WDWNT Weekly Recap: Shanghai Disneyland Becomes First Disney Park to Reopen, Disney Springs Phased Reopening Date Announced, Possible shopDisney Security Breach, and Q2 Earnings for The Walt Disney Company

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 May 4 – 10, 2020 .

If you’ve been following our news coverage throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you’re probably aware that currently all six Disney resorts across the world are closed. This week, it was announced that Shanghai Disneyland will be reopening this month, and hopes of reopening have started to surface for the other resorts too. 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


Did you celebrate Star Wars Day this May the 4th?

Hotels & Resorts

  • Construction has been continuing on “The Cove” Hotel at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin resort

Around Walt Disney World

The new McDonald’s restaurant

Other Walt Disney World News

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Paris

Hong Kong Disneyland

New social-distancing signage has appeared in Hong Kong Disneyland

Shanghai Disney Resort

Characters in Shanghai will follow social-distancing precautions once the park reopens

Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo DisneySea AquaSphere Dry Temporary Closure
A dry AquaSphere at Tokyo DisneySea

Disney Cruise Line & Adventures by Disney

  • Adventures by Disney have suspended all their river cruises through July, due to Coronavirus pandemic concerns
The Disney Cruise Line fleet is currently anchored at Port Canaveral

New Merchandise

The “Minnie Mouse: The Main Attraction” June release will feature Peter Pan’s Flight
Mugs from the fun new Starbucks “Star Wars” Been-There series

Entertainment and Media

baby yoda vinyl mandalorian
This “The Mandalorian” vinyl is available to pre-order


The Walt Disney Company

Other Disney News

baby yoda cereal
Baby Yoda Cereal

Fun Stuff from WDWNT


  • Show off your Disney Parks Style with these new face masks from WDWNT! With designs celebrating EPCOT, Star Tours, Kilimanjaro Safaris, there’s something for every Disney taste

Have you seen the collection of WDWNT Face Masks?

Editorials & Interviews

Walt Disney World Guides

Park History & Throwbacks

Colleen’s Crafting Corner

Our Disney Parks Copycat Recipes

Pina Colava
We made a Pina CoLAVA

WDW News Today

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

Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Set to Open on May 20th – News Today 5/8

Shanghai Disneyland Reopening May 11th, 49 Year Walt Disney World Executive Leaving – NewsToday 5/6

Man Arrested for Camping at Disney World on Discovery Island, Latest Closure Updates – NewsToday 5/4

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!