In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of September 13, 2019

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Happy Friday the 13! Make sure you don’t break any mirrors or walk under ladders today, ok?

This week, see what beverage is only apparently really made for Disney (well mostly), find out some cool new patents that may work their way into the parks, and more.

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

When I saw this story last week about the little boy who donated his Walt Disney World trip money to hurricane victims, I thought…for sure, Disney would reward his generosity, right? And I was correct. Good on Disney for this one.

So…I learned something this week….did you know that Beverly was discontinued TEN YEARS AGO?! It still gets made for select locations, like Walt Disney World, but yeah….the stuff doesn’t get sold in Italy apparently any more. Mind blown!

What?! This sounds amazing! Disney has patented a “capturepult” system to improve the efficiency of boat water rides which replaces traditional boat stops, by both stopping and then re-launching the boat in a water ride. What would you like to see them use this technology for?

Oh I love her! Did you see this viral video of the Evil Queen? She is fantastic.

Michael Eisner shared why Disneyland Paris was chosen to be built.

Holy cow! I want to go visit! Take a look at Imagineer Tony Baxter’s Mary Poppins themed backyard!

Apparently, Disney has patented a system to deliver an immersive scent score in theme parks with a goal to combine multiple scent distributors to deliver smells in time to visual entertainment. Where would you like to see this being used?

Can you believe that it’s been 10 years since The Princess and the Frog came out? Anika Noni Rose reflected on her role and the film’s lasting legacy. (I’m off to go listen to the soundtrack again now….seriously, it’s amazing.)

The Muppets got axed on Disney+….well kind of. You see, the rumored show that featured Josh Gad has been axed. Not the version that was announced at the D23 Expo. So, phew….we’ll still be able to get Muppety goodness somehow.

Hailee Steinfeld has been eyed as the lead for the new Hawkeye show for Disney+.

The Walt Disney Co. has made a deal with Pinewood Studios outside London to take nearly all its stages, backlots and more.

It’s coming! Running Universal Orlando! Sign up here for emails about the first ever Epic Character Race 5K and 10K weekend which wil be held February 1-2, 2020. Who is signing up?

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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

One thought on “In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of September 13, 2019

  • September 13, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    I actually knew that Beverly was no longer in production. When I was there in the spring, I checked online to see if I could buy some in bottles and learned the sad truth. I wound up buying 2 32-oz cups at the store in Disney springs and poured them into bottles to take home.
    Come to think of it, I could go for a gin and Beverly right now….


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