It’s the weekly round-up of all the Disney Parks news to come out within the past 7 days! No rumours or hearsay…just good old-fashioned official Disney announcements broken down into bite-sized pieces so you can get all of the important info right at your fingertips. So, without further ado, please enjoy the August 26th, 2019 edition of New Week, New Dis! 


So many announcements came out over the course of D23 this year that we decided to dedicate an entire post to them all. Check out the highlights in our D23 Recap 

Walt Disney World 

New After Hour Dates Released Pandora at Night

Disney has announced that they will continue to offer After Hour events at both Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. 

Check out our review of the Magic Kingdom After Hours. 

While over the course of the winter months, there are so many Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party dates to contend with, there is still room to squeeze in a few After Hours dates: 

  • November 18, 2019  
  • December 9, 2019 
  • January 6, 13, 17 and 20, 2019  

Over at Animal Kingdom, there is a little more flexibility, so we’re seeing quite a few dates released all in one go: 

  • October 5, 9, 19, 26 and 30, 2019 
  • November 5, 13 and 19, 2019 
  • December 7, 14 and 18, 2019 
  • January 9, 16, 22 and 30, 2020 
  • February 6, 13, 19 and 27, 2020 
  • March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2020 

You can save a little by purchasing your tickets ahead of time from this link. No word on any Hollywood Studios After Hours Events, though with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening, we don’t expect those to come out anytime soon. 

The Eternals Debut in Hollywood Studios 

Jack Kirby

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For a limited time only, a new section has been added to Walt Disney Presents in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This walk-through display will showcase Jack Kirby, the creator of “The Eternals” comics. Fans can see the original print issue #1 on display and pose for pictures along a photo wall of many Eternals characters. 

New Food & Wine Merchandise 

Food & Wine Merchandise


Starting August 29th and running to November 23rd, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a perennial favourite. This year, Disney has announced some of the select festival merchandise that will be available. Once the Festival starts, merchandise will be available at Mouse Gear and the Port of Entry

Legends of Hollywood reopens in Hollywood Studios

Legends of Hollywood in Disney's Hollywood Studios


Paying homage to the glitz and glamour of the golden age of Hollywood, the Legends of Hollywood store is reopening in Hollywood Studios. After receiving an updated look and feel, this store is now home to an array of special merchandise. 

Handbags and accessories are the main focus of the shop, but there’s also a special collection of Citizen Watches and a full Pandora Jewelry shop (including dedicated Pandora experts). 

MNSSHP Exclusive Merchandise 


This week, Disney showcased some of the event merchandise available at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party in Walt Disney World. Party exclusive merchandise is only available with a valid party ticket. Items can be purchased at the Emporium on Main Street, but we generally recommend heading over to Storybook Circus for a less crowded place to shop at Big Top Souvenirs. 

Of course, the signature pins are located at the Frontier Trading Post in Frontierland. There is also a Vampire Mickey exclusive pin for passholders. 


Galaxy’s Edge named one of World’s Greatest Places 

Droid Depot at Walt Disney World

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This week, Disney was honoured by having Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge named one of Time Magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places”. This is a list of 100 destinations that readers should visit right now. These include places to visit, places to stay and places to eat & drink. 

Check out the full list here. 


Check in next week for our latest edition of New Week, New Dis! or catch up on the information from last week.