Aug 17, 2015

Park Expansions Galore | #MagicalMickey

This was an exciting weekend for Disney Parks. This weekend was the D23 expo, which can best be described as Disney comic con. It's we're they've started having a lot of big announcements and unveilings, and this year was no exception. I'm going to concentrate on two of the announcements that made me the most excited.

Park Expansions Galore

If you're a regular reader of the Magical Mickey linkup, you might remember a post called Pixar Place Pondering. In that post, I mentioned two rumors for expansions in Disney's Hollywood Studios: a Star Wars themed are and an expansion of the Pixar Place area. As it would turn out, I was correct in what I shared with you and both rumors were true.

First, came the announcement of Star Wars-themed lands coming to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. This is also not the addition of just a ride or two, it will be a 14 acre expansion at both parks, the largest single-themed land expansion ever for Disney Parks. The concept art looks fantastic, but that is the point of concept art.

Images from Disney Parks blog

I am sure the expansion will be amazing as well, but I have to say, there had better be a cantina with an animatronic band playing. I can't wait for this to open, though I know it will take a lot of time, though you know I'll be planning a trip whatever year it finally opens

The second announcement was for a Toy Story Land expansion also coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios. This expansion is in response to the overwhelming positive response to Cars Land in Disney California Adventure. The land will shrink you down to the size of the toys and drop you in Andy's back yard. It will add two new attractions as well as give a much needed expansion to Toy Story Midway Mania!

Images from Disney Parks blog

There is a lot more great news for the parks that you can read up on, including Pandora - The World of AVATAR, details about River of Light, and a new film for Soarin'.

Which expansion are you more excited for?

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  1. D23 was amazing! They did show 2 concept art pieces both taking place in a Cantina so there better be at least 1 cantina!

    and the toy story land expansion looks awesome! the slinky dog family coaster looks fun as does the spinning ride with the aliens


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  3. I am super excited for Toy Story Land! Sounds like a blast!