In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of August 14, 2020

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Can you believe that under normal circumstances, Halloween would be here at Walt Disney World beginning this week? I know I certainly can’t! So, I guess with that being said…Happy Halloween season!!

This week, find out more about a new Star Wars Holiday special, learn who isn’t coming back to EPCOT, and more.

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

Actors who had objected to Walt Disney’s proposed coronavirus safeguards at Walt Disney World have reached an agreement to return to work. Disney has committed to providing Covid-19 tests for those who cannot wear masks while performing.

The executive chef of EPCOT’s France Pavilion has retired.

Did you know that an alum of SNL used to work at the Adventurer’s Club as Pamelia Perkins? She recently talked a little about her run in this article. (Also, she is partially behind the Debbie Downer skit….you know, the first one that was set in Walt Disney World where the cast lost it.)

Have you caught the Disney+ film, Howard? What do you think? Don Hahn talks about the film here.

A new “Star Wars” holiday special produced with Legos will debut on Disney+ this November. Who else will be watching?

Disney has rebranded 20th Century Fox Television, as 20th Television. It’s the end of an era.

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One thought on “In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of August 14, 2020

  • August 14, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Ooh….please don’t put the words Star Wars and holiday special too close in a sentence.

    Whatever they plan to do, I’m sure it will be better than that travesty in 1978, and ai hope they make some sort of reference to it for us long time fans.


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