In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of June 24, 2016

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We are here! It is finally summer, though of course, if you’ve stepped outside at all, you could already feel it. Stay hydrated out there!

This week, you need to make sure to read the interview with Bob Iger, see why Finding Dory is standing out as one of the best sequels, learn about what you can expect with Volcano Bay, and more.

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

 

Hundreds of people gathered at the Magic Kingdom for an unofficial gathering to celebrate those who were lost during the Pulse Nightclub shooting.

This week, a waitress from Morimoto Asia left a touching note for some customers who were affected by the recent tragedy. #OrlandoStrong

When I read this, just tears. I love JK Rowling even more.

The Hollywood Reporter has named Bob Iger as the most powerful person in entertainment. This in-depth article with the CEO is a must read about the future of Disney.

Walt Disney World is preparing for the future. They announced that four different road projects are expected to be completed by 2018. Do you think these will help with traffic congestion?

Attractions have different names than normal at Shanghai Disneyland. See why and which attractions have seen updates.

Disney recently announced the start the inaugural Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program. This is a seven-week coding program that is designed for high school girls introducing them to computer science curriculum, helping them to learn how to code.

Wow! This dad has created some amazing outfits that are Disney-inspired.

Kind of going along with the previous article is a contrary article, as a recent study finds Disney Princess culture magnifies stereotypes in young girls. What are your thoughts on this topic?

Disney announced a brand new original story that will begin in July called Frozen Northern Lights which will span a collection of books, animated LEGO shorts and more. Frozen fans can follow Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven on an adventure to restore the glimmer of the Northern Lights.

What technological advancements did Pixar utilize when creating Finding Dory. The answer is three-fold.

Speaking of Finding Dory, man, did that film’s box office numbers just smash records. Variety lists five reasons why this sequel (in a summer of lackluster sequels) did so well.

Meet the characters of Rogue One. What most excites you about this film?

Well this is honestly the best video I watched this week. Max and Goofy performed an epic dance to “Eye to Eye” onboard the Disney Cruise Line this week. My 90s-kid heart just swelled.

Are you excited about Volcano Bae…I mean Volcano Bay? Universal shared some fantastic details on what Guests will be able to expect at their third theme park. (I personally can’t wait for Maku, North America’s first “saucer ride”.)

Universal let the cat (and dog, and bunny) out of the bag. They are working on an attraction based around the upcoming film, The Secret Life of Pets. Whether it’s coming to Orlando, that’s still yet to be seen, but one would suspect that there’s a good chance that it might.

 

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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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