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

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Are you headed to the theaters this weekend to see the “live action” version of The Lion King? The animated version was my childhood, but I’m torn still about this new version. What about you?

This week, find out what Spotify has in store for us Disney fans, see what was almost cut from The Little Mermaid, and more.


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

Abigail Disney, Roy O. Disney’s granddaughter recently went undercover at Disneyland and did not like what she saw.

Happy 30th anniversary Splash Mountain!

A new Annual Passholder tumbler is available for those who have APs at Disneyland. Refills are just $.99

The latest Orlando theme park injury report is now out.

The walking path from Disney’s Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom appears to be becoming a reality!

Orlando’s Magical Dining is back and a number of Disney Springs restaurants are included! This is a great offer if you can take advantage of it.

The Walt Disney Company has scored a perfect 100% on the 2019 Disability Equality Index and has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.

Disney is teaming up with Spotify to launch an official hub that will collect all of the studio’s original music in one place. Called The Disney Hub, it will be is separated into a number of playlists: Hits, Favorites, Classics, Singalongs, Princess, Marvel Music, and Star Wars. Disney is making tracks available from its films (both live-action and animated), theme park attractions, Disney Channel originals, and classic tunes from decades ago available on the app.

I feel like I’ve stepped back into my childhood. Get your The Lion King toys in your McDonald’s Happy Meal!

The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney film, period. (Imagine my horror when on my most recent trip to WDW, I found out my husband had actually never seen the film. I’ve been with the guy for 16 years and am just NOW finding out this detail?!) But there are some facts here that even I didn’t know about the classic film.

Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters is coming to Halloween Horror Nights and I couldn’t be more excited. What about you?

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

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