Lost Track of All the Walt Disney World News This Week? We’ve Got All the Stories in One Place!

We were in Disney this week for the grand opening of Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Naturally, we thought all the Disney news this week would be Star Wars related. We were wrong! There was an amazing amount of Disney news this week!

This artist concept rendering shows the Galactic Starcruiser Terminal at Walt Disney World Resort (Disney)

We’ve got all the news announced this week in one place for you — and that includes when new attractions, hotels, and restaurants are opening; a pair of famous Canadians narrating a new film in Epcot; and a sampling of new food!

Details and Opening Timeframe Announced for Star Wars Hotel, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

During the D23 Expo in August we learned a lot about the new Star Wars Hotel, including its name Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. This week it was announced the new resort and style of vacation in Disney World will open in 2021. Learn more about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser’s opening, vacation style, and more here!

This artist concept rendering shows the transports that will take guests from Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (Disney)
Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel Concept Art ©Disney

Opening Date Announced for Hollywood Studios’ Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

We learned Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will open in Hollywood Studios on March 4, 2020. This will be the first ride in Disney starring Mickey ever! We also got a sneak peek inside the attraction, at the merchandise, and watched GMA preview the ride this week!

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Concept Art ©Disney
Runway Railway Inside Look

Preview of Epcot’s Regal Eagle Smokehouse Menu Items

We got to try some of the newest items coming soon to Epcot! Regal Eagle Smokehouse will be opening in Epcot’s American Adventure pavilion this month. Check out what we tried here (including floating butter).

Regal Eagle Concept Art ©Disney
Roasted Cornbread

Opening Date Announced for Two Films (and Two Narrators) and a Sing-Along

January 17 will be a busy day in Epcot! Not only is it the opening day of Epcot’s Festival of the Arts — but also premiere day for Canada Far and Wide in the Canada Pavilion and Awesome Planet in The Land Pavilion. That isn’t all — we’ll be able to sing-along with Belle, Lumiere, the Beast, and more when the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along opens in the France Pavilion. And those, narrators — Canada Far and Wide will be narrated by Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (fans of Netflix’s Schitt’s Creek cheer everywhere).

Canada Far and Wide Poster ©Disney
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along ©Disney

Preview of Ride Vehicle for Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Opening in Epcot’s France Pavilion

Get ready to race around the kitchen! Disneyland Paris’ Ratatouille ride comes to Epcot’s France Pavilion next summer! We got to see one of the first ride vehicles for this new attraction — and we love it! See more pictures and learn more here!

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Ride Vehicle

Preview of Ride Vehicle for TRON Lightcycle Run in Magic Kingdom

TRON Lightcycle Run is coming to the Magic Kingdom in 2021 from Shanghai Disney. We got to take a look at those lightcycles — and are ready to race around the Magic Kingdom! Learn more here!

Tron Lightcycle Run Ride Vehicle

More Details Released on Epcot’s Space 220 Restaurant Opening This Winter

Epcot will welcome Space 220 this winter — and we’ve got more details. Find out how you will travel in a space elevator into space, 220 miles from earth, for some not-so-out-of-this-world eats.

Space 220 Space Elevator

Mickey Shorts Theater Opening Month Announced

Hollywood Studios will welcome Mickey Shorts Theater in March, 2020. We also learned more about this new theater, its features, and unique seating. Learn all about the Mickey Shorts Theater here!

Mickey Shorts Theater Concept Art ©Disney

It’s a Rodeo at the New Toy Story Land Restaurant

Toy Story Land will be getting a table service restaurant opening in 2020. The new location promises to be immersive, and something you can only experience through Toy Story. Learn more here!

Roundup Rodeo BBQ (Disney)

Duck Tales is Coming to Epcot in a Big Way!

Scrooge McDuck, Donald, Launchpad, Webby, and the nephews are coming to Epcot next year via the Play Disney Parks app. Find out how you can be join in on the adventurous search for artifacts, solve mysteries, and more here!

Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure (Disney)’

Menus are Popping up for DIsney’s Newest Resort, Riviera Resort, Opening December 16

GMA took us inside the Riviera Resort for the first time, and we got to see Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy’s costumes for their character breakfast! Plus, menus are starting to pop up on the Disney website for the Riviera Resort’s restaurants.

Minnie and Mickey Mouse
GMA visits Riviera Resort

A New Trailer for the Live-Action Mulan Dropped This Week

She’s tough, she’s noble, she’s amazing. Mulan is coming to theaters again next March. Check out this new preview here!

Disney’s MULAN..Mulan (Yifei Liu)..Photo: Film Frame..© 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A New Color Trend Takes Hold This Weekend

See you later Rose Gold, here comes Belle of the Ball Bronze! Learn more about Disney’s next color trend and when you can hop aboard this trend here!

© Disney

Two Narrator Changes Announced for Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

There are two narrator changes for Epcot’s popular Candlelight Processional. Find out who is replacing Chita Riviera here, and who is replacing Warwick Davis here.

Candlelight Processional 2019

Oh yeah: Disney Welcomed the Most Advanced, Thrilling, Immersive Ride Ever — Rise of the Resistance!

We almost forgot! The most advanced, thrilling, and immersive ride ever opened in Disney World this week! Get all the Rise of the Resistance news here:

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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