Tonight at a special press presentation, Disney dropped A BUNCH of details about upcoming magic coming to Walt Disney World. Specifically, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios just shared a bunch more concept art and information about several attractions, dining options, and experiences coming to the respective parks.
Check out all the announcements below:
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Now confirmed an official opening date of March 4, 2020, this will be the first Disney ride-through attraction featuring Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and it will draw guests inside a Mickey cartoon for a fun-filled adventure where “Mouse rules apply” and anything can happen!
MORE INFO: ‘Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway’ confirms March 4, 2020 Walt Disney World grand opening
Mickey Shorts Theater
The new attraction will feature an original short film in the style of the popular Disney Channel animated series “Mickey Mouse,” and will feature photo-opportunity locations for guests. The new concept art shows the interior of the theater, including fun Mickey Mouse-themed seats.
Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant
Coming to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2020, this rootin’, tootin’ rodeo in Andy’s backyard invites you to an immersive restaurant that will provide yet another unique, fun, family-friendly dining experience.
New Films Debut January 17, 2020
- “Awesome Planet” in The Land pavilion showcases the Earth’s beauty and diversity in a 10-minute film featuring spectacular imagery, in-theater effects and an original musical score from Academy Award-winning® composer Steven Price.
- “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” in the France pavilion is directed and produced by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action “Beauty and the Beast” films, and invites guests to participate in a twist on a tale as old as time. It also features narration from Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in the original film. The new sing-along will run in rotation with “Impressions de France,” which will receive an upgrade to 4K projection.
- “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” in the Canada pavilion is an update to the previous “O Canada!” film with new scenes, a new musical score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington and new narration by award-winning actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.
Space 220 Restaurant
Debuts this winter! The new table-service restaurant (to be located next to Mission: SPACE) invites you to step into a special space elevator that will take you 220 miles above the earth’s surface and offer incredible celestial views.
You’ll feel as if you’re traveling straight up into space to dock next to the Centauri Space Station suspended just beyond the orbit of Mission: SPACE. Upon arrival, you will be guided to your seats past the grow zone, a spinning wall of produce that mimics Earth’s gravity and represents some of the fresh ingredients used by the restaurant’s culinary team.
Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure
You’re invited to join Scrooge McDuck, Donald, Launchpad, Webby and the nephews in search of priceless treasure around World Showcase! Using the Play Disney Parks mobile app, guests will discover exotic destinations, exciting mysteries, and maybe even a few thieves, villains and supernatural guardians of ancient artifacts!
This will be the next iteration of a popular interactive scavenger hunt around World Showcase guests have enjoyed for years.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Summer 2020
France pavilion at Epcot will get this special import from Disneyland Paris and a new image released tonight showcases Disney Imagineers at work creating the immersive attraction and a peep at the attraction vehicle.
You’ll race across Gusteau’s kitchen floor aboard special trackless ride vehicles, which you can see in the image at the top of this post – just released today – as Disney Imagineers work on bringing this attraction to life.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
A new fast-casual restaurant that’ll open this winter at The American Adventure in Epcot serving classic barbecue and home-style craft brews. Regal Eagle will celebrate American backyard barbecue with flavors from different regions around the United States.
Are You Excited?
What additions are you most excited about?