WDWNT Weekly Recap: Bob Chapek Named New Disney CEO, a Sinking Jungle Cruise Boat, “Magic Happens” Parade, 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, Spaceship Earth Closing, 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 February 24 – March 1!

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

You can see passengers clinging to the sinking Jungle Cruise boat mid-cruise in the incident on Thursday

Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Character topiaries are starting to pop up across EPCOT for the upcoming 2020 Flower & Garden Festival

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Herc himself was out meeting guests this week

Disney Springs

The van from “Onward” pulled into Disney Springs this weekend

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

  • The annual Mardi Gras Pargo Parade happened this week across the Port Orleans resort, paying homage to Mr Toad’s Wild Ride, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, IllumiNations, and more

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

  • Disney are now hiring cast members for the upcoming Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel experience

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Park

The fun-filled “Magic Happens” parade made its debut in Disneyland this week

Disney California Adventure

  • The 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival has officially begun! The fest saw the arrival of a huge bunch of exclusive merchandise, and the Sip and Savor Pass made its return too. But, of course, we had to try every tasty treat and delicious drink available across the park, and we’ve written helpful reviews for all of the booths. Here are all the links below…

Avocado Time

Berry Patch


Golden Dreams

I (Heart) Artichokes

Nuts About Cheese

Off the Cob

One in a Melon

Paradise Garden Grill

Peppers Cali-ente

Salt & Straw


Uncork California

We also got t o try the returning Chocolate Peanut Butter Churro, and the saucy Savory and Sweet Empanadas from outdoor vending carts

The 2020 Disney California Food & Wine Festival has begun

Tokyo Disney Resort

Disneyland Paris

New Merchandise

The new Star Wars Tatooine Spirit Jersey
We love the new ABCDisney series!

Entertainment and Media


Other Disney News

Bob Iger and Bob Chapek

WDW News Today

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

Jungle Cruise Boat Sinks, Coronavirus Closes Tokyo Disney, Magic Happens Parade Debut – News Today 2/28

Bob Chapek Named CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Spaceship Earth Closing May 26th – News Today 2/26

New Disney Dining Plan Plus, Coronavirus Delays Merch, Epcot Flower & Garden – News Today 2/24/20

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