Disney News in Review for the Week of Nov. 8th 2020

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It’s been another exciting week full of Disney news! With the holiday season in full effect, we’ve seen lots of new offerings throughout the Disney parks and resorts as well as new decorations and Disney holiday specials! Let’s take a look at our Disney News review from the week of November 8, 2020!

Disney Springs

  • Disney Springs has implemented a new contactless security screening system
  • Disney Springs has fully decorated for Christmas
  • The Christmas Tree Stroll is now on display throughout Disney Springs
  • Disney Springs has introduced a new “Verry Merry” photo-op for the holidays
  • Holiday Mickey Mousse dessert has been spotted at Amorettes in Disney Springs
  • Disney Springs extends holiday hours to 11 pm starting November 13
  • Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar is back at Disney Springs for the holidays
  • A man was arrested at Disney Springs for impersonating a DEA agent and carrying a concealed weapon

Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park

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  • Jingle Buzz was spotted greeting guests in Tomorrowland
  • Twice Upon a Cupcake holiday treat has been found at Disney’s Magic Kingdom park
  • Hall of Presidents attraction will be receiving a magical makeover
  • Orange Bird Christmas treat has been spotted at Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • The stage in front of Cinderella Castle was part of the Disney Channel holiday special
  • Disney is set to test fireworks at Magic Kingdom park

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park

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  • A new festive Mickey holiday glow cube with frozen hot chocolate was spotted at Hollywood Studios
  • Mickey’s Holiday Cookie is now available at Hollywood Studios
  • Festive Red Velvet Whoopie Pie was spotted at Trolley Car Cafe in Hollywood Studios
  • A new Hollywood Studios park map has made its debut
  • A new holiday Hollywood Tower projection show has debuted at Hollywood Studios
  • Holiday Tree Mouse has made its way to Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Olaf has returned to the Frozen sing-a-long at Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park

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  • Harambe Market is set to reopen at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
  • The Affection Section in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park will be reopening on November 15, 2020

Parks and Resorts

  • Aulani Resort and Spa has released discounts for early 2021 stays
  • Walt Disney World Resort is increasing park capacity to 35%
  • Disney Parks revenue is down $2.4 billion according to Q4 earnings report
  • Planning has already begun for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary
  • Walt Disney World Resort releases park hours through January 30, 2021

Disney +

  • Marvel Studios announced a new release date for WandaVision on Disney +
  • Emilio Estevez to direct episodes of The Mighty Ducks series coming to Disney +

Disneyland Resort

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  • Disney’s Grand Californian Resort villas will be opening in December
  • Disneyland reservations have been canceled through 2020
  • Disneyland Resort is expected to remain closed until January 2021

Other Disney News

  • ESPN has announced layoffs and job cuts
  • The largest White Castle restaurant is breaking ground near Walt Disney World
  • D23 “Fantastic Worlds Celebration” details were announced
  • Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ is to resume filming
  • DVC significantly raises 2021 annual dues
  • Niel Patrick Harris kicked off Disney’s Toys for Tots campaign
  • Mouseketeers are raising funds for cast member pantry with a new holiday album
  • The Disney Channel will present 3 special programs for the holidays
  • Disney reports its first financial loss in 40 years
  • The final Minnie the Main Attraction Collection has been revealed
  • Disney Gift Card accounts will be deleted on January 19, 2021

You can find all of these Disney news stories and more by making sure you follow Chip & Co. 


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