In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 25, 2014

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Happy belated birthday to the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror! The attraction is 20 years old! (You’d think they could have cleaned the place up for its 20th.  🙂  )

This week we have lots of great stuff to read, including rumors about Soarin, Pirates 5 has an official release date, and more. Read on to find out what other fun I found this week!

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


Rumors appear to be flying (ha ha!) with more intensity about Soarin’ getting a new film, as well as a new theater. Read about it in the Orlando Sentinel. Are you ready to see a new Soarin’ film or would you be sad to see the current version go?

For those of you planning on cruising on Disney Cruise Line with infants, Disney recently changed its policy on the minimum age to sail. Find out more at

Speaking of DCL, USA Today named The Tube from the Disney Fantasy as one of the best “discos” (really? You couldn’t say club? Had to go with disco for the title. OK then.) Evolution on the Disney Dream also got a mention.

PBS announced that next year (in the Fall 2015) it air a two night special all about Walt Disney. The film will include rare archival footage from the Disney vaults, scenes from some of his greatest films, and includes interviews with animators and artists. I know I’ll be watching.

For those who have yet to see D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives in Chicago, I bring good news!  It has been extended through January 4, 2015! The exhibit can be found at the The Museum of Science and Industry. It sounds like an amazing exhibit.

It’s been officially announced! Pirates of the Caribbean 5 will hit theaters in 2017; July 7, 2017 to be exact. Are you ready for more Captain Jack, or do you think that enough is enough?

Also, Marvel has released information that an unknown project will hit theaters on May 4, 2018. I wonder what Marvel flick we’ll see fill that slot?

Some of your favorite celebrities have voiced some of your favorite Disney characters. See “8 Disney Movies You Forgot Were Voiced by Famous Stars”. My favorite is Jonathan Taylor Thomas, but, then again, I’ve been in love with him since I was like 12. (P.S.: who else has enjoyed seeing him in his reoccurring role on “Last Man Standing?” I missed seeing his face on my TV. Ahem…back to In Case You Missed It…)

Star Wars fans! Have you seen the latest video from J.J. Abrams on set of Star Wars VII? It shows an X-Wing that’s obviously seen a little combat, in a video that’s designed to help promote  “Star Wars: Force for Change,” a fundraiser to support UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs. (Which ends raising money today.)

Remember how I mentioned that Bob Iger was named CEO of the Year? Well, shares a fantastic and in depth interview sharing why. Really, this is a must read.


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Rikki Niblett

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2 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 25, 2014

  • July 25, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I definitely think Soarin’ needs a new movie in WDW. I saw the DCA version first and after that it never really made sense to me that I was soaring over California while in Florida. That said, I don’t know how they can top that music — it’s amazing. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next!

  • July 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    When will the July post be up about the outlet shopping experience? I love those threads!!


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