Destination D23 Expo 2023: What’s new for Disney?

Updates from Josh D’Amaro’s Presentation:

We had quite a busy hour at D23 Expo 2023 when Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Parks, Josh D’Amaro, announced new experiences. Which include retheming, reimagining, and new lands opening for Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line!


Disney Cruise Line: 

Disney Cruise Line
  • 3 New ships coming throughout the years
  • Disney Treasure arriving in 2024 
  • Disney Adventure
  • Lookout Cay @ Lighthouse Point, the new Disney Cruise Line Private Island

Disneyland: D23 Expo 2023

D23 Expo 2023 - Avenger Campus, Disneyland
  • New Attraction at the Disneyland Adventure Campus in California Adventure Park coming to help transport Super-Heros into the Marvel Multiuniverse.
  • Asha from “Wish”, a Disney film, coming to greet guests at Disneyland Resort!

Walt Disney World: D23 Expo 2023

D23 Expo 2023
  • Magic Kingdom
    • Tiana Bayou Adventure opening in 2024
    • Haunted Mansion Hatbox Ghost late Nov 
    • Country Bear Jamboree getting new songs in 2024
    • New Tavern by Pirates of the Caribbean (potentially retheming of Tortuga’s Tavern)
    • Small chat about expanding behind Thunder Mountain, but no information.


    • EPCOT’s World Celebration opening DEC 2023.
    • Journey of Water inspiration by Moana opening 10/16/2023 with Moana Meet & Greet.
    • Reimagination of Test Track, by Chevrolet
    • New nighttime spectacular Luminous: The Symphony of the US will be in the skies around the World Showcase Lagoon, starting December 5th, 2023.
    • Meet & Greet with Figment starting 9/10/2023


  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    • A new show in the Tree of Life theater, based on characters from Disney’s Zootopia
    • Rumor / Leading ideas of Dinoland USA being replaced by Encanto and Indiana Jones theming, as they focus on Central America to northern South America. 

Disneyland Hong Kong: World of Frozen, opening in 2023 

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