WDWNT Weekly Recap: DVC Pool Hopping Changes, Intro to Custom Lightsabers, Chicken Corn Dog Nuggets, and So Long Leave A Legacy

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 May 20-26!

Countdown to Galaxy’s Edge

A coaster from Oga’s Cantina
Galaxy’s Edge: Landing 2019

Black Spire 101: Everything You Need to Know About Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

WDWNT proudly presents our Black Spire 101 series, bringing you everything you need to know about all the dining, shopping and experiences travellers to Batuu can expect in one handy guide! Here are the links so far, be sure to check back to the site for more:

Walt Disney World

  • The new Build-a-Band MagicBand upgrade option for resort guests and Annual Passholders is now available on the My Disney Experience app
  • Make sure you read this editorial about visiting Walt Disney World with Myasthenia Gravis, featuring valuable tips on visiting the parks with disabilities, including a look at the Disability Access Service pass and more
  • Even more Disney After Hours events have been added for Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios through September
  • A new summer ticket option for Walt Disney World has been announced – the Summer One World ticket will offer one admission to all four theme parks for $444
  • New limited-time super-zoom and character-inspired Magic Shot PhotoPass experiences will be coming to Walt Disney World this summer
  • Disney security stations at park entrances are now phasing out the use of loose item bins, enabling guests to walk straight through metal detectors with their belongings

Magic Kingdom

The camel is back!

Animal Kingdom

Rivers of Light: We Are One debuted this week


Hollywood Studios

ABC Commissary has reopened with a swanky new interior

Disney Springs

Typhoon Lagoon

  • Read all about the upcoming H2O Glow Nights coming to Typhoon Lagoon, featuring Toy Story 4′s new character Forky

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Animal Kingdom Lodge

  • Read the new instalment of our Ticketless Disney editorial series, this week taking a deeper look into the magic of the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Contemporary Resort

Strawberry cupcake with bright pink vanilla frosting and Imagination Pink mickey ears of white chocolate
The very bright, yet very cute Imagination Pink Minnie Ear cupcake

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Port Orleans Resort

Disneyland Resort

  • Inclement weather over Anaheim caused a power outage earlier this week in the Disneyland Resort, leading to temporary attraction closures
  • As construction continues on the Pixar Pals parking structure at the Disneyland Resort, we noticed work on the pedestrian bridge and tram loading areas happening

Disneyland Park

Sleeping Beauty Castle Refurbishment Updates Disneyland Park May 22 2019
Take a closer look at the beautiful, newly-refurbished Sleeping Beauty Castle

Disney California Adventure

Disneyland Paris

  • This week, Disney announced further details about the new lake area coming to Walt Disney Studios park, as part of the huge expansion which will bring Frozen and Star Wars lands to the park

Shanghai Disneyland

Tokyo Disney Resort

New Merchandise

The Claaaaw! The Alien Swirling Saucers MagicBand
The Americana Minnie Ear Headband by Harveys

Entertainment & Media

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!