Disney News and Rumors This Week

After 90 years as a screen legend and fashion icon Minnie Mouse has finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The prestigious ceremony was attended by Minnie, Mickey, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and the host of ABC's American Idol Katy Perry, as well as a bevy of adoring fans. Happy 90th Minnie, you look just as beautiful as when you were first drawn. If you would like to celebrate Minnie Mouse, be sure to Rock The Dots during this special year.

The nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards were announced and the Disney Movies of 2017 earned a total of10 nominations in nine different categories. Disney*Pixar's Coco, Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi were all recognized for excellence. The award winners will be announced and Oscars presented on Oscar Sunday, March 4, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

Minnie Mouse Honored On Hollywood Walk Of FameMinnie Mouse Honored On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

We're hearing rumors around the internet that the All Star Music Resort has begun a 3-month pilot program that brings Basic First Aid to the hotel. Similar to the First Aid Stations in the Disney Parks, this office in the Hotel Lobby will be staffed with a Registered Nurse to triage and provide basic care for Guests in need. Hopefully it will go well and be available in other resorts soon.

More online rumblings tell us that to help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disney's Animal Kingdom, the annual Party For The Planet is being expanded in 2018. Rumors say that the usual day long event will be extended, and could include festival food boths, special presentations at Tiffins, and a new back stage tour. We hope to hear more from official sources soon.

Disney Parks Best Bites: January2018 featured an adorable Rose Gold Minnie Cupcake that can be found at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot and is adorned with chocolate-hazelnut swirls, rose gold buttercream, fondant ears, edible glitter and chocolate pearls. Yum! The fan favorite Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs recently took the spotlight in the The Daily Meal's list of "Best Food and Drink in Florida for 2018," "Best Irish Pub" in Florida, as well as being listed among "America's 25 Best Irish Pubs" list. Sounds to me like a good reason to make your reservations.

In more sober foodie news, the extraordinary French Chef Paul Bocuse passed away last week. The Disney Food Blog paid tribute to him by remembering his long time collaboration with the Walt Disney Company through the restaurants of Epcot's France Pavilion. We at Walt Disney World For Grown-ups want to say thank you Chef Pau - for sharing your gift with us all of these years.

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