At D23 Expo 2019, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled details on how Disney is bringing the next generation of immersive storytelling to life. The exciting announcements included plans for Disney parks, resorts and cruise ships around the globe. From new additions like Journey of Water, Inspired by "Moana" at Epcot to Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser—a new, first-of-its-kind vacation experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios—this weekend’s D23 Expo 2019 showcased dozens of exclusive revelations.
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It’s new. It’s unbelievable. It’s 2 thrilling nights aboard an entirely new kind of all-immersive adventure where you’ll eat, sleep and live the experience. Introducing Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, an interstellar voyage departing from Walt Disney World Resort. Destination: the edge of the galaxy. From the moment you board the ship, you’ll find yourself in the middle of your very own epic Star Wars story along with crew members, Characters and even other passengers. You’ll go on missions, sample exotic cuisine and even journey to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Batuu! Here, you can live your very own Star Wars adventure in a way you’ve never experienced before. Welcome aboard!
We’ve got big plans for Epcot: the biggest transformation of any Disney park in history, with a plethora of new attractions and experiences that will make the park more Disney, more family, more timeless and more relevant.
Epcot will be unified with 4 neighborhoods that each speak to important aspects of the world and its people: World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery. These neighborhoods will be rooted in authenticity and innovation that take you to new destinations, where the real is made fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, hands-on wonder and the magic of possibility.
The first major Mickey-themed ride-through attraction is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Ready to open in Spring 2020, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway puts you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of Disney Channel’s Emmy® Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts! Board a train with Goofy as the engineer and one magical moment after the next leads you to a zany, out-of-control adventure filled with surprising twists and turns.
With an original story and lovable theme song, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway uses state-of-the-art technologies and dazzling visual effects to transform the cartoon world into an incredible and immersive multidimensional experience.
This first-of-its-kind show will celebrate the magic of Walt Disney Animation Studios in a touching story brought to life by Cirque du Soleil's signature artistry, Walt Disney Imagineering and the legendary storytelling and heart of Disney animators. Coming in Spring 2020!
Planned to debut in late 2020, Disney Genie is a revolutionary new digital offering that will enhance the way Guests plan for and experience a trip to Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney Genie will make planning easier and more fun by providing you with customized itineraries geared to princesses, thrill seekers, foodies, families and more. You will even be able to tell Disney Genie what you want to experience, and it will quickly evaluate millions of options to present you with an optimal day.
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