All the D23 Expo Announcements
for Disney Parks and Resorts


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On July 15, 2017, at the D23 Expo, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced numerous new projects for Disney parks and resorts at Walt Disney World and around the globe.
This is a summary of what was announced.

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Land Updates

Land will be called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Extensive Model Displayed for first time.

Completion Date: 2019

More about Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars Model
Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land

Will officially open Summer 2018.

More about Toy Story Land

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

On Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, you'll step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends like never before.

Completion Date: 2021

More about Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway
Epcot

Guardians of the Galaxy-Themed Attraction - Future World

Adhering to the original vision of Epcot's Future World as the place to experience the excitement and adventure offered by space travel.

Completion Date: 2021

More about the Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction

Guardians of the Galaxy
Ratatouille

Ratatouille
- France Pavilion

Very similar to the attraction at Disneyland Paris. Shrink to Remy's size and scurry to safety in a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds and smells of Gusteau's legendary Parisian restaurant.

Completion Date: 2021

More about Ratatouille

China Film Update
- China Pavilion

The next generation digital camera has been invented to provide a seamless Circle-Vision show in the China pavilion.

Completion Date: Unknown

More about the China Film

China
Mission Space

Mission: Space Relaunch

A new Green mission to Earth joins the ever-popular Orange mission, now known as Mars. The mission to Earth will have guests blasting off on a whole new adventure around our planet, "Soarin' around Earth." The new mission allows younger kids to join Mission: Space for the very first time.

Open August 13, 2017.

More about Mission Space: Relaunch

New Space-Themed Restaurant
- Future World near Mission: Space

Completion Date: unknown

More about the Space-Themed Restaurant

Space Dining
Magic Kingdom

TRON Lightcycle Power Run
- Tomorrowland

A coaster-style attraction, in which riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles.

Completion Date: 2021

More about TRON Lightcycle Power Run

Tron
Main Street Theatre

Willis Wood Theater
- Main Street U.S.A.

A new venue for world-class entertainment is coming to Main Street, U.S.A. at Magic Kingdom.

Completion Date: 2021

More about Willis Wood Theater

Resorts

Disney Riviera Resort

This new Disney Vacation Club resort will have a rooftop restaurant that will offer "unbelievable views of nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Hollywood Studios."

Completion Date: 2019

More about Disney Riviera Resort

Riviera
Star Wars Hotel

Star-Wars Themed Immersive Luxury Resort

Disney announced it would create the most experiential concept ever in an immersive Star Wars-themed hotel at Walt Disney World Resort.

Completion Date: unknown

More about the Star-Wars resort

Transportation

Minnie Van Service

Point-to-Point Transportation within Walt Disney World for a $20 flat fee.

More About the Minnie Van Service

Now Operating.

Minnie Van
Disney Skyliner

Disney Skyliner

Brand new transportation system will connect the Art of Animation, Pop Century, Disney Riviera and Caribbean Beach resorts with Disney's Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway area of Epcot.

Completion Date: Unknown

More about Disney's Skyliner

 

DISNEYLAND

Star Wars Land Updates

Land will be called Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Extensive Model Displayed for first time

Completion Date: 2019

More about Disneyland's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars Model

 

Avengers Disneyland

 

Immersive Marvel Super Hero Experience

Building on the success of Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!, Guardians of the Galaxy stories will soon be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe at Disney California Adventure.

Completion Date: Unknown

More about the Super Hero Experience

Paradise Pier to Become Pixar Pier

The pier will take on a brand new look as more favorite Pixar characters and stories come to life, from The Incredibles, to Inside Out to even more Toy Story.

Completion Date: Summer 2018

More about Pixar Pier

Pixar Peer

Pixar Fest

Pixar Fest

A limited-time, all-things Pixar celebration will launch at the Disneyland Resort in 2018. The celebration will include a new fireworks spectacular, as well as special characters and entertainment experiences. As part of the celebration, Pixar Play Parade will return to the resort, this time in Disneyland Park, and fan-favorite, Paint the Night, will move to Disney California Adventure Park, which has one of Disney’s longest parade routes.

Completion Date: 2018

More about Pixar Fest

 

Halloween Time Expands to Disney California Adventure for 2017

Cars Land Transforms for 'Haul-O-Ween,' Oogie Boogie Takes Over Disney California Adventure, and Guests Now Get to 'Mix-In' at Both Parks Prior to Mickey's Halloween Party

Completion Date: 2017

More about Halloween Time

 

Halloween Time
DISNEY CRUISE LINE

Third New Ship Announced

Disney Cruise Line will add one more ship to its expansion to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level.

Completion Date: 2023

More about Disney Cruise Line third ship

DCL
DISNEYLAND PARIS

Disney's Hotel New York - The Art of Marvel

"At Europe's top tourist destination, we have big plans to do that in a way that is uniquely Disney," Chapek said. "We’re going to create a hotel at Disneyland Paris that would make Tony Stark proud. I'm thrilled to announce that Disney’s New York Hotel – The Art of Marvel will transport our guests to the action-packed, inspiring world of Super Heroes including Iron Man, The Avengers, Spider Man and more!"

Completion Date: Unknown

More about Disney's New York Hotel - The Art of Marvel

New York Hotel