In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of May 6, 2016

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Whew! This week was full of celebrations. First we had Star Wars Day, then Cinco De Mayo! I had some nachos while watching The Force Awakens, so I think I covered my bases!

Also, happy early Mother’s Day to all the moms and the mom-like figures! We appreciate everything you do for us! I know my mom won’t read this, but it’s because of her and her push for making sure us kids got to go to Disney World every few years that I have the love for Disney that I do. So, thanks mom!

This week, we look what was behind the purchase of Dreamworks by Universal, learn just how many tourists visited Orlando last year, and more!

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


The Wall Street Journal shares their best Walt Disney World vacation planning hacks. I think you may recognize one of the hacks mentioned. (Wait…that may have come out wrong… 😉 )

If you ever wanted to get married at the Magic Kingdom, now you can…for a price.

Want to know what it’s like to be an Imagineer and just how they go about creating the memorable attractions and designs that they do? ABC News shares a great peek into this somewhat secret world.

Holy cow! Orlando hits a record 66 million visitors in 2015! Were you one of the many?

The Invictus Games begin this weekend and will take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. If you’re in Orlando, you can purchase tickets to see the events, however, if you are not, you’ll be able to catch them on ESPN. See why you should.

So…Guardians of the Galaxy in Tower of Terror at Disney California Adventure…turns out…it could really be a thing. What do you think of this potential proposed idea?

This is a trip! Here is the guy who does many of the Spanish translations for the safety spiels for Disneyland!

It was a bad week for the Disney Wonder, as many ended up sick on a recent cruise.

Is Shanghai Disneyland going to cannibalize Hong Kong Disneyland?

I found this article to be fascinating! It’s time to get your nostalgia on with this article sharing the history behind The Disney Afternoon.

Learn more about the man behind the hit Disney film after hit Disney film, Walt Disney Studios Chairman, Alan Horn.

This week, The Jungle Book went past 700M globally.

Well, I think this puts this conundrum to rest…who really did shoot first?

I feel like this is something that NEVER needed to come to fruition, (I’mma be honest…it seems really creepy) however, if you are so inclined, you can transform your face into one of your favorite “Alice Through the Looking Glass” characters.

Illuminating. That’s what this article was. It shares the story of how Universal purchased Dreamworks Animation and why.

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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

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