7 things we learned about Disney travel at D23

An artist’s rendition of a Disney theme park.

At Disney’s annual tell-all, D23, the Mouse House made a day’s worth of announcements about all aspects of its brand. Here are some of the big announcements made on the travel front.

1. There’s a new cruise ship coming to the Disney Cruiseline Fleet.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek surprised the crowd at D23 Expo 2017 by announcing that Disney Cruise Line will add one more ship in its expansion to take family cruise vacations to a whole new level. Joining the other two new ships that were announced just last year, all three ships will be powered by one of the cleanest-burning fuels available, liquefied natural gas. When all three ships are completed by 2023, Disney Cruise Line will have nearly doubled the size of the fleet.

2. A Guardians of the Galaxy ride will be added to Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center.

Looking ahead to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announced exciting plans across Epcot to realize the original vision of the park while making it more timeless and relevant than ever before, including a brand-new E-ticket attraction based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of Guardians of the Galaxy.

3. An Aerial Gondola System will connect all Walt Disney World Parks.

A whole new transportation system called Disney Skyliner will give guests a birds-eye view of Walt Disney World Resort.

4. Tron light-cycle roller coaster coming add something new to the Magic Kingdom.

Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announces during D23 Expo the most popular attraction at Shanghai Disneyland is coming to Walt Disney World Resort. A thrilling, Tron-themed attraction will be added in a new area near Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom.

5. A Ratatouille ride? Oui. Epcot’s World Showcase is getting that.

Looking ahead to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced exciting plans across Epcot to realize the original vision of the park while making it more timeless and relevant than ever before. Patterned after the number one family attraction at Disneyland Paris, Ratatouille will be added in an all-new space in the France pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot.

6. Star Wars’ Galaxy’s Edge will bring more of the Force to Disneyland.

Artist rendition of the new ‘Star Wars’ Millennium Falcon ride.

7. A Marvel Art themed hotel will be opening at Disneyland Paris.

The Art of Marvel at Disneyland Paris will transport guests to the action-packed world of Super Heroes, including Iron Man, The Avengers, Spider-Man and more.

What are you most excited about?

 

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