With all the recent news around Universal Orlando’s new park Epic Universe opening in 2025, many experts and theme park fans have been wondering if Disney World will open a 5th park.
Disney has not confirmed at all if they’re planning to do a 5th park, but they’ve shared a lot of blue sky project ideas over the years, so we know they have a lot of plans for the near future. But if they choose to open a 5th park, what could that look like?
Now, we’d like to remind you before we begin that NONE of this is confirmed! We’ve just taken a look at what Disney has talked about in the past that they’d LIKE to do, and what other Disney parks around the world have done that seem to be working well.
A Villains Land
For years now, many Disney fans have shared their love of Disney Villains, and have expressed they’d love to see a villains land come to an existing park, or a new park.
Disney has shared that one of their blue-sky ideas for the Magic Kingdom expansion happening behind Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is to add a villains area, but perhaps they’d hold off and decide to put a larger land in a whole new park. It would be similar to Epic Universe’s Dark Universe land, which many fans are very excited about.
A Percy Jackson/Camp Half Blood Land
Disney+ just finished releasing the first season of “Percy Jackson and The Olympians,” inspired by the series of the same name written by Rick Riordan. The first season did very well with numbers, and the viewers seemed to really enjoy it, so Disney has renewed it for a second season.
There are 5 books in the main series, along with a companion series called “The Heroes of Olympus” that also has 5 novels. If numbers were to stay up, it’s entirely possible Disney could build Camp Half Blood in a new Disney park, which would attract not only fans of the TV series, but all the fans of the original book series as well. In fact, the cast of Percy Jackson has already talked about how they’d love to have a park/area of a park dedicated to Camp Half Blood from the series, specifically quoting Aryan Simhadri saying, “They should definitely put out a ride, though. They should have one whole park, where there’s a part with camp half-blood and then the tunnel of love ride.”
International Disney Park Lands
The Disney parks all around the world have tons of different lands, attractions, and rides that we’re very jealous of here in the States, and it’s very likely Disney may replicate some of these lands working very well in other parks into a 5th Disney World park.
So what are some of these international lands that are working fantastically? Well, World of Frozen in Hong Kong Disneyland (and soon to be Disneyland Paris) is one example, and Disney has already mentioned that they’re taking inspiration from projects centered around Coco, Black Panther, Tangled, Frozen, Zootopia, Peter Pan, Tron, and Toy Story.
Soon you’ll be able to find Tangled, Peter Pan, and Frozen themed lands coming to Fantasy Springs at Tokyo DisneySea, and Shanghai Disneyland opened their new Zootopia land in late 2023. Disney has also mentioned an interest in Coco-themed attractions, and that wouldn’t be a copy and paste of anywhere else, they’d be creating that from scratch!
Quincy and Emma went to Hong Kong to see the new World of Frozen, and you can watch their video about it right here:
At this time, Disney World’s only Marvel ride is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT, and to catch up with the other parks, Disney could choose to put a whole Marvel-themed land in a new 5th park. This is especially true since Marvel doesn’t seem to be slowing down with any of their stories soon, so it’s a growing franchise to this day.
Regardless of what Disney World plans to do, we can’t wait to see what’s next for the parks. While a 5th park hasn’t been announced, we do know that attractions like Country Bear Jamboree and Test Track are being reimagined soon, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is on its way in Disney World and Disneyland, and Dinoland U.S.A. is being replaced in Animal Kingdom.
There’s so much on the way and we’ll keep you updated with everything, so stay tuned to AllEars!
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