Six Things You’ll Do for the First Time in Disney Parks Coast-to-Coast in 2020

We thought 2019 was busy with Mickey’s 90th (he celebrated for almost a full year!), the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on both coasts (plus the arrival of Rise of the Resistance), and Disney World welcoming the Gran Destino Tower to name just a few items.

Rise of the Resistance Entrance

As we prepare to welcome 2020, we made a list of the things we’ll do for the first time at Walt Disney World and at Disneyland in 2020 that we just can’t wait to experience.

Disneyland Magic Happens Parade Concept Art ©Disney

Grab your calendar, and start planning your next Disney trip to include these items!

Race Around the Kitchen with Ratatouille on Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Ride

Epcot‘s France pavilion will welcome Remy in a big way in 2020! The ride Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will open in the summer of 2020 bringing one of Disneyland Paris’ most popular rides to the U.S.

Artist Rendering of France Pavilion with new attraction ©Disney

We can’t wait to “shrink” down to the size of a rat and race around that Parisian kitchen dodging all sorts of items!

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Ride Vehicle

After we race around the kitchen we’ll stop by the new table service creperie La Creperie de Paris for a sweet or savory treat.

La Creperie de Paris Concept Art ©Disney

Runaway with Mickey and Minnie on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Ride

Even though we may shed a tear for Hollywood Studios‘ dearly departed Great Movie Ride, we are hoping to leave with a smile on our faces after riding its replacement, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway ©Disney

We can set off on our adventures with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and the rest of the gang in the spring of 2020. After riding the new ride we’ll stop by the new Mickey Shorts Theater also opening in the spring.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Concept Art ©Disney

Eat in Outer Space at Space 220

As part of Epcot’s transformation, a new table service location will open in the winter of 2020 near MISSION: Space. The new restaurant will have us dining on a space station 220 miles above earth, hence the name Space 220!  Check out this concept art — we get to see the earth from our tables!

Space 220 Concept Art ©Disney

Celebrate Disney Animation with Cirque du Soleil

After a long absence we can’t wait to welcome Cirque du Soleil back to Disney Springs with a new show. Called Drawn to Life, the new show celebrates Disney Animation, and we have to admit after watching Disney+’s The Imagineering Story we have an even greater appreciation for the art behind Disney and can’t wait to see this show. Previews start March 20 with the show opening on April 17.

Cirque du Soleil Concept Art ©Disney

Save the World with the Avengers at Avengers Campus

The first phase of Avengers Campus opens at Disney California Adventure in 2020.

Avengers Campus Concept Art ©Disney

We can’t wait to eat in the Pym Test Kitchen, help Spider-Man out on his adventures, meet Black Widow, and find out how this campus relates to other Avengers Campuses around the globe.

Avengers Campus Spider-Man Ride Concept Art ©Disney
Avengers Campus PYM Test Kitchen Concept Art ©Disney

Welcome a New Parade to Disneyland

We’ll find out Magic Happens with Disneyland‘s newest parade. The new parade debuts on February 28, 2020.


We’ll get to see some of Disney’s newest characters including Coco, Maui, and Moana in a parade alongside Sleeping Beauty, Elsa and Anna, and more.

Frozen 2

Be sure to check out both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland calendars of events to make sure you are up-to-date on the new events, rides, restaurants, and more coming to the parks in 2020!

Will you be visiting Disney in 2020? What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments.

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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One Reply to “Six Things You’ll Do for the First Time in Disney Parks Coast-to-Coast in 2020”

  1. For me personally, I will have went an entire decade without going to WDW come 2020. Would love nothing better than to go back, but sadly it’s no longer the same place I couldn’t get enough of from 1986 – 2001. Posters here from those days will know exactly what I’m talking about and those that didn’t start visiting before 2000 cannot begin to imagine the long and sad fall the mouse has made.