In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 17, 2017

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In Case You Missed ItAgain, it was a pretty newsworthy week. Ticket price increases, Mission: BREAKOUT news, and of course, tonight is the official debut of Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! What was most intriguing to you this week?

Speaking of intriguing bits of news, I have a lot for you, like info about unique patents being filed, filming news, and more.

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


Have I stepped into the past this week? Is Walt Disney World going to see a new aerial tramway? What do you think of this latest rumor?

Disney has another interesting patent this week that’s been making the rounds. This patent is expected to prevent sneaky drones peering at their construction projects or movie sets.

This week, there was a fire at the Disneyland parking garage, as several cars caught fire. Luckily, no one was injured. 

Get ready for the Summer of Heroes at Disneyland! Not only will you be able to ride the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT but you’ll also be able to have even more super hero fun! How cool will it be to meet Groot?! What do you think will be the most fun part of the Summer of Heroes? Are you ready to #HeroUp?

Are you getting excited about this year’s D23 Expo? It’s only a few short months away and here’s what you can expect to experience at this year’s event.

It appears that Disney is trying to buy out all of the outstanding shares for Disneyland Paris and will likely officially own the park outright by the end of the year.

Did you know that Disney doesn’t own every single Disney theme park? Learn more.

Dead! That’s what I am after seeing this adorable photo shoot themed after Beauty and the Beast!

Industrial Light & Magic artisans were recently honored with a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Amazing news! The Muppets are coming to the Hollywood Bowl!

Learn how Lin-Manuel Miranda penned the Oscar nominated song, “How Far I’ll Go.”

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has started production! Take a look at some of the behind the scenes action from the first day of filming.

More good news for Guardians of the Galaxy fans. Volume 2 has tested higher than any Marvel Studios movie: a perfect 100. This makes the hype for this film that much higher.

Mary Poppins Returns has started production.

Princess Elena fans! I have good news! The show has been picked up for its third season. Is this a staple in your household?

Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to learn more about this TapuTapu technology for Volcano Bay. What do you think this new system will be like? Will it revolutionize waiting in line?

Very interesting news. Universal Orlando executive Mark Woodbury has been appointed to the newly created position of vice chairman of Universal Parks & Resorts. What could this mean for the future? Hmmmm…..

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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

One thought on “In Case You Missed It: Disney News and Rumors – Week of February 17, 2017

  • February 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t even know that a new Mary Poppins movie was coming, much less that it is in Production. This is marvelous news, thank you!


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