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Festival of Fantasy by disneylori

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As a whole, I don’t know if Avatar Land was the best idea (especially compared to the Beastly Kingdom), but this animatronic will probably go down in Disney history!

D23 EXPO ANNOUNCEMENTS

Magic Kingdom:

  • Tron Coaster in Magic Kingdom. Placed behind Space Mountain, over the railroad and walkway to Storybook Circus. Speedway Survives.
  • New theater to be placed on Main Street; will most likely be in the location of Tony’s Town Square Restaurant and the meet-and-greets.

Epcot:

  • Guardians of The Galaxy to replace Universe of Energy, and Ratatouille Ride from DLP coming to France pavilion in Epcot.
  • New Green Mission coming to Mission:Space when it reopens from refurbishment; new sit-down space themed restaurant to be built adjacent to Mission:Space

Hollywood Studios:

  • New “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway” attraction to replace the Great Movie Ride
  • Star Wars Land to be called “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”

General WDW News:

  • Gondola transportation called “Disney Skyliner” to connect Epcot (International Gateway), Hollywood Studios, Caribbean Beach, and Art of Animation/ Pop Century.
  • New “Minnie Van” ride service
  • Star Wars themed COMPLETELY IMMERSIVE hotel to come to Disney World. 
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort to become 15th DVC Resort.

General DLR News:

  • “Pixar Fest” to come next summer to both parks.

Disneyland:

  • Star Wars Land also to be called, “Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge”
  • Disneyland’s “Galaxy’s Edge” will open before it’s Hollywood Studios counterpart.
  • Pixar Block Party Bash to move from DCA to Disneyland.
  • New Pixar fireworks will premier during Pixar Fest

California Adventure:

  • Paint The Night electrical parade to re-debut in DCA.
  • New Marvel Land to accompany Mission: Breakout!
  • Paradise Pier to be changed into “Pixar Pier”- will be ready for Pixar Fest, and will be a permanent re-theme once the fest ends.
  • Cars Land will get a Halloween layover this fall.

Disneyland Paris:

  • Disney’s Hotel New York to be renamed and rethemed to Hotel New York: The Art of Marvel after its refurbishment. 

MORE STUFF IS EXPECTED TO BE ANNOUNCED. STAY TUNED

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Cinderella Castle by Michael Boys
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The unexpected explosion of fireworks adds a dash of red on top of the cool colors of Cinderella Castle and the blue dusk sky.

“Cinderella’s Castle” Elmer Plummer, 1967

It’s always a pleasure to imagine what could-have-been in the theme park world, and today’s piece is a fun look at how Magic Kingdom’s crowning icon could have turned out a bit differently. This concept from artist Elmer Plummer features a Cinderella’s Castle that sports a chunkier build and more towers, certainly more along the lines of the castle seen in the 1950 animated film. Also of note: the grander second floor entrance, flanked on either side by sweeping staircases. However, the art also shows clear early views of the final version, with the tallest tower and, of course, the clock.

Art ©️Disney