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  • Writer's pictureCollin Brazan

Everything new coming to Walt Disney World Resort after Destination D23

Updated: May 21

This year's Destination D23 event brought a flurry of news regarding upcoming additions to Walt Disney® World Resort and the rest of Disney Destinations around the world.

Florida's theme parks saw the bulk of the announcements, including:

  • The Hatbox Ghost is set to join Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom® Park in late November 2023

  • EPCOT®'s World Celebration—where much of the park's construction has been ongoing—is set to open in December 2023

  • EPCOT's new nighttime spectacular, Luminous—The Symphony of Us—is scheduled to debut in December 2023

  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is set to open in EPCOT on Oct. 16, 2023, joined by a nearby meet-and-greet from Moana herself

  • Country Bear Jamboree is set to undergo a makeover next year with a reimagined cast and new songs

  • A pirate-themed tavern is set to join Magic Kingdom Park

  • Chevrolet and Disney are reimagining Test Track with inspiration taken from the original World of Motion

  • Ahsoka is set to join Star Tours in Spring 2024

  • Asha from Disney’s WISH is set to join EPCOT, Disneyland Resort® and Disneyland Paris

  • A Zootopia show is set to take over the Tree of Life's theater in Disney's Animal Kingdom®

  • Figment has begun a meet-and-greet in EPCOT

  • Soarin' Over California will make a temporary return to EPCOT beginning this month

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