Disney News in Review for November 16th-22nd

Hello fellow Disney Addicts! It’s been another full week of exciting Disney news. The holiday season is definitely in full swing over at Walt Disney World Resort and seasonal merchandise and snacks keep popping up. The parks and resorts are donning their holiday best and we got some amazing first looks! Let’s review this past week in Disney news:

Disney Springs

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck reopens with a new menu
  • New Vivoli il Gelato’s Cotton Candy Affogato is being offered
  • Gobbler Poutine and Canadian Apple Slushy arrive at Disney Springs for the holidays
  • Here comes Santa Claus floating through Disney Springs- Santa spotted on a boat greeting guests
  • Jolly Holiday Float available at Marketplace Snacks
  • Disney Springs will be kicking off holiday shopping with new magical releases

Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park

  • Fa La La La Funnel Cake wows guests at Magic Kingdom
  • Disney plans on fast-tracking Splash Mountain reimagining
  • Holiday cotton candy is being served up at Magic Kingdom
  • Check out an aerial view of the canopy for the Tron Lightcycle Run attraction
  • The Emporium expands to Casey’s Corner dining area
  • Jungle Cruise Minnie Main Attraction Collection arrives at the Magic Kingdom
  • Crystal Palace restaurant reopening with modified experience

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park

  • The Jack Jack num num cookie returns to Hollywood Studios
  • Olaf’s Snow Flurry cupcake now available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway adds plexiglass dividers

EPCOT

  • Take a first look inside Space 220 Restaurant coming to EPCOT
  • EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth Fountain will have new lighting to welcome guests to the park
  • A new daytime show will be debuting at EPCOT’s World Showcase Lagoon
  • Deleted scenes from ‘Ratatouille’ will be featured in Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • EPCOT’s LaCreperie de Paris will open in 2021
  • Living with the Land now has a seasonal holiday overlay
  • Holiday decorations have arrived at EPCOT
  • Wait-time signs have been installed on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

  • A Florida man was charged with attacking Disney Security at Animal Kingdom while under the influence of LSD
  • Tree of Life projections return to Animal Kingdom Park

Disneyland Resort

  • Celebrate the holiday season at Disneyland Resort
  • Disneyland will not be selling hand-pulled candy canes due to COVID-19 concerns
  • Carthay Circle Lounge- Alfresco dining menu first look
  • More furloughed Disneyland cast members are returning to work
  • 2 Disney statues in the
  • Disneyland Resort have been restored to their former glory
  • Christmas has come to the Downtown Disney district
  • What does the California curfew mean for those visiting the Disneyland Resort?

Parks and Resorts

  • Walt Disney World releases park hours through January 2021
  • Mango Dole Whip now being served at Pineapple Lanai inside Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • Florida theme parks offer black Friday deals
  • Construction photos of the metropolis of Zootopia from Shanghai Disney
  • Disney plans on bringing back recently canceled shows and entertainment
  • Santa and holiday festivities return to Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort with a new Santa’s Village themed area
  • Grand Floridian Christmas tree comes home for the holidays
  • Orange County Strike Teams visit Disney World to ensure COVID-19 compliance
  • Construction moves forward with Disney’s Polynesian Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Resort is decorated for the holidays
  • Get the first look from the top of the new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Hotel
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is decorated for the holidays
  • Are nighttime shows returning to Disney World?
  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is decorated for the holidays
  • Sip into the Christmas spirit with new holiday treats from Joffrey’s Coffee
  • Park Hopper option will return to Walt Disney WorldResort starting January 2021
  • Disney was honored with 2 Theme Park Entertainment Awards
  • Hong Kong Disneyland unveils new Castle of Magical Dreams
  • Park to park transportation will be returning with the park hopper option
  • Three Disney World dining spots are reopening at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios
  • Mini gingerbread houses are now on display at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
  • The walkway from Grand Floridian to Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park is now complete
  • Christmas decorations delight guests at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
  • Shanghai Disney Resort named top healthiest workplace for 3rd time in a row
  • Disney World theme park hours added for February 2021

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios to WDW

  • The Gingerbread Whoopie Pie from Universal Studios is deliciously festive
  • Universal Orlando launches unprecedented Black Friday offer for US residents
  • Watch an exclusive viewing of ‘Christmas at Hogwarts Castle’ with the new Universal Holiday Tour
  • Experience Macy’s balloons this holiday season at Universal Orlando
  • Universal Orlando lays off more workers due to COVID-19
  • The Thanksgiving Crepe at Universal Studios Orlando is the perfect seasonal lunch

Disney +

  • The Disney + Holiday Collection is here in time to spread some Christmas cheer
  • Our review of LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special
  • ‘Big’, starring Tom Hanks is coming to Disney +
  • Check out the trailer for ‘HSM:TM: The Holiday Special’ coming to Disney +
  • Everything coming to Disney + in December 2020

Disney Cruise Line

  • Former Disney Cruise Line cast member suing Disney over chocolate explosion
  • Disney Fantasy leaving the UK for a slow trip to Port Canaveral

Other Disney News

  • Baby Yoda was spotted aboard Space X’s crew
  • An arrest was made in NYC regarding the attack on Rick Moranis
  • Disney releases a prequel about Anna and Elsa’s parents
  • Disney teams up with award-winning Chef and TV host, Roy Choi, to launch Mickey & Friends(giving)
  • Chris Pratt confirmed to appear as Star Lord in ‘Thor: Love & Thunder’
  • The Mickey and Friends Kipling Collection has sensational style
  • ‘Indiana Jones 5’ to (finally) begin filming next Fall
  • Disney Visa cardmembers enjoy special discount on Disney World stays
  • ‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration 2020’ is coming to ABC
  • New Disney commercial makes us want to plan a Disney Vacation
  • New Rapunzel Dooney and Bourke collection, plus Disney pets too
  • ‘Upside Down Magic’ star Siena Agudong rumored to be cast as Lilo in Disney’s live-action ‘Lilo and Stitch’
  • Adventures by Disney suspends departures through February 2021

Wow! There was a whole lot of exciting Disney news to keep up on last week! don’t forget, you can find all of these stories and more by following Chip & Co.



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