In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of June 13, 2014

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In Case You Missed It!

Did you celebrate? This week was Donald Duck’s 80th birthday! He doesn’t look a day over 21! What’s your favorite thing about the cranky, yet lovable fellow?

While you were making your duck-shaped cakes to celebrate, I was finding great news and rumors for the week! What did I find? Read on to find out!

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

Speaking of Donald’s birthday, the Orlando Sentinel ran a short piece discussing the history of the famous duck. Best of all, there are some fun photos of him throughout the years, too!

Let’s jump on board our Delorean and head to 1957. Here we’ll take a look at what restaurants were offered at Disneyland back in the day. Personally, I’d like to stop at the Casa de Fritos.

Last weekend, Mark Hamill was at Star Wars Weekends for the first time ever. During a presentation, the now voice actor showed off his talents, as he imagined a conversation between Luke Skywalker and The Joker.

In OH MY GOD news…Disney Fairytale Weddings is offering a wedding package where you can get married at the train station on Main Street, U.S.A., in the Magic Kingdom. Holy cow! How much is it gonna cost me to get remarried?

The Frozen juggernaut continues on, but this time I’m not talking about the movie’s monetary intake. Instead, the movie has actually influence people’s decisions to visit the country of Norway, which is where the movie’s location is based off of.  Visits from the U.S. have apparently caused a surge of 37 percent for just the first three months of the year. Find out more here.

If you are excited about the World Cup, you should watch this cute Mickey Mouse short that recently aired on the Disney Channel. It features Mickey attempting to watch the big game, but, of course, it’s never a simple task.

This is your reminder…Sunday is Father’s Day. Still looking for the perfect idea for the father in your life? Consider this Disney-themed option–give him DADPASSes.

If you are headed to Universal Orlando Resort any time soon, make sure to download its new app, which will help to navigate the park.

Also, if you missed when a few members of the Harry Potter cast got a sneak peek at Diagon Alley, here’s a great video showcasing some of their adventures. (Weasleys unite!)

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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