News Round Up 2017


Rumors and News Moderator
Feb 20, 2013
Hello and welcome to the all new News Round Up Thread for 2017! This is a continuation of the old thread. This thread is for sharing the smaller news stories that happen around WDW, construction updates, rumors, observations, etc. We try to keep discussion to a minimum here on this thread. If a news story generates large discussion that will be moved to a new thread where more in depth discussion can take place. 2017 is sure to bring on many new and exciting things as well as things that might not be as exciting.

Previous News Round Up threads...

Original News Round Up

News Round Up 2016

2017 News Stories

Disneyland Maxpass

Disney takes full ownership of Disneyland Paris

Disney Riveria Resort

Star Wars Resort

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Toy Story Land

Pixar Pier/Pixar Fest

Disney Skyliner

Mission: Space Update


Guardians of the Galaxy replaces Universe of Energy

Ratatouille comes to France

New China Film

Coronado Springs Tower

Caribbean Beach Changes

Super Hero Land at DCA

Not one, not two, but THREE Cruise ships!

New Magic Kingdom Theater

Disneyland Paris Marvel Hotel

New Space Themed Restaurant coming to Epcot

Carsland to Celebrate Halloween

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway coming to DHS

Happily Ever After Nighttime Spectacular

Club 33 coming to WDW

Bob Iger extends contract in 2019

Pandora Opens!

DisneyQuest to Close
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DIS Veteran
Mar 10, 2003
Universal News:

I just drove by Wet N' Wild this morning, signs are already down and they have a fence along the entrance and around the block that is covered with "Universal Orlando Resort". It appears they are going to start dismantling it TODAY. They are moving quick. I still have no idea what will be going there (hotels? Transport Hub?)

edit: Photos on twitter
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  • rteetz

    Rumors and News Moderator
    Feb 20, 2013

    I don't recall seeing this in the last page or so of the 2016 thread, but some Rivers of Light merchandise is popping up on shopping apps.

    This specific wand has shown up on the parks app before.

    Here in this post it shows new merchandise that we haven't seen yet.



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