D23 Expo 2017 Rumors – Fixing Disneyland Paris with MARVEL and More

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With the D23 Expo 2017 quickly approaching, it seems logical that we begin speculating as to what announcements will be made by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek at 3PM on July 15th during what is usually a fairly interesting presentation. In the past, New Fantasyland, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Fantasy Faire, Star Wars Land, Toy Story Land, and Soarin’ Around the World have all been announced at this event, so needless to say, we can expect some things to drop in 3 weeks time, but what will they be? Well, let the speculation begin with Disneyland Paris, the latest acquisition of the Walt Disney Company.

With the ink still drying on this corporate takeover to save Disneyland Paris, many believe Disney will come roaring out of the gate with a billion dollar enhancement of the troubled Walt Disney Studios Park, easily the worst Disney theme park currently on this planet. While it would just be the beginning of what would be needed to bring the entire European resort up to snuff with the others around the world, a massive expansion of the Studios is good start.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout and the Marvel Super Hero Land

I’m not even sure if this qualifies as a rumor because it just seems so certain, but it is at least a rumor that it will be announced so soon.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout

Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout has been a huge hit at Disney California Adventure, where it will eventually anchor an entire themed land based on the MARVEL universe, and it will do the same for Disneyland Paris’ Walt Disney Studios Park where it will also replace the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Whether it is announced at the D23 Expo or not, this is the next big investment for Paris and is expected to happen within the next year. The remainder of the MARVEL themed land will follow, simultaneously being built for Hong Kong, Anaheim, and here in Europe.

MARVEL Themed Land in development for Hong Kong Disneyland
MARVEL Themed Land in development for Hong Kong Disneyland

Any further expansions remain unclear at this time, but Star Wars Land seems unlikely for the future of Disneyland Paris. Regardless, a massive themed land filled with numerous new attractions seems like a nice way to welcome Paris to the family.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.

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  • I hope the soarin attraction and a tron coaster from shanghai will be added to the discoveryland at Disneyland park and a toy story midway mania in studio Paris, that will welcome guest in Europe.

  • “Whether it is announced at the D23 Expo or not, this is the next big investment for Paris and is expected to happen within the next year.” Seriously? Who said that Guardians of the Galaxy will take over Paris’ Tower of Terror? And who is expecting it to happen within the next year? Honestly, the likely hood of this happening is so slim and even if it was to happen, you’re talking if you’re the one who is deciding what is happening with the resort. We’ll only know about any attraction updates or news if Disney themselves confirm the “rumours” or just get on with doing the changes. What I am trying to say is that no one actually know what is going to happen – Disney on the other hand does (to a certain extent) and they haven’t told anyone yet.

      • True, but in the case of Walt Disney Studios Park, changes to the Tower of Terror would be illogical, unless, Disney have other major changes to the parks overall theme. Tower of Terror is also surrounded quite tightly with Hollywood architecture, making a Guardians retheme of the attraction difficult of accomplish without confusing guests. Just my thoughts though. I hope for the sake of the Walt Disney Studios Park that for this rare occasion, you guys at WDW News Today are wrong about the changes.