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Disney News (9/17) – D23 Announcements and How to Decorate your House for a Disney Halloween

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In this week’s episode, Chris gives us more details on D23 announcements, and Kelli tells you where to get the best (and cheapest) Disney Halloween decor.

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Show Notes:

  • Tomorrowland
    • D23 Expo Announcements – lets discuss a bit more
    • Last week we touched briefly on the announcements that came out of the D23 Expo.
    • But lets get into it a little more and we will start with the things I’m most excited about:
  • Luminous: A Symphony of US
    • This is the official replacement for Harmonious
    • The new show, which debuts December 5th is called Luminous: The Symphony of Us and it will feature fireworks, fountains, lasers, lighting effects, and music.
  • The Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana
    • Officially opens on Oct. 16 – walking attraction
    • Nighttime viewing is supposed to be truly special
  • Beyond Big Thunder
    • No specifics yet but WDI Chief Creative Officer suggested MASSIVE ideas:
      • He likened it to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge or Pandora – The World of Avatar. Vaughn actually said that he thinks the project “could be the biggest thing we’ve done in the Magic Kingdom, probably even bigger than New Fantasyland”, noting that Disney is exploring ideas for new attractions, new restaurants, and new shows.
  • A New Test Track

We have a longstanding relationship with Chevrolet – one of our corporate alliance partners who helps us [enhance EPCOT]. They’re very focused on innovation and the future of how we will travel across this planet of ours, which is why I’m so pleased to tell you that we’re working with Chevrolet to once again reimagine the Test Track experience.

We’re reaching back in to the history of the pavilion, taking inspiration from the original World of Motion and bringing that spirit of optimism to this next iteration of Test Track.

  • What I didn’t realize was that WDI and Chevy partnered together on the Tron attraction.
  • World Celebration officially opens in December
    • I think the most exciting thing will be the removal of the construction walls.
  • King Thanos Multiverse Jumping ride
    • new details were shared around the third future attraction coming to Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure park. As depicted in this artist concept, the heroes have created a new vehicle capable of jumping between worlds and even realities – on planet Earth and beyond. The design combines elements of Tony Stark’s time-suits with Xandarian jump points and Wakandan technology to create a vehicle that combines portal technology and flight capabilities to maneuver through the skies, transporting heroes to remote worlds in a matter of moments.
  • Tropical Lands of America
    • Encanto and Indy
  • The Country Bear Jamboree gets Plussed:

At Destination D23 2023, it was announced that the Country Bear Jamboree is getting new songs and the bears will be performing a new act in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort. Disney Imagineer Chris Beatty told the Destination D23 audience that when the show debuts, the bears will be reinterpreting favorite Disney songs in different genres of country music – like rockabilly, bluegrass, pop-country and other styles. 

Imagineers are envisioning the new take as a homage to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and they’re working with Nashville musicians to get the authentic country sound.  The Country Bear Jamboree will still have the fun and friendly tone fans enjoy with the same famous characters like the loveable Trixie, Big Al and others.

  • Pirates of the Caribbean themed Tavern
    • Imagine the old barker Parrot that was out from of the ride.  He may take of residence here and spin tails of the high seas.
  • Hatbox Ghost
    • Slated for a November arrival
  • Zootopia replacing Tough to be a Bug
  • Soarin Over Cali
  • D23 Expo rebranding and Expanding

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