Magic Happens is returning! Plus two new nighttime offerings…
Three major entertainment announcements were made for Disneyland California at this year’s expo. The much-loved Magic Happens parade will be returning to the parks, following a hiatus that came as a result of the pandemic, though no date has been confirmed just yet. A brand new version of World of Color will also debut titled “World of Color One” which will be part of Disney’s 100 years of Wonder Celebration and will feature scenes from Coco, Encanto, Soul, Moana, Mulan and The Lion King. Thirdly, a brand new fireworks spectacular, Wondrous Journeys will replace Disneyland Forever next year, opening with a brand new song especially for the occasion. Disneyland arguably boast some of the best entertainment offerings across all the Disney parks, so we are looking forward to seeing these stunning shows both return and debut within the park.
These two beloved characters from the Star Wars universe will be making their official debut after years of fan demands to see them make the journey over to Batuu. The pair will greet guests beginning mid-Nov, with the parks panel having confirmed that the Mandalorian and Grogu have been in the works behind the scenes for years, making their arrival all the more exciting! Rumors of this meet and greet have circulated for a while now, so while this wasn’t exactly a left-field announcement, it certainly came as a surprise to see them come out on stage!
RunDisney will return in 2024
Runners Rejoice! RunDisney will officially return to Disneyland Resort in 2024. Though this may seem a while away, particularly when you consider that a race has not been held in Disneyland since 2017, it's likely that this is only because this beloved event is hoping to come back with a bang, though further details will continue to be released over time.
We got more details on the new Mickey's ToonTown
Guests in attendance at D23 got the chance to view a colorful new model of ToonTown, offering a detailed look at what’s to come from this long-awaited overhaul. Various concept art was also released during the parks panel, offering previews of areas such as the queue for Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway’s queue, which will tell the story of Mickey Mouse’s life. The return of ToonTown is one that we have been waiting for a long time and it’ll be fun discovering all of the secrets of this revamped land once it reopens in 2023.
Disney’s California Adventure:
Avengers Campus is officially entering the multiverse! Marvel president Kevin Feige took to the stage on Sunday to offer a few more details about this upcoming attraction, revealing that guests will encounter a new terrifying threat, King Thanos, a Thanos variant from another universe. Avengers Campus has been keeping a good pace when it comes to evolving alongside the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so we are looking forward to seeing what other new faces will arrive at DCA following this new expansion.
Debuting the first character created via Disney’s Project EXO, Hulk made a smash when he arrived on stage at D23 Expo this weekend, showcasing one of Disney’s new giant meet and greet characters. Hulk will debut in DCA next week for a temporary stop at Avengers Campus, but what excites us most about this announcement is just what this could mean for future meet and greets going forward.
Big Hero 6 is coming to Disney's California Adventure!
Pacific Wharf will be transformed into San Fransokyo from Big Hero 6! Aside from some stunning concept art, a new Baymax meet and greet was confirmed for this new area, as well as some new food and dining options. No official opening date was provided, so we are hoping to receive more details on this soon and are excited to see this underused property finally receive its own area in Disney's California Adventure.
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