In September we had Destination D23, a Disney event similar to the D23 expo (but smaller in scale), where new ideas are announced and presented. That means we had a lot of news this past month, with both things that will be coming relatively soon as well as those that are just conceptual ideas that the imagineers are looking at right now. So plenty to share this month!
Magic Kingdom // Disney announced a Pirates of the Caribbean themed lounge would be coming to Adventureland, but they haven’t shared any details. A lot of speculation is that this will go in the area where Tortuga Tavern is currently located, and be a similar set-up to Oga’s Cantina (drinks only with maybe some small bites).
Disneyland // “We have a wealth of untapped stories to bring to life across our business,” said D’Amaro. “Frozen, one of the most successful and popular animated franchises of all time, could have a presence at the Disneyland Resort.” This was mentioned at Destination D23, and while it’s not definite it shows that they are at least considering adding more Frozen presence to Disneyland. Will it be a Frozen land like the one in Hong Kong? Or just an attraction?
Disney World // Also part of that same quote: “Wakanda has yet to be brought to life.” How will that happen? Well, the good news is it can happen in Florida, so there are lots of ideas. One would be to replace Rock n Roller Coaster with a Black Panther theme. We could also see a Black Panther attraction in Epcot, next to Cosmic Rewind. And while a lot has already been announced for Animal Kingdom, it might not be out of place to see Wakanda, a country big on conservation and nature (in addition to technology!) represented there.
Ever gone through the hassle of trying to coordinate multiple parties and rooms on My Disney Experience? Jenn at Fairest Run of All has a great hack to make sharing plans a little bit easier!
The new villas at Disneyland Hotel have opened, and Tom at Disney Tourist blog has a great preview.
Thinking about a trip to a water park, but not sure which to pick between Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach? Shannon at WDW Prep School has a great post comparing the two!
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