In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 19, 2016

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ICYMIIt is time! Time to go back to school! It’s hard to believe given that it feels like school just ended, but here we are.

So, that means it’s time to do some learning here too…and boy do I have some wisdom to impart! Learn about potential updates to MagicBands, how Bambi was created, and more.

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


Is Disney working on a way to create a fun experience with lightsabers for Star Wars Land? That’s what this patent seems to intend.

Speaking of patents, could we be seeing a change with MagicBands in the future?

Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be rolling back its hours beginning in September, but will still offer nighttime entertainment. What are your thoughts of this roll back?

Speaking of roll backs, The Motley Fool shares an interesting article that takes a look at the cutbacks Disney is making, such as the end of the Main Street Electrical Parade.

Could we actually see the end of Stitch’s Great Escape? No this isn’t an April Fool’s joke, but it is one of the latest rumors that’s come out this week, courtesy of The Disney Dish. What’s rumored to take over this space? Wreck-It Ralph. What do you think of this rumor?

Looking for more info about Avatar? We’ll see some more info released at Destination D in November courtesy of James Cameron.

Well this is just the best. It’s a blast from the past and the video is just classic. It is literally a parade of Imagineer all-stars. This really is one you have to see to be believed. Especially if you love Disney history and the people in it.

Disney is pairing Lin-Manuel Miranda with Alan Menken for a live action feature adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Speaking of Disney music, here are some things you didn’t know about classic Disney songs.

Mark Hamill paid tribute to the recently departed Kenny Baker.

Learn about the making of the film, Bambi.

I didn’t get to ask you all yet, but did you catch the trailer for Rogue One? Of course you probably did. What did you think? What are you most excited about with this new film? (I have one guess…and it’s the quick scene at the end. Am I right?)

The banner will be carried again as Newsies, the Tony Award-winning musical, will show in movie theaters around the world in 2017.

Looking for the final mazes announced for Halloween Horror Nights? American Horror Story is here to terrify you. As is the upcoming virtual reality house The Repository.

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Rikki Niblett

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2 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of August 19, 2016

  • August 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Can anyone decipher the patents? I can’t make head or tail of what it means. Thanks

    • August 20, 2016 at 11:51 pm

      Looks like a possibility for the upcoming Star Wars land dark ride…or at least I hope it is!


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