WDWNT Weekly Recap: A Faulty Animatronic, Updated Face Mask Policies, Our Complete Guides to the Park Reopenings, 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 July 20-26, 2020.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

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The Rainy Day Cavalcade through the Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

The ride vehicles have now been removed from the closed Primeval Whirl


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Jose is now missing from the Gran Fiesta Tour

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Springs

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A new sign has gone up at Homecomin’

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Construction is nearing completion on the walkway connecting the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom

Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • Boat transportation has resumed to the Magic Kingdom from Fort Wilderness, with new social distancing measures onboard

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Other Walt Disney World News

Disneyland Resort

Tortilla Jo’s was one of the locations to reopen in Disney Springs this week

Disneyland Paris

Tokyo Disney Resort

Shanghai Disneyland

Adventures By Disney & Disney Cruise Line

New Merchandise

The eerie new Bellhop Minnie Ears
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The adorable Bruni shoulder plush

Entertainment and Media


Other Disney News

Editorials & Other Fun Stuff from WDWNT

WDW News Today

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

Guest Brings Guns and Marijuana Into EPCOT – NewsToday 7/25

Jose Carioca Removed from Gran Fiesta Tour at EPCOT – NewsToday 7/22

Disney World Prohibits Guests From Eating or Drinking with Mask Down While Walking – NewsToday 7/20

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