WDWNT Weekly Recap: Updated Park Policies, Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy, and a Big Week for Dumbo

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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’s WDWNT’s weekly recap of the Disney news from March 25-31!


Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

big top souvenirs dumbo
There’s some great Dumbo-inspired treats over at Big Top Souvenirs at the moment!

Animal Kingdom


Hollywood Studios

First look at Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
We were very excited to get our first look at Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy!

Typhoon Lagoon

Blizzard Beach

blizzard beach new menu january 2019
Check out these new offerings at Blizzard Beach

Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resorts

All Star Resorts

  • In honor of the 50 year anniversary of The Love Bug, this commemorative cupcake is now available at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort.

Art of Animation Resort

The Cove – A Swan and Dolphin Hotel

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Polynesian Village Resort

Riviera Resort

Disneyland Resort


The Mickey Birthday Cake Churro.

Disney California Adventure

Jessie’s Critter Carousel is now open!

Downtown Disney

Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disneyland Paris

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort

New Merchandise

Splash, Space, Big Thunder, Everest… which is your favourite?
The super cute Casey Jr. popcorn bucket and Dumbo sipper.
The beautiful Spaceship Earth-inspired dress
The new Orange Bird Alex and Ani






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

About the author


Madeleine is a languages student from England who spends more time watching Disney movies in foreign languages and calling it "revision" than actually doing the set work. She has a tendency to plan Disney holidays for other people, whether they asked or not, and loves talking about the parks to absolutely anyone who will listen. Get in touch - [email protected]