WDWNT Weekly Recap: Tropical Storm Preparations, Unexpected Attraction Downtime, Temperature Screenings in Restaurants, and More


WDWNT Weekly Recap: Tropical Storm Preparations, Unexpected Attraction Downtime, Temperature Screenings in Restaurants, and More

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 July 27 – August 2, 2020.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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The Korean Chicken Sandwich we tried


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • A new, socially-distanced “Disney Junior Play & Dance” show has made its debut, featuring characters and a DJ playing popular Disney Junior show songs
  • Cream Cheese Pretzels are now available at the snack kiosk by Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, following their temporary disappearance in the resort
  • The boarding groups for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance now display a MaxPass-style “Entry Code” on My Disney Experience, suggesting a new featuring for attraction queuing
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The all-new Disney Junior Play & Dance show

Disney Springs

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A smart new outdoor bar has arrived outside Homecomin’

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

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The tasty Mickey Waffle Sundae

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

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We stayed in a cabin in Fort Wilderness

Disney’s POP Century Resort

Other Walt Disney World News

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Have you spotted the Goodyear blimp above Walt Disney World yet?

Disneyland Resort

Cats have been roaming about the Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Paris

Tokyo Disney Resort

Shanghai Disneyland

  • Ignite the Dream”, the nighttime firework spectacular, has resumed at Shanghai Disneyland this week

New Merchandise

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What do you think of this brilliant new Kevin hoodie?
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The adorable new Figment shoulder plush

Entertainment and Media


  • The live-action “Beauty and the Beast” spin-off prequel series in development for Disney+ is to be titled “Little Town
  • “The Mandalorian” has received 15 nominations for the 2020 Emmy Awards, including Best Drama
  • A new Halloween comedy movie titled “Spooked” is currently in development for Disney+

Other Disney News

WDW News Today

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

Tropical Storm Coming to WDW, Hollywood Studios Booked Through October – NewsToday 8/1

Princess and the Frog Actress Wants “Tiana’s Palace” Restaurant at Disney Parks – NewsToday 7/29

Guests Now Receive Temperature Screenings at Walt Disney World Restaurants – NewsToday 7/27

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!


  • Madeleine

    Madeleine writes from somewhere near Manchester, England. You can say hey by emailing madeleine@mail.wdwnt.com or find me on Instagram @lily_mads30