D23 News and Reviews 2022

My oh my!

The news that went down this D23 Weekend and I am overwhelmed with MAGIC!!!

Disneyland:

  • Wonderous Journeys
    • The new Disneyland fireworks will ignite the night with nods to all 60 Walt Disney World Animation Studios films to date. It will also feature a brand new song called “It’s Wondrous.” Wondrous Journey’s will kick off in late January.
  • Magic Happens
    • Magic Happens parade will make its long-awaited return to the Disneyland Resort in the spring.
  • World of Color – One
    • World of Color – One will span the broad storytelling legacy of Disney’s first 100 years. It will tell a new story through Disney classics and new favorites.
  • Disney 100 Years of Wonder
    • The BIGGEST celebration in the Disney company, will include new decor, specialty food and beverages, character experiences and so much more. Although it will be celebrated at parks around the world, but the heart of Disney 100 Years of Wonder will be at the Disneyland Resort.
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
    • Will open in the park in late 2024. The story will take guests down the Bayou on an adventure where we meet new characters along the way
  • San Fransokyo
    • Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure will be reimagined as the iconic city from Big Hero 6. It will feature a place to meet Baymax as well as new spots to eat and shop.
  • Mando and Grogu
    • Mando and Grogu will be making their appearance at Galaxy’s Edge starting next week!
  • Avengers Campus
    • Hulk meet and greet in California starting next week!
  • King Thanos
    • King Thanos will be the new villain walking around Avengers Campus
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
    • Will open in early 2023
  • Pixar Place Hotel
    • The reimagining of Paradise Pier Hotel to Pixar Place Hotel will have guests feeling as if they stepped into a Pixar Gallery.
  • Downtown Disney District
    • Porto’s Baker and Cafe

Tokyo Disney Resort:

  • Fantasy Spring Expansion Tokyo DisneySea
    • Fantasy Springs
      • Fantasy Springs will transport guests into the world of Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan’s Neverland
      • There will be four attractions, three restaurant, one shop and a deluxe hotel
        • Arendelle
          • Set after the events of the film.
          • One boat ride attraction
          • one restaurant set inside Arendelle Castle at the foot of snow-caped mountains
        • Forest (Tangled Area)
          • One attraction (gondolas)
          • One restaurant inspired by the hideout of the humorous thugs
        • Neverland
          • Two attractions
            • Guests will fly over the jungles of Neverland and battle with Captain Hook
            • Guests will be immersed in the world of Pixie Hallow
          • One restaurant inspired by the Lost Boys
    • New Deluxe Disney Hotel
      • This hotel will be in Tokyo DisneySea. It will be the second hotel inside the park (Hotel MiraCosta is the first). The hotel will be above and around the magical springs.
        • There will be a mixture of park facing rooms and non park facing rooms
        • 475 deluxe-type and luxury type guests rooms
        • Gift Shops
        • It will have two restaurants and a lounge

Disneyland Paris:

  • Frozen Themed Land
    • A new Frozen themed land will be part of the ongoing transformations of Walt Disney Studios park.
    • A Tangled themed attractions will join the new gardens leading into the land

Hong Kong Disneyland:

  • Frozen Fun
    • The world of Frozen will open in the second half of 2023. It will be the first of three Frozen themed areas coming to international Disney Parks
  • Walt Statue
    • During the Disney100 Celebration Hong Kong will unveil a new statue of Walt and Mickey near Cinderella’s Carousel

Shanghai Disney Resort:

  • Zootopia C
    • Guests will be able to see the animals going about their daily lives at Zootopia Central Stations and Zootopia Police Department
    • Clawhauser will be tat the entrance for the lans new family attraction

Disney Cruise Line:

  • Disney Treasure
    • The sixth ship in the Disney Cruise Lince fleet will set sail in 2024
    • The Grand Hall’s signature statue will feature Aladdin, Jasmine and the Magic Carpet
  • Limited Time Offer
    • Beginning late October 2023 limited time cruises will immerse guests in Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Warsstories.
    • For the first time, Disney Cruise Line will bring the magic to families and fans in Australia and New Zealand
  • Lighthouse Point
    • A new island destination in the Bahamas called Lighthouse Point

Walt Disney World:

  • Journey of Water
    • Inspired by Moana Journey of Water will open in late 2023 will invite guests to follow the story of water on the planet
  • Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
    • Will open in the park in late 2024. The story will take guests down the Bayou on an adventure where we meet new characters along the way
  • Figment meet and greet in Epcot
  • Mando and Grogu
    • Mando and Grogu will be making their appearance at Galaxy’s Edge starting next week!
  • Hatbox Ghost
    • The ever so loved Hatbox Ghost will be materialize in the Magic Kingdom in 2023
  • TRON/Lightcycle Run
    • Will open up Spring of 2023
  • Happily Ever After
    • Will make light up the sky once again in 2023

Disney+/Movies:

  • Zootopia+
  • Iwájú
    • A journey into a futuristic version of Lagos Nigeria
    • All new original series streams on Disney+ in 2023
  • Strange World
    • In theaters November 2023
  • Wish
    • An all new animated feature film that explores how iconic wishing on a star can be.
    • November 2023
  • The Santa Clauses
    • Streaming November 16 on Disney+
  • Best In Snow
    • coming to Disney+
  • Penatonix around the world for the Holidays
    • coming to Disney+
  • The Hip Hop Nutcracker
    • coming to Disney+
  • Avatar The Way of the Water
    • In theaters December 16
  • Fantastic Four
    • Directed by Matt Shakman
    • In theaters November 8, 2024
  • Armor Wars (Marvel)
    • Directed by Don Cheadle
    • coming to Disney+
  • Werewolf by Night (Marvel)
    • A special presentation: Werewolf by Night will be streaming October 7 on Disney+
  • Willow
    • An original series streaming this November on Disney+
  • Inside Out 2
    • Amy Poehler is back to star in Inside Out 2
    • Directer by Kelsey Mann, produced by Mark Nielsen and written by Meg LeFauve
    • Releases summer 2024
  • Elio
    • A boy who finds himself transported across the galaxy and mistaken for the intergalactic Ambassador for our planet earth.
    • Starring America Ferrera as Olga Solis and Yonas Kibreab as Elio
    • Directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Mary Alice Drumm
  • Win or Lose
    • Pixar’s all new original series coming to Disney+ in 2023
    • Starring Will Forte as Coach Dan
  • Elemental
    • A new Disney and Pixar film Elemental will be in theaters June 16, 2023
    • Starring Leah Lewis and Mamoudie Athie as Ember and Wade
  • Snow White
    • Staring Rachel Zegler and Gal Gadot
    • Releasing 2024
  • Mufasa The Lion King
    • Realeasing 2024
  • Disenchanted Happily Never After
    • An original movie streaming November 24 on Disney+
  • Duffy and Friends TV Series
    • Mickey’s favorite teddy bear Duffy will take on a new six-episode, stop motion animated series adventure with his friends starting next year which will stream on Disney+
    • Duffy, Shellie Ma, Stella Lou, Gelatoni, Cookie Ann, ‘Olu Mel and LinaBell are popular in all three of the Disney Resorts in Asia.

Disney Games:

  • Illusion Island (Nintendo Switch)
    • Join the Fab Four on a quest to explore the mysterious islands of Month and recover three mystical books to save the world from disaster.
    • Debuts exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2023

runDisney:

  • Disney announced that runDisney events will make its return to the Disneyland Resort in California in 2024 for the first time since 2017!

As you can tell, A LOT of information went out this weekend. I am sure I forgot to add things in, so if I missed any, please feel free to leave me a comment below! I look forward to ALL OF IT, but I can’t wait to see Dufy and Friends on Disney+. I am already obsessed if they are anything like their shorts on YouTube. I also heard Duffy might be making a new friend. I am so excited to see who he might bring into the family. I did wish they made a bigger deal about Twisted Wonderland. It is my all-time favorite game, and I was able to play it when I went to Tokyo and have been obsessed ever since. I collect their comics/manga and anything I can get my hands on, so I was hoping they would have merch at the Expo, BUT sadly they did not.

What are you most excited about?

-Dezi

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