WDWNT Weekly Recap: New Hotel Coming To Disney World, World of Disney Store Unveiled, Galaxy’s Edge Opening Date Speculation, ETC.

Every week is a busy week when it comes to Disney news. To help you keep up with all of the updates coming out of Walt Disney World and other Disney resorts, here is WDWNT’s weekly recap of the Disney news of the week!

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom:


Animal Kingdom:

  • Check out our review of Flame Tree BBQ’s newest offerings.
  • The operating hours for some Animal Kingdom attractions were reduced.
  • PinQuest is now at Animal Kingdom!
  • With the upcoming temporary closure of Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Wildnerness Explorer badges have been relocated.
  • You can now use the Play Disney Parks App in Pandora, in addition to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

Hollywood Studios:

Disney Springs:

  • Here’s a photo report of all the updates at Disney Springs.
  • Check out the second phase of World of Disney with this video and photos.
  • World of Disney will now offer reusable bags for $1, and possibly in place of plastic bags.

Photo of World of Disney's reusable bags

Coronado Springs Resort:

Animal Kingdom Lodge:

  • An okapi calf was born at the beginning of October. Click here to see photos!

Disney World Transportation:

Ticket & Pricing Updates:


Photo of Disney World's new nature-inspired hotel

Food & Beverage:

  • All kinds of delicious new treats are heading to Disney World, including Tink’s Pixie-Dusted Cone!


Downtown Disney:

  • Here are photos and a video of the World of Disney redesign, which is now completed.
  • Rainforest Cafe has showed interest in returning to Downtown Disney.
  • Check out our review of Salt & Straw, the new ice cream spot with unique flavors.
  • Like the Disney Springs location, World of Disney will also be offering $1 reusable bags.

Tokyo Disney

Tokyo DisneySea:

  • Learn more about Tokyo DisneySea’s complete character guide with these photos.

Tokyo Disneyland:

  • Check out what the park offers for Halloween in 2018 with these photos.

Hong Kong Disneyland

  • New experiences were announced for the resort in 2019, including Ant Man and the Wasp: Nano Battle!’s opening date.

Disney Cruise Line


New Merchandise


That’s all of the Disney news for this past week! Be sure to check back at the end of each week for our weekly recaps!

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