Sinking Jungle Cruise, New Parade, and More: Disney Parks News Recap (Feb. 22-29, 2020)

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In case you missed all the Disney news this week, here’s your weekly roundup of all the biggest updates, news, and incidents regarding the Disney Parks.

General Disney Parks Updates

Disneyland and Disney World Still Safe from Coronavirus

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While the Disney Parks in Asia are closed because of coronavirus, the parks in the U.S. remain operating as usual. Read more.

Available Now: NEW Disney Dining Plan Plus Option Pricing And Details Revealed

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It’s official — Disney has just released a NEW, fourth Dining Plan option this morning called Disney Dining Plan Plus. Read more.

SURPRISE! Disneyland Premieres “Magic Happens” Parade One Day Early!

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The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California surprised its guests on Thursday, February 27, 2020, by premiering their brand-new parade, Magic Happens, a day early! The parade was set to originally premiere on Friday, February 28. Read more.

Spaceship Earth Closing May 26th: New Concept Art and Info About Its Reimagining

Epcot’s beloved Spaceship Earth is officially beginning its process of reimagining on May 26th, according to the Disney Parks blog. Accompanied by the announcement is new concept art of what we can expect the reimagined attraction to look like. Read more.

The Story of Coco feat. Miguel Reportedly Returning to EPCOT’s Flower & Garden Festival

The Story of Coco

Out of everything we are looking to expect from the festival, from the elegant topiaries to the rocking concert series, it appears that we will see the return of a Pixar favorite: Mariachi Cobre Presents…The Story of Coco. Read more.

Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios Extends Early Openings Through the End of March!

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Walt Disney World has confirmed that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening at 8 a.m. through Saturday, March 28. Read more. 

What’s Coming to the Disney Parks

Sneak Peek of Disney World’s NEW Ride – Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway!

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway Sneak Peek

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is set to open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on March 4, 2020 and just when we couldn’t get more excited, Disney released a special sneak peek. Read more.

Wanted: Admiral Aboard “The Halcyon” – GM for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

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We are getting closer and closer to to the opening day of Walt Disney World’s most immersive experience yet: the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel. Now it appears, that Starcruiser–named The Halcyon–is looking for its crew. Read more.

Make-Your-Own Chocolate Workshop Coming Soon to Disney World

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One of the hotels on Disney World property is getting a make-your-own chocolate class soon. Read more.

Recent Incidents at the Disney Parks

Reports Of Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover Trains Colliding

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Update: Large Police Presence Spotted At Disney’s Beach Club

Disney's Beach & Yacht Club

Deputies were at the Disney Beach Club Resort at Walt Disney World in reference to a suspicious person. Someone thought a man had a gun under a jacket. Read more.

Jungle Cruise Boat Reportedly Sank At Magic Kingdom

Jungle Cruise

A Jungle Cruise attraction boat took in water at Disney’s Magic Kingdom with passengers onboard. Read more.

Disney World Tells Some Employees to Stay Home to Avoid Spread of Coronavirus

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A small handful of Walt Disney World Cast Members and employees returned home from a trip to Italy and are now being told to stay home. Read more.

Car Catches Fire at Mickey and Friends Parking Structure at Disneyland

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A car caught fire at Disneyland’s parking structure.  Read more.

Chemical Spill Near Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Hazmat Teams On-Site

Chemical Spill Disney World

Hazmat teams were called onto Walt Disney World property Tuesday after an equipment failure cased 225 gallons of sodium hypochlorite to spill from a storage tank at a plant just adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Read more.

Check out all of this week’s weekly news recaps below!

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