In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 4, 2014

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In Case You Missed It!

Happy Fourth of July! I’ve got my sparklers ready to go, and the barbeque is smoking! I’m ready to celebrate Independence Day with style!

So, if you’re enjoying your day off, like I am, you’ve likely got time to kick back and read up on all that you missed this week, and there were certainly some fun things that happened.

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


Travel & Leisure came out with their rankings of the “World’s Best Awards,” and Disney Cruise Line came out on top for two awards! The first was for the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line, and the second was for the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families! Yay DCL!

Have you ever wondered about the ins and outs of the Disney Parks Blog? Thomas Smith, the person in charge of the Parks Blog, recently gave a presentation detailing some of what goes into keeping the blog going. I learned quite a bit about the behind the scenes and bet you will, too.

If you will be in the Walt Disney World Resort over the next few days, and you enjoy local brews, make sure to head over the the Swan and Dolphin Hotels, which in conjunction with Tampa’s Cigar City Brewing will offer the “Taproom Takeover” at the Cabana Bar and Beach Club.The special opportunity will only be taking place until July 8. To find out more information, visit the Disney Food Blog.

Fans of Splitsville Luxury Lanes rejoice! This Downtown Disney West Side bowling establishment is now offering a special early bird deal! If you come in to bowl between Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., you’ll pay $12 for adults and $7 for kids. (Keep in mind, this is subject to change and that blackout dates may apply.) For more info, visit Splitsville’s website.

Have you wondered why Frozen is just this huge hit? This article, from The New Yorker, takes a look at what they believe is they key to Frozen‘s runaway success. (P.S.: Don’t forget, if you are a fan of the movie, Disney just announced Frozen Summer Fun Live! for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which will take place from July 5 – September 1). In addition, if you’ve ever wondered what Frozen would have looked like drawn in 2D animation, here’s a glimpse of some of the concept art.

If you are excited about the upcoming Marvel flick Guardians of the Galaxy and you want to catch a first look peek of 17 minutes of this blockbuster movie, then Marvel and IMAX are giving you what you want! On July 7, at 7:00 p.m., 150 select IMAX theaters will be showing 17 minutes of exclusive footage in a special screening called Guardians of the Galaxy: An IMAX 3D First Look. This first look is free, but screenings are on a first-come, first served basis, and tickets are already unavailable at some locations. To have the opportunity to potentially catch this preview, visit Guardians of the Galaxy opens officially on Friday, August 1.

Universal Orlando appears to have more up its sleeve. It is clear that the resort certainly isn’t going to be resting on its laurels any time soon, as The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Universal may be planning to build three more hotels. In addition, the Orlando Business Journal wonders if Universal is considering building an all new water park. Things are getting interesting…

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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: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 4, 2014

  • July 6, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Great post – especially the Frozen links (clearly I’m who one of the hooked ones they’re talking about, lol)!


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