What’s New in 2020!

There are so many new and exciting adventures coming to Disney World in Florida and Disneyland in California in 2020.  Now is the time to start planning a vacation to a Disney destination to be able to see these new attractions!  Read on to learn about some of the new attractions coming to Disney parks. 

Epcot

Epcot will be seeing a lot of big changes as it is going through a bit of a makeover!  Epcot will transform and feature four neighborhoods that will show represent different aspects of the world and the people.  The neighborhoods will be World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery.  

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World Showcase will continue to be a celebration of the world and its various cultures and traditions.  But, the World Showcase will see some new changes in 2020 and beyond. Here are some of the changes coming to the World Showcase: 

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  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – This new ride in the France Pavilion will take guests on a tour of Gusteau’s Kitchen.  Ride goers will experience Gusteau’s Kitchen as if they were the size of our favorite French rat, Remy!  This is set to open Summer 2020. 
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along – Featuring narration by Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Potts), join in on the story of Beauty and the Beast.    This show will play in addition to the screening of “Impressions de France”.  This is set to open on Jan. 17, 2020 in the France Pavilion. 
  • Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 – Also opening on Jan. 17, 2020, this update of “O’Canada!” will feature narration by award-winning actors Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara! 
  • Wondrous China – This will be a new 360 film in the China Pavilion that will take you on a journey through China. No date set on when this will open. 
  • HarmonioUS – the new fireworks show at Epcot will debut at Epcot and be the biggest nighttime spectacular in Disney Park history! The new show will celebrate Disney music and will feature floating sets, LED panels, moving fountains, pyrotechnics, lasers and more.  It’s going to be amazing!

World Celebration neighborhood will be centered around Spaceship Earth, featuring a reimagined fountain, new walkways and a multi-level pavilion. 

World Nature neighborhood will be the home to two already favorite pavilions…The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends.  This new neighborhood will teach the understanding and preservation of the natural world. In Jan. 2020, The Land pavilion will open a new film, “Awesome Planet” that will show the diverse and dynamic story of Planet Earth. “Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana” will showcase an exploration trail where guests can meet and play with magical, living water all while learning about the natural water cycle.  No set date on when this will open. 

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World Discovery neighborhood will see many new changes over the next few years, but coming in 2020 will be the new Space 220 table-service restaurant.  This restaurant is expanding the Mission:SPACE pavilion and will feature panoramic views of space from 220 miles above the Earth’s surface!  It is scheduled to open early 2020.  

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To see all of the new and exciting changes coming to Epcot, guests can visit the Epcot Experience in the Odyssey Events Pavilion.  This is an interactive exhibit that is open now.  

Hollywood Studios

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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway – Join Mickey and Mickey for a whirlwind ride led by Conductor Goofy.  It is the first Mickey-themed ride-through attraction at Disney World (it’s about time!) .This ride will open in the Chinese Theatre location at Hollywood Studios Spring 2020. Later, in 2022, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will also open at Disneyland Park in Mickey’s Toontown!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Even though it has already opened, I feel the need to mention Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge since it is the newest land at Hollywood Studios and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance only opened in December 2019. For all Star Wars fans and even those who are not as familiar with the movie franchise, this is an area that will mesmerize all.  So, make sure to plan a trip to Disney World in 2020 so you can travel to the planet of Batuu!

Disney Springs

Cirque du Soleil will be opening up with a new show at Disney Springs. Drawn To Life is the newest Cirque du Soleil show and it will be a love letter to the art of Disney animation. Follow along in the journey where an animator’s desk becomes the stage and all the drawings come to life! Drawn To Life opens on March 20, 2020. 

Disneyland

On the West Coast, there are going to be several new experiences at Disneyland too that you do not want to miss! 

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance has had RAVE reviews at Disney World!  Disneyland guests will get their chance to join the Resistance and depart Batuu in a transport ship to meet up with General Leia Organa. See some of your favorite Star Wars characters on Rise of the Resistance starting on Jan. 17, 2020 in Disneyland!  This ride is like no other!

Magic Happens

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A new parade is coming to Disneyland Park. In the Spring 2020, the “Magic Happens” parade will make its way down Main Street U.S.A. featuring new parade floats inspired by Coco, Sleeping Beauty and Moana! This parade will be set to a brand new song that was produced in partnership with singer-songwriter Todrick Hall!  I can’t wait!

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Avengers Campus

At Disney California Adventure, the first phase of the Avengers Campus will open in 2020.  This will feature Disney’s first ride-through attraction featuring Spider-Man! Guests will take a ride in the new ” Web Slinger” vehicle and take an adventure slinging webs with Spider-Man to collect Spider-Bots! After all of the web slinging, guests can head over to the new Pym Test Kitchen for a bite to eat.  Inspired by Ant-Man and The Wasp’s Pym Particles, this eatery will be inspired by their ability to grow and shrink food.  Should be exciting to see what it will be like!  The second phase of Avengers Campus will open at a later date. 

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