Disney fanatics hoping to hear updates about about outside the United States and those clamoring for news were not disappointed this year at D23. From resort updates at Hotel at to a Park expansion at Tokyo Disney Sea and the introduction of the newest addition to the ship fleet. The –, Experiences and Products Panel hosted by , Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro was chock full of exciting news about what fans can expect in the coming years from the .
Tokyo Disney Sea will get a park expansion to include Fantasy Springs that tells the story of Peter Pan, Tangled and Frozen among other stories. The Disney concept art shared at D23 has us extra excited about this expansion. We see Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship near the legendary Skull Rock and Arendelle’s Castle nestled near a plethora of other storybook details.
The newest technology in audio-animatronics is also coming to Disney Sea Fantasy Springs with an Elsa audio-animatronics whose movement perfectly sync with songs from the film. Changes are also coming to the park next door. Tokyo Disneyland will see updates to the Space Mountain . All we know so far is that some storyline and changes to Space Mountain in Tokyo Disney can be expected in 2024. This has come a thrill ride staple at around the world so we are super excited to learn more about these updates as more information is released!
Hong Kong Disneyland is unveiling a few Frozen updates of its own. The second half of World of Frozen will open at Hong Kong Disneyland in late 2023. This update is especially exciting in that will get to see how the Kingdom of Arendelle is blended with the natural landscape to transport visitors into the movie.
In honor of the 100 years of Disney Anniversary Celebration, Hong Kong Disneyland will also be unveiling a new statue of the iconic Walt Disney and the original Disney character- Mickey Mouse.
Just in case these updates don’t already have you reaching for your passport, we have updates to ‘ Walt Disney Studios Park and Hotel! A Frozen-themed land will be joining Walt Disney Studios Park and die-hard Frozen fans will be able to stay in a Frozen hotel room at Disneyland Hotel during their vacation at !
If you are a fan of other Disney Princesses from films like Cinderella, Tangled or Sleeping Beauty you can book a themed room that channels any of these Disney movies to make for an extra magical vacay!
If Officer Judy Hops is one of your Disney movie favorites you will be excited to hear about the addition of Zootopia at Shanghai Disney Resort. Some updates and additions to incorporate Zootopia into other were teased in the Panel but this confirmed addition at Shanghi Disney has us really excited.
If you’ve ever wished you could the hustle and bustle of Zootopia Central Station or meet Officer Clawhauser at the Zootopia Police Department, you are in luck! These new Park updates are sure to be super cute and pay homage to a highly underrated Disney movie.
Are you ready to hit the sea on the newest ? The newest addition to the Disney fleet, the Disney Treasure was announced at the and will set in 2024. Other news that rippled through the Panel centered on the addition of a new Bahamian port location “Lighthouse Point”.
Inspired by the stories of the Bahamas, this new port seeks to be a Caribbean respite for seeking relaxation and culture. One of the most exciting and impressive details about “Lighthouse Point” shared by , Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro was that the port would run nearly entirely on solar energy!
For that prefer a bit farther than usual (Moana-style) on a there is big news. For a limited time, can cruises from locations like Australia and New Zealand. is now cruising to tropical spots like Fiji and Samoa via the .
When thinking of such exotic locations, Disney nerds like me may imagine Walt Disney’s Series from the 1950s and tropical Disney movie classics like The Swiss Family Robinson and Call It Courage. Remember, the South Pacific was a big inspiration for Walt Disney and inspired iconic attractions like The Enchanted Tiki Room, Adventureland in and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Now you can to these exotic locations with the comfort of Disney via a Disney Cruise Ship!
Needless to say, this is big news and these specialty cruises will be a huge hit with . Not to mention themed cruises with meets and activities centered around franchises like , Marvel, Disney and Pixar are just around the bend with dates that start in October, 2023.
The updates and news from D23 stretched way past the updates to and . We hope you’ve enjoyed this with previews of what Disney fans can expect worldwide in the coming years!