WDWNT Weekly Recap: Disney Buys More Land, Cast Member Furloughs and Executive Pay Cuts, Annual Pass Refunds, Fun Things To Do During Quarantine, 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 March 30 – April 5!

If you have been following our news coverage over the past few weeks, you will be aware that currently all six Disney resorts across the world are closed due to concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here’s our WDWNT Weekly Recap of all the news we’ve brought you this week, along with some extra fun things to keep Disney spirits high through these difficult times. Stay safe, readers!

Walt Disney World


Hotels & Resorts

The Contemporary lit up with Mickey Mouse – Image Credit: @tradzak on Instagram

Around Walt Disney World

  • The Disney Springs Raglan Road has been helping out its staff and customers with a new offer: buy a $75 giftcard for $50, and all funds will be donated to the staff

Guest Services

  • It was announced that Walt Disney World and Disneyland will offer partial refunds and holds to monthly payment plans for Annual Passholders, due to the extended closures. Read the full details here

Disneyland Resort

Hong Kong Disneyland

Disneyland Paris

Tokyo Disney Resort

Cinderella Castle has been fully revealed

New Merchandise

The adorable new Winnie the Pooh plush crossbody bag
The fruity Summertime Fun merchandise collection

Entertainment and Media

Other Disney News

Other Fun Stuff from WDWNT

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Check out our copycat recipe for the ‘Ohana Noodles

WDW News Today

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

Cast Members Being Furloughed, Disneyland & WDW Offer Annual Pass Extension or Pause – NewsToday 4/3

Disney Buys 26.3 Acres in FL, Park Ponchos Donated, Win Galaxy’s Edge Imagineer Tour – NewsToday 4/1

Walt Disney World, Disneyland Bookings Blocked Before 6/1, Paris Extends Closure – NewsToday 3/30

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!