In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 9, 2015

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In Case You Missed It! Hello! I’m live from Walt Disney World, as I’m here cheering on runners for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. (Oh…and I ran myself, too!) It’s really such a great atmosphere, being here for Marathon Weekend, and there’s really something special about cheering for everyone. I’ve got a Mickey glove to dole out high fives, a cowbell, and posters featuring words of support! Of course, the hardest part is always that wake up call: 3:00 every morning starts to wear on you pretty quickly. All I can say is, “Thank God for Starbucks!”

This week, I challenge you to watch the viral video of Gaston schooling a park guest, take a visit to Dizzneeland with me, and much more!

Oh, and if you see me in the parks or on the course this weekend, make sure to say, “Hi!”

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


Welcome to Dizzneeland – The Happiest Hell on Earth…if you watch The Simpsons, you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you missed this week’s fun poke at Disney, catch it here. Also, don’t forget to add the Country Storm Trooper Jamboree into your Touring Plans! It seems like a can’t miss attraction.

Viral Video of the Week: It seems like the hot thing to do right now is to go toe-to-toe with Gaston. Previously we saw the video of the little girl putting the Disney Villain in his place. Now, a park-goer attempts to challenge Gaston to a push-up contest. In a second video released this week, Gaston was challenged to an arm wrestling contest. Seriously…how awesome is Gaston?! I think I’m going to have to put meeting him on my trip to-do list.

If you’re looking to save in advance for your Disney vacation, did you know that there is a new way to so? It’s called the Disney Vacation Account, and it’s kind of like those old Christmas clubs that banks used to have. Yahoo shares the details of this new option.

Did you hear about the waves Disney is making in the television industry? If you missed it, make sure you read this article from Gizmodo. It could be the best thing to happen to television’s future, according to them.

Disneyland…be prepared.  MyMagic+ is headed your way. (PS: there’s this guy named Len Testa quoted in this article…I feel like that name should ring a bell. 😉 )

When I heard about the casting of Paul Rudd (a favorite of mine since the Clueless days) in a Marvel film as an action hero, I was like…huh? Well, get your first glimpse of him in Ant Man. I’m now a bit more cautiously optimistic.

Heading to The Wizarding World soon?  Here are some fantastic details that you may not know exist!

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

4 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of January 9, 2015

  • January 9, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Sorry, but what’s the correct link for the “Wizarding world” “fantastic details”? I am indeed heading there soon and would be interested to read the linked article, however the link is mispasted.

  • January 9, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Oh, Gaston is the best!! We didn’t meet him on our trip last summer, but we always stood around and watched him as he interacted with other guests, and he was always hilarious. Those 2 videos are perfect examples of the kind of wonderful interactions you can expect.


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