In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of May 13, 2016

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ICYMIAre you planning your summer vacations? I know I am and I’m excited for all the Disney fun that I have in store for our family this year! What about you? What are you most looking forward to?

This week, we learned that Disney’s earnings weren’t so hot, have incredible glimpses of Shanghai Disneyland, and much more!

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


This week was the Disney earnings call for the quarter. It appears that things weren’t as rosy as they have been.

During the call, one of the topics of course, went to Tom Staggs departure and Bob Iger’s successor. Many wonder if Bob will be sticking around, but as of right now, it appears he will not.

Also, Disney has decided it is going to fold its interactive department, including Disney Infinity. Are you shocked or saddened by this news? Who is selling the Disney Infinity characters on ebay now?

Is a new entryway on tap to allow easier access for Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Upcoming roadwork may suggest that it is possible.

In addition, a new entrance is potentially in development for the Magic Kingdom’s entrance.

Looking to enjoy Sprinkles Cupcakes at Disney Springs once it opens officially? Then make sure you join their rewards program.

Could two Disney Springs restaurants be forced to closed?

This is one of those stories that will melt your heart. Watch as this little boy falls in love with Snow White, as I fall in love with him! <3

Flamingo Crossings is seeking to rezone land to build multifamily units and some commercial space.

Amazon Prime Now is now live in Orlando!

Wow! This looks incredible and I haven’t even seen Tron. Also Pirates of the Caribbean looks amazing. And if you’re wanting to get a full glimpse of Shanghai Disneyland, you’ll want to check out this video.

How would you have reacted if you had seen Johnny Depp dressed as The Mad Hatter at Disneyland?

Disney has set a new box office record with the debut of Captain America: Civil War.

Lupita Nyong’o is in negotiations to star opposite Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther.

There could very likely be a Black Widow movie! Who’s excited?

We have an idea of who will be playing young Han Solo. What do you think of this choice?

See the trailer for the Queen of Katwe.

Wow! Take a look at what Guests will be able to experience when The Hulk comes back into action.

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Rikki Niblett

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4 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of May 13, 2016

  • May 13, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Typo – I think you mean Flamingo Crossing, Rikki, not Flaming Crossing – though that sounds exciting indeed! 🙂

  • May 13, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    After seeing on-ride video of Tron and Pirates of the Caribbean in Shanghai, I feel like we here in the states are getting gypped. Hopefully that changes when Star Wars Land (Experience?) opens (and does so soon!)

  • May 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Amazon prime now is in Orlando now? This is awesome news!


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