D23 Disneyland Announcements

This past weekend Disney held its famous D23 Expo and it was packed with exciting announcements. This post will recap all of the big announcements  from this weekend for the Disneyland Resort!

The first exciting news for Disneyland is  for Disney California Adventure. The Paradise Pier area is being transformed into Pixar Pier. Disney is promising to fill the area with our favorite characters from “The Incredibles”, “Inside Out”, and “Toy Story”. All of these changes are planned to open very quickly in 2018.

While we are sad to see the traditional pier atmosphere go, we are excited to see these new modern changes continue to sweep the park:

While California Adventure is getting the new Pixar Pier area, Disneyland will also be joining in on the Pixar fun. 2018 will bring a brand new limited-time celebration called Pixar Fest! There will be a brand-new fireworks spectacular, as well as the return of the Pixar Play Parade to Disneyland. This also means that the famous Paint The Night Parade will be moving over to California Adventure with a brand-new float as well. While not announced I expect lots of fun character meet and greats, specialty food and beverage options, as well as exclusive merchandise.

Back over at California Adventure it was announced a brand new Super Hero Universe is on its way. Characters from Spider Man and The Avengers will be joining the ones from Guardians of Galaxy already in the park. Not many details have been announced but rumors are pointing to removal of A Bug’s Land for this addition.

“Halloween Time” at Disneyland Resort is always an exciting time that many look forward to. Well this year there is even more to be excited for. For the first time ever Cars Land will be decorated for Halloween. Radiator Springs will turn into Radiator Screams as all of our favorite characters are excited to celebrate Haul-O-Ween with us. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree will transform into Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree. Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will turn into Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween.

Given how great of themeing they always do in CarsLand for Christmas, this promises to be great:

Buena Vista Street will also be joining in on the holiday fun. You will be able to find that Oogie Boogie has risen to take over the main entrance, and that a swarm of bats have encircled Carthay Circle Theater.

While Star Wars was previously already announced and for Disneyland, we did get to hear a little more information this weekend. We were told that the new official name for the land will be Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We also got confirmation that the new land at Disneyland will open before the land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Both are scheduled to open in 2019 and it was said that the Disneyland version should open before the next D23 event, which would put that around late spring/early summer.

With all the news coming out of Disney is definitely an exciting time to be a theme park fan. Make sure to check out our coverage on other exciting announcements and construction updates as always via our social sites:

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