In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of August 2, 2019

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Well, this week was certainly filled with hot button topics. One thing is for sure…this childless millennial is still going to enjoy her Disney vacations. She may even pick up a pretzel.

This week, we say goodbye to a Disney Legend, see which record Disney beat, and more.

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

This week, Rock n’ Roller Coaster celebrated 20 years!

Walt Disney World experienced a massive ticket system outage this week with long lines and large crowds.

Wow! The Lion King has already made $1 Billion in the worldwide box office.

Speaking of making $1 Billion, Aladdin has also hit that large benchmark.

Thanks to movies like The Lion King and Aladdin, Disney has hit a major box office milestone. It crossed the all-time record for global ticket sales for a single studio, with $7.67 billion worldwide, smashing the benchmark of $7.61 billion that was previously set by the company back in 2016.

This week, we lost a true legend. The voice of Minnie Mouse, Russi Taylor has passed away. Our thoughts are with her family.

Ruthie Thompson, yet another Disney Legend, shares what it was like working with Walt Disney and so much more.

In Case We Missed It

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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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