Sports Archives - Inside the Magic https://insidethemagic.net/category/sports/ Walt Disney World, Disneyland and more! Tue, 14 Jun 2022 02:44:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0.1 Seventh Haitian Special Olympics Delegate Reported Missing from Walt Disney World https://insidethemagic.net/2022/06/missing-athletes-disney-jc1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/06/missing-athletes-disney-jc1/comments/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 00:25:08 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=460128 Six days after six Haitian Special Olympics soccer team members went missing from the Walt Disney World Resort, another Haitian Special Olympics Delegate was reported missing. Related: Disney Live Entertainment Will Provide Extra Magic For Special Event Louis Jacques Wilguens, 25, was last spotted getting off a bus at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort at 4:30 […]

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Six days after six Haitian Special Olympics soccer team members went missing from the Walt Disney World Resort, another Haitian Special Olympics Delegate was reported missing.

Related: Disney Live Entertainment Will Provide Extra Magic For Special Event

Louis Jacques Wilguens, 25, was last spotted getting off a bus at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. He was wearing red sandals, blue jeans, and a white Special Olympics shirt with “Haiti” written on it.

Wilguens was scheduled to fly back to Haiti on Sunday but hasn’t been heard from since. The Special Olympics USA Games 2022 were held at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex from June 5-10.

Sheriff Marcos R. Lopez and the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office are requesting help from the community to locate Louis Jacques Wilguens, last seen Saturday wearing a white Special Olympics t-shirt with Haiti written on it. 
Credit: Osceola County Sheriff’s Office

Anyone who makes contact with Wilguens is asked to reach Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or dial 911 in reference to case #22I062366.

Six Haitian Special Olympics men’s soccer team members were reported missing from Disney’s All-Star Sports Resorts on June 7. According to FOX News, all six men turned in their room keys and left all of their belongings behind.

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Related: Disney-Owned ESPN Asks Top Commentators to Take Pay Cuts

The six athletes were last seen at the soccer games’ venue at 701 S Victory Way at about 2:30 p.m. on June 6. According to NBC News, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office has expanded its search efforts for the Haitian athletes.

The missing men have been identified as Antione Mithon, 32; Nicholson Fontilus, 20; Peter Berlus, 19; Anderson Petit-Frere, 18; Steevenson Jacquet, 24; and Oriol Jean, 18.

6 members of Haitian Special Olympics team missing in Florida
Credit: Osceola County Sheriff’s Office

Anyone who contacts the six missing members of the Haitian Special Olympics soccer team or has information about their whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 321-697-4546.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office doesn’t suspect foul play in any of the seven missing cases and believes them to be an “isolated incident.”

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
Credit: Disney

Related: VIDEO: The Arena hosts its grand opening at Walt Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

“We are in communication with Walt Disney World, Special Olympics, and our Law Enforcement and Federal partners. At this time, we believe this is an isolated event and do not suspect foul play,” the sheriff’s office said.

The Special Olympics organizers report that five of the missing soccer players are not Special Olympics athletes but delegates that play alongside the athletes. One of the original six missing players has an intellectual disability and is a Special Olympics athlete.

Grand Opening of The Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
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It’s not clear what Wilguens’s connection is to the Haitian Special Olympics soccer team.

Inside the Magic will report on any updates in these missing person cases. Don’t hesitate to contact local law enforcement if you have any information on any of the missing men. 

 

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Magic Final Four Round 2: Fantasmic or World of Color? Vote for a Chance at a $150 Disney Gift Card! https://insidethemagic.net/2022/05/magic-final-four-round-2-vote-bp1/ Fri, 06 May 2022 23:19:38 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=451953 Over 10,000 votes.   That’s right, over 10,000 votes were tallied last weekend in the first round of our 2022 Magic Final Four tournament to help determine Disney’s greatest parade/show. Round 2 has arrived which means you can once again lock in your votes and enter to win a $150 Disney gift card!  Kick off your […]

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Over 10,000 votes.   That’s right, over 10,000 votes were tallied last weekend in the first round of our 2022 Magic Final Four tournament to help determine Disney’s greatest parade/show.

Round 2 has arrived which means you can once again lock in your votes and enter to win a $150 Disney gift card!  Kick off your weekend by watching the Round 2 preview show, and comment on who you believe will win the tournament directly on YouTube!

 

 

Round 2 features some tremendous matchups.  Let’s take a look at some of them below:

 

Dream Along with Mickey vs. Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire

For over five years Disney fans have argued over which Magic Kingdom castle show was superior.  The Friendship Faire replaced Dream Along during the summer of 2016 and continues with performances in 2022 (though with an updated name, and theme song).  Dream Along featured classic Disney characters from movies like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White.  The Friendship Faire goes with the more contemporary offerings of Princess & the Frog, Tangled, and Frozen.

 

Fantasmic (Disneyland) vs. World of Color

Two nighttime spectaculars from Disneyland Resort take center stage in round 2.  Fantasmic remains as one of the heavy favorites in the tournament, but World of Color had a dominating win over EPCOT’s beloved Candlelight Processional in Round 1.

 

March of the First Order vs. Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Two bitter rivals that alternated performances with each other since their debuts in 2016.  Both shows were essentially eliminated by the introduction of Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios.  The March ended in the summer of 2019, and the stage show 6 months later.

Vote Below:

 

 

Stay tuned to our video series to track the results and upcoming matchups throughout the tournament.  Enter your email below for a chance to win the $150 Disney gift card, and look out for ways to earn even more entries.  Good luck! It’s Magic Season!

 

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Magic Final Four: Vote for Your Favorite Disney Show for a Chance at $150 Disney Gift Card https://insidethemagic.net/2022/04/magic-final-four-vote-bp1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/04/magic-final-four-vote-bp1/comments/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 21:55:47 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=450409 The ultimate Disney Parks tournament is back! 2022 Magic Final Four is underway and a champion will be determined via your votes! Throughout the years, hundreds of shows and parades have made their way through both Walt Disney World & Disneyland, but which ones are remembered as all-time classics?  You now have the opportunity to […]

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The ultimate Disney Parks tournament is back! 2022 Magic Final Four is underway and a champion will be determined via your votes!

Throughout the years, hundreds of shows and parades have made their way through both Walt Disney World & Disneyland, but which ones are remembered as all-time classics?  You now have the opportunity to win a $150 Disney gift card by helping us determine the greatest Disney parade/show of the last 20 years by voting in our 2022 Magic Final Four tournament.

Simply vote for your favorites throughout the tournament and enter your email at the bottom of this page for your chance to win.  Check out episode 1 of our series below:

 

Head over to our YouTube channel to check out the full Magic Final Four series, with two episodes dropping every week.  Comment on who you think will win the title for extra entries into our sweepstakes.

Will Festival of Fantasy reign supreme?  How about the beloved Paint the Night parade?  Boo to You? Fantasmic? The Main Street Electrical Parade?  Let your voice be heard by voting below:

We do want to make mention that firework-focused shows like Happily Ever and attraction shows like Carousel of Progress are not involved in the tournament. While we love and miss a ton of the shows (looking at you Wishes), we decided to focus on performer-centric offerings.

Stay tuned to our video series to track the results and upcoming matchups throughout the tournament.  Enter your email below for a chance to win the $150 Disney gift card, and look out for ways to earn even more entries.  Good luck! It’s Magic Season!

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Multiple Football Team Members Push Past, Trample Cast Member at Disney https://insidethemagic.net/2022/04/football-team-tramples-cast-member-kc1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/04/football-team-tramples-cast-member-kc1/comments/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 15:20:26 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=448785 The Florida Gators Football team visited Walt Disney World one time, where they ended up pushing past a Cast Member and running them over. Related: Cheerleaders Perform Stunts In Parks, Hit Multiple Guests, Including Children One TikToker uses her profile to receive direct messages from Cast Members who want to tell their story but do […]

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The Florida Gators Football team visited Walt Disney World one time, where they ended up pushing past a Cast Member and running them over.

Magic Kingdom New Years Eve
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Related: Cheerleaders Perform Stunts In Parks, Hit Multiple Guests, Including Children

One TikToker uses her profile to receive direct messages from Cast Members who want to tell their story but do not want to put their name or face out there. She receives several messages and shares them via videos on her profile without saying any names or user names.

In one direct message, a Cast Member told her story of how one time they were trampled by a football team at an attraction so that they could enter the FastPass line.

We want to note that Disney has rules and regulations in place for the safety of both the Guests and Cast Members.

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Credit: Disney

Related: Guest Repeatedly Breaks Rules, Cast Member Becomes Noticeably Aggravated

“There was a time the Florida Gators football team came to my attraction and was upset that I wouldn’t let them in through FastPass when they did not have FastPasses and these grown men literally ran me over,” the TikToker said.

“When I called security to come and get them, he was a Gators fan and took a picture with him instead,” she said as she chuckled.

You can hear the full story in the TikTok video below.

@disney_dms

#ShowerWithMoxie #wdwcastmember #EnvisionGreatness #disneytiktok #disneycollegeprogram #disneycastmember #disneytea #floridagators

♬ original sound – Disney DMs

Related: Cheerleader critically injured at Walt Disney World from a flying umbrella

It is unfortunate in this case that instead of reprimanding the football team for their behavior, the security guard took a photo with them instead. If you ever see something suspicious or behavior like this, report it to a nearby Cast Member.

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As always, the rules and regulations at the Disney Parks are in place to keep yourself, and other Guests, as safe as possible. Please listen to the Disney Cast Members and report any suspicious behavior.

For a list of Walt Disney World’s rules and regulations, visit their official website here.

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“I Love You,” Aaron Rodgers Reaches Out to Ex Shailene Woodley https://insidethemagic.net/2022/02/aaron-rodgers-reaches-out-to-shailene-woodley-after-split-rwb1/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:19:54 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=436363 Last week, it was confirmed that Green Bay Packers quarterback — and newly minted 2021-2022 NFL MVP — Aaron Rodgers and Divergent franchise actress Shailene Woodley had broken off their engagement. Related: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Pregnant ‘X-Men’ Star Olivia Munn Rodgers, 38, and Woodley, 30, confirmed their surprising engagement in 2020. Rodgers, a huge […]

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Last week, it was confirmed that Green Bay Packers quarterback — and newly minted 2021-2022 NFL MVP — Aaron Rodgers and Divergent franchise actress Shailene Woodley had broken off their engagement.

shailene woodley (left) and aaron rodgers (right) interview at disney world's grand floridian resort
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Related: Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Pregnant ‘X-Men’ Star Olivia Munn

Rodgers, 38, and Woodley, 30, confirmed their surprising engagement in 2020. Rodgers, a huge Star Wars fan, and his then-fiancee spent their most famous date at Walt Disney World Resort. At the time, the duo did a “Disney Minute” video at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.

You can view the full video interview below:

Related: Sneak Peek: Zac Efron Will Partake In Super Bowl LVI Ad Battle

Now, the football star has reached out to the Secret Life of an American Teenager alum on Instagram following their split. Rodgers tagged his ex in a lengthy post all about gratitude. In part, the message reads:

Here’s some… #MondayNightGratitude for some of the incredibly special people in my life, with some pictures from the last beautiful year.

@shailenewoodley, thanks for letting me chase after you the first couple months after we met, and finally letting me catch up to you and be a part of your life. Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like, I love you and am grateful for you.

To the men I got to share the QB room with everyday, Matt, Nathaniel, Luke, @jordan3love and @kurtbenkert , you guys made every day so much fun and I’m so thankful for the daily laughs and stress relief you brought me every week of the year. I love you guys.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Aaron Rodgers (@aaronrodgers12)

Related: 101-Year-Old Lobsterwoman Goes Viral For “Using” the Force, Hamill Weighs In

The former couple have not publicly commented on their recent split, but People reported:

“It was an amicable split; it just wasn’t working,” the source says. “They’re very different people with busy careers and there were obstacles that they couldn’t surmount. They will remain friendly; there’s no bad blood and no drama. It just didn’t work out for them.”

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Related: ‘Jeopardy’ Contestants Stumped By Popular Disney Parks Question

Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers were favorites to win Super Bowl LVI before they were knocked out of contention by Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners, in turn, were beaten by Matthew Stafford’s Los Angeles Rams, who went on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the big game.

The quarterback’s career in Wisconsin remains uncertain at this time, with rumors abounding that he may ultimately sign with another team like the Denver Broncos.

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Related: Tom Brady Settles the Blue vs. Green Milk Debate

As for Woodley, she is keeping busy with numerous projects, including Enzo Ferrari and Three Women.

What do you think about Rodgers and Woodley’s breakup?

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Music Group Sues U.S. Olympians, NBC Over Use of Song During Routine https://insidethemagic.net/2022/02/olympians-nbc-sued-over-use-of-song-kc1/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 13:10:32 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=436348 The 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China have been making headlines due to incredible performances, record-breaking runs, and, unfortunately, controversy. And the controversy is continuing as two United States figure skaters, as well as NBC, are being sued for allegedly using a song during their Olympic routine without the artists’ permission. The controversy has been ongoing […]

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The 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China have been making headlines due to incredible performances, record-breaking runs, and, unfortunately, controversy.

And the controversy is continuing as two United States figure skaters, as well as NBC, are being sued for allegedly using a song during their Olympic routine without the artists’ permission.

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The controversy has been ongoing and mainly coming from within the figure skating competition.

If you weren’t aware, the women’s figure skating competition has been a hot topics as of late with Kamila Valieva, 15, Russia’s number one figure skater, has been given the clear to compete for the gold medal. Valieva was cleared to compete by a panel of arbitrators despite her testing positive for a banned heart drug, which caused a lot of backlash from fans and other competitors, including former figure skating champions and host/commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.

Now, the controversy and drama is continuing as two United States figure skaters and NBC are both being sued for allegedly using a song during a routine, without the artists’ permission.

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On Thursday, Robert and Aron Marderosian, who are also known as the music duo Heavy Young Heathens, filed a lawsuit alleging “blatant and purposeful” copyright infringement on their version of “House of the Rising Sun,” which is the song that U.S. figure skaters Brandon Frazier and Alexa Knierim used during their short program performance at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games.

The lawsuit, which was obtained by PEOPLE, also names Comcast Corporation; NBCUniversal Media, LLC; Peacock; USA Network and U.S. Figure Skating in the lawsuit, alongside Frazier and Knierim.

According to PEOPLE, the filing states the Marderosian brothers claim U.S. Olympic skaters Frazier and Knierim “chose to use the track,” which has already been featured in a variety of films, television shows, video games and more, “for their 2022 Winter Olympic ‘Short Program’ without the authorization or permission of the Plaintiffs.”

Brandon Frazier and Alexa Knierim
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Their report continues:

“At all times herein, Defendants COMCAST, NBC and PEACOCK were and are a source of media distribution which constitutes control over the infringement which is the subject of this Complaint,” the suit said.

The Marderosians also said that the Defendants “[recognized] Plaintiffs’ popularity, talent and goodwill” and used the song “in a brazen and improper effort to capitalize on Plaintiffs’ hard work and copyright ownership” of it.

Knierim and Frazier helped win a silver medal for the United States in the Team event. The lawsuit came just ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics closing ceremony in Beijing, which occurred on Sunday.

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Credit: NBC

Other skaters who made headlines during the 2022 Winter Olympics include Wakaba Higuchi of Japan, who skated her heart out to the soundtrack from Disney’s The Lion King (1993), as well as Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova, who performed to Disney’s Cruella (2021), which stars Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil.

French Olympian Adam Siao Him Fa also caught the attention of many who, not only incorporated a faux lightsaber battle into his performance, but his costume was reminiscent of iconic Star Wars villain, Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Wakaba Higuchi
Credit: NBC

What do you think of the lawsuit filed against the United States figure skaters and NBC? Let us know in the comments below.

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Nick Saban Uses Two Words to Describe Retiring After Losing to UGA https://insidethemagic.net/2022/02/nick-saban-retiring-losing-to-uga-rwb1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/02/nick-saban-retiring-losing-to-uga-rwb1/comments/ Tue, 22 Feb 2022 00:18:11 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=436302 If there’s one thing Alabama football fans are more attached to than their rendition of “Dixieland Delight,” it’s Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban. Related: Sneak Peek: Zac Efron Will Partake In Super Bowl LVI Ad Battle 70-year-old Saban left Louisiana State University in 2004 to take an NFL head coaching position with the Miami Dolphins. […]

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If there’s one thing Alabama football fans are more attached to than their rendition of “Dixieland Delight,” it’s Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.

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Related: Sneak Peek: Zac Efron Will Partake In Super Bowl LVI Ad Battle

70-year-old Saban left Louisiana State University in 2004 to take an NFL head coaching position with the Miami Dolphins. After proclaiming it a “huge mistake to leave college football,” he became the University of Alabama’s head coach in 2007. Since then, Saban and the Tide have won six National Championships in the past 15 years. In fact, since the College Football Playoff (CFP) started in 2014, Alabama has been left out only once, in 2019.

This year, however, the team lost a heartbreaker to the University of Georgia at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. On the heels of the loss to UGA on January 10, 2022 — to former assistant, ex-Alabama Defensive Coordinator Kirby Smart, no less — Saban’s future has been top of mind for the Crimson Tide faithful.

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Related: ‘Star Wars’ Fans React Hilariously to Super Bowl LV Halftime Show

The former Cleveland Browns coach has previously shared that he doesn’t plan to retire “anytime soon” and recently addressed where he is now in regard to retirement. He told the Alabama Football Coaches Association:

“Everybody asks me when I wanna retire. Retire from what? I’m gonna jump into an empty abyss, aight, of what am I going to do? Because the very challenges that I talk about and the things in our profession that concern me – for you and for me both, in your game and our game – that’s what keeps me going. That’s why I get up every day. That’s why I can’t sleep at night sometimes.”

“So why would you quit doing that? I haven’t figured that one out yet.”

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Related: Tom Brady and Julian Edelman Celebrate Super Bowl Win at Magic Kingdom

The two words he used to describe no longer coaching were “empty abyss,” so it doesn’t sound like the septuagenarian has plans to leave the sidelines anytime soon.

Following the Tide’s missed attempt at back-to-back National Championships — they handily beat the Ohio State Buckeyes in 2021 after a loss to the Trevor Lawrence-led Clemson Tigers  during their last Championship appearance in 2019 — ESPN reported on Saban’s response to losing star wideout Jameson Williams early in the game:

“This guy contributed tremendously to our team all year,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said of Williams. “He has great speed. He’s a vertical threat. I think our offensive coaches did a great job of utilizing his talent this year. He’s been very productive. Any time you lose players like this, it has an impact on your team.

“It gives other players opportunities, and I’m not disappointed in how they responded to that, but there’s no question that you win with great players. You win with great people. And he’s been a great person and a great player on our team all year long. So when you take him out of the lineup, it has to have some impact.”

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Related: Disney Faces Dramatic Day, “Inaccurate” ESPN Selloff Reports Send Stock Soaring

The Crimson Tide will kickoff the 2022 season on September 3, 2022 against Utah State at Bryant-Denney Stadium. Their Southeastern Conference schedule begins on September 24 against Vanderbilt.

How long do you think Nick Saban will coach?

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Incredible ‘Cruella’-Themed Performance Lands Olympic Ice Skater Silver Medal https://insidethemagic.net/2022/02/alexandra-trusova-cruella-olympics-kc1/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 14:31:24 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=435551 This morning, the women took the ice for their Free Skate at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China, which aired on USA Network with former figure skating champion Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as hosts/commentators. Related: Disney Live Entertainment Will Provide Extra Magic For Special Event The women’s figure skating competition has been a hot topics as […]

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This morning, the women took the ice for their Free Skate at the 2022 Olympics in Beijing, China, which aired on USA Network with former figure skating champion Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as hosts/commentators.

The women’s figure skating competition has been a hot topics as of late with Kamila Valieva, Russia’s number one figure skater, is now competing for the gold medal. Valieva, 15, was cleared to compete in the women’s event by a panel of arbitrators despite her testing positive for a banned heart drug.

Valieva competed in the Free Skate this morning, alongside Wakaba Higuchi of Japan, who skated her heart out to the soundtrack from Disney’s The Lion King (1993), as well as fellow Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova, who performed to Disney’s Cruella (2021), which stars Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil.

Alexandra Trusovas
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One Twitter user expressed how much they loved the performance, writing:

#AlexandraTrusova was really really amazing. Hatsoff to that cruella performance. If I was there at #Beijing2022
you would have been hearing some very loud cheers from me. So fabulous. So amazing! Trusova was literally on fire🔥
#FigureSkating
#ROC

And Twitter account Golden Skate said:

Alexandra Trusova Александра Трусова (ROC) 2021 #WorldFigure 🥉Wow! She attempted 5 quads! Not all completely clean but that was her best skate in an international competiton! It will take some beating! PB 251.73 (FP 177.13)
FS: “Cruella”
#Olympics #Beijing2022 #FigureSkating

Another fan, Cameron Scott, Tweeted:

I’m all about this Russian woman’s skater killing it on the ice to #IwanttobeyourDog from @DisneyStudios #Cruella 👏👏👏 outstanding!! #Trusova #WinterOlympics @NBCSports

You can check out Trusova’s performance in the Tweet below:

Trusova placed second overall thanks to that performance, with her fellow Russian skater Anna Shcherbakova receiving the gold medal.

Trusova was not the first Olympian to skate to Disney-themed music as in the men’s skate, French Olympian Adam Siao Him Fa not only incorporated a faux lightsaber battle into his performance, but his costume was reminiscent of iconic Star Wars villain, Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Did you watch Trusova’s Free Skate performance? What did you think of it? Let us know in the comments below.

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Olympic Figure Skater BLOWS Fans Away With ‘The Lion King’ Routine https://insidethemagic.net/2022/02/olympic-figure-skater-the-lion-king-routine-kc1/ https://insidethemagic.net/2022/02/olympic-figure-skater-the-lion-king-routine-kc1/comments/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 13:52:27 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=435543 We have been seeing quite a few Disney-themed ice skating performances at the 2022 Olympics, which are in Beijing, China. Related: Disney Live Entertainment Will Provide Extra Magic For Special Event This morning, the women took the ice for their Free Skate, which aired on USA Network with former figure skating champion Johnny Weir and Tara […]

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We have been seeing quite a few Disney-themed ice skating performances at the 2022 Olympics, which are in Beijing, China.

Related: Disney Live Entertainment Will Provide Extra Magic For Special Event

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This morning, the women took the ice for their Free Skate, which aired on USA Network with former figure skating champion Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski as hosts/commentators.

The women’s figure skating competition has been a hot topics as of late with Kamila Valieva, Russia’s number one figure skater, is now competing for the gold medal. Valieva, 15, was cleared to compete in the women’s event by a panel of arbitrators despite her testing positive for a banned heart drug.

But this morning, during the free skate, all eyes were on Wakaba Higuchi of Japan as she skated her heart out to the soundtrack from Disney’s The Lion King (1993) and fans absolutely loved it.

Twitter user esther said:

SHE DID IT! I’M SO PROUD OF WAKABA HIGUCHI!

Related: Fans Shook as Olympic Legend Channels Minnie Mouse’s Controversial Look

As another fan Tweeted:

my girl slayed! 🔥 #WakabaHiguchi

Twitter user Soul took to social media to share:

Wakaba Higuchi’s wonderful Lion King 3A. 💯🔥

Related: Celebrate the Olympics at Universal Theme Parks!

And Canadian Skate Fan Tweeted out, bringing up Valieva and the recent controversy:

Wakaba Higuchi has so much to be proud of at the Beijing Olympics. She landed two stunning and historic Triple Axels, and won the heart of viewers worldwide. A ray of light in an event dimmed by cheating #wakabahiguchi #figureskating #Beijing2022

Higuchi was not the first Olympian to skate to Disney-themed music as in the men’s skate, French Olympian Adam Siao Him Fa not only incorporated a faux lightsaber battle into his performance, but his costume was reminiscent of iconic Star Wars villain, Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Did you watch Higuchi’s free skate to The Lion King? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sneak Peek: Zac Efron Will Partake In Super Bowl LVI Ad Battle https://insidethemagic.net/2022/01/zac-efron-super-bowl-ad-kc1/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 13:46:21 +0000 https://insidethemagic.net/?p=431181 What some consider as “the biggest Sunday of the year” — a.k.a. Super Bowl Sunday — is just around the corner. Whether it’s the Los Angeles Rams or the San Fransisco 49ers against either the Cincinnati Bengals or past Super Bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, this year’s Super Bowl LVI is going to be […]

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What some consider as “the biggest Sunday of the year” — a.k.a. Super Bowl Sunday — is just around the corner.

Whether it’s the Los Angeles Rams or the San Fransisco 49ers against either the Cincinnati Bengals or past Super Bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, this year’s Super Bowl LVI is going to be epic. But if you aren’t a fan of football, we bet you are still looking forward to the day — simply because of those iconic Super Bowl ads.

Now, thanks to Good Morning America, we are getting a sneak peek at some upcoming Super Bowl ads that fans can look forward to this year.

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Credit: Disney

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Super Bowl LVI is scheduled to air on Sunday, February 13 and we cannot wait. Aside from what may be the biggest football game ever, the Super Bowl commercials are expected to be bigger and better than ever before as well.

Megan Thee Stallion, Kevin Hart, Mila Kunis and Demi Moore are just a few of the stars set to make appearances in the multi-million-dollar Super Bowl Sunday ads.

Another big name that fans are looking forward to — High School Musical (2006) and The Greatest Showman (2017) star, Zac Efron.

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Credit: 20th Century Fox

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This morning on Good Morning America, we got to see “star power galore” as Mila Kunis and Demi Moore battled it out at a high school reunion in an AT&T commercial as well as the one and only Zac Efron, starring as both himself and a fisherman.

Though not many details were released — they have to keep some element of surprise, of course — we can see that this year’s Super Bowl ad line-up is already promising.

Check out a the full sneak peek below:

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Super Bowl LVI is scheduled to air on Sunday, February 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Which Super Bowl ads are you looking forward to seeing? Let us know in the comments below.

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