Disney fans and theme park enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to, as the company recently announced many new updates and attractions at the Destination D23 convention. From the animal-filled world of Zootopia to the high-tech universe of Marvel, Disney is bringing new experiences to its theme parks unlike anything before.
At the forefront of these updates is the Tree of Life Theater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which will soon be home to an all-new attraction inspired by the hit animated film Zootopia. Guests will be able to join familiar characters like Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde as they explore the wild and vibrant world of Zootopia in this first-of-its-kind experience.
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is also getting a revamp at Adventureland in Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park in Florida with a new attraction that takes the story to the next level. Details are currently under wraps, but fans can expect Imagineers to spare no expense in bringing the swashbuckling adventure to life.
Not to be left behind, the Country Bear Jamboree will be getting a brand-new act in 2024 that will see the classic characters reinterpret Disney songs in different genres of country music. Expect a nod to Nashville’s classic musical revues with this new addition that will pay tribute to the cherished attraction’s beloved characters.
Test Track at EPCOT is also on the receiving end of some major changes, as Imagineers team up with Chevrolet to draw inspiration from the original World of Motion attraction from EPCOT’s early days. This exciting evolution will bring the spirit of optimism to the forefront, culminating in an adrenaline-pumping ride experience.
Never one to rest on their laurels, Disney is also setting their sights on Dinoland U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, with a reimagined new land inspired by the tropical region of the Americas. The new area, drawing inspiration from the northern part of South America, will feature brand-new experiences inspired by the award-winning Encanto and the beloved character Indiana Jones.
And finally, the Marvel universe gets a new attraction with the upcoming Avengers Campus ride vehicle at Disney California Adventure Park in Disneyland Resort. The vehicle will incorporate elements from Tony Stark’s time-suits, Xandarian jump points, and Wakandan technology, effectively transporting guests and heroes alike into the Multiverse.
It’s clear that Disney’s Imagineers have their hands full with these exciting new updates and attractions. As always, guests can expect nothing less than the best from the House of Mouse, with more details and surprises to come in the future. Hold on tight, Disney fans, because it’s going to be a wild ride. If you simply can't wait for all these amazing updates, remember—Journey of Water, Inspired By Moana opens October 16, 2023 at EPCOT.