The annual D23 Expo kicks off this weekend in Anaheim, California, and to give us a taster of what to expect over the course of the two days, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman, Bob Chapek, treated us to a few exciting revelations for Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
This will be a new, first-of-its kind vacation experience where guests will be able to enjoy a two-night holiday adventure aboard a glamourous starship. Interact with characters and and become active participants in stories that unfold around them on their fantastic galactic journey. It will be called the Halcyon, a visitors to the D23 Expo will be able to see a new model and incredible visuals of the starcruiser inside the Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion.
Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana”
As well as the Star Wars announcement, Chapek also revealed some more details surrounding the exciting multi-year transformation of Epcot. One new attraction will be Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana”, which is the first-ever attraction based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios hit film, “Moana”. Guests will be able to interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.
The Epcot Experience
Sticking with Epcot, and from October, visitors will be able to visualise all of the exciting plans for Epcot at a new experience center in the Odyssey Events Pavilion, called Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience. This is a first-of-its-kind offering within a Disney park, where guests will be able to discover engaging and interactive exhibits that allow you to step inside the innovation, energy and excitement of the Epcot transformation. You will also be able to see some never-before-revealed details driving the future of Epcot.
The D23 Expo is going to be an exciting hub of all things Disney, and the Disney Parks Pavilion will feature many of the attractions and lands coming to the sites around the world. More details of the TRON Lightcycle Run coming to Magic Kingdom Park will be revealed, as well as an array of other announcements… Watch this space!
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