While we’ve been getting plenty of updates recently about confirmed new attractions coming to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, there have also been some new rumors that have surfaced concerning developments at other Disney parks around the world. While none of these rumors have been officially confirmed just yet, at least one of them was mentioned recently by someone right at the top of the company...
1. Bob Iger hints that a Black Panther ride could be in the works
We've known for several years now that Disney California Adventure will eventually be home to a brand new Marvel Land, anchored by the already-opened Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission Breakout. However, in the years since the official announcement of this new land, we've only gotten the smallest of hints and teases about what could be a part of this new land, with nothing concrete officially confirmed. Which brings us to this latest rumor.
With Black Panther setting the box office on fire for Disney, it would be natural for Disney to try and incorporate this blockbuster series into its parks. And according to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney could be considering doing just that. During a recent financial meeting, Disney CEO Bob Iger told Wall Street analysts that while there wasn’t a ride officially planned at this moment, “there are people who are working on it”, which could mean that a Blue Sky plan for a Black Panther attraction at Disney California Adventure (or at another Disney park) could be coming together. Though we likely won't hear about it for some time, it will be interesting to see if the success of this film has a direct impact on the development of Marvel Land at Disney California Adventure.
2. Another price hike coming this year to Walt Disney World
Though prices on single, multi-day, and annual pass tickets already went up this year for guests visiting Walt Disney World, it looks like another hike is in the near future for this park, specific to multi-day tickets. Though demand-based pricing is currently only in effect for single-day tickets, Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger recently told The Orlando Sentinel that “Given the small percentage of guests that purchase a one-day ticket at Walt Disney World, extending pre-published, date-specific pricing to multi-day tickets will further advance our efforts to spread attendance throughout the year [and will] ensure all guests have a magical experience no matter when they visit".
Though unsaid, we'd imagine that this is going to take effect before the end of the year, as another way for the resort to prepare for the opening of Star Wars Land in 2019.