AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES NEW MICKEY AND MINNIEÕS RUNAWAY RAILWAY -- During D23 Expo 2017, Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announces Mickey and MinnieÕs Runaway Railway at DisneyÕs Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. The attraction will be the first ever Mickey-themed ride-through attraction, with a new original story and lovable attraction theme song.
The Eight Biggest EPCOT and Hollywood Studios Openings in 2020
2020 is gearing up to be yet another year of growth and development for Walt Disney World! EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are going to have many exciting openings this year.
Here is a list of eight that we do not want to miss!
EPCOT Openings in 2020
On January 17, 2020, three new films will make their debuts in EPCOT. The Land Pavilion in Future World will begin showing “Awesome Planet”, a 10-minute film with music by award-winning composer Stephen Price that will have incredible and diverse images of our Earth in all her glory.
Over in World Showcase the Canada Pavilion will say “adieu” to “O’ Canada!” and will say “bienvenue” to “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 3D”. This ode to the Great White North will be co-narrated by award-winning actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.
In the France Pavilion, Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, narrates the new “Beauty and the Beast Sing-a-Long”, (I know, sounds great right?). Directed and produced by Don Hahn, who also produced the animated and live-action versions of the tale as old as time, will ask guests to sing some songs they probably know by heart.
2.Regal Eagle Smokehouse
At the American Adventure Pavilion in World Showcase, the Regal Eagle Smokehouse is set to be the first food improvement on property this year. Here guests can try a range of American barbecue greats like; North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt, Kansas City smoked chicken, Memphis dry-rubbed pork ribs, and sliced Texas beef brisket sandwiches.
3. Space 2020 Restaurant
This place takes “dining under the stars” to a whole new level! In Future World, Space 2020 will open its elevator doors and blast guests 220 miles above the Earth where they will board a space station and enjoy dinner and drinks with some of the most spectacular views!
The France Pavilion in World Showcase will be showing you a mouse’s view of Gusteau’s kitchen! This attraction blows the kitchen up and you ride through just like Remy!
This is meant to be the largest nighttime spectacular display ever to be shown at a Disney park. Let that set in for a second. There will be floating pieces, LED panels, pyrotechnics, coordinated fountains, lights, lasers and more that will be set to a perfect mixture of poignant Disney classics performed by artists from around the world! This should be worth waiting for!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios Openings in 2020
6.Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Can you believe this will be the first ride-through attraction starring Mickey & Minnie?? It’s set to open in March and will certainly be popular. Guests will be put inside a Mickey cartoon where “mouse rules apply” and anything is possible!
7.Mickey Shorts Theater
Love Mickey? Who doesn’t? Drop by this new Mickey Mouse-inspired theater, that is set to open in March, to see a cartoon short and get a special photo op!
8.Round-Up Rodeo BBQ
Toy Story Land is getting a restaurant! Treat yourself to an immersive dining experience at the Round-Up Rodeo BBQ opening in 2020. Games and play sets and toys will surround diners in this new location!
What new experience are you most looking forward to in 2020?