Disney theme park round up from the 2022 D23 Expo

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Disney made a number of announcements at its annual D23 fan convention.

  • Mandalorian star Grogu ("Baby Yoda") will appear at Disneyland with costumed characters for meet-and-greets.
  • A third attraction will come to the Avengers Campus, based on the multiverse.
  • Pacific Wharf at Disney California Adventure will be transformed into San Fransokyo from Big Hero Six.
  • The Paradise Pier Hotel will become the Pixar Place Hotel.
  • Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway is coming to Anaheim.
  • A model was shown of Tiana's Bayou Adventure, which replaces Splash Mountain on both coasts.
  • A new nighttime spectacular is in the works for Epcot to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary.
  • Tron Lightcycle Run will open in the spring at Magic Kingdom.
  • The next Triton-class cruise ship in the Disney Cruise Line will be called the Disney Treasure.
  • The Disney Wonder will sail to Australia and New Zealand in October, 2023.
  • New images were shown for the new Zootopia land coming to Shanghai.
  • The Frozen-themed land will open in Hong Kong in late 2023.
  • Tokyo is adding a new land called Fantasy Springs based on Frozen, Tangled and Peter Pan.
  • Tokyo's Space Mountain will be transformed in 2024.
  • Blue-sky projects might include bringing Zootopia or Moana to Animal Kingdom's Dino Land, Coco or Encanto attractions may land at Magic Kingdom, and a Disney villain area may also surface there.

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