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TWIDN: Feb15th-21st

The Walt Disney company is an ever-changing business. It seems like every day there is some type of news that comes from it. Whether its a new movie announcement, a ride that is being refurbished, of they are coming out with a new Mickey shaped treat! There is just always something going on. Sometimes its hard to keep up with it all. So I have decided to do a breif Friday weekly round-up of news called ‘This Week in Disney News’, or ‘TWIDN‘ for short. Now come and get your Disney News fix!


1. New Clip from Toy Story 4

Good Morning America premiered an exclusive clip from “Toy Story 4”! This new clip features Woody, Bo Peep, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, and Barbies trying to help RC who is outside stuck in the rain.


2. New Interface for Mobile Ordering on My Disney Experience App

This new interface looks a lot easier to navigate! This update features new photos of the food on the menu and new icons to help you sort through the menu.

My Disney Experience App

There is also a little slider on the top of the menu that changes depending on what part of the menu you are looking at.

My Disney Experience App

If you haven’t done mobile ordering yet, I highly suggest it! Its a great time saver!


3. New Character inspired Themed Cones Coming to Magic Kingdom

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First up, Dole Whip (and Moana) fans rejoice! A new Disney treat is heading your way by the end of the month. Disney describes the Hei Hei Cone as a Blue Cone filled with a layer of Pineapple Dole Whip, Raspberry Soft-serve, Sugar-Piece Eyes and a Sour Candy ‘Comb’. This delectable treat will cost $5.29.

Next, Storybooks Treats will soon be offering The Lost Princess Cone. This treat will be inspired by our favorite Lost Princess, Rapunzel! This trea will come in a purple cone and will be topped with lemon soft-serve and edible flowers!

Last, but not least, Auntie Gravity’s will release an “Adventure Is Out There” cone themed to the Disney Pixar movie “Up!” This ice cream delight will come in a blue sugar cone topped with mango soft-serve and a candy balloon piece.


4. “Star Wars: Episode IX” Has Officially Completed Filming!

J.J. Abrams on Twitter

Ahh, I am so excited about this!! J.J. Abrams has announced on Twitter that filming for photography for “Star Wars: Episode IX” has officially been completed. No word yet on when a teaser trailer (or regular trailer for that matter) will be released, but let’s cross our fingers and hope it happens soon!


5. New Mickey Minnie Waffle Treat Coming to Magic Kingdom

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I think I am about to die of cuteness!! Mickey AND Minnie Waffles with ICE CREAM?! I can eat this for the rest of my life and be happy. You can find this at Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom.


6. New Floral Ears Coming to Disney This Spring

Disney Style on Instagram

How cute are these?! Disney seems to really be stepping up their Mickey/Minnie ear game recently. No word yet on the exact date these will be released, as Disney has only said that they will be coming out ‘soon’.


7. New Play Pavilion Will Replace Wonders of Life at Epcot

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Exciting things are coming to Epcot just in time for its 50th aniversery! This indoor pavilion will be unlike anything Disney has ever made before! I mean, look at that photo! This new Play Pavilion (the name is still in the works) will replace Wonders of Life. This pavilion will come alive with your favorite Disney characters, interactive and playful experiences, and hands-on activities!


8. New Epcot Park Entrance Announced

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Epcot is going through a world of change! Coming soon, Epcot will have a new entrance that will be themed to the original park entrance. (probably to coincide with their upcoming 50th anniversary). As you can see from the photo above, the entrance will have new pathways, more greenery, and a newly reimagined fountain. Worried about what they will do with Leave A Legacy? Never fear! Disney will move it to an area just outside the park’s gateway.


So what do you think about TWIDN? Any story that you are excited about? Let us know in the comments down below!

I'm a lover of all things Disney! I have an adorable son named Andy (after Toy Story), and an amazing hubby named Aaron. For my family and I, Disney isn’t just a hobby or someplace we casually go when on vacation, it's a way of life. We try to go back 'Home' twice a year. My hope for this blog is to help families navigate their crazy, magical times through Disney and reach their Disney Dream!

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