The D23 Expo (Disney's fan event held every other year in Anaheim) always generates lots of excitement for Disney fans and this year was no exception. Below is a brief summary of the Parks & Resorts Panel announcements from Saturday evening:
The name for Star Wars land will be "Star Wars - Galaxy's Edge and will include two rides (Millennium Falcon and First Order vs. Resistance) plus a Cantina.
Toy Story Land opening date: Summer 2018
The Great Movie Ride will close and will be replaced by an all-new Mickey Mouse themed attraction
A Tron Light Cycle Coaster will be built in Magic Kingdom next to Space Mountain.
A new theatre will be opening on Main Street in Magic Kingdom
Ratatouille ride coming to the France pavilion
The China pavilion will get a brand new film
Ellen's Energy Adventure will become a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction
Mission Space will have new adventures AND a brand new space-themed restaurant.
Walt Disney World will be getting a new Star Wars themed resort AND a new DVC resort called Disney Riviera
The much-rumored sky-liner gondolas will connect Hollywood Studios, EPCOT and the surrounding resorts.
Disney Cruise Line will be getting THREE new ships (we previously had heard just two new ships)
New Beauty & the Beast show coming to DCL based on Live Action film
Over in Disneyland, Paradise Pier will become Pixar Pier and will have a new fireworks show. Paint the Night Parade will move over to Disney California Adventure.
Cars Land will be getting a Halloween overlay.
And, new Spiderman and Avengers attractions will join Guardians of the Galaxy
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