In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of May 22, 2020

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I can’t believe we are officially here. Although, honestly, I don’t think this weekend is going to feel much different than the past few weekends. It’s not like I have any plans to do anything, besides sitting out on my back porch, maybe grilling up some hot dogs and s’mores. (I won’t be bitter that I was supposed to be on a cruise to Alaska…..) Anyway….what are your big plans for this socially distanced holiday weekend?

This week, see what shake ups have happened with the executive team within the Walt Disney Company, find out what new show is coming to Disney+ sooner rather than later, and more!

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

Well, that didn’t last long. Josh D’Amaro, who was only just recently named as President of Walt Disney World has a new role. But I can’t be too sad about him leaving for his new role as chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. I think it’s a great fit and I look forward to seeing what he does moving forward.

Speaking of new roles, taking the role of President of Walt Disney World is Jeff Vahle. You can now follow him on Instagram!

Also, leaving the company is Kevin Mayer, who was in charge of Disney+ and has now left for TikTok. Some very interesting changes this week, indeed!

According to reports, Walt Disney World is the clear front-runner location for the NBA season to return to so that they can finish up the season. What do you think about this plan? Good idea?

Now another one of Walt Disney’s family members is speaking out. Walt’s grandson, Brad Lund is upset about the massive bonuses for Disney execs while workers are furloughed.

Hard to believe it, but Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is 40 years old! Share your favorite memories about this much loved film!

YAASSS!!! Muppets Now will debut in June on Disney+! I’m excited about this one!

This was pretty good…during a Twitter screening of Frozen 2, shopDisney shared that they had a new Samantha plush. I laughed pretty hard at this one.

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One thought on “In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of May 22, 2020

  • May 23, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Super excited about Muppets! Can’t wait to get back to Disney… and if it makes you feel better I was supposed to be leaving for a girls’ trip to Greece on Monday but I will be having a Zoom pity party with my friends instead. Misery loves company? Anyhow thanks for the update!


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