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LIVE COVERAGE: Exciting Details on New Experiences Coming to Disney Parks Announced at D23’s Destination D Mickey Mouse Fan Celebration

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Update from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse 10:00 a.m. ET

Thank you for watching Disney Parks Blog LIVE coverage of D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse at the Walt Disney World Resort.

We’ve wrapped our LIVE updates but there’s much more to share this morning and later today. Keep checking back today for the latest on all of the stories shared today and more!


Update from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse 9:53 a.m. ET

Artist Rendering of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

BREAKING: Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek just revealed the names of the two signature attractions set for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge when it opens at the Disneyland Resort next summer and at the Walt Disney World Resort in fall 2019.

Guests can take the controls in one of three unique and critical roles aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. And on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests can join an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance – including a face-off with Kylo Ren himself!

Check out one of the amazing videos shared with Destination D fans:

Check back soon to see amazing footage from the sky!

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He also shared a new look at the Star Wars resort that’s currently in development for the Walt Disney World Resort.

More details: Exciting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge news from Destination D


Update from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse 9:39 a.m. ET

Artist rendering of Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge

During his presentation, Chapek unveiled details about Reflections – A Disney Lakeside Lodge, a deluxe, nature-inspired resort coming to Orlando that will feature more than 900 hotel rooms and proposed Disney Vacation Club villas.


Update from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse 9:30 a.m. ET

BREAKING: Bob just shared an exciting update on a new spectacular planned to open at Epcot in 2020 as part of the multi-year transformation of the park!

The new nighttime spectacular will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers.

Artist rendering of Epcot Forever show at Epcot

MORE: Before that new show debuts, there will be a limited-time experience Epcot fans will love, called “Epcot Forever,” which will debut in fall 2019 and will feature classic Epcot tunes.

Artist rendering of France pavillion at Epcot

Also at Epcot, Bob just revealed that the Ratatouille experience coming to the France pavilion will be called Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

And coming soon to the France pavilion at World Showcase: In addition to “Impressions de France,” : a brand new “Beauty and the Beast” sing-along created by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films, is set to debut.

More details: New Nighttime Spectaculars & ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Sing-Along Announced for Epcot


Update from D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse: 9:25 a.m. ET

Artist rendering of Wonderful World of Animation at Disney's Hollywood Studios

In 2019, there are exciting new experiences coming to Disney Parks – all inspired by Mickey Mouse!

Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek at D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event

Bob just unveiled news of an all-new cinematic nighttime experience, “Wonderful World of Animation,” which will debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in May 2019, as part of the park’s 30th anniversary celebration. The show will use state-of-the-art projection technology to take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey himself.

And for the Disneyland Resort fans, he also shared that the beloved Mickey’s Soundsational Parade is set to return to Disneyland park in January 2019!

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway logo

Check back later this morning for a complete list of the experiences, including the first-ever ride-through attraction themed to Mickey Mouse.

More details: New Mickey Mouse Experiences Will Delight Guests at Disney Parks & Beyond


There are new details about some highly-anticipated experiences coming soon to Disney Parks and we’re sharing updates LIVE during today’s D23 Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek is announcing what’s new at Disney Parks beginning at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET. Destination D fans at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will be the first to hear Bob’s announcements and we’ll be providing live updates as they happen!

Comments

  • New nighttime parade at Magic Kingdom?

  • What about a new nighttime parade at Magic Kingdom? That’s one of the things I miss most at that park!

  • These things look nice, but you need new people to do the naming. The names are bad.