D23: Disney Announces Official Name for Star Wars Lands at the Parks

Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23

Earlier this week, we showed you the model for the upcoming Star Wars Land coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and now we have the official name.

It will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, according to Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, who revealed the name at this weekend’s D23 Expo. The Disneyland version will go by the same name.

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D23: Toy Story Land to Open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Summer 2018

Toy Story Land Announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced at D23 this weekend that Toy Story Land will open in Summer 2018.

Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, behind the current Pixar Place area, Toy Story Land will bring the movies to life, as you view Andy’s backyard from the toys’ point of view.

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D23: Star Wars Resort Announced for Walt Disney World

Star Wars Resort Announced for Walt Disney World

A short time in the future, in a galaxy quite close to home, there will soon be a Star Wars resort at Walt Disney World, it was announced last weekend at D23 Expo.

Details are light, but Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, confirmed that the Star Wars-inspired resort will debut as part of the new Disney 360 vacation concept. He said this revolutionary new vacation experience will be a living adventure that allows guests to immerse themselves in an entirely new form of Disney storytelling.

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D23: Ratatouille Attraction Coming to France Pavilion at Epcot By 2021

Ratatouille Attraction Coming to France Pavilion at Epcot By 2021

Two new attractions were announced for Epcot at this weekend’s D23 Expo, and one of them will be inspired by Disney*Pixar’s Ratatouille film.

Located in the France Pavilion of the World Showcase, it will be similar to the 4-D attraction Ratatouille: The Adventure that opened at Disneyland Paris in 2014.

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D23: New Disney Skyliner to Transport Guests at Walt Disney World

New Disney Skyliner to Transport Guests at Walt Disney World

A new transportation system at Walt Disney World called the Disney Skyliner was officially announced at last weekend’s D23 Expo.

The gondola-style system will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot via stops at Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts, plus other locations yet to be announced.

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Breaking News: The Great Movie Ride to Close at Disney’s Hollywood Studios August 2017

The Great Movie RIde to Close at Disney's Hollywood Studios August 2017

It was announced this weekend at D23 Expo The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be closing in August 2017.

The Great Movie Ride opened with the park on May 1, 1989, and is the last attraction from opening day to remain in operation.

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Breaking News: Universe of Energy to Close at Epcot August 2017

Universe of Energy to Close at Epcot August 2017

It was announced this weekend at D23 Expo the Universe of Energy attraction at Epcot will be closing in August 2017.

The Universe of Energy is one of the park’s original rides, opening on Epcot’s opening date of October 1, 1982. It featured numerous films that presented information on the subject of energy, as well as a ride through a primeval diorama complete with audio-animatronic dinosaurs.

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D23: Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A new Mickey Mouse-inspired attraction will be coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it was announced at D23 Expo this weekend.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will put you inside the wacky and unpredictable world of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short where you’re the star and anything can happen. The attraction is inspired by the Mickey Shorts that you can see on the Disney Channel.

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D23: Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Coming to Epcot By 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Coming to Epcot By 2021

Two new attractions were announced for Epcot at this weekend’s D23 Expo, and one of them will be Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired.

This attraction will not be the same as the recently opened Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!, which debuted at Disney California Adventure park earlier this year..

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D23: Tron Coaster Coming to Magic Kingdom in 2021

Tron Coaster Coming to Magic Kingdom in 2021

Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, announced at D23 this weekend that a Tron-themed attraction will be coming to Magic Kingdom‘s Tomorrowland.

Set to open during Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary in 2021, the TRON Lightcycle Power Run is a coaster-style attraction where riders board a train of two-wheeled Lightcycles, similar to the cycle game from the original movie.

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D23: Walt Disney World to Add New Space-Themed Restaurant at Epcot

Walt Disney World to Add New Space-Themed Restaurant at Epcot

The D23 news is flying fast and furious, and word comes that a new space-themed restaurant will be coming to Epcot.

It will be located adjacent to the park’s Mission: SPACE attraction, according to Disney. Perhaps it will occupy the space where the Wonders of Life building currently sits mostly unused, but that wasn’t clarified during the D23 reveal by Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald.

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Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23 2017

Model of Star Wars Themed Land at Walt Disney World Revealed at D23

D23, the big Disney-produced fan convention, has just kicked off with a bang this weekend with the reveal of a model of the upcoming Star Wars-themed lands at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Courtesy of Lucasfilm and Disney, we have these first images of that model for you to enjoy:

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