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

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With the Halloween season in full swing, have you watched your favorite Halloween films yet? Mine is, of course, Hocus Pocus (And no…I’m not a “new” fan of the film….my brother and I have been fans since day one. Matter of fact….when I was a kid….my parents used to help out with a local haunted house and one of the things I did was record me singing Sarah’s “Come Little Children” song to play inside the house, so my love for the film has definitely run deep over the years.) Let me know what your favorite Halloween film is and why!

This week, we learned what all was going to be on Disney+, found out who is now in charge of creative overall at Marvel, and more.

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

The quarterly health report is here for the theme parks. Take a look here.

Yikes! Walt Disney World has reported $20,000 worth of pieces to both Peter Pan’s Flight and Space Mountain have gone missing from storage.

Disney Cruise Line, Disney Parks & Resorts and the Disney Store have all earned the highest honors in a new Newsweek survey ranking America’s best customer service, with Disney Cruise Line taking the top spot overall. Well deserved, for sure!

A big change is coming for hotels in California….which of course, impacts the Disneyland Resort Hotels as California bans hotels from using tiny plastic bottles.

This is certainly interesting….Disney has teamed up with Hitachi to provide ride and show analytics at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. Hitachi will create intelligent, data-driven solutions to enhance the experience.

Oh my goodness. Again, if I was not already excited about Disney+, I would be thanks to The Imagineering Story series. Take a look at the trailer.

Want to know what Disney films are coming to Disney+? In a rather lengthy tweet thread, almost all the films were shared. (Also there’s a very long – 3 hour – trailer to see all the films coming to the streaming site.) Which are you most excited about and is there something that you wished you saw?

Exciting news! Kevin Feige, the mastermind of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has been named Chief Creative Officer of Marvel in addition to being president of Marvel Studios.

Last weekend, the internet lost its mind with the preview of The Jungle Cruise. (I myself laughed really hard at the “Backside of Water” joke.) What did you think of the trailer?

Learn how the emotions that the characters go through in Frozen II will be shown and enhanced.

In Case We Missed It

What did we miss? Attach your ideas to a Mickey Mouse Trick or Treat Bag for Halloween 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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