As I mentioned in the La Cava Daily Thread, I am starting this thread to relate updates that come out of the D23 conference this weekend.
As a disclaimer to those who don’t regularly read my posts, I claim no first-hand inside info on anything that goes on behind the scenes at Disney, but I spend a lot of (probably too much) time in other forums that are frequented by those who do have some “insider info”. My goal here is to distill some of that (sometimes conflicting) info into a thread for folks who don’t want to navigate through many(frequently tedious) pages on different sites.
Although updates on all of the parks, movies, games, and TV productions are part of the D23 event, I will focus primarily on WDW. I’ll also annotate if it seems likely or not.
RUMORS OF POSSIBLE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Tron Cycle Coaster in TL, either near or replacing the Speedway (likely)
Moana-themed attraction for AL (less likely)
There is reportedly a master plan for a major multi-billion dollar EP make-over that will be executed over the next 5-10 years. No one knows home many of these rumors will be confirmed or denied.
Ratatouille ride coming to France (likely)
GotG replacing UofE and possibly the WofL site (likely)
Inside Out coming to Imagination
Mary Poppins attraction coming to UK
New movie coming to China, with Mulan tie-ins
Upgrades to LwtL and a new film to replace Circle of Life
Demolition of Innovations buildings, to be replaced with a series of smaller buildings
Complete redesign of EP entry plaza.
Replacement of Illuminations
Upgrades to SE
New film for MS (this has already been announced, but may get some details)
New WS country; Spain appears to be the leading contender.
Attractions for Germany and Japan; possible Tangled and BH6, respectively
As I said, these are all rumored to be part of the “master plan”, but most don’t think the whole thing will be revealed this year.
New name for the park (likely)
More details on TSL; maybe a model (likely)
More details on SWL; very likely a model, but probably DL’s version (likely)
Closure of GMR, with announcement of a Mickey Mouse themed replacement (likely)
SW “boutique” resort
Re-theme of RnRC
Updates to Fantasmic
Upgrade of BatB theater.
Re-theme of VotLM.
Addition of a Zootopia land
Temporary closure of EE to repair the Yeti.
Gondola system linking EP, EHS, CBR, and POP (likely as it’s already under construction)
More details on the CBR renovation
To reiterate what I said up front, these are the collected rumors of what might be disclosed at D23. Some of these things may never happen, others may happen, but are not ready for a formal announcement yet. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see…