WDWNT Weekly Recap: Hurricane Dorian Prep and Aftermath, Simba Magnet Madness, Low Crowds at Disneyland, and The End of an Epcot Era

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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 September 2-8!

Walt Disney World

Have you spotted this new TheLion King – themed bus around the resort yet?

Magic Kingdom


Mickey and the gang can still be found at a new temporary meet & greet spot during the overhaul
Watch this space…

Animal Kingdom

Hollywood Studios

The new Disney Skyliner marquee at the Hollywood Studios Station

Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Art of Animation Resort

  • Recent permits filed with Orange County indicate the possibility of Wi-Fi upgrades coming soon to Art of Animation

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Check out the photos we took of the construction on the Grand Floridian’s upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” Bar, with a look at the new tile flooring, changes to the balcony and more

Riviera Resort

  • Check out the construction over at the Riviera Resort and Skyliner Station from this week

Wilderness Lodge

  • Reunion Station Game Day Lounge wil be coming soon to Wilderness Lodge, as a place for Disney Vacation Club members and special guests to enjoy some of the biggest football games
  • A new logo has debuted at the resort, with a new resort merchandise collection over at Wilderness Lodge Mercantile
The new-look Wilderness Lodge merchandise is now available at the resort

Disneyland Resort

There’s many a spooky treat to be found across the Disneyland Resort this Halloween!

Disneyland Park

The adorable Pumpkin Mickey Balloon popcorn bucket

Disney California Adventure

Downtown Disney District

Disneyland Paris

Tokyo Disney Resort

The mummified Chicken Bun for Disney Halloween

New Merchandise

Arendelle Aqua has been named the newest Disney color trend!
The new Disney Parks Essentials Loungefly Backpack

Entertainment & Media

Other Disney News

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 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]

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