Weekly Disney Roundup For October 25 – November 1, 2020

In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: Disney Parks extends their hours, new signage goes up for the Magic Kingdom’s 50th, plus massive layoffs coming to Disney Parks entertainment.

This is your Disney news round-up for the week of October 25, 2020.

Disney World Extends Their Operating Hours: Walt Disney World has extended operating hours at its parks in November and at Christmastime, find the full list here.

Back In Action-Disney Friendship Boats Resume Operations: Disney World offers a variety of transportation options. Following the closures due to the pandemic, some of these transportation options were not available, but some are coming back. Disney World’s Friendship Boats resumed full service on November 1st.

A New Look Is Coming To Disney World: Walt Disney World released new concept art showing a new design for the entrance archways located on the roadways entering Disney property.

COVID-19 Updates

A Massive Blow: Large Portion of Disney World Entertainers Laid Off: We have more sad news on the impact of the current pandemic and economic situation on Disney World. The company has laid off many actors who performed across the parks.

Magic Kingdom

Construction Continues On the Magic Kingdom’s Toll Booth: Disney continues work to repaint the auto toll plaza at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom’s Ticket and Transportation Center. Disney is moving from a light blue color scheme to one based on a deep blue with gold and rose gold accents.

Disney Springs

Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew (Disney Springs) Releases Concept Art: Disney has released concept art for the new Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew coming to the west side of Disney Springs, located near the entrance to the Orange Garage, the AMC theater, and Splitsville.

What was the happiest – or saddest – Disney news this week?