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D23 Expo 2017 Wows The Crowds With Everything From Tron To Star Wars Land To The Opening Of Toy Story Land And More!

As day 2 of the D23 Expo 2017 comes to a close, with one more day to go, to say that each session brought with it surprises, thrills and chills like never before and just when you though it couldn’t get any better-it did!  Here’s a wrap up of just some of excitement that awaits us over the next few years in this magical world known as Disney.  

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Announced as Name for Star Wars Lands at Disney Parks

D23 Expo Star Wars Land


The Force will be Strong at Disney. Today Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, revealed the official name of the Star Wars-inspired lands that are currently under construction at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, and shared details on the immersive experiences guests will be able to enjoy when the lands open in 2019.

D23 Expo Star Wars Land

Both called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action.

New Tron Attraction Coming to Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort

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Get ready to blast off on a ride that is out of this world when Tron – the highest-rated attraction at Shanghai Disneyland – is coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida!

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The new Tron attraction will sit in an entirely new area right next to the Space Mountain attraction at Magic Kingdom Park. Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, made the announcement during the Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts presentation at D23 Expo 2017.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ & ‘Ratatouille’ Attractions

Coming to Epcot

Epcot fans, rejoice! Plans were just unveiled at the D23 Expo that the park will receive not one, but two new attractions inspired by popular films.

Epcot Guardians of the Galaxy

First, a “Guardians of the Galaxy”-inspired attraction will be added to Future World, adhering to the original vision of Epcot’s Future World as the place to experience the excitement and adventure offered by space travel and totally different than the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout which is now open that Disney California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort.

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Also coming is a Disney•Pixar’s “Ratatouille”-inspired attraction will also be added to the France Pavilion in World Showcase.  

First Mickey-Themed Ride-Through Attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Finally- Mickey Mouse is getting his own attraction!  This all new ride  featuring international icon Mickey Mouse is on its way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort! Details for our first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

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On Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, you’ll step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends like never before. The attraction will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where you’re the star and anything can happen. This zany out-of-control adventure features surprising twists and turns, dazzling visual effects and mind-boggling transformations that happen before your very eyes.

Disney Planning Not Two, But Three New Ships

It’s time to get packing because the Disney Cruise Line is planning not two, but three new ships in the next phase of expansion. By the time these three ships are sailing, the Disney Cruise Line will have nearly doubled the size of our fleet! That means more families than ever before will be visiting spectacular destinations around the globe and creating magical memories at sea!

Disney Cruise Line New Ships
It was announced last year  that two new ships were going to be built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany with scheduled completion dates of 2021 and 2023. This additional ship will be built at the same shipyard and is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Plans Unveiled for Star Wars-Inspired Themed Resort at Walt Disney World


Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts,  confirmed that a Star Wars-inspired resort will debut as part of the new Disney 360 vacation concept.  According to Chapek this revolutionary new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling. 

Star Wars Themed Resort Walt Disney World
“It’s unlike anything that exists today.” Bob said. “From the second you arrive, you will become a part of a Star Wars story! You’ll immediately become a citizen of the galaxy and experience all that entails, including dressing up in the proper attire. Once you leave Earth, you will discover a starship alive with characters, stories, and adventures that unfold all around you. It is 100% immersive, and the story will touch every single minute of your day, and it will culminate in a unique journey for every person who visits.” 

Disney Skyliner, New Minnie Vehicles to Transport Guests Around Walt Disney World Resort

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A brand new transportation system is coming to the Walt Disney World Resort to add even more magic to your future vacation experiences. Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts just announced that the Disney Skyliner will soon give guests a bird’s-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort. 

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The transportation system will connect Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts and other locations with Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot. And many of the gondolas with Disney Skyliner will feature favorite Disney characters.

First Look: New Space Restaurant to Offer ‘Out-of-this-World’ Dining Experience at Epcot

Plans are underway to create a new restaurant at Epcot that’ll offer amazing meals with spectacular views high above Earth – from space!  The restaurant, which will be located adjacent to the park’s Mission: SPACE attraction, will invite guests to travel into space for amazing dining experiences in the stars. Space Restaurant Walt Disney World

Immersive Super Hero Experience Coming to Disney California Adventure Park


Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, gave a hint at what’s to come next for some of your favorite Super Heroes at Disney California Adventure park. Soon, the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe at the park.

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These new stories will build on the success of the new and already popular Guardians of the Galaxy — Mission: BREAKOUT! and create a place where you can team up with your favorite Super Heroes like never before. 

Disneyland Paris Brings Favorite Marvel Characters to Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel

Hotel New York Disneyland Paris

We have an annonce très excitante (or “very exciting announcement”) to share from our friends at Disneyland Paris – Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel is coming to the resort!  Today Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek shared  the “reImagination” of the Disney’s Hotel New York into a new Marvel-themed wonderland.

Hotel New York Disneyland Paris
“We’re going to create a hotel at Disneyland Paris that would make Tony Stark proud,” Chapek shared. “I’m thrilled to announce that Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will transport our guests to the action-packed, inspiring world of Super Heroes including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider Man among others!”

Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018

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You’ve Got A Friend In Me! Get ready because  Toy Story Land is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios next summer!!!!!

Toy Story Land Disney Hollywood Studios
In 2018, you’ll find yourself shrunk to the size of a toy to explore the world of Andy’s backyard with your favorite Toy Story characters, including Woody and Buzz. And Toy Story Land will feature two new themed attractions.

First Look: New Theater Inspired By Kansas City’s Willis Wood Theater To Debut at Walt Disney World Resort

Willis Wood Theater Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World

A new venue for world-class entertainment is coming to Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida.  If the image of the theater looks familiar, that’s because the new entertainment venue will be based on the iconic Willis Wood theater in 1920s Kansas City, where Walt lived after he left Marceline. And as you can see from the design, it’ll fit well right off Main Street, U.S.A.

New Pixar Pier to Bring Favorite Pixar Stories to Life at Disney California Adventure Park; Limited-Time Pixar Fest Celebration Coming Throughout Disneyland Resort

Disney California Adventure Park Pixar Pier

In addition to the amazing experiences for Disney Parks around the world, over at  Disney California Adventure park in California more of your favorite Pixar stories will come to Disney California Adventure park with the new Pixar Pier. Pixar Pier will feature a brand-new look for the area now known as Paradise Pier, as some of your favorite characters come to life on this seaside waterfront. You will discover whimsical neighborhoods filled with your friends from “The Incredibles,” “Inside Out” and even more of your pals from “Toy Story.” Building upon the evolution of Disney California Adventure park that began in 2007, we are building more new worlds for you to step into and enjoy your favorite stories.

Walt Disney once said :

 “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” 

and in that spirit, Disney Imagineers have once again shown that the spirit of Walt will continue to live on providing magic to all throughout the world. Stay tuned right here as we bring you all the news from the D23 Expo 2017