A new Guardians of the Galaxy ride has been announced at Disney’s D23 Expo this weekend. In addition to Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout, which is located in Disney California’s Adventure Park, the immensely popular Marvel film is now getting a second ride. The new ride will be built at Disney’s Epcot park in Orlando and will be a much different experience from Mission: Breakout. The new ride will reside in Future World in the France section of Epcot.
In the same area, a Ratatouille-themed ride will be joining Epcot as well, in the World Showcase section. Both rides are set to be completed by 2021, which is just in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
Elsewhere at Walt Disney World, the popular Tron ride in Shanghai will be coming to Orlando and will be built next to Space Mountain in Disney’s Tomorrowland. Over in Disneyland Paris, the park’s Hotel New York will include several Marvel characters and will now be called Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel.
Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek had this to say about the Marvel-themed hotel:
“We’re going to create a hotel at Disneyland Paris that would make Tony Stark proud. I’m thrilled to announce that Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel will transport our guests to the action-packed, inspiring world of Super Heroes including Iron Man, The Avengers, and Spider Man among others!”
Toy Story Land, which was previously announced, is officially coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. New rides include Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers. Over in California, Paradise Pier will be turned into Pixar Pier at California Adventure Park. Both Toy Story Land and Pixar Pier will be open to the public in the summer of 2018.
You can check out concept art for Toy Story Land and Pixar Pier below.
Also coming to California will be Spider-Man and Avengers, though it’s not clear if it’ll be a new ride or some kind of extension of Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout. According to Bob Chapek, the addition of Spider-Man and the Avengers nearby Mission: Breakout is meant to be an immersive superhero experience. Whether they’ll be attractions on their own, separate, or what you, we’re not entirely sure.
What do you think of all these new additions to Disney World and Disneyland? Excited? Unsure how to feel? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: D23 (via Disney Parks Blog)
Disney Unveils Detailed ‘Star Wars’ Land Model At D23
Disney has unveiled a detailed model offering the first look at the Disney Parks Star Wars Land expansion on display at the D23 biennial Expo in Anaheim, CA.
The Star Wars Land expansion taking place at both Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida, and Disneyland in Anaheim, California will transport fans to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. For the first time ever fans will be able to step into the Star Wars universe with a 14-acre immersive environment that’s set to introduce fans to a planet they have never seen before — a gateway planet located on the outer rim with places and characters both new and old. Fans will be able to embark on their own heroes journey and even fly a mission aboard the Millenium Falcon as they experience a climactic battle in the Star Wars universe.
The park will feature both the Resistance and the First Order as well as Bounty Hunters and Smugglers which fans will be able to help out and support the characters of their choosing. In addition, Star Wars Land will also include new droids each with their own unique personality.
The images released showcase below showcases the design of the park which serves as an outpost that is a safe haven for those who may want to avoid the dominance of the First Order. The world itself looks to draw influence from the designs of Naboo, Tatooine, Takodana, and Yavin 4. You can check out the first look at what Star Wars Land will be in the gallery below.
The Star Wars Land Disney park expansions come to life thanks to Disney’s partnership with WDI and the team members at Lucasfilm. For more than 25 years, Disney has been collaborating with Lucasfilm on ways to make these parks a reality and it will all finally come to fruition when the park expansions open in 2019.
Expect more news on Star Wars Land to be revealed during D23 this weekend and stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the Star Wars franchise as we learn it.