WDWNT Weekly Recap: Characters Cruising into “it’s a small world”, Hazardous Attractions and The Haunted Mansion 50th Anniversary

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 August 5-11!

Walt Disney World

  • A lawsuit has been filed against Disney following an incident in which a scooter fell on a woman on board a Walt Disney World resort bus
  • New Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Halloween 2019 designs have been added to the Build-A-Band MagicBand upgrade options for Walt Disney World Resort guests

Magic Kingdom

The it’s a small world attraction will soon be visited by some of our favourite characters from around the globe!
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The new “Disney’s Not So Spooky Spectacular” at Magic Kingdom Park invites guests to embark on a hair-raising Halloween adventure with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck. With Jack Skellington from Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” as host, this spellbinding display of state-of-the-art projection effects, lasers, lighting and dazzling fireworks will delight guests during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, a separately ticketed event held on select nights Aug. 16-Nov. 1, 2019, at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (David Roark, photographer)


Animal Kingdom

Hollywood Studios

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Guests queuing for Toy Story Mania have taken on a re-routed adventure backstage due to a faulty fire door.

Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

All-Star Resorts

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Pretty, pink “Best Day Ever” Minnie Ears from Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Riviera Resort

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We spotted a beautiful gold logo atop the Riviera this week

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Park

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The full Hitchhiking Ghosts snack set!

Disney California Adventure

  • In celebration of 80 years of Marvel, Disney have announced a host of limited-time treats, Annual Passholder extra hours, special costumes for Mickey & Minnie and more, coming to Disney California Adventure later this month
  • The map and layout of the upcoming Marvel-themed land at Disney California Adventure has been revealed, giving us a better idea of what to expect
  • The Red Car Trolley station on Buena Vista Street is now under refurbishment, with the whole station behind construction walls
  • Donald Duck has been out meeting guests in Hollywood Land, dressed up as The Incredible Hulk
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Donald Duck, dressed as The Incredible Hulk!

Downtown Disney District

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The S’Mores Shake and Old Fashioned Burger over from Black Tap

Disneyland Paris

Tokyo Disney Resort

New Merchandise

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Host a Ghost for the 50th Anniversary of The Haunted Mansion with these interactive jars
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The Hocus Pocus dress and Loungefly clutch

Entertainment  & Media

The Walt Disney Company

  • Disney has shared a financial fall after it’s disappointing Quarter 3 results

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!