Disney News Round-up: New Dooney & Bourke Designs, Disney Beaches Reopen, and More

Welcome to another weekly round-up of all the Disney news that's fit to print! We have a lot of news to report including two new Disney Dooney & Bourke collections and a new device for charging your electronics at Disney World. Let's check it out.

New design inspired 'it's a small world'New design inspired 'it's a small world'

We've all been there: our smartphone is at 5 percent battery and there's not a charging station in sight. Well fret no more! Beginning this weekend (July 1 or 2) you'll be able to purchase portable charging batteries at FuelRod kiosks in the theme parks, Disney Springs, and even the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

The FuelRod batteries are $30 each and depleted batteries can be swapped out for no additional charge.

Summer at Disney means water park fun and from now until Labor Day you can have that fun captured by PhotoPass Photograpers at both Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach!

Walt Disney World Resort beaches were closed following the fatal alligator attack at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort on June 14 but now all beaches have reopened. Disney has installed new barriers at the shoreline in addition to signs warning of alligators and snakes. The beaches can be used one hour after sunrise to one hour after sunset.

If you happen to be in Disney World on July 23 you can attend a Disney Dooney & Bourke release party at the Marketplace Co-Op in Disney Springs. Two new collections are being released: one inspired by it's a small world and the other called "Lovebirds." Four Dooney & Bourke MagicBands are also being released.

The limited edition MagicBands have an edition size of 1,500 each.

The new collections of purses will be available online at the Disney Parks online store and the Shop Disney Parks app.

Speaking of Disney Springs, Uniqlo is set to open a new store in the shopping and entertainment district on July 15.

And finally, summer has officially started at Walt Disney World Resort:

Are you making plans to visit Walt Disney World this summer? Let us know in the comments.

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 23:51:

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I'm really looking forward to the Dooney Magic Band <3 I had said I'd never buy one when we get then for free - but I'm not sure I can pass up the Dooney.

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