WDWNT Weekly Recap: Disney Parks Refurbishments, New Menus, and Gondolas in Flight

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 this week’s Disney news!

Walt Disney World

Quarterback Tom Brady and MVP Julian Edelman happily announcing, “We’re going to Walt Disney World!”

Magic Kingdom

The new Magic Shot coming to Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Park


Mariachi Cobre Presenta the Story of ‘Coco’ at Epcot This Spring
Mariachi Cobre Presents the Story of ‘Coco’ at Epcot this Spring.

Animal Kingdom

Hollywood Studios

Disney Springs

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • We saw that Gran Destino Tower, along with the Villa Del Lago lakeside lounge and restaurant construction was coming along nicely, with thematic elements and decorations installed.

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort

Disney’s All-Star Resorts

  • A beautiful and very indulgent new shake has arrived at the World Premiere Food Court in Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort: The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Milkshake.
  • Meanwhile, over at the Intermission Food Court at Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, a Princess Aurora cupcake has appeared in time for the 60th anniversary of “Sleeping Beauty.”
Chocolate covered strawberry milkshake
The new shake on the block over at All-Star Movies.

The Cove at Swan and Dolphin Resort

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Park

Disney California Adventure 

We’re thrilled that World of Color is returning to DCA this month.

Disneyland Hotel

The new Trader Sam’s collection.

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Disneyland Paris:


  • A 10-year ‘Fan-niversary’ reception for Gold and Gold Family members will take place on March 10, with archive displays, exhibits, and Park luminaries in attendance.
The ‘Fan-niversary’ event.

New Merchandise:

The fun new Slinky Dog Bracelet with Toy Story Land Tag.

Parks Development


Purl | Pixar SparkShorts
Meet Purl in the latest Pixar short.

In Memoriam

Ron Miller receives a commendation from the City of Los Angeles (Source: D23)

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