During the D23 Expo, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro confirmed a few additional details for fans of the international Disney Parks. From new Frozen expansions around the globe to exiting new lands featuring Zootopia, Tangled, and Peter Pan, there’s a lot of magic on the horizon.
At Disneyland Paris
The Frozen-themed land will be the next major milestone in the ongoing transformation of Walt Disney Studios park. This land will offer a gorgeous lakeside promenade and will immerse guests in the same magical wintry setting from the films.
A new Tangled-themed family attraction will join the new gardens leading into the land. Frozen will also be part of the transformation of the Disneyland Hotel, reopening in 2024.
As part of the grand finale of the 30th Anniversary celebration underway, a new stage show, “Pixar: We Belong Together,” will debut next year in Walt Disney Studios park.
At Tokyo Disney Resort
Frozen is one of the stories coming to life as part of the Fantasy Springs expansion at Tokyo DisneySea, joining two other Disney Animation stories, “Peter Pan” and “Tangled,” plus a brand-new hotel integrated right into the park. Fantasy Springs will feature several new Audio-Animatronics figures, including Elsa, who sings in Japanese and whose movements sync with the rhythms of the language.
Beginning in 2024, Space Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland will undergo a transformation that will bring a new story and experience to the iconic attraction.
At Hong Kong Disneyland
Inspired by Disney Animation’s stunning films, World of Frozen will open in the second half of 2023 at Hong Kong Disneyland – the first of three Frozen-themed areas coming to international Disney parks. It will blend Arendelle with the park’s natural landscapes on Lantau Island.
At Shanghai Disney Resort
This will be the first Disney resort to bring the world of the Oscar-winning Disney Animation film “Zootopia” to life. At Zootopia Central Station, guests will find animals going about their daily lives. At the Zootopia Police Department, which doubles as the entrance for the land’s new family attraction, guests will be greeted by an Audio-Animatronics figure of Officer Clawhauser.
The new themed land will invite guests to fully immerse themselves in the mammalian metropolis of Zootopia, which will be filled with new entertainment, merchandise, food and beverage offerings and a new major attraction. From building façades inspired by various mammals and their habitats to the famous Zootopia Transit Authority train, with doors designed for all-size animals, the new rendering and model image recently shared at the D23 Expo invite guests to explore the forthcoming Zootopia-themed land filled with immersive details.
The mammalian city is further taking shape as construction continues smoothly on the site. Following the “topping out of the tallest building” in Zootopia this summer, more “super high-rise buildings” are being installed, forming the city’s distinctive skyline.
🚔 FIRST LOOK at amazing Clawhauser animatronic for the upcoming ZOOTOPIA attraction at Shanghai Disneyland pic.twitter.com/vyS9im6ceD
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Mickey’s favorite teddy bear, Duffy, is a favorite of fans in all three Disney resorts in Asia, and D’Amaro shared that Duffy & Friends will star in their very own six-episode, stop-motion animated series on Disney+ next year.
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