WDWNT Weekly Recap: Walt Disney World Reopening on July 11, World of Disney Reopens at Disney Springs, Plus All FastPass+ and Dining Reservations Cancelled

Every week is a busy week when it comes to Disney news. To help you keep up with all the updates coming out of Walt Disney World and other Disney resorts, here’s WDWNT’s weekly recap of the Disney news from May 25-31, 2020 .

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World Reopening Announcement Updates

Parks

Disney Springs

  • The Disney-owned stores reopened this Wednesday at Disney Springs, with new social distancing and health and safety precautions in place. Take a look around what’s new at World of Disney, and the Marketplace Co-Op in our photo reports. Both stores operated a virtual queue system on their opening day, with wait time stretching up to six hours
Welcome back to World fo Disney!
Stormtroopers at Disney Springs
Stormtroopers have been ensuring proper behaviour in Disney Springs this week

Around Walt Disney World

Other Walt Disney World News

  • The My Disney Experience app has added new arrival windows for Mobile Order and expanded payments for this option to allow Apple Pay, Disney gift cards, and Disney Rewards redemption cards 
  • Full-time cast members have been given the option for a temporary transfer of roles, as a way to return to work faster
  • Virgin Trains shared a photo of freshly-laid track leading to Orlando International Airport as the development of the line pushes on

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Paris

Tokyo Disney Resort

New Merchandise

The tropical Mickey Pineapple Loungefly backpack has been very popular this week
The dazzling new Unicorn Minnie Ears

Entertainment and Media

Disney+

The Walt Disney Company

  •  Carlos Gomez has been appointed as Senior Vice President of The Walt Disney Company during this crucial time

Other Disney News

  • Disney Store announced that, upon their store reopening, face masks would be required for entry, and no in-store activities nor limited releases would be taking place 
  • For one day this week, Chick-fil-A were giving away free nuggets to Central Florida theme park employees

Universal Studios Orlando

Fun Stuff from WDWNT

WDW News Today

Make sure you catch up on the News Today episodes from this week!

Walt Disney World Announcing Reopening This Week, Tokyo Disney Resort Returning Soon -NewsToday 5/25

Walt Disney World Theme Parks Reopening July 11th, Details on Resorts Released – News Today 5/27

Disney World Cancels Dining & Fastpass+ Reservations, July 11 Reopening Approved- NewsToday 5/29

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

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4 months ago

I find it strange that during the Universal presentation to the Orange County Economic Recovery committee they stated dates and plans for cast member and passholders to enter prior to the general public, but that Disney’s presentation did not include that and it’s still a secret. Also good to hear they’ve added gift cards as a payment option to mobile ordering. It is the one reason why we never used it before, we pay for everything with gift cards!