In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of February 7, 2020

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It’s been too long, (well for me), but I’m excited to say that this weekend, “I’m Going to Walt Disney World!” I am so excited to get the chance to experience the Epcot Festival of the Arts this year, which is, I think, my favorite festival that Epcot does! If you see me in the parks, say hi!

This week, take a look at Disney’s earnings for the last quarter, see what play Disney snagged for theatrical release, and more.

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

U.S. News and Travel has named Disney’s Aulani as the number 1 Best Family Hotel in the U.S. as part of its 2020 Best Hotels rankings!

Want to learn more about what Disney wants to do on the island of Euthera with Lighthouse Point? They released a website detail what they are looking to do.

Whoops! There was a small malfunction at Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress this week.

Disney’s earnings beat expectations this past quarter, fueled by strong Disney+ subscriptions.

Sam Raimi may be the next director for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with a change to direct Doctor Strange 2.

This week, Kirk Douglas passed away, who was in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Disney+ has racked up 28.6 million subscribers in its first three months!

Who else can’t wait for season 1 of both The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Wandavision and Loki, as well as season 2 of The Mandalorian? All of them are coming out this year.

Season 2 of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is coming soon. Will you be their guest?

Who else is excited! Disney is going to release the stage version of Hamilton in 2021?

If you love Universal’s Minions, you’ll have a brand new movie to catch in theaters this year. Take a look at the trailer of Minions: The Rise of Gru.

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6 thoughts on “In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of February 7, 2020

  • February 7, 2020 at 9:19 am

    I’m confused. Disney is going release a stage version of Hamilton? Don’t you mean a movie version? Hamilton was on the Broadway stage for years.

  • February 7, 2020 at 10:09 am

    It’s a filmed performance of the original Broadway cast. It will be released in movie theaters but it is not a “movie.” It’s a film of the live stage production. Like Great Performances on PBS or all of those live telecasts of stuff from the National (but not live.)

  • February 7, 2020 at 10:14 am

    They are going to film the stage version of Hamilton with the original cast in the Richard Rodger’s theater and then show it in movie theaters.

  • February 7, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    What happened at the Carousel of Progress? I am in the U.K. and when I try to open the link it says it’s not supported in the U.K. Thanks

  • February 7, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Orlando Sentinel website not available in most European countries (which includes the U.K.

  • February 7, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    The father in the first scene did his Luke Skywalker/Empire Strikes Back impersonation.


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