ParkFans Logo

2017 D23 Announcements

07/16/17 at 10:26am in 2017 D23 Announcements (Latest Edit: 07/16/17 at 12:17pm by Nicole.)
Post: #1
*
Disney announced loads of stuff yesterday at their D23 event. Expect major changes at both Disneyland and WDW in the coming years leading up to WDW's 50th anniversary in 2021.

Magic Kingdom
- Tron Lightcycle Power Run makes its debut in Tomorrowland behind the speedway.
- new theater on Main Street

Epcot
- Ellen is closing for a Guardians of the Galaxy E-ticket attraction
- Future World will be getting a full on renovation
- The France pavilion will be scoring Paris' Ratatouille dark ride
- Long overdue update to China's video
- Mission Space to get updated video with its current refurbishment along with a brand new table service restaurant attached to the attraction

Hollywood Studios
- Great Movie Ride to be replaced by a Mickey Mouse themed dark ride later this year. Get your rides in before it closes Frowning
- Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is the official name for Star Wars Land
- Fully immersive, all inclusive Star Wars Hotel will be opening.

Resort-wide
- New hotel onsite - Riviera Resort
- Skyway makes a comeback as a mode of transport between some resorts and Epcot/Studios
- Minnie Vans Uber style service to be introduced

Disneyland Resort
- Marvel Land is announced for California Adventure
- Paradise Pier becomes Pixar Pier
- New Disneyland Forever-style fireworks show based on Pixar films

Other
- Disneyland Paris will open a brand new Marvel Hotel
- A new 7th ship announced for Disney Cruise Line

Best of all, this will all be open and running by WDW's 50th in 2021.

Its only the second day and Disney has dropped bombshell after bombshell. Looks like Uni really kicked Disney into ultra high gear. Orlando is really becoming hotter and hotter in terms of new attractions in the next coming years.

Project Geauga Lake - Photos! - BGW Crowd Calendar - Don't look back, as you brave the Black Forest
Thanks given by:  Unagi, ElsaManta, Joe, UnicornZiva, Lord Robert, Jesy
Offline
Quote
07/17/17 at 12:19am in 2017 D23 Announcements
Post: #2
*
Why on earth would they get rid of Great Movie Ride?! Do we have an official closing date yet or is it just "later this year" still? :/

Coaster Count: 39
Top 5: Manta (SWO), Intimidator 305/Fury 325 (tie 'til I can decide), Mako, Apollo's Chariot
Thanks given by:  Unagi, Joe
Offline
Quote
07/17/17 at 12:53am in 2017 D23 Announcements
Post: #3
*
(07/17/17 12:19am)ElsaManta Wrote:  Why on earth would they get rid of Great Movie Ride?! Do we have an official closing date yet or is it just "later this year" still? :/

Last day is next month on August 13.
Offline
Quote
07/17/17 at 10:00am in 2017 D23 Announcements (Latest Edit: 07/19/17 at 04:17am by Nicole.)
Post: #4
*
Here are all of the official WDW announcements, if anyone is interested.

"Wit has some truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words." -- Dorothy Parker
Thanks given by:  Connor, jeffh
Online
Quote
07/17/17 at 10:38am in 2017 D23 Announcements
Post: #5
*
Most of these sound fantastic and long-needed, but FUCK. Removing the Great Movie Ride? The Great Movie Ride is one of the most iconic rides not only in Disney's repertoire, but among the industry as a whole. The outstanding sets, incredible storytelling, and fresh ride experience afforded by the live actors will be sorely missed. At least the Chinese Theater will be spared.

Find Busch Dominion:
Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube
Thanks given by:  Lord Robert, netdvn
Offline
Quote
07/17/17 at 12:16pm in 2017 D23 Announcements
Post: #6
*
(07/17/17 10:00am)Nicole Wrote:  Here are all of the official announcements, if anyone is interested.

Additionally, here are all of the official announcements for Disneyland Resort.

Waking up fresh every mornin'; Openin' up for you; Waitin' for your laughter; With so much new to do! Busch—Gardens! Busch—Gardens! Come to Busch Gardens and come to life! Come to Busch Gardens and come—to life!
Contact Me: Private Message | Email | Twitter | Coaster Count
Thanks given by:  Nicole
Offline
Quote
07/17/17 at 12:28pm in 2017 D23 Announcements (Latest Edit: 07/17/17 at 12:33pm by Shane.)
Post: #7
*
I am interested in learning more about this Marvel Land they are planning to build at DCA. They havn't given any details, but I think it is safe to assume that the re-dressed Tower of Terror/Gaurdians of the Galaxy ride will be integrated into a larger Marvel area in order to add Spider-man and The Avengers. It sounds like they will not be recycling the Iron Man ride from Hong Kong Disneyland. While I am almost positive that Disney's take on a Spider-man ride will be totally unique and incorporate Tom Holland, there is no doubt that the character's inclusion in DCA's Marvel Land is very much due to IoA's Spider-man ride being so successful and popular.

While I realize that WDW can not include any character's used in IOA, I think it is also interesting to observe that DCA's management is much more open to, and willing to create and add completely unique and new rides not found at any other DIS park, while the accountants that manage WDW mostly focus on recycling concepts from other parks (TRON, Soarin', Ratatouille, The Little Mermaid, etc) or redress existing attractions with IP.

One last observation I'd like to make is that I find it interesting that DCA us going for a third version of the Pier. They just completed an entire remodel and overhaul of the Pier a couple of years ago with all new themed dining, the Little Mermaid Ride, and other changes. Why is it getting a Pixar makeover now? Especially with other Pixar properties already having their own dedicated lands in the park today (Cars, A Bugs Life). I have to imagine that A Bugs Life will see itself removed in favor of expansion of one of these other new lands in the park. And will DCA's Wild Mouse get a third retheme to Pixar? Maybe a version of the Monster's Inc Door Coaster that has been rumored all these years? So very interesting indeed...

Waking up fresh every mornin'; Openin' up for you; Waitin' for your laughter; With so much new to do! Busch—Gardens! Busch—Gardens! Come to Busch Gardens and come to life! Come to Busch Gardens and come—to life!
Contact Me: Private Message | Email | Twitter | Coaster Count
Thanks given by:  Joe
Offline
Quote
07/17/17 at 05:33pm in 2017 D23 Announcements
Post: #8
*
What Star Wars Land will look like the first three years after it opens...

Image
Thanks given by:  Nicole, mjm1ahoney3, Shane, Lord Robert, netdvn
Offline
Quote
07/18/17 at 08:39am in 2017 D23 Announcements
Post: #9
*
That's reason enough that I've long thought a dedicated Star Wars park would be not only be successful, but necessary. It's not like Florida doesn't have the space for it, California maybe not. Additionally, there is enough different worlds, characters, and history in the Star Wars Universe to provide enough content for a whole park. But, that's neither here nor there, as this is the route Disney Parks has chosen to take. I'm still very much interested in learning what the parks plan to do with their Star Tours attractions.

Waking up fresh every mornin'; Openin' up for you; Waitin' for your laughter; With so much new to do! Busch—Gardens! Busch—Gardens! Come to Busch Gardens and come to life! Come to Busch Gardens and come—to life!
Contact Me: Private Message | Email | Twitter | Coaster Count
Thanks given by:  Connor, Nicole, Unagi
Offline
Quote
07/18/17 at 10:50pm in 2017 D23 Announcements
Post: #10
*
It's about time EPCOT got a freaking redoing, it was WAY overdue.

"Not pet. Wingman."
Thanks given by:  Unagi, netdvn
Offline
Quote

User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | ParkFans Network | Return to Top | Lite (Archive) Mode | RSS Syndication | |
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.