D23 Expo 2023 was home for some big announcements for Disney’s theme parks and cruise line, including a fresh Multiverse ride at Disney California Adventure which will start to see the Avengers facing off against King Thanos.
King Thanos’ arrival at Avengers Campus was only 1 of the numerous big reveals at the D23 panel, and we’re here to breakdown what Disney fans all over the world have to anticipate in 2022 and beyond.
Disneyland Resort: King Thanos at Avengers Campus, The Mandalorian and Grogu at Galaxy’s Edge, and much more
King Thanos is really a brand-new Multiversal threat that has been designed exclusively for Avengers Campus at Disneyland and he would be the main threat in a fresh “never-before-seen third attraction with a brand-new story” at Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure park.
While we didn’t learn a lot more concerning the ride, we received a glorious image featuring our first look at King Thanos plus some of the heroes that has to band together to take him down.
We don’t yet know when this new Marvel ride will undoubtedly be ready, but Marvel fans will receive a chance to meet up with the Incredible Hulk in his Quantum Suit beginning in a few days for a restricted time.
For all those deeply in love with that galaxy far, a long way away, Disney has confirmed that the Mandalorian (Din Djarin) and Grogu will be travelling Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge. This legendary pair begins greeting guests in mid-November and can surely be considered a highlight.
Elsewhere in Disneyland news, Pacific Wharf will undoubtedly be “reimagined” as Big Hero 6’s Pacific Wharf and can let guests meet Baymax and also have fun in themed shops and restaurants.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway opened at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios in 2020, in fact it is planned to become listed on Disneyland in 2023 inside Mickey’s Toontown.
Lastly, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will open in Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World in late 2024, and D23 shared even more info on the brand new ride that may replace Splash Mountain. Alongside giving an initial look at the way the ride can look, it had been confirmed that lots of of the initial cast members of the film will go back to lend their voices to the ride, including Anika Noni Rose as Tiana, Bruno Campos as Naveen, Michael-Leon Wooley as Louis, and Jenifer Lewis as Mama Odie.
Walt Disney World Resort: Epcot’s Big Transformation, Moana’s Journey of Water, and much more
Epcot was a large focus of the D23 panel, and it’s really because it happens to be undergoing a multi-year transformation that may start to see the completion of the planet Celebration neighborhood in 2023. Next year may also see Journey of Water available to the general public. This new experience will invite guests to “follow the story of water on earth, inspired by Moana’s link with the ocean.” Figment the purple dragon can be set to surface in the park by the finish of 2023.
For Magic Kingdom, we got an instant look at Tron / Lightcycle Run, that will open in spring 2023, also it was confirmed that Happily Ever After will once more play through the updated nighttime spectacular in 2023 and that Hatbox Ghost will arrive at Haunted Mansion aswell.
While nothing was confirmed, Imagineering Portfolio Creative Executive Chris Beatty and Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lee stopped by the panel to talk about several “imagine if” ideas in regards to what could 1 day replace Dinoland U.S.A. or the areas round the park. A few of these ideas include lands themed after Coco, Encanto, and Zootopia. The options, as the saying goes, are endless.
Disney All over the world: The Disney Treasure CRUISE LINER, Three Frozen-Themed Lands, and much more
Disney also offers big plans because of its other parks and cruise line, and something of the big reveals in these categories was the reveal of its upcoming ship, the Disney Treasure. This cruise liner will set sail in 2024 and is inspired by “the theme of adventure, celebrating Walt Disney’s lifelong love of exploration.
Additionally it is taking inspiration from real-world influences from Asia and Africa and the “far-off land of Agrabah.” Among different ways, this can take shape in the ship’s Grand Hall, which is a three-deck-tall atrium that has statues of Aladdin, Jasmine, and their Magic Carpet.
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Disney Cruise Line can be thinking about starting limited-time cruises in Australia and New Zealand in late October 2023 in fact it is hard at the job on a fresh exclusive island destination at Lighthouse Point in the Bahamas because of its guests.
Hong Kong Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disney Resort will be home to Frozen-themed lands. Hong Kong’s Frozen area will open in the next 1 / 2 of 2023, and others will observe.
Shanghai Disney Resort will be the initial Disney resort to truly have a Zootopia-themed area, and it’ll let guests visit Zootopia Central Station and also meet an Audio-Animatronics figure of Officer Clawhauser at the Zootopia Police Department.
Disney fans in Asia have known of Mickey’s favorite teddy bear, Duffy, for quite a while, and then year Duffy & Friends is a new six-episode, stop-motion animated series for Disney+ to introduce them to others all over the world.
Lastly, Disney revealed early information on Disney 100 Years of Wonder (Disney100), that may end up being the “biggest celebration in the annals of the business.” This implies “new dcor, specialty food and beverages, character experiences and much more should come to parks all over the world, with the center of the celebration rooted at Disneyland Resort.”
For the rest D23, have a look at our roundup of the Disney and Pixar Studio Showcase, the Marvel, Star Wars, and 20th Century Studio Showcase, and the Disney and Marvel Games Showcase.