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This weekend D23 (the official Disney Fan Club) is hosting their latest D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center, bringing all segments of the company together to share the latest news, history, presentations and surprises for Disney fans of all ages and interests! For those not familiar with D23, this is the Disney-owned and operated branch of the company responsible for curating and sharing content from across the Walt Disney Company via the D23 website, the D23 magazine and events across the globe, including the bi-annual D23 Expo and the bi-annual Destination D events.

 

Be sure to follow along with this thread to see all of the content shared with us throughout the weekend, along with any exciting news that may be shared along the way! Follow us on Twitter for live coverage through the next two days and look to this thread for any major updates and end of day recaps as they are posted!

 

To follow along with our full coverage, please see the links below, presented in chronological order:

 

Disney Parks, Experiences and Products early reveals including Moana-inspired Epcot attraction and more!

D23 Expo show floor media preview report posted!

D23 Expo Day One Report Posted!

D23 Expo Day Two Report Posted!

D23 Expo Disney Parks, Experiences and Products announcement links

D23 Expo Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation report posted!

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As Disney gave us a media preview of the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products pavilion at the D23 Expo, the first wave of Disney Parks related announcements and reveals were made!

 

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As many of you know, this weekend’s D23 Expo 2019 will showcase dozens of exclusive reveals and announcements for Disney parks and resorts across the globe. And to kick things off, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared exciting news from Anaheim tonight as a preview of what’s to come this weekend!

 

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An all-new Star Wars vacation experience is coming to Walt Disney World Resort!

 

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be a new, first-of-its-kind vacation experience where guests will check in for a two-night adventure aboard a glamorous starship. Once onboard, guests will interact with characters and become active participants in stories that unfold around them on their galactic journey.

 

Inside the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion at D23 Expo, visitors will be able to see a new model and incredible visuals of the starcruiser – called the Halcyon.

 

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Also at Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve got big plans for our multi-year transformation of Epcot, with new experiences that will make the park more Disney, more family, more timeless and more relevant to the millions of guests who visit each year.

 

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The reinvention of Epcot will include Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana.” This first-ever attraction based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios hit film, “Moana,” will let guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

 

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And this October, guests will be able to visualize all of the exciting plans for Epcot at a new experience center in the Odyssey Events Pavilion, called Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience. Inside this first-of-its-kind offering within a Disney park, guests will discover engaging and interactive exhibits that allow you to step inside the relentless innovation, energy and excitement and see some never-before-revealed details driving the future of Epcot all throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.

 

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At Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris, we’ve already shared updates that we’re building immersive Super Hero themed lands. Today, we’re thrilled to announce these fantastic lands will be called Avengers Campus.

 

When guests visit Avengers Campus, they will become part of an interconnected, global story that spans from California to Paris to Hong Kong with the Avengers recruiting new extraordinary people to join them.

 

Inside our pavilion at D23 Expo, guests will be able to see an in-story experience where they’ll learn why the Avengers are building these campuses. And on Sunday, we’ll share more details about what our guests will be able to experience when they open.

 

The pavilion will also feature many of the attractions and lands coming to our sites around the world including TRON Lightcycle Run coming to Magic Kingdom Park, as well as additional expansions in Tokyo and Hong Kong. Here’s a quick look inside:

 

 

If you’re excited about today’s announcements, the best is still to come!

 

On Sunday, August 25, we’ll be sharing more details on today’s stories as well as minute-by-minute updates on all of the news from the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation at D23 Expo 2019 right here on the Disney Parks Blog. Tune in here – your source for official announcements from Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

 

Our Blog coverage begins at 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET from the special Hall D23 presentation.

 

You can also keep up with our coverage at @DisneyParks on Twitter and by following DisneyD23 on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram using the hashtag #D23Expo.

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Tonight select media outlets including TPR were given the opportunity to preview the Disney+, Walt Disney Archives, and Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilions on the show floor! These three pavilions will be open exclusively to guests throughout the weekend at the D23 Expo.

 

Most excitingly was the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products pavilion, where details about Epcot's ongoing transformation were shared, including the announcement of a new Moana-inspired attraction called Journey of Water. Concept art, videos and models are on display in the pavilion hinting at updates to existing attractions and new attractions to be added to the park. Poster art represents past and current Epcot attractions with two slots for posters currently held with a sign that indicates that they will be revealed during Sunday's major presentation.

 

In addition to Epcot details, the pavilion features a section about Avengers Campus, the name of the new Marvel-inspired lands coming to Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris. It was revealed that all Marvel-inspired attractions worldwide will have a connected story (not unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe does across film) that spans the globe to tie these areas and attractions together.

 

A model of the upcoming Tokyo Disneyland expansion, a tease of the new Zootopia-inspired land coming to Shanghai Disneyland and concept art for the Tron-themed coaster coming to the Magic Kingdom were just some of the additional offerings found at the pavilion. It is truly overwhelming to take in, and we were wishing we could stay longer to absorb more detail.

 

We'll be revisiting all three of these pavilions throughout the weekend, but start here to get your first taste of the D23 Expo 2019 show floor!

 

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A welcome sight!

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Next we previewed the new "The Walt Disney Company Archives Presents Heroes & Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume” exhibit.

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We're excited to be back here for another D23 Expo!

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D23 offers its Gold Members and Gold Family Members a quarterly magazine and a member's gift when subscribing to the annual program.

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This year's member gift is a set of really awesome pins!

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Disney+, Disney's direct-to-consumer streaming platform will debut on November 12th, 2019. Guests at the D23 Expo will have the opportunity to save $23 per year when committing/prepaying for three years of Disney+ access during the Expo.

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A new book and companion short form docuseries called “One Day at Disney” will debut on Disney+! This project highlights Disney Cast Members like Robin Roberts from Good Morning America who evoke creativity in their roles with the company!

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The docuseries will consist of more than 50 shorts ranging in length between four and seven minutes.

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The show will launch with Disney+ and the book will be available for purchase starting on December 5th, 2019!

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One of the confirmed shows that will be offered exclusively on Disney+ is The Mandalorian, the first ever live-action Star Wars TV series.

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Four different Cinderella dresses made for four different films or TV projects were on display at this exhibit.

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Tron Legacy fans will love this set of costumes!

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Which Mary Poppins look is your favorite?

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Do you spy any costumes you recognize?

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Time to head to the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion.

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New concept art of the Tron-inspired coaster that will open in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in time for 2021.

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Bob Chapek, Chairman of Park’s, Experiences and Products kicked off our preview of the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion.

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Time to learn more...

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The ”Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” vacation experience is coming to Walt Disney World! Guests will spend two nights aboard the Halcyon as they engage in immersive

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storytelling!

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The Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion at the D23 Expo hosts a model featuring several of the Epcot venues including the new Journey of Water attraction.

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A look at the model showing Journey of Water.

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Epcot attraction posters throughout the pavilion represent past and present attractions with two slots teasing reveals during Sunday’s Disney Parks, Experiences & Products presentation!

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Guardians of the Galaxy already has a poster designed!

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Tons of concept imagery ahead for Epcot... Not all of them will have a caption as we don't want speculation to be misinterpreted as fact.

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This elevated section of the park is intriguing...

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Concept art for Journey of Water...

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More from Journey of Water...

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Concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy at Epcot.

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New concept art from inside of the Guardians of the Galaxy queue.

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The Space restaurant will open at Epcot in the near future.

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How the France pavilion will look when its expansion is complete.

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Epcot Forever looks like a lot of fun!

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Lots of pyro expected.

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The next nighttime show at Epcot is a celebration of Disney music.

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Some new pavilion logos have sprung up in the style of the classic logos but with new shapes.

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What could this one be for?

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How about this?

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Or this?

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Or this one?

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I can't wait to see the France look like this when the expansion work is complete.

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I love the new/retro logo!

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Epcot's future is looking bright!

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So bright in fact, that Spaceship Earth will appear to be more eye-catching than ever.

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Entertainment in Epcot...

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New interactive experiences in Epcot...

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I really am eager to hear when this pavilion is all about.

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Shanghai Disneyland Zootopia expansion teased...

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Here's a model of Tokyo Disneyland's current expansion...

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And a closer look!

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A look at the “Journey of Water” attraction poster revealed during tonight's event.

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Time for some details about the Spider-Man attraction coming to Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Park Paris.

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Context...

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More context...

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A look at the newly designed Spiderman costume for the parks.

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A look at the Avengers Campus coming to Disney California Adventure!

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Teasing a sanctum for Doctor Strange to visit...

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We can't wait to see what these lands end up like!

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A few of the shrunken offerings found at a venue in Avengers Campus.

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100% love at first sight with the new Epcot concept art. Everything looks stunning! The revamped Future World areas look fantastic, Epcot Forever and the new show definitely seem to be worthy successors to Illuminations, and holy crap the new ride symbols. I'm so happy Epcot is getting this much love, it really deserves it.

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Thanks for all the (current & eventual) updates! EPCOT is definitely getting a lot of attention and care it deserves, after all these years. I hope we'll be able to visit there in a few years, after everything is done.

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Yesterday was the first full day of the D23 Expo! Following the Thursday media preview I was eager to get onto the show floor to see more of the guests, presentations and pavilions featured throughout. Much of our time yesterday was spent at the Disney Legacy Ceremony and the Disney+ presentation, so there wasn't as much opportunity to explore the floor, but I'll be walking more of it over the next two days.

 

The Disney Legacy Ceremony takes place bi-annually in tandem with the D23 Expo, where notable contributors to The Walt Disney Company across Film, Television, Music, Voice and Parks & Resorts are given the highest honor one can receive from the company. This year's recipients included Robert Downey Jr., Diane Sawyer, Jon Favreau and Bette Midler (see the full list in our report below)!

 

Later in the day was the Disney+ presentation in Hall D23. With only an hour and a half, this was an absolutely packed presentation, featuring previews of content from The Walt Disney Studios, Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic and Lucasfilm, making it clear why people are clamoring to sign up for access to this new streaming service. The back catalog of Disney content hosted on Disney+ includes all Disney animated films, all Star Wars films, eventually all Marvel films, thousands of Disney Channel show episodes and a majority of the Disney Channel Original Movies.

 

Original content announced or previewed for Disney+ included a live-action Lizzie Mcguire sequel series with Hillary Duff, the live action The Lady and the Tramp film, three newly announced Marvel Cinematic Universe shows (Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She Hulk) on top of the five previously announced, a new Muppets short form series, a new series of Forky (from Toy Story 4) animated shorts, a Monsters Inc. sequel series and The Mandalorian (the first ever live action Star Wars show)... And the big surprise at the end of the presentation was the arrival of Ewan McGregor to confirm that he will reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new live action Star Wars series for Disney+!

 

Overall it was a fantastic first day at the D23 Expo and with two more days ahead, there's tons more to expect in terms of fun, surprises and exciting news!

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We’re back this morning at the D23 Expo for the first full day of the event! Follow us on Twitter throughout the weekend for photos and news from across the floor!

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The first of the 2019 Disney Legends to be inducted was Robert Downey Jr for his contributions to Film!

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The next to be honored as a Disney Legend this year was Diane Sawyer!

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Disney Legend Jon Favreau was next to take the stage!

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Guests at the D23 Expo can sign up for the Disney+ Founders Circle with a three year commitment, earning a $23 per year discount and a special pin.

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A look at the Disney+ Founders Circle pin.

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The LEGO Disney Train and Station set is available for purchase this weekend at the D23 Expo Dream Store!

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Which of these Disney Parks Designer Collection Ear Hats do you love the most?

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They are available for purchase at the D23 Expo Dream Store!

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Guests are pouring in to the Anaheim Convention Center for the start of the D23 Expo Day 1!

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The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert Iger was here to host the Disney Legends Ceremony at the D23 Expo!

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The next to be named a Disney Legend was Hans Zimmer for his contributions to Music!

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The next to be honored as a Disney Legend was Robin Roberts from Good Morning America!

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For her contributions to Music, Christina Aguilera has been named a Disney Legend.

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Barnette Ricci was named a Disney Legend for her contributions to Disney Parks & Resorts including her work on Fantasmic! and the Main Street Electrical Parade!

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For her contributions in Film and Voice, Ming Na Wen has been named a Disney Legend! It was also announced that Ming Na has joined the cast of The Mandalorian!

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The next to be honored as a Disney Legend was James Earl Jones for his Voice contributions to The Walt Disney Company!

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Wing T. Chao was honored as a Disney Legend for his contributions to Imagineering!

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For his contributions in Film and Television, Kenny Ortega has been named a Disney Legend!

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For her contributions in Film for The Walt Disney Company, Bette Midler has been named a Disney Legend!

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For its first ever D23 Expo with the Walt Disney Company, National Geographic had a unique indoor pavilion featuring immersive projections and sea creature art created with recycled materials.

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Some neat things to see in here!

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Disney On Broadway brought several props from their current Broadway shows including Frozen...

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The Lion King...

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And Aladdin!

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Guests can walk through their own portal with this photo op at the Marvel Studios pavilion on the show floor.

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Disney on Broadway is also giving D23 guests the chance to experience an immersive VR experience.

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The World According to Jeff Goldblum is a new show coming to Disney+ and it looks so fun!

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Guests can see a demo of the Disney+ user interface at the Disney+ pavilion.

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Noelle, a new Christmas movie featuring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader from Disney Studios will debut with the launch of Disney+ this November.

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It is easy to forget in all that is going on at the D23 Expo that Hulu is now a part of the Walt Disney Company, which means Handmaid's Tale is a Disney property!

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Some of the pavilions at the D23 Expo will provide pins if you come to visit them!

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Sports fans can check out the ESPN+ pavilion at this weekend’s D23 Expo!

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The Disney Store has a pop-up shop featuring several Disney films with fun photo ops and merchandise!

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Amazing LEGO sculptures as always!

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Brushing shoulders with Jeff Goldblum... No big deal! ;-)

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There are some amazing cosplayers at the D23 Expo!

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Any fans of The Brave Little Toaster out there?

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Coco for the win!

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Inventive!

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Interesting...

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Flora, Fauna and Merryweather!

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Don't be fooled... There's actually someone in this balloon suit!

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The queuing experience at the D23 Expo has improved over the years, with StagePass being introduced to help minimize the extended overnight queues that plague most conventions... Standby queues still exist for those that don't secure StagePasses, but if you get a StagePass, you'll wait a few hours versus waiting for half a day (or even overnight).

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This Paint the Night parade cosplay is fantastic!

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Waiting to head into the Disney+ presentation!

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Honda is presenting a "The History of Autopia" with a neat walk through exhibit on the show floor!

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Some classic Autopia cars are on display...

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Along with some great historical images of the attraction throughout the year.

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Fun that they've managed to organize the lines of people on the road.

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If you want to buy merchandise, you can get a StorePass... Kind of like a FastPass for shopping. Otherwise you can wait in the line for Standby.

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You get this pin for visiting the exhibit...

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And it is lenticular!

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Insane!

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That wraps up Day 1 of the D23 Expo... We'll be back for the next two days to cover more!

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I ordered the Lego train set on Wednesday and it was on my porch after work last night. 4 hours of work down, 12 of 18 bags left. The locomotive, tender, and one coach are done.

 

I didn't see it in any of your pics, but the 3-level Haunted Mansion costume with a working Omnimover track is off the chain.

 

And, yeah, that Jeff Goldblum show looks brilliant.

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I've been curious to see where the new Epcot plans go, and I'm liking the blend of old and new that's going on (loving the return of the pavilion logos). The fact that Imagination appears on that model of updates really has me excited for tomorrow to see if anything good comes of it.

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I've been curious to see where the new Epcot plans go, and I'm liking the blend of old and new that's going on (loving the return of the pavilion logos). The fact that Imagination appears on that model of updates really has me excited for tomorrow to see if anything good comes of it.

Ooh, now that you mention it, I could totally see them ditching the Imagination Institute for something new. It feels like we're experiencing the Disney Parks Second Renaissance and I love it.

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There's got to be some kind of restaurant and/or bar in that elevated, treed/landscaped spot, opposite Imagination. And I suspect (at least) the other side of it, facing the lagoon, will be a prime spot for the new evening show and "dinner/bar/show packages", etc.

 

 

P.S. Love the possible concept, and we'd definitely want to

experience/eat/drink it, when we're there in the future.

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I'm not one to gush over merchandise but I absolutely want stuff with the new EPCOT pavilion logos on it. EPCOT's new concept art looks fantastic and I wish that they would release some of it as desktop backgrounds.

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The second full day of the D23 Expo was filled to the brim with activity and exciting fun across the floor! First up was the Disney Studios presentation (no photos or video allowed) where The Walt Disney Studios, Disney Animation, Lucasfilm and Marvel shared news and sneak peaks at their upcoming theatrical releases. The highlights of this presentation including a mind-blowing first look at footage from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the first footage from Marvel's Black Widow film, the cast assembly for Marvel's The Eternals, a sneak peak at Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, previews of Pixar's Onward and Soul films, and a lengthy preview of Frozen II capped off by a live performance by the film's cast!

 

The rest of the day was spent roaming the floor and attending breakout sessions to learn more about all of the different Disney projects taking place throughout the company. There's one day left at the D23 Expo 2019, with the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation taking place on Sunday, so stay tuned to this thread where news will be shared as it is released!

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We’re back for Day 2 of the D23 Expo!

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Any fans of The Emperor’s New Groove out there?

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Today we learned more about the “One Day at Disney” coffee table book and the companion Disney+ documentary series that will both arrive on December 3rd, 2019!

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Six employees and cast members from across The Walt Disney Company were here to share some of their personal Disney stories with us!

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BB-8 rolled onto the Stage 28 for a surprise appearance at the “One Day at Disney” panel!

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Check out this new concept art of Tron Lightcyle Run coming to the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort!

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A model of the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway ride vehicle is on display at the Disney Parks pavilion! This attraction will be opening at Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2020 and Disneyland Park in 2022!

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Guests will take a ride aboard the "Runnamuck Railroad."

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A look at some new Epcot merchandise...

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All of the new Epcot logos!

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Gorgeous concept art!

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Notice Pinocchio in the winodw...

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Spot the Genie's Lamp from Aladdin in this poster...

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One to be revealed soon!

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More of this awesome poster art!

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An artistic model in the Disney Parks pavilion teases new additions and updates to existing pavilions as a part of the transformation of Epcot.

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The Mexico pavilion in the World Showcase is featured in this model.

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The Seas with Nemo and Friends is also featured in the Epcot model at the Disney Parks pavilion.

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Journey of Water represented on the model...

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The elevated terrace space conceptualized for the transformed Epcot!

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France is featured here as well...

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The Space-themed restaurant next to Mission: Space puts this pavilion on the map for this model.

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The new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction is included on the model.

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The Imagination Pavilion is also featured in this model.

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The new Play pavilion is here too.

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This art is breathtaking.

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Check out this gorgeous Guardians of the Galaxy poster!

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Disney Legend Tony Baxter, who played a major part in the development of the original EPCOT Center attractions, was spotted in the Disney Parks pavilion.

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The rainbow-esque arches depicted in the above-mentioned model seem to be referenced here in this poster...

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Old meets new.

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More to be revealed soon!

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A look at the Play! pavilion poster.

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Some original EPCOT Center memorabilia from when the park first opened...

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This model at the Disney Parks pavilion depicts the Fantasyland and Tomorrowland expansions currently underway at Tokyo Disneyland!

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The castle at Hong Kong Disneyland will look like this when its transformation is complete in 2020!

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Another look at the ”Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” ship, the Halcyon.

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A live “Vyloo” from the Tivan Collection is on loan to the D23 Expo Disney Parks pavilion. You can normally find this creature in the queue for Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: Breakout!

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Another look at the Spider-Bot that will be seen in the new Spider-Man attraction at Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Park Paris.

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The Disney Parks pavilion at the D23 Expo features a teaser for the upcoming Zootopia-inspired land coming to Shanghai Disneyland.

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Time to check out more details from the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion

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Joe Rohde hosted a panel called "Immersive Worlds" with three other Imagineers...

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The interesting discussion focused on the creation of immersive spaces that envelop guests in Disney Parks and resorts. Aulani, Pandora - The World of Avatar, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge and Treasure Cove were the examples presented for this panel.

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The Starlight Foundation, in partnership with Disney has created a series of themed hospital gowns for children hospitals to use.

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Development is under way to implement themed "windows" in children's hospitals across America that will transport hopsital guests into Disney's many themed worlds.

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This same team is actively working on making the children's hospital experience more magical with themed gift bags, VR experiences and more.

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Children's play areas are being designed featuring popular Disney properties.

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We had the chance to Voluntear and build one of the gift bags to go to a child in one of these children's hospitals.

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Fess Parker's handprints...

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Sakaar Hulk groupies!

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Need a Broadway bear?

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The original Seacab from The Living Seas is on display on the show floor!

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I found this gem at an exhibitor's booth!

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There’s a photo op featuring the front of Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train at the D23 Expo!

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LOST fans, there's merch here for you!

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This mural will be completed by the last day of the event!

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Another amazing day at the D23 Expo!

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Wow, this is total abundance of awesomeness being revealed this year's EXPO! Looking at all the concept art of everything in all the world's Disney Parks, makes me wish for One Big Lottery Win for travel, LOL!

 

Thanks for posting all of this.

 

By the way, is anything to be announced for Tokyo Disney Resort? Or is it because Oriental Land Company owns that property (with Disney designing and building it), it wouldn't be part of this EXPO, which is run by Disney? Thought I would ask.

 

EDIT: Ooops. I just realized they run (don't they?) a separate D23 event in Tokyo, just for

Tokyo Disney Resort. In the even years? I forget. I'm overwhelmed with other D23 announcements, lol!

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Yesterday was the big day for the D23 Expo as far as Disney Parks, Experiences and Products fans are concerned... The big Hall D23 presentation where news about the future of Disney Parks would be announced, and there year it was announced in droves! For the individual announcement posts, please visit the links below for the park-respective threads, and read beyond that to see our photos from the presentation!

 

"Magic Happens" parade coming to Disneyland Park in Spring 2020

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway - Disneyland Park details

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway - Disney's Hollywood Studios details

Epcot transformation announcement summary

Hong Kong Disneyland castle transformation and Frozen expansion details released!

Disney California Adventure - Avengers Campus, Spider-Man and Avengers attraction details released!

Walt Disney Studios Park Paris - Avengers Campus attraction details released!

"Disney Genie" digital offering announced for 2020!

Disney Wish is named as the fifth Disney Cruise Line ship, Lighthouse Point details released

 

Spitfire announcements one after another and endless concept art made this one of the most exciting Parks presentations I'd experienced. And as an Epcot fan, this was the year to be here. Epcot is undergoing its largest transformation ever, and based on all that was announced (and there's plenty that wasn't that concept art and models in the Parks pavilion at the Expo hinted at), the park is going to be reinvigorated in a way that honors what came before and builds upon that creativity to deliver a more timeless, family-friendly park with the integration of new Disney properties and some creative design to elevate this World's Fair-style park into something more.

 

Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, Disneyland Paris and Shanghai Disneyland were all given announcements (everything in the works for Tokyo Disney has already been announced) as well. The presentation even shared new details about the first of the three new Disney Cruise Line ships, announcing the first as the Disney Wish while revealing it would feature a grand, three story atrium. Disney Cruise Line has also purchase a new section of land in Eleuthera, Bahamas known as Lighthouse Point where it will make its second private island destination for Bahamian sailings available to cruising guests.

 

Overall, it was a presentation for the books thanks to the sheer volume of announcements and concepts shared...

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Guests were lined up and ready for the final day of the D23 Expo 2019!

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Check out this amazing custom Figment puppet we found!

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We’re ready for the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation!

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Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products is here to kick off today’s presentation!

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Coming this spring at Disneyland Resort – an all-new parade called Magic Happens.

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The parade will feature floats inspired by films like Coco and Moana!

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Todrick Hall has worked with Disney on the music for Magic Happens!

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Jordan Fisher performed the new parade's theme song on stage during the presentation.

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Here’s a new look at Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Mickey’s Toontown in 2022 at Disneyland.

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A look inside of the Disneyland version of the queue for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway.

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This interior shot from the Disney's Hollywood Studios version of Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway gives you an idea of the feel of the experience you'll find inside.

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We can't wait for this ride to debut!

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Here’s a new look at the entrance of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2020.

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The “Zootopia”-themed land coming to Shanghai Disney Resort will feature new entertainment, merchandise and dining options that can only be found in the land along with a new major attraction.

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At Hong Kong Disneyland, we’re celebrating some of the greatest animated stories of all time as the castle transforms into the Castle of Magical Dreams.

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A new Frozen-inspired roller coaster is coming to Hong Kong Disneyland!

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The popular “Frozen Ever After” attraction at Epcot is coming to Hong Kong Disneyland!

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Concept art for the new Cirque show coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World...

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The new show is inspired by Disney's rich history in animation.

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Some more concept pieces from the show...

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The new Cirque du Soleil show Disney Springs will begin previews on March 20th, 2020 and officially open on April 17th, 2020!

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Target will be opening Disney Stores within select locations throughout the United States.

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Target will also host a Disney Store section on its website.

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Bullseye, the Target dog came by to celebrate the announcement!

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We were able to get an in-depth look at the new Avengers Campus coming to Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Park Paris!

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There will a Doctor Strange experience at Avengers Campus in both parks.

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Avengers Campus will include attractions, shops and dining.

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Disney California Adventure will get a Phase 2 attraction at Avengers Campus...

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This E-Ticket attraction will put riders on a Quinjet headed to Wakanda...

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Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel is coming to the Disneyland Paris Resort.

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Pym Test Kitchen will be the primary F&B location at Avengers Campus.

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Here is the ride vehicle for the new Spider-Man attraction at Avengers Campus.

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Check out this new concept art from the Spider-Man attraction coming to Disney California Adventure and Walt Disney Studios Park Paris!

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The ride on the Quinjet will be derailed by a battle...

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That leads to riders being put right in the middle of the battleground with the Avengers.

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Time for Epcot!

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Four districts will make up the new Epcot including World Showcase, World Discovery, World Nature and World Celebration!

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At World Celebration in Epcot, Spaceship Earth will remain the grand icon but the journey will be transformed with new scenes reflecting the universal nature of the human experience. A new guide and all new narration will focus on the storytelling that brings people together.

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Classic scenes from the ride will remain as a new guide leads guests through the journey of storytelling...

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Something new coming to the World Celebration section of the park.

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This statue of Walt Disney will be featured inside of Epcot as a tribute to the man behind the original concept that inspired the park’s creation.

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A new pavilion at World Celebration will be the home base for Epcot’s signature festivals, providing a stunning view of World Showcase and an ideal spot to witness the park’s nighttime spectacular.

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Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Epcot will feature the first reverse launch into space!

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This thrilling, family-friendly attraction will feature a never-before-seen storytelling coaster that rotates to focus on the action – wherever it may be.

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A look at the ride's logo.

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The new restaurant at Mission: Space will be called Space 2020. Guests will ride up a space elevator to get to the space station at 220 miles above the Earth's surface.

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An expansion of the Mission: SPACE pavilion, the new restaurant Space 220 will open this winter as an out-of-this-world culinary experience with the celestial panorama of a space station, including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.

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The restaurant will be operated by the Patina Group, the same company that is behind Via Napoli, Tutto Italia, Tutto Gusto and Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs.

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PLAY! pavilion at World Discovery is opening in time for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World. In this interactive metropolis, guests will discover a city bursting with games, activities, and experiences that connect them with friends, family, and beloved Disney characters!

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Guests will be able to help Edna Mode design new fashions at the Play! pavilion.

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They will also have the chance to participate in a water balloon fight with Huey, Duey, Louie and Webby from DuckTales.

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The Land, The Seas with Nemo and Friends and the new Journey of Water attraction will all be a part of the World Nature neighborhood.

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Awesome Planet is a new film coming to the Symbiosis Theater in The Land.

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In World Nature, the reinvention of Epcot will include Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana.”

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This first-ever experience inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios hit film will let guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

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In the China pavilion, the new “Wondrous China” seamless Circlevision film will take guests on a spectacular journey across the country!

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“Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” will debut in January 2020.

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The Beauty and the Beast Sing Along will be shown opposite Impressions de France and will debut in early 2020.

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The France pavilion is being expanded heavily with the addition of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.

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The popular Walt Disney Studios Park Paris attraction is coming to Epcot and will open in early 2020!

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An authentic creperie will be coming to the France pavilion with table service and quick service selections available.

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Chimney sweeps stormed the stage...

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Then miraculously, Dick van Dyke appeared!

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And with that, a new Mary Poppins attraction was announced for Epcot!

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The United Kingdom pavilion at Epcot will feature Cherry Tree Lane as the entrance of the new Mary Poppins attraction!

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Here’s one more piece of concept art for the new Mary Poppins attraction coming to the UK pavilion at Epcot.

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Epcot Forever is the limited run fireworks spectacular that will be shown at the park after Illuminations: Reflections of Earth concludes its run next month.

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Following the limited time run of Epcot Forever at #Epcot, a new nighttime spectacular called HarmonioUS will be the largest ever created for a Disney park. It will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people the world over.

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So much announced for Epcot!

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Composer Pinar Toprak has created a new theme for Epcot (she also composed the music for Captain Marvel)...

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We were treated to a live performance of the new theme and it was breathtaking.

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Walt Disney World will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2021, and the celebration will span all four parks!

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Special food, merchandise and entertainment is already in the works for this celebration.

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Disney Genie is a new digital offering coming to Walt Disney World...

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It will intuitively assist guests in making selections for dining, Fastpasses and more...

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And the tool will be flexible and customizable based on your party.

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Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge, a unique hotel and proposed Disney Vacation Club resort inspired by the wonders of nature and artistry of Walt Disney.

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Lakeside a-frames will be available to stay in...

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As well as new treehouse villas!

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A new lakeside Tiana-inspired restaurant will open with the resort as well.

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A look at the new restaurant...

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Time for more details about Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser!

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Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort will be a new, first-of-its-kind vacation experience where guests will check-in for a two-night adventure aboard a glamorous starship called the Halcyon.

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Upon arrival to the resort, guests will be transported to the Halcyon in a themed experience.

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Activities will be included onboard. This two night adventure is an experience with guests living their own Star Wars story within.

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Guests will stay in highly themed cabins, each with their personal window into space.

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There will be plenty to experience onboard!

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Guests will be able to train with a lightsaber...

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And even visit the bridge for a training exercise... That may or may not turn into a space battle.

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#DisneyCruise Line guests can look forward to a signature island experience that celebrates the spirit & culture of The Bahamas & the natural environment at a new Disney port of call.

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This new destination will be located on the breathtaking island of Eleuthera at a place called Lighthouse Point.

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Here is some concept art for Lighthouse Point!

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The Disney Wish was officially named!

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The fifth of seven ships in the Disney Cruise Line fleet.

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The Disney Cruise Line Disney Wish will feature a grand three story atrium and will begin sailing in January 2022!

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Rapunzel and Pascal will be the featured stern characters for this ship!

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The Disney characters came out to send us off after an amazing presentation!

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Back at the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products pavilion, the two new posters were unveiled... The first being for World Celebration...

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The second being for Mary Poppins.

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Another look at the Halcyon.

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Outside of the convention center, the Amazon Treasure Truck was selling D23-exclusives!

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The mural is complete!

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