All Disney Destinations-related announcements at D23 Expo 2022


Disney's D23 Expo, an announcement-filled exposition weekend held once every two years, just wrapped and has left a bounty of announcements about Disney Destinations in its wake.


Walt Disney World® Resort

  • Happily Ever After returns April 2023

  • A new nighttime spectacular is in development for EPCOT

  • TRON Lightcycle Run is scheduled to open in spring 2023

  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana, and additional EPCOT experiences are set to open late 2023

  • Disney is exploring Zootopia and Moana themes to replace DinoLand U.S.A.

  • Disney is exploring a new land beyond Big Thunder Mountain in Magic Kingdom Park themed around Coco, Encanto, and Disney villains

  • Tiana's Bayou Adventure will feature the original voice cast from Princess and the Frog

  • The Hatbox Ghost is set to join The Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom Park next year

  • Figment is set to get a meet-and-greet at EPCOT next year


Disneyland® Resort

  • Disneyland Resort will be the center of The Walt Disney Company's 100th anniversary celebration beginning next January

  • Due to the celebration, Disneyland Resort will see new nighttime spectaculars, including World of Color—One and Wondrous Journeys

  • The Magic Happens parade will return spring 2023

  • Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway will see changes to fit into Toontown at Disneyland Resort when it opens next spring

  • Tiana's Bayou Adventure will feature the original voice cast from Princess and the Frog

  • Hulk will make appearances at Avenger's Campus starting next week

  • Mando and Grogu will make appearances at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in mid-November

  • A new multiverse attraction is coming to Disney California Adventure's Avengers Campus. Guests will fight the new King Thanos alongside the Avengers

  • California Adventure's Pacific Wharf is being reimagined as Big Hero 6's San Fransokyo

  • RunDisney races will return to Disneyland Resort in 2024

  • Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel will be renamed Pixar Place Hotel

Disney Cruise Line

  • Disney's sixth cruise ship will be named Disney Treasure. It is the second of the three codenamed "Triton" ships announced to be built by Meyer Werft. The Disney Wish was the first

  • The Disney Wonder will being sailing in Australia and New Zealand late next year

  • 90% of Lighthouse Point, Disney's upcoming island destination, will run on solar energy

International Disney Parks

  • The Disneyland Paris 30th anniversary celebration is set to continue through September 2023

  • A new show, titled Pixar: We Belong Together is scheduled to debut in Disneyland Paris in 2023

  • Disneyland Paris is set to get a new Tangled attraction

  • Tokyo Disney's Space Mountain is set to undergo a transformation in 2024. It will debut in 2027 with a new plaza area

  • World of Frozen is set to open at Hong Kong Disneyland in the second half of 2023

  • Hong Kong Disneyland is set to get a new statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

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