In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of September 30, 2016

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Honestly, I can’t believe the Disney news this week. It was just an insane week filled with bizarre news – things like Disney potentially making a bid for Twitter. Oh and don’t forget that Disney is going to now be making a live action version of The Lion King. Read on to find out everything that you may have missed.

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


A judge this week dismissed 45 lawsuits revolving around access to theme-park rides and attractions for disabled people, however the attorney that is handling the case is already appealing to a higher court.

This past weekend, a car crashed into a road sign near Epcot causing large traffic back ups after the sign fell on the road. 

In what the heck did I just read news…apparently riding Big Thunder Mountain could cause you to pass a kidney stone. I don’t think I’ll be using this method any time soon. What about you?

Want to know another piece of what did I just read news from this week? It was the report that Disney may be considering making a bid for Twitter. What do you think of this potential partnership?

You know…when I was a kid, I was terrified of Country Bear Jamboree. I thought the bears were real and would actually eat me. The AudioAnamatronics were that life-like to my sensibilities. So imagine how scared I would have been if the Anamatronics were even more life like, as this patent suggests that they may be.

This past weekend, the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened to the public. The Walt Disney Company helped to support the museum.

There is now going to be a live action version of The Lion King and at the helm will be Jon Favreau. After seeing The Jungle Book, I am sure that this will be just visually stunning.

Lin-Manuel Miranda shares his thoughts on getting to be in the Mary Poppins sequel.


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Rikki Niblett

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3 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of September 30, 2016

  • September 30, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Maybe my urologist will write a script that I must ride big thunder mountain until my stones pass…….can you see that being approved by health insurance??? Maybe Disney will give me extra fast passes??? After all, doctor’s orders!!

  • September 30, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    There are lots of ways you can force a stone to pass, none are guaranteed. Any strenuous physical activity, sudden movements, even getting punched will cause a stone to dislodge. Just saying that a ride on BTMR also fits the bill. I know that I passed a couple after our May trip. They waited until the next couple of weeks so I didn’t put these together until I read this article.

  • October 2, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    I chuckled when I first read of a “live-action” Lion King movie. That may turn out to be the most boring cinematography job in the history of film. Just hours of jungle and savanna just to be covered up by CGI animals. 🙂


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