WDWNT Weekly Recap: Updates on Potential Walt Disney World Reopening, Disney’s Hollywood Studios 31st Anniversary, Galaxy’s Edge Coca-Cola Bottles in Alabama, and shopDisney Stocks Protective Face Masks

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 April 27 – May 3.

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, however hopes for reopening are starting to surface. 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


Josh D’Amaro turned on the park music in Hollywood Studios this week
The adorable new baby Porcupette

Hotels & Resorts

Around Walt Disney World

Other Walt Disney World News

Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Paris

Hong Kong Disneyland

More character dining reopened this week at Hong Kong Disneyland (Image Credit: Disney Magical Kingdom Blog)

Shanghai Disney Resort

  • Shanghai Disneyland have been testing fireworks this week, ready for an imminent reopening

Tokyo Disney Resort

  • Oriental Land Company has released their FY2019 financial results, predictably showing profits and attendance has been down at the resort with the COVID-19 closure
  • Construction at the entrance to Tokyo Disneyland is now completed

Disney Cruise Line

New Merchandise

Tell the world you care with this adorable new tee!
Everyone needs a pair of these Pixar socks

Entertainment and Media


Other Disney News

Fun Stuff from WDWNT


Walt Disney World Guides

Park History & Throwbacks

Colleen’s Crafting Corner

DIY your own Disney face mask with our step-by-step guide

Our Disney Parks Copycat Recipes

Our Kungaloosh Cocktail DIY

WDW News Today

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

WDW Resorts to Require Online Check-In, Tokyo/HK Anniversary Merchandise Revealed – NewsToday 4/27

Lawsuits Filed Over Peoplemover Accidents, Florida Businesses Reopen Next Week – NewsToday 5/1

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!

Featured Image: Matthew Cooper Photography (Chinese Theatre) / Disney Magical Kingdom Blog (Mickey and Minnie)