Fans Get Curious and Curiouser at D23 Expo

Disney Parks are continuously changing queue lines, adding new lands and reinventing classic rides to keep the magic alive for guests. This is idea is reminiscent of what Walt said himself. The parks will continue to grow as long as there is imagination in the world.

Here is a list of construction, refurbishments and updates at each park.

Walt Disney World

  • Toy Story Expansion
  • Magic of Disney Animation
  • Maelstrom
  • Soarin’
  • Innoventions
  • Living with the Land
  • Central Plaza in Magic Kingdom
  • Monorail
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Dream Along with Mickey
  • Briar Patch
  • WDW Railroad
  • Peter Pan’s Flight
  • People Mover
  • Splash Mountain
  • Space Mountain
  • Space Ranger Spin
  • Swiss Family Treehouse
  • It’s a Small World
  • Avatar Land

Disneyland

  • Rumored Star Wars expansion
  • DCA’s Hollywood Land Backlot area
  • Frozen Musical Sing-Along
  • Freeze the Night (dance party)
  • Storybook Land Boat Ride
  • Soarin’
  • Luigi’s Flying Tires
  • Fantasyland Dark Rides

What to Expect at D23?

Sorcerer's Hat at Disney's Hollywood Studios Photo Credit: Cmdr_Crimson, Oct 24, 2014

Sorcerer’s Hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Photo Credit: Cmdr_Crimson, Oct 24, 2014

Disney fans, like myself, are anxious about the cosmetics Disney Hollywood Studios has been receiving. Earlier in the year, the Sorcerers Hat was taken down to open the area in front of The Great Movie Ride. In addition, the name Disney Hollywood Studios is about to be trashed. Will there be a new name release at D23? Only time will tell.

Without the magic of Disney animation, there would be no parks. The Magic of Disney Animation is following The Studio Backlot Tours in the fact that they are resting in peace with the 999 happy haunts. The Magic of Disney Animation is a sit-down event where guests are led by a cast member to draw a beloved Disney character. Visitors love to see their creations take on a new life when pencil hits paper. The Animation Academy isn’t going away forever. It will find a new home in the future – hopefully big enough to house the larger than                                                                                         life names they create.

Avatar Land is creating lots of buzz in Animal Kingdom. Construction has been going on, and guests have been able to see a glimpse of this new attraction. While you can only see the skeleton at the park, the media has already had the chance to see a preview of Avatar Land – truly out of this world.

Avatar Land Model at D23 Photo Credit: John Frost

Avatar Land Model at D23
Photo Credit: John Frost

Now, let’s take a turn into the unknown…in a galaxy far, far away. D23 is hosting a live-action day which means there will be a lot of news for all things Marvel and Lucas Films. There has been a rumored Star Wars expansion at Disneyland. Disney has just purchased two pieces of land in Anaheim in close proximity to the parks. Fans of Disney and Lucas are raising their light sabers in hopes that an announcement will be made this weekend. The Star Wars community is also looking if there will be a special preview of Episode VIII at D23. All I can say is, “Never tell me the odds.”

These are just a few key points some are looking towards at the Expo. Keep looking, and I will keep posting updates about D23 and all things new at Disney Parks. If you are particularly interested in the D23 Expo and cannot attend, be sure to check out Disney Vlogs on  Youtube, Twitter and Periscope. Some Disney Periscopers are broadcasting live at the events. So, you can receive the information from the comfort of your home or work.

Thanks for checking in, and have a magical, Disney day!

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