Destination D23 is in full swing at Walt Disney World. This event is a highly anitipcated event where Disney enthusiasts geek out at all the new and shiny things coming to Disney Parks and Resorts soon. On Saturday Morning, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products introduced a slew of exciting things coming to Disney parks around the world and also Disney Cruise Line!
Let’s start with what is coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland.
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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will open to guests in summer 2022! This project has been part of the overhaul of this iconic park and this attracion will open in EPCOT as part of the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary celebration!
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will feature Academy Award-nominated actress Glenn Close reprising her role as Nova Prime, the Xandarian leader and commander of the Nova Corps.
A new quick-servie restaurant is coming to Epcot. Connections Café and Eatery will debut in the World Celebration neighborhood of EPCOT as part of the park’s ongoing transformation.
As part of the historic transformation of EPCOT, there will be a new location near Spaceship Earth called Dreamers Point with a spectacular view of the park and a new statue of Walt Disney! Disney Imagineers are now working to bring this new statue to life.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will take guests to a galaxy far, far away for an immersive vacation experience that goes beyond anything Disney has ever created before, inviting you to be the hero of your own Star Wars story beginning March 1, 2022.
Josh shared a new image showing exciting progress being made for the much-anticipated TRON attraction coming to Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort.
The next-generation MagicBand+ wearable technology and “Hey, Disney!” voice assistant, was recently announced for Walt Disney World Resort was discussed in a little more detail by D’Amaro.
Festival of Fantasy is returning to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park!
Fantasmic is making its return to Hollywood Studios!
Imagineers are bringing new magic to the Disneyland Hotel! Imagineers are hard at work infusing the new resort property with elements that bring Disney storytelling to life, all inspired by characters and stories from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ classic films.
There will be a newly-designed pool and recreation area, along with a variety of room types and the ability to explore the magic steps away at the Disneyland Resort.
At Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland Park, Imagineers are working to reimagine the land with some all-new experiences for families and young children that will feature new play experiences, as well as open, grassy spaces to enjoy in 2023!
When are Magic Bands coming to Disneyland? Very exciting news! Magic Band Plus will make its debut in Disneyland Resort in 2022!
At Disneyland Resort, the next evolution of Downtown Disney District is being planned with work starting in January 2022. The multi-year project to reimagine Downtown Disney District will include an even broader collection of shopping, dining & entertainment experiences.
Hey Disney will begin to rollout starting in 2022 at Disneyland resorts.
World of Color and Fantasmic will be returning to Disneyland!
Stay tuned for the post highlighting what is returning to other Disney Parks around the world and also Disney Cruise Line.