Walt Disney World Resort guests will step through the movie screen and join Mickey and pals on a wacky adventure set to open at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida in 2019. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, the first-ever ride through attraction themed to Mickey and Minnie Mouse, will feature dazzling visual effects, a lovable theme song, and twists and turns ideal for the whole family.

Big changes are coming to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts with new attractions, hotels, and entertainment just announced at Japan’s D23 Expo. Disney Parks and Resorts chairman, Bob Chapek, took the stage and gave the audience a preview of all that’s to come to Disney Parks worldwide.

PIXAR PIER MARQUEE AT DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE (ANAHEIM, Calif.) – When Pixar Pier opens on June 23 at Disney California Adventure park, guests will enter the permanent new land through a dazzling new Pixar Pier marquee. This reimagined land will feature four whimsical neighborhoods representing beloved Pixar stories with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise. The Pixar Pier marquee will be topped with the iconic Pixar lamp later in the year. (Disney•Pixar/Disneyland Resort)

Disneyland’s Pixar Pier will open on June 23rd that includes the previously announced Incredicoaster, a new Inside Out attraction, as well as a new Incredibles themed float for the Paint the Night Parade. The parade, transitioning over to Disney California Adventure for this spring’s Pixar Fest, will step off on April 13th after being on hiatus from Disneyland’s 60th anniversary celebration.

NEW INCREDIBLES-THEMED FLOAT FOR ‘PAINT THE NIGHT’ PARADE—This June, a new, high-energy Incredibles-themed float will add more Pixar fun to the electrifying “Paint the Night” parade at Disney California Adventure park. Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Frozone will showcase their superhero awesomeness as they take on their newest threat, the Underminer. Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack also showcase their unique powers in surprising new ways, as shown through dynamic and innovative visual technology. Like the other elements in this spectacular parade, this new float will come to life through a series of dazzling LED lights, new music elements and high-tech, pop-art effects inspired by the mid-century-modern style of the films. (Disney•Pixar/Disneyland Resort)

Meanwhile in Florida, Marvel will be brought out in full force as two new attractions will open up in Walt Disney Studios and Epcot. Fans will have to say goodbye to Aerosmith’s Rockin’ Roller Coaster as it will be re-imagined into a “high speed, hyper-kenetic adventure” where guests will team up with Iron Man and other famed avengers.

A newly reimagined Marvel-themed attraction is coming to Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris, where riders will team up with Iron Man and their favorite Avengers on a high-speed, hyper-kinetic adventure to another dimension.

Epcot will be given a new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction, which is stated to be a “one of a kind family attraction” and will feature an innovative ride system that will also boast one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world. According to the Disney Parks Blog, the attraction will open in time for the 50th Anniversary celebration for Walt Disney World in 2021.

Disneyland Paris’ summer will also get the Marvel treatment as they will host the “Marvel Summer of Super Heroes” that will feature Captain America, Spider-Man, Star Lord, and Black Widow.

Similar to Disneyland’s recent event, fans will get an up close look at the world of Marvel in a seasonal offering that is sure to excite and tease future additions to the French resort. Hong Kong Disneyland’s popular Iron Man attraction will be joined by an Ant Man and Wasp attraction based off this summer’s Ant Man and Wasp film and take on Arnim Zola and Hydra in an exciting battle.

A new Marvel attraction is planned for Hong Kong Disneyland, where guests will be invited to team up with Ant-Man and The Wasp to fight Arnim Zola and his army of Hydra swarm bots in a thrilling new adventure.

As popular as Marvel was at the announcement, Star Wars was teased further through more details around the luxury hotel mentioned at Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim last year. The Star Wars themed resort will bring the experience full circle, which will be seamlessly connected to Galaxy’s edge.

At the resort, guests immediately become active citizens of the galaxy and can dress up in the proper attire. Every resort window will also have a view into space. The opportunity for immersion at this resort will also stand out among all Disney resorts around the globe, as it will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing guests a total Star Wars experience.
At the resort, guests immediately become active citizens of the galaxy and can dress up in the proper attire. Every resort window will also have a view into space. The opportunity for immersion at this resort will also stand out among all Disney resorts around the globe, as it will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, allowing guests a total Star Wars experience.
A look at the amazing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge model.

Coming in 2019, the Star Wars themed land will be home to two attractions focused around epic setting of the saga that include piloting the Millennium Falcon in addition to jumping into the middle of a battle between The Resistance and First Order forces. Merchandise won’t be far behind, as announcements were also made to include a Toydarian street market where fans can bring home a hand made doll featuring different characters around the galaxy.

A sneak peek of the hand crafted toys which will be available in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.
A sneak peek of the hand crafted toys which will be available in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.

Baymax and Big Hero 6 will take the center stage in Toyko Disneyland with a brand new Big Hero 6 themed attraction set to open in Tomorrowland. Meanwhile, Fantasyland will get an upgrade with an entirely new area based off of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. A musical attraction is set to open along side with a full scale, live entertainment theatre. Soarin’ will also fly into Toyko DisneySea while Minnie will be given a special meet and greet in Toontown.

The announcements made are none short of explosive. Though there will be sacrifices to old favorites, there’s plenty of new things to come for fans to look forward to worldwide. To learn more about the recent Disney Parks news, please visit the Disney Parks Blog at https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/

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