We’re reporting live from the D23 Expo and there is a TON of incredible news about the future of Walt Disney World!!
Mission Space Restaurant and Ratatouille and MORE Come to Epcot
First up, a brand new restaurant is slated to open in the next couple of years. This Table Service restaurant will be located adjacent to Mission: SPACE and will offer an “amazing dining experience in the stars”!!
We’re sure the view will be out of this world ;-D. And we look forward to having a SERIOUSLY amped up dining option in Future World. This venture will be run by the Patina Restaurant Group (which operates spaces such as Via Napoli and Morimoto Asia).
Also, a Ratatouille ride has been officially announced for Epcot’s France! This will open in a space behind the Eiffel Tower in the France Pavilion — a completely new section of the pavilion. This will approximate the Ratatouille ride already operating in Disneyland Paris, in the sense that guests will “shrink to Remy’s size and scurry to safety in a dazzling chase across a kitchen with the sights, sounds and smells of Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant,” according to Disney.
AND back in Future World, a Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired attraction is also on the way!
This attraction will be built in the space where Universe of Energy currently operates, and it will close on August 13, 2017).
But those are not the only new attractions that were announced…
Tron Attraction Comes to Magic Kingdom
This popular ride currently running in Shanghai Disneyland is a fan-favorite! And while some may be disappointed to see that it’s in Magic Kingdom as opposed to Epcot, I like the Tomorrowland location. It’s a fantasy attraction — not reality — so it fits better into Walt’s vision of Tomorrowland, in my opinion.
Magic Kingdom will also open a new live entertainment theater on Main Street, U.S.A.
But boy, oh, boy… there is STILL MORE. And they are BIGGIES!!!
Star Wars-Inspired Resort
YES!!!!! Oh, my goodness, if you want to LIVE in a galaxy far, far away, you will completely be able to with a stay at the upcoming Star Wars-inspired Resort!
But it will be more than a Resort simply decorated to reflect and honor the Star Wars films. The experience will be completely immersive, inviting guests to actually BE A PART of a Star Wars story!
There is more to say on this, so we’ll be following up with more on what sounds like it will be an amazing experience soon!
If you enjoy keeping up with all the latest rumors swirling about Disney World, then you may be excited to hear that the GONDOLA transportation system has officially been confirmed!
Officially named the Disney Skyliner, the gondolas will connect Pop Century Resort, Art of Animation Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort, and the newly announced Disney Riviera Resort (a Disney Vacation Club property) with Hollywood Studios, as well as Epcot’s International Gateway.
Oh, and guess what else?!
Toy Story Land Opening
It’s also been confirmed that Toy Story Land is opening NEXT YEAR!!
Get ready to take on the Slinky Dog Dash family coaster and Alien Swirling Saucers, an attraction based on a toy set that Andy got at Pizza Planet!
Galaxy’s Edge — THAT’S the confirmed name for the upcoming Star Wars land coming to Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and Disneyland — is, as previously announced, slated to open in 2019.
So. Slow news day, huh 😉 ?
Which of these experiences coming to Disney World are YOU most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!