In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of April 8, 2016

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ICYMIHoly shake ups! This week was filled with MAJOR surprises in the theme park world. You have Tom Staggs on his way out, Rivers of Light being delayed at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and more. Seriously, what a very crazy week!

So, it’s time to catch up on the news you missed, including a look at the newest Pixar short character, a great Zootopia documentary, and more! Ready, set, go!

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


In a move that I think shocked most, Tom Staggs is out as COO. The question now is, who will replace him as the top candidate for CEO when Bob Iger steps down? In addition, make sure you listen to this riveting episode of The Disney Dish.

Learn about the history of trackless attractions in the Disney parks, which have led up to the recent debut of Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters. Which is your favorite trackless attraction?

Comcast cable customers will now be able to purchase a selection of Disney’s new releases and other films.

Melissa McCarthy shares with everyone the Colors of the Wind on Jimmy Fallon this week.

Speaking of celebs, this week, Tom Hiddleston channeled his inner Loki and gave the weather report this week in Chicago.

I think I would have made a mess in my pants! I’ll never think of waxed figures the same way again!

Meet Piper, the cutest and newest short character from Pixar! Look to officially meet Piper when Finding Dory debuts in theaters this June.

It’s time…time to catch the teaser trailer for Rogue One. Has your excitement increased now with this trailer?

Oh my gosh! This is so cool. You can now watch The Force Awakens with BB8 and he will react!

Zootopia crosses the $800 million mark in world wide box office. What was your favorite part about the movie?

Speaking of Zootopia, did you catch the recent special on Fusion, showcasing what it took to bring the film to life? I’m sure you probably didn’t, so you can catch it here.

The BFG certainly looks visually stunning. Did you read this book growing up? What are your thoughts of this being made into a film?

Add another Snow White film to the mix. This time about her sister, Rose Red.

Could the success of The Jungle Book get the potential Magic Kingdom movie made?

Is one of the next attractions for Universal Orlando based on upcoming film, The Secret Life of Pets? What do you think?

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Rikki Niblett

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2 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of April 8, 2016

  • April 9, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Hi Touring Plans
    love your stuff and lines is always helpful. Any chance you can start posting wait times for Baymax and Joy and sadness? Or should we just assume 60+ anytime 🙂


    • April 9, 2016 at 10:20 pm


      My wife and I just went to Epcot the other day and only had to wait about 30 minutes for Joy and Sadness and 20 minutes for Baymax. So I definitely wouldn’t assume 60+ minutes, unless you are trying to go at peak times.


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