From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith
As many of you know, this weekend’s D23 Expo 2019 will showcase dozens of
exclusive reveals and announcements for Disney parks and resorts across the
globe. And to kick things off, Disney
Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared exciting news from
Anaheim tonight as a preview of what’s to come this weekend!
An all-new Star
Wars vacation experience is coming to Walt Disney World Resort!
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be a new, first-of-its-kind vacation experience where guests will check in for a two-night adventure aboard a glamorous starship. Once onboard, guests will interact with characters and become active participants in stories that unfold around them on their galactic journey.
Inside the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion at D23 Expo, visitors will be able to see a new model and incredible visuals of the starcruiser – called the Halcyon.
Also at Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve got
big plans for our multi-year transformation of Epcot, with new experiences that will make the park
more Disney, more family, more timeless and more relevant to the millions of
guests who visit each year.
The reinvention of Epcot
will include Journey of Water, Inspired
by “Moana.” This first-ever attraction based on the Walt Disney Animation
Studios hit film, “Moana,” will let guests interact with magical, living water
in a beautiful and inspiring setting.
And this October, guests will be able to visualize all of the exciting plans for Epcot at a new experience center in the Odyssey Events Pavilion, called Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience. Inside this first-of-its-kind offering within a Disney park, guests will discover engaging and interactive exhibits that allow you to step inside the relentless innovation, energy and excitement and see some never-before-revealed details driving the future of Epcot all throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.
At Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris, we’ve already shared updates that we’re building immersive Super Hero themed lands. Today, we’re thrilled to announce these fantastic lands will be called Avengers Campus.
When guests visit Avengers Campus, they will become part of an interconnected,
global story that spans from California to Paris to Hong Kong with the Avengers
recruiting new extraordinary people to join them.
Inside our pavilion at D23 Expo, guests will be able to see an in-story experience where they’ll learn why the Avengers are building these campuses. And on Sunday, we’ll share more details about what our guests will be able to experience when they open.
The pavilion will also feature many of the
attractions and lands coming to our sites around the world including TRON Lightcycle Run coming to Magic
Kingdom Park, as well as additional expansions in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Here’s a
quick look inside:
If you’re excited about today’s announcements,
the best is still to come!
On Sunday, August 25, we’ll be sharing more
details on today’s stories as well as minute-by-minute updates on all of the
news from the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation at D23 Expo 2019 right here on the Disney
Parks Blog. Tune in here – your source for official announcements from Disney
Parks, Experiences and Products.
Our Blog coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET from the special Hall D23 presentation.
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