avengers: Endgame just destroy the box office this past weekend. It made an unprecedented $357.1 million in North America and $866.6 million overseas for a global start of $1.22 billion.

There was a big change for Walt Disney Studios. This week, Walt Disney Studios president Alan Bergman was named co-chairman  alongside Alan Horn.

 

In Case We Missed It

What did we miss? Attach your ideas to a copy of BOB GURR: Legendary Imagineer: Life and Times – Disney and Beyond 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 May 3, 2019

  • May 3, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    I miss the sorcerer’s hat. And doesn’t that align with the new branding of sorts considering the new logo?

  • May 3, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    Always loved The Great Movie Ride and The Backlot Tour.

  • May 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    The Osborne Lights were amazing. I’m so glad we made a trip to see them before it was gone. I also really miss the Movie Ride.

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