Weekly Disney Roundup For December 26 – January 1, 2021

In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: EPCOT’s new fountain opens, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon are both set to open and March 2021, plus Gideon’s Bakehouse opens in Disney Springs.

This is your Disney news round-up for the week of December 26, 2020.


New EPCOT Fountain Now Open: Walt Disney Imagineer Zach Riddley announced on the Disney Parks Blog that the construction walls are down in the EPCOT entrance plaza, revealing the completed entrance fountain.  While Riddley said that Disney will still complete more work in the future, they have finished much of what they have planned.

Sign for Fun In The sun at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park

Water Parks

Blizzard Beach Will Reopen March 7, 2021: Starting March 7, 2021, guests will once again be allowed to splash around at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park.  The water park will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021.

Disney Springs

Gideon’s Bakehouse Now Open: Gideon’s Bakehouse opened on the eve of Christmas Eve. Slightly gothic and just a tad creepy – but in a fun way – Gideon’s started with one guy baking and delivering cookies from his home in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood.  Now with 100 employees, Gideon’s has a presence that will welcome the world at Disney Springs.

ESPN Wide World of Sports – globe

ESPN Wide World of Sports

Wide World of Sports Set to be New Home For DoD Warrior Games: The Disney Parks Blog announced that ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex would be the new home to the Department of Defenses’s 2021 Warrior Games. The games will include a series of events that will test our nation’s bravest men and women physically and mentally.

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EPCOT on a Chilly Winter Day

The EPCOT Entrance Fountain at Night: Beautiful!

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