In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of July 15, 2016

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Have you been wondering around town playing Pokemon Go? I can’t escape it! It’s being played in my office, around my neighborhood…it’s even being played in the Orlando theme parks (I know because it’s invaded my Twitter timeline!) I just can’t escape it!  I think it will be intriguing how this new app makes its way into theme parks going forward…particularly with that partnership Universal has with Nintendo now.

Speaking of Universal, this week was certainly heavy with Universal related news what with the official opening of Kong, info about Halloween Horror Nights, and more. Let’s see what more fun we can explore in this week’s In Case You Missed It!

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


Reign of Kong is officially open! USA Today takes a fantastic look at the newest attraction for Islands of Adventure.

Loews Sapphire Falls Resort is now open and it looks gorgeous! What do you think?

Universal’s Photo Connect has been revised. It is now called My Universal Photos and allows Guests to stop at professional photographers that can be found all over both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. There are two photo packages to choose from.

A house based off of Halloween II is the newest house that has been announced for Halloween Horror Nights. Does this excite you? Did you enjoy the first Halloween-related house from a couple of years ago?

Speaking of ghoulies and ghosts….I ain’t afraid of no ghosts. Take a trip down memory lane with the Ghostbusters Spooktacular as you get ready to see the new Ghostbusters movie.

The Secret Life of Pets did gangbusters this past weekend. Did you happen to see it? What did you think? (It’s still on my must see list for the summer.)

The OC Register is currently undergoing a series taking a look at the history in photos. It’s really fascinating. Check out part one, part two, part three, part four, and part five here!

Disney made an interesting move this week. They reorganized its sales and marketing division.

Did you know that Walt and Lillian celebrated their 30th anniversary at Disneyland? <3

Both Aulani and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge are nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards as one of the Best Family Resorts.

Raglan Road was named as one of the restaurants with must try french fries by USA Today!

Did you know that there were things that just didn’t make it into Finding Dory? See what ended up on the cutting room floor. Which concept sounds most intriguing to you?

Oh this is awesome! You’ll now be able to use Disney emojis! Learn how.

Disney is upgrading the ABC app. Find out which of your favorite throwback shows you’ll be able to enjoy once again. (Or for the first time ever.) Which are you most excited about?

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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 15, 2016

  • July 18, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I’ll be at Sapphire Falls in August for two weeks, can’t wait. It’s our first Universal trip and 5 trips to Disney. Nice that Kong is open and I hope that Hulk is back online by then!

    • July 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Whoops – after 5 trips, not and 5 trips! That would be excessive!


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