Disney is announcing new experiences at all of its theme parks around the world. In California, Disneyland will see new rides, a new hotel, and a new restaurant in the next few years!
A brand new ride is taking shape within Disneyland’s Avengers Campus. It will be the third ride in the area and will expand on the already popular Avengers experiences within the park. The family-friendly experience will take riders through the metaverse to defeat enemies like King Thanos. There’s no definitive date for when this ride will open.
But to help get the word out about the new ride, the Incredible Hulk is stopping by Avengers Campus starting next week. He will be dressed in his Quantum Suit meeting visitors alongside the characters that are typically there. But he’s only there for a limited time, so be sure to seek him out if you’re in Disneyland in the coming weeks.
Other Character Appearances
New characters will begin emerging elsewhere in and around the park as well. Mando and Grogu from The Mandalorian will begin greeting guests in mid-November. Plans to transform the California Adventure Pacific Wharf area into San Fransokyo from Big Hero 6 are underway. Once complete, visitors can meet Baymax there.
Pixar Palace Hotel
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel is changing its name to Pixar Palace Hotel. Inside, you’ll find favorite Pixar characters like Woody and Buzz. There will also be a Finding Nemo-inspired splash pad. And new information is coming out about the hotel’s signature restaurant, Great Maple. Located on the main floor of the hotel, it will serve upscale comfort food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel is currently undergoing renovations. No opening date has been announced.
Two other new restaurants are coming to Downtown Disney: Porto’s Bakery and Cafe; and Din Tai Fung. They specialize in Cuban-California sweets and soup dumplings, respectively.
Currently, Mickey’s Toontown is getting a massive makeover. Once complete, the area will focus on families and young children. It will feature a new enclosed play area called Goofy’s How-To-Play Yard, Donald’s Boat which doubles as a splash pad, and a candy-making kitchen inside the clubhouse. The new attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, will open inside Mickey’s Toontown in early 2023.
New to Disneyland, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, will open. A similar ride will also open that year in Walt Disney World. Ahead of the new ride, Disneyland is opening a Tiana-themed boutique store called Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets. You can find it in New Orleans Square. The popular race runDisney will also return to Disneyland in 2024.
All of Disney’s properties will celebrate 100 years next year. A wide range of special events will take place to mark the momentous occasion, including two new nighttime experiences: World of Color at California Adventure Park and Wondrous Journey at Disneyland.
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