Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman, Bob Chapek has revealed what’s new and what’s next for Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida at the D23 EXPO 2017.


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be the official name of the Star Wars inspired lands at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Florida. Some new details were also unveiled about the two signature attractions planned for these lands, which are set to open in 2019.

The lands will allow guests to visit a remote trading port on the edge of wild space, where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life – and where guests will find themselves in the middle of the action. The lands will feature two major attractions that put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Each attraction – and even the land itself – will offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in the Star Wars universe like never before.

One attraction will make you feel like you’re on a Star Destroyer inside a hangar bay. It’s an attraction built on a scale that Disney say they have never done before. The second attraction will give guests the opportunity to fly the Millenium Falcon, piloting the ship, shooting blasters or preparing for hyperspace – all while completing a critical mission.

Guests will also encounter many familiar faces including BB-8, Chewbacca, members of the First Order and – among many others – Rex, the troublesome pilot you may remember from the previous version of a certain Disney attraction who takes on a new role in this land as the DJ at the cantina. And speaking of the cantina, here guests will be able to try unique concoctions like blue milk. Nearby, they’ll also be able to acquire trinkets and treasures from across the galaxy.


Two attractions were announced for Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida. A Guardians of the Galaxy inspired attraction will be added to Future World, while a Ratatouille inspired attraction is planned for the France pavilion in World Showcase. Both attractions are set to open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World in 2021.

Tron, the highest-rated attraction at Shanghai Disneyland, is coming to the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida! The attraction will be next to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland and is also scheduled to open for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021.

It's a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles. It offers access into the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe and is one of the most thrilling adventures at any Disney park.

Toy Story Land, currently under construction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida, will officially open in summer 2018! In just a few months, you’ll be able to shrink to the size of a toy to explore the world of Andy’s backyard with your favorite Toy Story characters, experience Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and more.


A new attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, is planned for Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida. It will allow you to step through the movie screen and join Mickey and his friends inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where you’re the star and anything can happen.


Experience the magical world of Pixar at the new Pixar Pier, coming to Disney California Adventure in 2018! And Pixar Fest, a limited-time celebration, will bring new and returning favorites throughout Disneyland in California.


Soon, the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joined by Spider-Man and the Avengers in what will become a completely immersive Super Hero universe at Disney California Adventure.


Plans for a Star Wars inspired experiential resort that will push interaction to a new level were announced for Walt Disney World in Florida.

Adjacent to Mission: SPACE in Epcot at Walt Disney World in Florida will be a new table-service restaurant that will invite guests to travel high above the Earth – to space – for great meals with a great view.

Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Florida will soon be home to a new Theatre inspired by Kansas City’s Willis Theatre, just as it looked when Walt Disney lived there.


A new transportation system is coming to the Walt Disney World in Florida called the Disney Skyliner. It will offer a birdseye view of the Resort and connect Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts and other locations with Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot.



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