WDWNT Weekly Recap: New Fantasyland Soft Opens at Tokyo Disneyland, Heavy Crowds at Walt Disney World, Halloween Character Dining, and More!



WDWNT Weekly Recap: New Fantasyland Soft Opens at Tokyo Disneyland, Heavy Crowds at Walt Disney World, Halloween Character Dining, 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 September 21 to September 27, 2020.

Walt Disney World


Magic Kingdom

Bwana Bob's Adventureland Magic Kingdom reopen



Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa


Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge


Other Walt Disney World News

Disneyland Resort


Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disneyland


Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

  • The magic is back at Hong Kong Disneyland! After a secondary closure due to COVID-19 spikes in the region, the park will be reopening on September 25, 2020
  • In a blow to the resort, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is now barred from expanding after local authorities declined to renew an agreement with the park to develop a neighboring plot of land
  • We got a first look at the stained glass representing the 13 Disney Princesses and Heroines on the Castle of Magical Dreams

Shanghai Disney Resort

Aluani, A Disney Resort

New Merchandise


Entertainment and Media


The Walt Disney Company

WDW News Today

The Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast Opens – NewsToday 9/21

Cinderella Castle Gets New Nighttime Look, Walt Disney World Park Hours Extended – NewsToday 9/23

Magic Kingdom Toll Plaza Getting 50th Anniversary Makeover Starting Next Week – NewsToday 9/25

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!


  • Mike Baker

    Mike caught the Disney bug after his first on-property stay at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. In the intervening years, Mike is either planning the next trip, writing about a trip, or helping his friends plan a special trip to Walt Disney World. Mike lives in Central Pennsylvania with his wife. He has two adult children, both attending college. A teacher and lifelong learner, Mike serves on his local school board. He also works as the percussion instructor for the local high school. You can contact Mike at mike@wdwnt.com.