The Disney Parks news and plans are coming out of D23 Expo TODAY and there’s a lot more magic coming to the parks. I’m posting things as they are revealed LIVE what was revealed at the Disney Parks Presentation at D23 Expo.
LIVE Blog! Disney Parks News Announcements From D23 Expo
Alright, Disney Parks fans! Buckle up for the attraction of a lifetime- a live blog coming straight to you from the D23 Expo floor. I’m not overselling this, am I? Ha!
We love all things Disney around here and pretty much the Disney Parks top that list.
This post will be updated as the news comes out- so come back and refresh often!
The No-Guilt Fangirls Podcast Recap of D23 Expo Day 3
Day 3 of the Expo on the podcast now included exploring the show floor and the Disney Parks Panel. Epcot is getting a HUGE overhaul and Avengers Campus is coming to 3 Disneyland Parks.
Also adding the update to Day 2 of D23 Expo – The Musical Journey of Aladdin was beautiful & funny & my kids are super jealous that I saw Steve Hale from Full House on stage (Scott Weinger is animation Aladdin)
2019 Disney Parks Panel at the D23 Expo
Starting off with a montage of Disney Parks around the World. Wonder if we’re adding another to the list soon?
Bob Chapek on stage. Nearly 150 million visitors take a cruise or visit a park around the world.
Listened to what the guests wanted and it was clear: “More Pixar, More Marvel, More Star Wars”— YES!
Also thanks the Cast Members- which we ALL need to do ALL the time!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Visiting Batuu and sharing a video of guests enjoying the land.
Sharing that Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland has been a success.
OH YEAH, Rise of the Resistance is coming! Getting some footage of this and helllooo… can we just do this NOW?
NEW PARADE OMG!
Magic Happens will be coming to the Disneyland Resort.
Moana, Coco, Sleeping Beuty and more.
Jordan Fisher singing the song on stage!
Coming this Spring. New song by Todrick Hall.
Toontown is officially getting Runaway Railway
International Disney Parks News From D23 Expo
Zootopia coming to Shanhai- just watched this last night so how fun is that?!
A Major attraction will be included there.
Hong Kong’s Castle is getting a transformation. NOT inspired by a Disney Princess but by 13 Disney heroines.
“Castle of Magical Dreams”
Frozen Land in Hong Kong with TWO attractions.
Walt Disney World Resort at D23 Expo
A new show at the theater in Disney Springs- Cirque and Disney working together.
Animated characters will interact with live performers and this sounds SO COOL. The show is about the Art of Animation.
Target Collaboration with Disney
Disney Stores INSIDE Target.
Have we all just died and gone to my Visa is crying heaven?
Plus a new Target is coming – located close to Walt Disney World.
And they are giving away gift cards to the guests in attendance. $10 and one for $2300- because, D23!
Avengers Campus Announced at D23 Expo
Hong Kong, California, and Paris.
Marvel Hotel in Paris with themed suites and heroes AT THE HOTEL. Opens Summer 2020.
I’m moving in. Byyyyeeee
Oh, wait, there’s more!
Pym Test Kitchen – grow and shrink food is one of the new experiences in Paris and California.
Disney and Marvel are creating a story to tie all the campuses together- THIS IS WHY WE STAN MARVEL!
Hydra attacked Hong Kong Disneyland, Thanos attacked so the Avengers know Earth needs heroes. The campuses were created to recruit them.
Worldwide Engineering Brigade (WEB) gives everyday people superpowers. The Spider-Man Experience.
Peter Parker is an inventer there, going to an open house to test drive the latest invention: the web-slinger vehicle so anyone can sling webs.
Spider Bots start glitching and Peter needs our help to use the vehicle to web up the bots.
SIGN ME UP PETER PARKER!
Explore ruins with Dr. Strange and meet Black Widow, Thor, Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Black Panther and LOKI!
Oh, and hey, Iron Man too.
At DCA there will be a new e-ticket attraction.
OMG YALL we’re FLYING TO WAKANDA!
Epcot Announcements at D23 Expo
More shade is coming to Epcot- YES, please.
BIGGEST transformation of any park ever.
Zach Riddley from Disney Imagineering is on stage to talk about Epcot transformation.
Four Neighborhoods of Epcot: World Showcase, World Discovery, World Celebration, and World Nature.
World Showcase News at D23 Expo
China is getting a new presentation in Circle-Vision called Wonderous China
Canada Far and Wide Circle-Vision
France Pavillion – new film and Beauty & the Beast Sing a Long in January 2020 Plus Ratatouille Ride coming in Summer of 2020
DICK VAN DYKE IS HERE.
And we’re dead.
Because a Mary Poppins attraction is coming to Epcot! Cherry Tree Lane is coming to the UK Pavillion
HarmonioUS- the new nighttime spectacular starts in October. Side note: I might be the only one, but I won’t miss Illuminations. I’m good with this!
PS- no Brazil!
Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary
Celebrating in all 4 parks, not just MK.
Disney Genie is a new app- sending you real-time tips and updates. Put itineraries together for you.
Late 2020 launch date.
New Hotels – Reflections and Galactic StarCruiser
Reflections at WDW & Lakeside Lodge are coming.
Will include Princess and the Frog table service restaurant.
Galactic StarCruise Hotel (aka, the Star Wars Hotel)
You board and depart together, interact with characters and crew the entire time- it’s one continuous story during your stay.
Two- Night stay required. Check-in and shoot off into space; spend the next 2 days and nights on the ship. Alien crew plus every window has a view to space.
Disney Cruise Line
Three new ships are on the way but we knew this.
However, there is also a new island for DCL to visit. I think this was rumored and now official?
Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Going to be called Lighthouse Point.
Think similar to Aulani to create a destination with Disney magic.
The Disney Wish is the name of one of the new ships: and Rapunzel is the stern character. Sails January 2022.
Guys, the ship ties into Make a Wish Foundation. I love this!
Wish Kids on stage- and we’re done and I’m sobbing and going to make a donation. Hug your babies!
More D23 Expo News
I’m a fangirl and I don’t pretend otherwise. Geeking out over pop culture is a big part of My No-Guilt Life, and I’m here to say it’s ok if that’s your thing too! No matter how old you are. Ahem. I’m solidly on #TeamCap and think Iron Man has gotten a bit big for his gold-titanium alloy britches. Oh- and I’m completely in love with Agent Coulson and Agent May. Completely.