WDWNT Weekly Recap: Retro Lucite Pylons Added to the New EPCOT Entrance Fountain, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Experiences Downtime After Massive Lightning Strike, Tons of New Merchandise, 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 August 9-16, 2020.

Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom


Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Saratoga Springs Two-Bedroom Villa Room Tour August 8, 2020

Other Walt Disney World News

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Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Paris

  • Disney’s Halloween Festival and Disney’s Enchanted Christmas are still taking place at Disneyland Paris this year
  • Disneyland Hotel in Disneyland Paris has had its reopening delayed, with Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne temporarily closing in October and Disney’s Sequoia Lodge reopening postponed through May
  • Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel grand opening date is set for March 8th

Tokyo Disney Resort

New Merchandise

nightmare before christmas plushes
  • Add some new reusable face masks to your collection with these Yak & Yeti branded masks from Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Entertainment and Media


The Walt Disney Company

WDW News Today

Walt Disney World Shortens Hours at All 4 Parks – NewsToday 8/10

Lightning Strike Closes Rise of the Resistance, Classic EPCOT Fountain Returns – News Today 8/12/20

COVID-19 Testing Site Opens at Walt Disney World – NewsToday 8/14

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!