Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Shares First of Many Exciting Announcements to Be Unveiled at D23 Expo 2019

Disney Travel News

By: Disney Destinations
August 22, 2019

As we previously shared, this weekend’s D23 Expo 2019 will showcase dozens of exclusive reveals and announcements for Disney parks and resorts across the globe.  And to kick things off, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek shared exciting news from Anaheim tonight as a preview of what’s to come this weekend! 


An all-new  Star Wars vacation experience is coming to   Walt Disney World®  Resort! 

Star Wars:  Galactic Starcruiser will be a new, first-of-its-kind vacation experience where Guests will check in for a two-night adventure aboard a glamorous starship.  Once onboard, Guests will interact with characters and become active participants in stories that unfold around them on their galactic journey. 

Inside the  Disney Parks “Imagining Tomorrow, Today” pavilion at D23 Expo, visitors will be able to see a new model and incredible visuals of the starcruiser – called the  Halcyon

Also at Walt Disney World  Resort, we’ve got big plans for our multi-year transformation of  Epcot®, with new experiences that will make the park more Disney, more family, more timeless and more relevant to the millions of Guests who visit each year.


The reinvention of   Epcot  will include  Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana.” This first-ever attraction based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios hit film, “Moana,” will let Guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.


And this October, you will be able to visualize all of the exciting plans for  Epcot  at a new experience center in the Odyssey Events Pavilion, called  Walt Disney Imagineering presents the   Epcot  Experience. Inside this first-of-its-kind offering within a Disney park, you will discover engaging and interactive exhibits that allow them to step inside the relentless innovation, energy and excitement and see some never-before-revealed details driving the future of   Epcot  all throughout this unprecedented period of transformation.


At   Disney California Adventure®  and Disneyland Paris, we’ve already shared updates that we’re building immersive Super Hero themed lands. Today, we’re thrilled to announce these fantastic lands will be called  Avengers Campus.

When you visit  Avengers Campus, your will become part of an interconnected, global story that spans from California to Paris to Hong Kong with the Avengers recruiting new extraordinary people to join them. 

Inside our pavilion at D23 Expo, Guests will be able to see an in-story experience where they’ll learn why the Avengers are building these campuses. And on Sunday, we’ll share more details about what our Guests will be able to experience when they open. 

The pavilion will also feature many of the attractions and lands coming to our sites around the world including  TRON Lightcycle Run coming to   Magic Kingdom®  Park, as well as additional expansions in Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Here’s a quick look inside:


If you’re excited about today’s announcements, the best is still to come!  

On Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019,  we’ll be sharing more details on today’s stories as well as minute-by-minute updates on all of the news from the Disney Parks, Experiences and Products presentation at D23 Expo 2019 right here on Disney Travel News. So be sure to tune in! 

Our coverage begins at approximately 10:30 a.m. PT / 1:30 p.m. ET. 


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