USA Today Breaks Down Disney Parks in 2020
My family recently returned from a much-anticipated, much-enjoyed Walt Disney World vacation. And while we haven’t yet started planning for the next trip to Florida, we are excited to see all the changes coming to Disney Parks.
Breaking Down 2020
Arthur Levine broke down the most important updates to the parks in a recent special in USA Today. Now, the piece scrolls forever so here’s just a taste:
With the opening of two heavily hyped Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge lands, the Force continues to be strong at Mickey’s theme parks on both coasts. The Dec. 5 debut of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, part of Walt Disney World in Florida, rounded out the initial phase of the revolutionary land in grand style. It just may be the most sophisticated… attraction that Disney’s merry band of Imagineers has yet developed. Rise opens on Jan. 17 at the Disneyland version of Galaxy’s Edge in California.
But it’s not going to be all lightsabers and droids all the time…
“We are creating an idealistic Disney bubble so that guests can feel like they are in a magical place,” says Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney parks, experiences, and products.
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
“Who wouldn’t want to be in a Mickey short cartoon?” asks Kevin Rafferty, show writer and creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering. That’s his pitch for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, which is scheduled to open March 4 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
An out-of-this-world dining experience awaits at Space 220, coming to Epcot this winter. Visitors will board a “space elevator” that will whisk them 220 miles above the Earth to a space station. There they will enjoy a meal while gazing at the cosmos through expansive windows. Here’s hoping Tang-infused martinis will be on the menu.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Epcot is undergoing a major transformation that will introduce new lands, welcome new additions, and update components of Disney World’s second theme park. Trackless vehicles will be featured in Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, which is scheduled to open at the France pavilion in the summer. Like a similar attraction at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris, it will be based on Pixar’s “Ratatouille” and will take passengers through Gusteau’s restaurant where they will experience culinary calamities from the perspective of Remy, a rat who aspires to be a gourmet chef.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the ENTIRE article for everything coming to Disney Parks this year.