In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of January 17, 2020

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This weekend is a busy weekend for both Walt Disney World and Disneyland with the kick off of new attractions, the Epcot Festival of the Arts, and Lunar New Year celebrations. Are you going to be visiting soon and experiencing these? Let me know which you are most excited for!

This week, we look at Disney theme parks and pricing, we see which movies Disney was nominated for for the Oscars, and more.

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

This week, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort lost a true legend. Aunty Kau’l passed away.

This week, Disney celebrated the 45th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress at the Magic Kingdom. Here are five facts you may not have known about.

The Orlando Sentinel took a look at why the Walt Disney World Resort could have potentially charged more for Guests visiting on New Year’s Eve….one of the busiest days of the year. (Personally, I think there’s a bit of flaw in the article’s thinking, as most people are NOT purchasing one day tickets to visit on New Year’s Eve, but instead multi-day tickets which get cheaper the more days you visit or have Annual Passes….what do you think? Am I wrong in my presumption?)

Speaking of articles about how much a visit to Disney Parks cost….the OC Register looks at why Disneyland is underpriced.

Do you want to know more about the animals and the environment at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Follow Dr. Mark Penning on Instagram who is the vice president of the park’s Animals, Sciences and Environment team, for behind-the-scenes content from their work.

This was all over my timeline this week. Did you see the unique way this guy proposed?

Meghan Markle has agreed to provide voice over work to an unspecified future Disney project in exchange for a donation to the charity organization Elephants Without Borders.

Disney released the trailer for Stargirl which will debut on Disney+ on March 13.

It finally happened. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has officially hit the $1 billion mark.

Watch this brand-new special look at Marvel Studios’ Black Widow. Who else is excited?

The Oscar nominations are out and The Walt Disney Company’ receive 23 nominations.

I know that this is all about Japan’s version, but if this is a preview of what we may end up getting at Universal Orlando Resort, I’m all in.

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 http://www.facebook.com/rikkinibs

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