Top 30 Disney Parks, Film, and Disney+ News Items From D23 Expo 2019

This year's 2019 D23 Expo presented exciting announcements and surprises for the Disney Parks, movies, and upcoming streaming service, Disney+.

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Here is a list of everything we learned at D23 and what we have to look forward to from Disney! We'll start with the Disneyland and Walt Disney World announcements before moving on to everything film and Disney+!

1. Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris

We finally learned the name of the new Marvel themed land coming to Disneyland's California Adventure: Avengers Campus. We learned that in addition to a WEB shooting Spider-Man ride that there will be an Ant-Man themed restaurant, new meet and greets, a chance to ride the Avengers Quinjet, and more!

Read all about the new Avengers Campus in our guide over at Mickey Visit!

2. Magic Happens – New Disneyland Parade!

This new parade is coming to Disneyland in Spring 2020 and will feature exciting new Moana, Coco, and Sleeping Beauty's floats with an original new song.

“Coco” themed float will feature Miguel strumming his guitar as he walks between the Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead with vibrant marigolds.

The Sleeping Beauty float features the trio of fairies who transform Princess Aurora’s gown from pink to blue and back again!

Read all about parades at the Disneyland Resort in our parade guide.

3. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway – Toontown Artwork

Concept art for DisneylandWe received more details for the Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway coming to Disneyland in 2022 and Walt Disney World in 2020. In Disneyland's Toontown, a new theater dedicated to the ride called El CapiTOON Theater will also feature an exhibit from the Toontown Hysterical Society with costumes and props from the toon world.

Concept art for Walt Disney World

In Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios, we got a new look at the redesigned Chinese Theater that will house that same attraction opening in Spring 2020.

4. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser – Star Wars Hotel

The new Star Wars themed hotel being built at Walt Disney World will be called Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser! This will be a two-night immersive experience where guests can learn the art of the lightsaber, explore the mysteries of the spaceship, stay in cabins with windows that show the depths of space as you travel, an experience on Batuu, and more!

Read all about the new Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser in our HUGE guide to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

5. Epcot Transformation

Epcot is receiving a transformation leading up to Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary with the current Future World being split into three new neighborhoods: World Celebration, World Discovery and World Nature.

6. World Celebration at Epcot: New Pavilion 

There will be a brand new pavilion built for the World Celebration neighborhood in Epcot to house all of the favorite festivals such as the Food & Wine Festival! This will be three level structure with great views of the World Showcase and the nighttime shows.

This new neighborhood will also have a wishing tree, interactive fountain, and a brand new statue of Walt Disney.

7. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

The World Discovery neighborhood in Epcot will host the new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind attraction. This new attraction will feature the first reverse launch into space and will ‘rotate' to focus on the action.

8. Moana Themed Attraction Coming to Epcot

In the World Nature neighborhood at Epcot will include the first ever Moana inspired attraction called “Journey of Water. Guests will be able to interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.

9. Space 220 Restaurant Opening This Year

An expansion of the Mission: Space pavilion will feature a brand new restaurant called Space 220. This will open this winter gives guest an out of this world dining experience with a panorama of a space station including daytime and nighttime views of the Earth from 220 miles up.

10. HarmonioUS Spectacular Coming to Epcot

Once the limited run of Epcot Forever finishes, the new nighttime spectacular called HarmonioUS will be the largest ever created for a Disney park and will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people around the world.

11. First Ever Mary Poppins Attraction and Other World Showcase Additions

The first ever attraction inspired by Mary Poppins win Cherry Tree Lane will come to the World Showcase in the United Kingdom pavilion as an entire new neighborhood.

In the China pavilion there will be a new “Wondrous China” experience that will take guests on a journey filmed in completely 360-degree digital format.

The film “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” will debut in January 2020 in the Canada pavilion with new scenes and a new story.

Coming to the France pavilion will be a new “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” in January 2020. And in summer 2020, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure will open along with a new restaurant called La Crêperie de Paris.

Read our guide to Epcot to stay updated on all the changes coming to this iconic Walt Disney World theme park!

12. Disney Genie Planning Software Announced

A new app called Disney Genie is coming to Walt Disney World in late 2020 and will feature new digital technology to help guests plan their trips. It will provided customized itineraries and guests will be able to tell the Disney Genie what they want to experience and it will create the optimal day based on their preferences.

13. Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge

Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge is a new hotel being built for the Disney Vacation Club resort and is inspired by the wonders of nature and artistry of Walt Disney.

14. Cirque du Soleil and Disney Collaboration Show 

Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Animation Studios have collaborated with Cirque du Soleil to create a show of Disney storytelling with Cirque du Soleil’s signature artistry. Previews for the new show will begin March 20, 2020, leading up to the world premiere on April 17.

15. TRON Lightcycle RunImage result for TRON Lightcycle Run

Magic Kingdom Park's TRON attraction will be called TRON Lightcycle Run. This attraction lets riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles and experience the energy, lights and excitement of TRON’s high-tech universe.

16. Disney Wish-New Cruise ShipDisney Wish cruise ship

A new Disney Cruise ship has been announced called Disney Wish and will be inspired by the beauty of fairy tales with Rapunzel being featured on the stern. The newest addition to the Disney Cruise line will set sail in 2022.

17.New Frozen Poster and Cast NewsView image on Twitter

Along with the new poster release, Disney also announced that Sterling K. Brown (Lieutenant Matthias) and Evan Rachel Wood (Queen Iduna) have joined the cast of Frozen 2.

18. Raya and the Last Dragon- New FilmImage result for Raya and the Last Dragon

The new film set to be released in November 2020 will star Cassandra Steele as the voice of Raya and Awkwafina as the voice of Sisu the dragon.

19. New Onward Poster Image

Pixar released a new poster from the upcoming film “Onward” starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland set to release March 6th 2020.

20. New Details about Pixar Film SoulImage result for Pixar Film Soul

The cast, plot, and more details were released about the upcoming Pixar film called “Soul” at the D23 Expo. Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey will star in the film. Foxx will be voicing the lead character Joe, a jazz musician and middle school band teacher. No details about Fey's character were released just yet. The film will also have original music from Jon Batiste and a score from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

21. New Art from Maleficent: Mistress of EvilImage

We also got a look at new art released for the Maleficent Mistress of Evil film that comes out on October 18th 2019.

22. New Cruella FilmImage

The first look at Cruella starring Emma Stone was released which will be a background story of one of the most iconic Disney villains.

23. Black Panther Sequel Release DateImage result for Black Panther Sequel Release Date d23

Marvel announced the much anticipated sequel for Black Panther will be released May 6th 2022.

24. New Poster and Footage for Star Wars: The Rise Of SkywalkerImage

The new Star Wars movie was the star of the film announcements with a new poster released and new footage! You can watch the new footage below:

25. Forky Asks A QuestionImage result for Forky Asks A Question

Pixar is producing an exclusive collection of shorts called “Forky Asks A Question” for Disney+ that will be available to stream right at the launch of the new service.

26. The Mandalorian Trailer Released

The trailer was released for the highly anticipated Lucasfilm series: The Mandalorian coming to Disney+.

27. Ewan McGregor Returns as Obi-Wan KenobiImage result for Ewan McGregor Return as Obi-Wan Kenobi d23

In news that made collective Star Wars fans cry out in happiness across the galaxy, Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in an untitled series for Disney+.

28. Lady and The Tramp Trailer Released

The trailer was released for the new live action re-imagining of Lady and The Tramp coming to Disney+.

Disney also released trailers for “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” National Geographic's “The World According To Jeff Goldblum,” and “Encore!” all coming to Disney+.

29. New Marvel Series AnnouncedImage result for marvel she hulk

Marvel announced more new series coming to Disney+ such as “SHE-HULK, “Ms. Marvel” and “Moon Knight.”

30. Hilary Duff Returns for Lizzie McGuire SpinoffImage result for Hilary Duff Returns for Lizzie McGuire Spinoff

In another announcement that made fans jump for joy, Hilary Duff will be returning as Lizzie McGuire for a new spinoff on Disney+ where Duff is said to play an “older and wiser” Lizzie.

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  1. The Space 220 restaurant planned in Florida would be a great idea for Disneyland in California. They could re do the Pizza Port in Tomorrow land & put it there. I’d go there just for the view!

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