In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of March 18, 2016

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ICYMICan I just tell you, that this week is always one of my favorites in a year? First, you have Pi Day, then you have the Ides of March, then throw in the wearin’ of the green for St. Paddy’s Day…it was always my first sign that spring was coming and that warm weather would be here soon! Crazy, I know, but these few days was always my winter blues turning point.

This week, you’ll get to reflect on Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular, learn what movies are now going to be in the works for Disney (hint, both are sequels), and much more!

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

 

One of my favorite things that happens this time of year at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort are the intricate eggs that are created from candy. Take a peek at some of the great ones for this year. Seriously…these Cast Members who create these are amazing artists!

Is a 5000 seat theater for Rivers of Light going to be enough?

If you aren’t reading Yesterland, you should. Take a look at Part 1 in a three part series of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland at WDW.

The Orange County Register recently reflected back on Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular at Disney California Adventure and its run in the park. Hear what those who had been with the show from the beginning had to say.

Who’s ready for a fifth Indiana Jones movie?

Speaking of Indy, Motley Fool took a look at the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and why it’s likely not going anywhere thanks to the recent announcement. What do you think? Will Indy be updated, left alone, completely demolished?

Marvel is partnering with the National Academy of Sciences’ Science & Entertainment Exchange for a program in which girls ages 15 to 18 and in grades 10 through 12 can submit projects they believe can change the world with a short video that demonstrates their idea and explains its far-reaching potential to potentially earn an internship with Marvel Studios.

Bloomberg takes a look at why animated films can be the most risky ones a studio can do, especially this year.

Who’s ready for Princess Diaries 3? Gary Marshall and Anne Hathaway are.

John Boyega recently visited a children’s hospital as Finn from The Force Awakens. Be prepared to have your heart melt.

This a Frozen reunion worth melting for.

Disney Junior is celebrating five years as the top TV brand for preschoolers.

Learn why Universal’s attractions are always at the forefront of cutting edge of technology and how that technology has allowed you to be able to live the movies, not just ride them.

The Orlando Sentinel shares the characters that you’ll get to experience along the journey of Kong.

Well I have to tell you…this sounds right up my alley. CityWalk will soon feature a CHOCOLATE RESTAURANT? Uni…take all of my money! You can bet that I’ll be making a stop at the Toothsome Chocolate Factory.  Who else is game?

In Case We Missed It

What did we miss? Attach your ideas to a March Magic Dole Whip Poster and send it to blog@touringplans.com with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.

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Rikki Niblett

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2 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of March 18, 2016

  • March 21, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    I’d love to hear the TouringPlans.com staff comment on the Rivers of Light 5000 seat stadium and the points raised in the Fool article mentioned here( http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/03/12/is-disney-world-making-a-5000-seat-mistake.aspx ). Specifically their contention that DAK averages “nearly 30,000 guests a day. A single show means that just a sixth of the park’s guests will be able to catch it”.

    Sounds like a fun topic for a blog post of its own.

    -Brett.

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  • March 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm
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    Only 5000 seats? I predict an up charge event or a Rivers of Light dinner package in the near future.

    A new Indy attraction by 2019? Obviously the Motley Fool doesn’t know how slowly Disney works and has not been following the Pandora delays or the expected delayed opening of Star Wars land.

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