As Disney World inches closer to their 50th year celebration in 2021, new attractions are set to begin changing and opening all around the four parks! Disney announced all the new things coming soon to Walt Disney World at the 2017 D23 Expo this past weekend. We are excited about all the new things happening at Walt Disney World and hope you will be too.
The magic kingdom will gain a new coaster like attraction aboard a two-wheel vehicle. TRON Lightcycle Power Run will replace the Tomorrowland Speedway. This attraction will be just as anticipated as the attraction was at Shanghai Disneyland.
In the backstage area of Mainstreet and Tomorrowland Disney will be building a live entertainment theater based on the 1920’s Willis Theater in Kansas City where Walt lived after leaving his hometown of Marceline, Missouri.
In Hollywood Studios Mickey and Minnie’s railway is set to takeover the set of the Great Movie Ride. The railway is set to be a “2 ½ D” experience. Guests will travel into films with the beloved mouse. An opening date was not mentioned.
Another very exciting aspect is coming to Hollywood Studios. A long awaited Toy Story Land will open in the summer of 2018! It will feature an added track to Toy Story Mania, a brand new Slinky Dog rollercoaster, and much more!
Star Wars: A Galaxy’s Edge is the name of the new Star Wars Land, which is set to open sometime in 2019. As the name suggests the setting of the land is at the edge of space in a remote trading port. Guests will be able to fly the Millennium Falcon and go aboard a Star Destroyer in a hangar bay. Guests will have experiences like never before! From “galactic credits” to local bounty hunters, guests are sure to be immersed in a place that’s far, far away! If you’re hoping for a drinking station with the “blue milk” you are going to be excited because it will be included!
Epcot will get some makeovers as well. Ellen’s Universe of Energy is set to transform into a Guardian’s of the Galaxy, which is sure to be “an out of this world adventure”! France pavilion is set to gain a Ratatouille experience that will be similar to the attraction that is currently in Disneyland Paris.
Mission space will also get a greener upgrade. Guests will be able to get a view of Earth like never before. A new space themed restaurant nearby is going to offer a unique view that is out of this world.
It’s no surprise that Disney World encompasses a large set of land. This land is roughly the size of San Francisco. Two new modes of transportation will be at your service. A new “Minnie” van will be at your service to take you to your destination via roads. A new gondola will be able to connect you via the air from Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach, Hollywood Studios, and the Gateway in Epcot. You may remember the gondolas that crossed through Magic Kingdom in from 1956 to 1994. Disney is reviving this lost treasure in a new way. The Skyliner will feature our beloved Disney characters and is sure to be a hit.
If you are excited about the new Star Wars Land, you are going to be over the moon about this next tidbit! A new Star Wars themed resort is set to be built on the property. This will be the newest resort since the opening of Art of Animation in 2012. If you thought the Art of Animation was like nothing you’ve seen before, this resort will astonish you. The resort will be fully immersive from the moment you arrive. This will truly be an out of this world, never before experienced resort!
Just when you thought, “ok Disney is done wowing us”, they are astonishing us some more. A new DVC property will also be built. The Riveria Resort, which will be near Epcot, and will become the properties 15th DVC resort. As an added bonus, guests will be able to access the Skyliner gondala to Hollywood Studios and Epcot.
Now onto news aboard the seas! No, not the Epcot attraction. I’m talking about the Disney Cruise Line. How would you like a new ship to travel upon? Oh you would? Well, how about THREE new ships to travel upon?! Yes, you read that correctly, Disney is adding three new vessels. Two of these vessels are currently in production and a third is being planned. Adding these ships will nearly double the current fleet! No ports for home and visiting destinations were announced.
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