Everything New Coming To The Disney Parks – October 2023 Edition
We know it can be hard to keep up with and remember every announcement concerning the Disney Parks and what’s coming to them in the near future so here’s our latest edition on what’s coming from announcements that have happened most recently from park executives and expos like D23.
Hatbox Ghost Coming to Magic Kingdom
Hatbox Ghost is coming to the Haunted Mansion attraction in at Magic Kingdom in late November 2023! The Hatbox Ghost will be materializing in the Haunted Mansion as you pass the attraction’s Endless Hallway.
New Avengers Campus Attraction
At Disney California Adventure Park, a new world-jumping vehicle is coming to the next attraction in Avengers Campus to help transport Super Heroes into the Multiverse. The ride vehicles will feature a design that combines elements of Tony Stark’s time-suits with Xandarian jump points and Wakandan technology. More details on this high-tech vehicle that’ll travel to new worlds are coming in the future!
Country Bear Jamboree Makeover
At Walt Disney World, the Country Bear Jamboree is getting new songs and the bears will be performing a new act in 2024! When the show debuts, the bears will be reinterpreting favorite Disney songs in different genres of country music. Imagineers are envisioning the new experience as a homage to the classic musical revues in Nashville and they’re working with Nashville musicians to get the authentic country sound. The Country Bear Jamboree will still have the fun and friendly tone fans enjoy with the same famous characters like the loveable Trixie, Big Al and others.
Pirates of the Caribbean Themed Lounge
A new Pirates of the Caribbean-themed lounge is coming to Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. This first-of-its-kind experience will extend the story of Pirates of the Caribbean. Imagineers are in the design process now and more details are coming in the future.
Journey of Water at EPCOT
Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana will open on Oct. 16, 2023! Journey of Water is a new walk-through experience located within World Nature – the EPCOT neighborhood dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty and balance of the natural world. Also, on Oct. 16 – Moana will arrive in World Nature and make her first appearance in her own dedicated space near Journey of Water.
World Celebration Opening
At EPCOT, the World Celebration neighborhood will begin welcoming guests this December! World Celebration will unite the front of the park, tying together the other two new EPCOT neighborhoods, World Discovery and World Nature. The completion of the last of the park’s three neighborhoods will be the latest major milestone multi-year transformation of EPCOT.
‘Luminous’ Nighttime Show at EPCOT
A new nighttime spectacular at EPCOT called “Luminous The Symphony of Us” will debut on Dec. 5, 2023!
Test Track Being Reimagined
Also at EPCOT, Test Track will be reimagined! Imagineers along with teams from Chevrolet are reaching back into history for inspiration – from the original World of Motion – and bringing that spirit of optimism to the next iteration of the Test Track attraction! More to come in the future.
The Villas at Disneyland Hotel
Disney Vacation Club officially opened its 16th property, The Villas at Disneyland Hotel at the Disneyland Resort, which is the 4th and newest tower available to guests staying at the Disneyland Hotel. The tower is called Discovery and features villas from new Duo Studios all the way up to 3 Bedroom Grand Villas.
Figment Character Meet N’ Greet
Fan-favorite Figment will begin greeting guests at EPCOT on Sept. 10! The iconic purple dragon will be at the Imagination Pavilion at EPCOT sparking creativity and helping imagination soar.
Zootopia Film Coming To Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
A new show based on “Zootopia” is being created for the Tree of Life theater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! The current concept for the new “Zootopia” experience has guests visiting the different biomes you only glimpse in the film, traveling along with Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde and other characters. Imagineers are currently finalizing the concept and more details will be coming in the future. The film will replace the current, “it’s tough to be a bug” show.
Animal Kingdom Theme Park Expansion
New experiences inspired by “Encanto” – the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Animation Studios film – and the fan-favorite adventurer Indiana Jones are being considered for the reimagined Dinoland at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Stay tuned for more details in the future.
Magic Kingdom Theme Park Expansion
Future expansion plans for Magic Kingdom in Florida are the largest ever for the park. Imagineers are looking to tell stories “Beyond Big Thunder Mountain” similar in scale to things like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Pandora – The World of Avatar – adding new attractions, restaurants, shows and more! More details to come in the future.