WDWNT Weekly Recap: New Wilderness Lodge Rooms, Rise of the Resistance Dates, New Tomorrowland Sign Coming, and More

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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 July 8-14!

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Tomorrowland entrance sign
The Tomorrowland marquee on the entrance bridge was removed this week

Animal Kingdom

The Animation Experience is the newest attraction at the newly-reopened Rafiki’s Planet Watch

Epcot

Hollywood Studios

Disney Springs

The NBA Experience store is now open!

Blizzard Beach & Typhoon Lagoon

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Beach Club Resort

Coronado Springs Resort

We visited the newly-opened Toledo – Tapas, Steak and Seafood at Gran Destino Tower

Grand Floridian Resort

  • We took a trip to the Grand Floridian and found that construction is evidently continuing on the upcoming Beauty and the Beast-inspired bar 
  • A guest walkway which will connect the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom is finally under development

Polynesian Village Resort

  • We reviewed the cute but incredibly blue, new Stitch cake over from Kona Island
The Stitch Dome Cake from Kona Island

Pop Century Resort

Riviera Resort

  • It was announced that “Mezzanotte at Topolino’s: An Italian Masquerade” New Year’s Eve party will be coming to the Riviera this year when it opens in December

Wilderness Lodge

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Park

Chile Mango Dole Whip Tropical Hideaway Disneyland Park
The Chile Mango Dole Whip

Disney California Adventure

The Red Trolley News Boys show will be ending later this month

New Merchandise

The limited-edition Little Mermaid MagicBand
This Lion King phone case cleverly resembles a VHS case!
The Luxo Ball backpack by Loungefly

Entertainment & Media

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!

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Madeleine

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]