Dapper Dans on Main Street USA

Weekly Disney Roundup For September 12 – 18, 2020

In this edition of the Weekly Disney Round-Up: Walt Disney World once again changes its operating hours, performers return to the Magic Kingdom, and we finally have an opening date for a Disney Water Park.

This is your Disney news round-up for the week of September 11, 2020.

Disney’s Magical Express bus at the loading lanes at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

COVID-19 Updates

Walt Disney World’s Operating Hours Change…Again: Starting on November 6, both the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT will be open an hour later, although EPCOT will also open an hour later. Disney often adjusts hours, sometimes even extending them on short, so be sure to check for the latest operating hours for your visit.

What’s The Deal With WDW’s Shows? Want to better understand the status of your favorite shows at Walt Disney World? Check out this in depth piece on what shows are canceled, when can we expect them back, and some roadblocks that could alter the process.

Performers Slowly Returning to Walt Disney World: Disney announced that the Dapper Dan’s quartet will be back for Halloweentime as the Cadaver Dans. Like so many parts of the reopening process, Disney appears to be taking measured steps in restarting entertainment offerings.

Dapper Dans on Main Street USA

Magic Kingdom

A Major Refurb May Be Coming To Big Thunder Mountain: The rumblings of Big Thunder Mountain’s refurbishment seems to have been confirmed with permits recently being filed. The permits detail that labor, material, and/or electrical for construction will be needed at BTM’s location.

AquaDuck water coaster

Disney Cruise Line

Cruises Removed From Disney’s Website Through December: The Disney Cruise Line web site removed all cruises through mid-December. The earliest cruise you can now book on the DCL website is a 7-Night Very Merrytime Eastern Caribbean Cruise that departs from Port Canaveral on December 12 and returns December 19.

Entrance sign for Blizzard Beach Water Park

Water Parks

Opening Date Set For Disney Water Parks: Disney World has announced that one of its water parks – either Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon – will reopen on March 7, 2021.  The reopening is dependent on the company getting approvals from the government. As with the reopening of the parks, Disney will focus on health and safety.  It plans to provide more details on those operational changes, as well as which water park will reopen, at a later date.

What Disney news surprised you most this week?