In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of December 12, 2019

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Are you surviving the holiday season so far? With holiday parties, baking, present buying and wrapping, and more, this month always seems to go by in a blur!

This week, there was a ton of news! We found out what films Disney was nominated for with the Golden Globes, who Time’s Businessperson of the Year was (hint…you know), and more.

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

Five Disneyland workers are suing Disney, accusing the company of not obeying Anaheim’s new minimum wage law. Read the details here.

Gary Sinise has brought 1,700 family members of fallen military heroes to Walt Disney World this week.

Drury Hotels has unveiled plans to open Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista in 2021, replacing the Best Western Lake Buena Vista.

Disney Cruise Line will temporarily need to use a different terminal as the one they usually use is being refurbished.

Time’s Businessperson of the Year? None other than Bob Iger, himself.

The top trending search on Google this year? Disney+. I think that’s about right.

Josh Gad tried to get answers from Daisy Ridley about Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker and let’s just say, it didn’t go well….

Head’s up! If you are prone to seizures, you may not want to see Rise of Skywalker.

Frozen 2 songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez break down their songwriting process when creating an animated musical to Vanity Fair.

Disney received 3 Golden Globe nominations for animated film…one was a “surprise”.

So, Disney is definitely killing it in the box office tallies this year. They are the first to have crossed the $10 Billion mark this year….oh and that’s BEFORE Rise of Skywalker.

Marvel Television will be shutting down and it will be folded into the movies division.

Universal Orlando is in seeking nearly $350 million worth of state tax breaks to build a new headquarters for the division that designs its theme parks, rides and hotels.

Just how often has Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure been unavailable to guests? Our team here weighed in on this article.

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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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