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Huge Announcements at D23

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:

Star Wars land artist rendering

Hollywood Studios:

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

Magic Kingdom

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.

Cruise Line

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

Mary Graham is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel. She would love to help you plan your vacation to see these updates and more!!

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