First Looks at New and Potential Coco and Frozen Attractions –

In his two-hour presentation at D23 today, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro listed a long list of upcoming (and potentially upcoming) movie-themed attractions.

First of all, this frozenwhich will be the subject of new lands in the company’s three parks internationally.

Next year, the first such addition will appear in Hong Kong Disneyland.

According to Disney, Frozen World will open “in the second half of 2023” at the park.

World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland

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Next will be frozen-themed land in Disneyland Paris, which will also get a new Clew– themed attraction.

Per Disney: Earth β€œwill be the next major milestone in the ongoing transformation of the Walt Disney Studios park. This land will offer a magnificent lakeside promenade and immerse guests in the same magical winter setting from the movies.”

Frozen ground Disneyland Paris

Frozen Land at Disneyland Paris

The Tokyo park will also feature a Frozen-inspired attraction, as previously announced, as part of an expansion called Fantasy Springs, which will also include elements inspired confused as well as Peter Pan.

Space Mountain in Tokyo Park will undergo a transformation that looks most impressive in the night concept presented by D’Amaro.

Space Mountain Tokyo

Space Mountain Tokyo

The loudest applause from D23 Expo fans was caused by the potential Coco-themed land, which can also include elements from Encanto. Behind Big Thunder Mountain in Walt Disney World: Encanto.

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Concept art of the Great Thunder Mountain in the Magic Kingdom, including “Coco” and “Encanto”.

Also in the speculative realm, according to Disney executives, there is an update related to Moana and, perhaps Zootopia at the Animal Kingdom in Orlando. Moana According to Walt Disney Animation Studios CEO Jennifer Lee, the ride may feature “creatures from the deep.” Walt Disney World, of course, already has Moanainspired by an attraction called “The Journey of Water” that opens next year at Epcot, in which guests will follow “the history of water on the planet, inspired by Moana’s connection to the ocean.”

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Concept art of potential Moana and Zootopia rides at Orlando’s Animal Kingdom

Even before this Zootopia will also appear at Shanghai Disneyland in the form of Zootopia Grand Central Station.

Zootopia Central Station

Zootopia Central Station at Shanghai Disneyland

D’Amaro also filmed footage of him riding the new Tron Lightcycle ride coming to Disney World in spring 2023. While the building itself looks impressive, the actual ride is very much like a regular slide with the added steering wheel and Lightcycle wheels.

Original cast of the film The Princess and the Frog will voice Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, which will replace Splash Mountain at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2024. Tiana’s voice in the film, Anika Noni Rose, was on hand to give fans an idea of ​​what it could be like.

Disneyland’s reimagining of Mickey’s Toontown will be unveiled in 2023, ushering in “a new era of inclusive experiences for families of all ages.” As part of the update, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad will invite guests into a cartoon world where cartoon rules apply.

cartoon town mickey

cartoon town mickey

Disneyland will also offer two new movie-related nighttime spectacles at the end of January 2023.

World of Color One will “commemorate the legacy of storytelling started by Walt” and Disney’s first 100 years. It promises to “tell a new story through Disney classics and new favorites.”

World of Color Disneyland

World of Color at Disneyland

“Wondrous Journeys” by Disney; it will include references to all 60 Disney animated films, as well as an “absolutely incredible” new song called “It’s Wonderous” that D’Amaro previewed to D23 Expo viewers.

Wonderful travel Disneyland

Wonderful trips at Disneyland

As part of “what could be on the horizon”, D’Amaro teased “a land taken over by villains” with a promo video taken from a Disney Animation classic. Although he phrased it as another blue sky idea, if he needed a proof of concept, his presentation drew a huge roar of approval from the audience.

Some other, smaller announcements:

California Adventure adds the Pixar Place Hotel, “where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a Pixar art gallery with new interpretations of beloved Pixar buddies,” Disney tweeted.

pixar place hotel


BUT Big hero 6 the nod will come to life on Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure Park as shown in the animated film.

San Fransokyo California Adventure

San Fransokyo California Adventure

Mando and Grog will join the characters interacting with guests at Disneyland in Star Wars Land in mid-November.

And finally, for fans of old-school parks, the Hatbox Ghost will return to the Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World.

haunted mansion ghost hatbox disneyland

hatbox ghost

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