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Live Coverage of Disney Parks Special Announcement

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

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Have you heard? We’re unveiling some exciting plans for Disney Parks in New York City in less than 24 hours. And you bet we’ll be announcing some good stuff that you’ll want to know about. So, on Thursday we’re offering live coverage of the event here on The Disney Parks Blog. You’ll be able to watch and interact in real time as we raise the curtain on what’s coming. We don’t want to give away any of the surprises but expect to see a few faces you’ll instantly recognize along with Disney characters and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Tom Staggs.

The live stream begins on September 23 at 12:45 p.m. EST. We’ll also be providing updates on our @DisneyParks Twitter account and Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Facebook pages. See you back here tomorrow afternoon.


  • Can’t be about the Disney Store in NYC…. that’s not “new” news. I’m hoping they are adding on to WDW!! 🙂

  • New slogan for the parks? To replace celebrate?

  • One of the plans has to be the partnership between Disney and Apple in which they’ll be using new technology for the World of Disney store opening in Times Square. It’ll be the first of many Disney stores that’ll get the upgrade. Hope I get to see it for myself some time soon in California.

  • Anyone know where in NYC the announcement is taking place?

  • I’m guessing this may have something to do with the construction behind the castle in Orlando. Looks forward to hearing what it is and seeing it when we head up for the wine festival next month!

  • Are they going to be revealing what the new theme will be for next year, which will be extended into the following year due to popular demand?

  • I really hope it’s the Fantasyland expansion!! I heard rumours of Marvel characters being added to Adventureland.

  • I am very excited about this! I am usually always at work during the day, and I am off tomorrow!!! Can’t wait!!

  • Probably something to do with the 40th anniversary celebration!

  • @ Dan— Would LOVE to see Pleasure Island (especially The Adventurers Club) re-opened. NOTHING to do at night at WDW anymore once you’ve seen 3 night shows. At least I get to see the AC characters in early October at ConGaloosh.

  • I hope it means a new parade for Magic Kingdom! It needs help ASAP!

  • My guess… a fifth “adventure” park in FL with thrill rides.

  • YES, Dan. I totally agree, I wish they would re-open Pleasure Island. But since they are in New York, I guess it has something to do to with something up there. But, I’d be so happy if they’d re-open, the buildings are just sitting there anyway! :-O

  • You need to add Greece to Epcot

  • Could it possibly the return of the Lights of Winter to Epcot?

  • Can’t wait!!!!

  • the only thing that would interest me (and hundreds more, judging by the volume of mail that gets sent to Allen Weiss), is re-opening Pleasure island

  • I would love to see the plans for WDW’s 40th Anniversary celebrations!

  • Very, very intriguing…

    I hope the news involves Disneyland in some way.

  • I can only assume it’s the new Disney Store / World of Disney to replace the one that closed last year…

  • and I didnt mean new parks, I ment new resorts

  • OK I know one of them cause we saw the model, if thats what they are talking about, and its DL. Lets hope its no more new parks, but we were told 2 more things about DW, now lets see if they are really true. I sure hope it is. If it is, its going to be awsome. And those 2 were both DW.

  • My guess is DCL sailing from NYC.

  • I still think they could update IllumiNations with the new ‘World of Color’ technology!

    A new World Showcase Pavilion would be great too! 😀

  • Maybe a new section of Marvel characters since they bought Marvel earlier this year. Regardless, Disney is awesome. Can’t wait to bring the family back in May.

  • As long as it has nothing to do with Duffy, I’ll be happy. And no Disney isn’t building any parks in Texas. I would love for Disney to add a “Lucasland” to DHS. Some more Star Wars rides would be great!

  • Some of the best, and most believable rumors around here are Shanghai Disneyland and a fifth park at WDW, either a villians park or a heroes and villians park.

  • Really hope we hear more about the Fantasyland Expansion coming to the Magic Kingdom. 😉

    -Club D23

  • Epcot…? Figment and Epcot..? Epcot World Showcase? Wonders of Life…? Wait no: Epcot, with Figment in a new ride in a new World Showcase country!

    Yeah, announce that.

  • Let the Memories Begin?!?

  • Could it be that Disney is in the works to buy/renew Coney Island?!?!?

  • I cannot wait. Two Disney destinations on the east coast. I am sooo excite to see!!!

  • I’m going to be going NUTSO wiating for the news! Just tell me now! LOL

  • It’s the new Disney Store in Times Square most likely. This has been known to the northerners for a while because it replaced the Virgin Mobile store. Can’t wait to see it. I’m gonna visit it on saturday.

  • Can’t wait to see what it’s all about…I’m a huge Disney fan. 🙂

  • Something new at Disney!! How exciting!!

  • I keep seeing hints of New York… So I’m thinking they might be opening a new Disney in New York. But I HOPE it’s a 5th park at Walt Disney World!! Awwwww man!! I would through a party!! :]]]]]]

  • YAY! I want to know SO bad what’s going on, I’m excited!!! 😀

  • Excited. (:

  • Wow..wonder what it is!!

  • Should make for some great memories

  • Is the event going to be open to the public? Just found out I’ll have the day off and I can get there.

  • Yes! I love the live streams

  • Marvel? Changes in the New Fantasyland project? Shanghai? The third park in France?

    I can’t even imagine what kind of news are coming 😀

    These live stream videos from Disney are amazing! The one for ‘World of Color’ was wonderful! I can’t wait 🙂

  • I am thrilled. I cannot wait to see what is in store for this huge Disney fan!!! I visit Disney World at least once a month so anything new is greatly appreciated! I will be watching!

  • If we can’t watch it live, where can we watch it afterward? Will it be on YouTube?

  • yahoo! love disney! can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • Maybe it will be the rumored new resort in the central US. There has always been a rumor of a Texas park, or a third gate in California.

  • Sounds pretty exciting. Is this going to affect Disneyland, too?

  • Woo Hoo! I’m so excited that you will be live-streaming this! It will almost feel like I’m there!!

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