On Saturday, Chairman Josh D’Amaro hosted a morning full of exciting Disney Parks announcements and sneak peeks during the Destination D23 event at Walt Disney World. We covered all the news in individual articles, but if you’re looking for the short version, this post will guide you through the information in highlights. All articles are linked for more in-depth information.
Disney has announced the dates for D23 2024. The event will take place on August 9, 10, and 11 in Anaheim, CA, and, as the official Disney D23 account wrote on X, is “no longer just an expo, but a Disney fan event like no other,” with some panels shifting to Honda Center.
Disney Parks Decade-Long Expansion Project
Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro promised more shows, lands, and characters coming to Disney Parks around the world. He noted the parks will be expanding for the next decade and beyond.
Walt Disney World Announcements
As teased at D23 Expo 2022, Imagineers spoke about “looking to tell stories ‘Beyond Big Thunder Mountain,’” with many new offerings being considered, like attractions, restaurants, shows, and more, in the biggest expansion in Magic Kingdom history.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Walt Disney World, Disneyland Resort, & Disneyland Paris Announcements
Disney California Adventure Park
Disneyland Paris shared a sneak peek at the construction progress and photos of the audio-animatronic for Kristoff coming to the Kingdom of Arendelle, the new “Frozen”-themed land being built as part of the reimagining of Walt Disney Studios Park.