Thanks to D23 Expo and frequent updates from Disney, we know much of what is to come to the parks throughout the next year. Even as Walt Disney World® Resort moves beyond the opening of its most recent land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, it continues to prepare some of its biggest attractions to date.
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, set to open on March 4, is one of those attractions. One of two trackless attractions announced for next year, it is the first time Mickey and Minnie get a ride of their own.
The longterm replacement for Illuminations: Reflections of Earth and the more recent Epcot® Forever is set to debut in 2020. It will be a celebration of Disney’s music across the world, and how it has both impacted and connected humanity. New themes and the possibility of hearing Disney music in a multitude of languages are set to back all-new visuals and technology in Disney’s latest nighttime spectacular. HarmonioUS is scheduled to open in fall 2020.
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
Produced and directed by Don Hahn, who produced both the original animated and the new live-action Beauty and the Beast films, this new sing-along is one of a few new additions to the France Pavilion. If the Frozen attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios® is any indication, then the newest sing-along in the theme parks is going to be a must-do.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
A staple in Disneyland Paris, this attraction is set to open in Walt Disney World Resort in May 2020. The second of the trackless attractions announced for next year, the technology in this attraction makes it worth riding alone, not to mention all the other love baked in.
Set to open near Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, this restaurant adds to the France Pavilion’s stunning array of eateries. It is being overseen by Chef Jerome Boscue, responsible for Chefs de France and Monsieur Paul, two of Epcot’s must-eats.
Touted as one of Disney’s most innovative restaurants ever developed, Space 220 is scheduled to open February 2020. With technology never-before implemented into a Disney restaurant, it will appear as if guests have been transported to an active space station, overlooking the stars while they dine on breakfast, lunch and dinner.
New Canada and China Films
Replacing the previous 360 degree films in their respective pavilions, these new movies are set to debut with 2020’s Festival of the Arts.
Opening in The Land Pavilion to replace the previous film, Circle of Life, this new film carries with it Epcot®’s long-integral themes of education.