In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of October 14, 2016

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ICYMII know that last week was a stressful one. I was glued to my phone, waiting for any updates I could get about Hurricane Matthew. With friends and family living in the Orlando area, I am relieved that Matthew veered more towards the ocean and that Orlando didn’t take the brunt of the storm. I hope that those of you who were affected by the hurricane can return to normal soon. My thoughts are with you.

This week was, of course, heavy on Hurricane Matthew news, we have info about two new Disney shows coming in 2017, and more.

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


Universal and Disney are suing the Orange County property appraiser, with the argument his assessments of their properties are too high.

Did you have tickets to either Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party or Halloween Horror Nights last weekend that ended up being cancelled because of Hurricane Matthew? Here’s what you need to know.

The Orlando Sentinel ran an article about some of the issues that the major theme parks faced courtesy of the hurricane.

If you are taking a Bahamian Disney Cruise, it appears that both the ports of Nassau and Castaway Cay are ok after Hurricane Matthew.

Disney Cruise Line picked up a few awards from Cruise Critic this week. See which ones. Which award do you think they SHOULD have won?

Disney Research has been coming up with some extremely innovative things recently. Here is their most recent…a hopping, one-legged robot. Wonder how we may see this going forward.

Disney’s Nine Old Men were an integral part of the Disney Company. Here are nine things you may not have known about them. Which one surprised you the most?

This week, on ABC’s The Chew, they visited Walt Disney World for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Did you watch? If not, catch up on the fun episodes.

I am sure you have seen the Rogue One trailer. If you haven’t, here it is. What do you think so far?

This was so creative and I laughed my booty off watching it. Here is Luke Cage reimagined as Family Matters. Trust me. This really is fantastic and spot on.

Are you excited for Tangled: The Series? Take a peek at what you can expect when the show premieres on Disney Channel in 2017.

Spiderman. Spiderman. He’s coming to TV soon! An animated series was announced and it will air on Disney XD in 2017. Who is excited?

It took some time, but Finding Dory has officially grossed $1 Billion at the box office. It is now the fifth highest grossing animated film of all time.

This Holiday season is almost upon us. Here are three new books that you may want to consider adding to your wish list.

Universal has filed work on their next new hotel. It’s rumored to be a boutique-style offering called Aventura Hotel.


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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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