Published on February 12th, 2018 | by Mickeys_admin


D23 Japan Expo 2018 News!

So currently in Japan there exclusive D23 expo is happening and we have had some more details on things that were announced at the D23 expo in California last July and we have had a couple of new announcements!!!


Firstly, the first ever (yes we find this hard to believe as well!!) Mickey themed attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is set to open in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We cannot wait for this ride! The attraction will feature a new catchy theme tune and an all new experience that has been called 2 ½ D!! With no glasses required this is going to be incredible!!! The attraction begins with you at the premiere of a new cartoon short with Mickey and Minnie getting ready for a picnic, as they drive along they go past a train who’s engineer is Goofy – are you thinking like me – “What could possibly go wrong with Goofy driving a train?!?”. You then get chance to step into the movie and on to Goofy’s train for an out of control adventure with surprising twists and turns!

We are super excited about this ride and hopefully this means that along with Toy Story Land and Star Wars : Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be back to being a park that you can’t get everything done in one day again! It was the park we spent the least time in when we were there in January and we cannot wait for all the changes!


Some more information was also shared about Epcot’s highly anticipated new Guardians of the Galaxy themed attraction! It is going to be a roller coaster and one of the world’s longest enclosed coaster at that!  They really are going big with this coaster and it is going to be a one of a kind family attraction with a unique story that is currently being created by the guys at Walt Disney Imagineering. It is also going to include a new innovative ride system that is said to guarantee to ‘wow’ guests. The attraction which is going into Future World at Epcot is going to be open in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resorts in 2021!!


After the plans were announced for a fully immersive Star Wars inspired resort at Walt Disney World resort there has been much speculation about it! Well now we have a little bit more information! For a start it is going to be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing a total Star Wars experience!  It is going to a first of its kind resort with complete immersion into an authentic Star Wars story where you immediately become citizens of the galaxy and can dress in the proper attire. Each resort window will also have a view into space. Your journey will begin when all guests depart on a Star Wars adventure by boarding a starship on going on a voyage through the galaxy!


A sneak peek of what the new rooms in the Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel at Disneyland Paris are going to look like was shown as well and all we can say is wow! This is going to be right up our street! The hotel is going to showcase the world of Super Heroes including Iron Man, The Avengers and Spiderman and will be open by the end of 2020! The resort will be closing for refurbishment in the autumn of the year and we speculate that it is going to be after the end of their summer event this year, Marvel Summer of Super Heroes! We are heading out for this event and are super excited to be able to have meet and greets with some of our favourite Marvel characters in a Disney theme park!

Adventures by Disney also announced a new Japan vacation is coming in 2019 which will offer immersive, cultural experiences with visits to temples and learning sword techniques from a master samurai and visits to the bustling city of Tokyo and more! Bookings will open later this Spring!!!

I will not go on this ride but after this announcement it is turning into a bit of a must ride for me (I hate roller coasters so this is massive for me!!). The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris is receiving a Marvel transformation!!!! We are beyond excited – this is one of my husband’s all time favourite rides and he hates that I won’t ride it with him!!! It is going to be a high speed, hyper-kinetic adventure where you get to team up with Iron Man and your favourite Avengers!!!!

There was also lots of Pixar announcements!! For over 20 years the Disney Parks have partnered with Pixar to bring the characters and the stories to life and now there is more coming!

At Shanghai Disneyland, Toy Story Land will be debuting on April 26th 2018! It will feature 3 attractions, Slinky Dog Spin, Rex’s Racers, and Bullseye will pull guests around in a likely dance choreographed to Western music! Guests are already enjoying meals at the Toy Box Cafe which opened last week!

At the Disneyland Resort in California, the first ever Pixar fest will begin on April 13th throughout the Disneyland Resort and will feature the all-new “Together Forever – A Pixar Nightime Spectacular”, the return of the “Paint the Night” Parade and the Pixar Play parade! During Pixar Fest will be the opening of the reimagined Pixar Pier, of which the centrepiece is going to be the new Incredicoaster (sounds amazing right?!?), a super combination of characters, special effects and lighting and the Parr family alongside you whilst you attempt to catch Jack-Jack!!

At Walt Disney World in Florida we have new Pixar inspired experiences in multiple parks! At Magic Kingdom we have the “Incredible Summer” celebration, where guests can visit Tomorrowland to party with characters from The Incredibles, including for the first time ever Edna Mode!!!!!!  Over at Animal Kingdom, in time for the parks 20th anniversary, there will be a new show staring Senior Wilderness Explorer Russell ad his furry-friend Dug inspired by Up!! Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also set to open this summer! Guests visiting will be “shrunk” to the size of a toy and join in the fun in Andy’s backyard! Guests can take a ride on the Slinky Dog Dash or take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers or visit an all time favourite of ours Toy Story Mania!! Don’t worry Epcot is not being left out! Plans have previously been shared for an attraction coming to the France pavilion inspired by Ratatouille! The attraction will be patterned after the experience that you can currently find IN Disneyland Paris! In the attraction guests will shrink down to the size of Remy and join him for a crazy race through Gusteau’s Kitchen and Restaurant! It is a number one attraction at Disneyland Paris and is going to be a much needed attraction to the World Showcase at Epcot.


As you can imagine we are super excited for all of these changes! Let us know which you are most looking forward to!!!!


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