D23 Confirms Upcoming Anniversary Celebrations and New Attractions Coming to Disney Parks in 2021

Though 2020 has caused several delays when it comes to new Disney attractions, 2021 is sure to be a year packed full of excitement. D23 has posted a list of every Disney attraction slated to open in 2021, in addition to all of the Disney Parks anniversaries we have to look forward to. While we were aware of many of these, it’s nice to see some confirmation that things are still planned to open this new year.


While Disneyland Resort is currently closed, Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure is slated to open this year. It was originally expected to open in July 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

Snow White and Dopey - Snow White’s Enchanted Wish at Disneyland Park

Over at Disneyland Park, we’ve already seen a sneak peek of the renovated Snow White’s Enchanted Wish attraction, set to reopen this year.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure ride vehicle

At Walt Disney World, EPCOT’s historic transformation continues, including the opening of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France pavilion this year. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure was previously also set to open in Summer 2020.


Nights are about to be brighter with the addition of the new nighttime extravaganza, Harmoniousone of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created, set to debut this year.

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At Disneyland Paris, Disney’s Hotel New York is undergoing its largest refurbishment ever, an ambitious reimagining that will transform the property into Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel when it reopens this year. It will be the very first hotel dedicated entirely to the celebration of Marvel art, with one of the largest publicly viewable collections of Marvel artwork in the world.


There’s also a new Cars attraction coming to Walt Disney Studios Park this year, where guests will be invited on a trip to discover wacky roadside attractions and local natural wonders while meeting some fan-favorite Cars characters!

Cinderella Castle and Main Street at Magic Kingdom

2021 will also mark several milestone anniversaries at Disney Parks around the world. In October, Walt Disney World Resort will celebrate its golden anniversary—50 years of making magic! D23 will be joining the excitement with their D23 Collector Set Celebrating 50 Magical Years, which will be included with all new and renewed D23 Gold Memberships in 2021.

Disney California Adventure Entrance 8/2020

Disney California Adventure and the Downtown Disney District will be celebrating their 20th anniversaries beginning this month.


Shanghai Disneyland will ring in its 5th anniversary in June. Its 5th anniversary logo debuted during New Year’s Eve celebrations at the park.

Hong Kong Disneyland Castle of Magical Dreams

Hong Kong Disneyland has already started celebrating its 15th anniversary with the debut of the Castle of Magical Dreams and will continue the celebrations into 2021.

What are you most excited to see at Disney Parks in 2021? Let us know in the comments.

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Ryan Serowinski
Ryan Serowinski
8 months ago

If Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind doesn’t open this year, can Epcot introduce some temporary GOTG experiences until the coaster opens

8 months ago

I’m curious to see how a Route 66 attraction goes over in a foreign country. I can’t imagine many people over there knowing what Route 66 was/is or why they would care about it.

8 months ago

What about Tokyo Disneyland’s Fantasyland Forest Theatre featuring Mickey’s Magical Music World?

Tom Corless
8 months ago
Reply to  Jim

The article also missed DisneySea’s 20th, so it omitted anything from Tokyo.

8 months ago
Reply to  Tom Corless

that’s consistent.