During D23 Expo 2022: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event this past weekend, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, shared many announcements and updates for projects in development at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. The Disney Parks Blog recapped everything your audiences need to know – plus, a bonus announcement and some extra details!
At Disneyland Resort, the Disney100 anniversary celebration will kick off in late January 2023 with limited-time celebrations throughout the year, including two all-new nighttime spectaculars: “World of Color – One” at Disney California Adventure Park and “Wondrous Journeys” at Disneyland Park. Plus, “Magic Happens” parade will return to Disneyland Park in the spring.
Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure will expand into the multiverse and introduce a third attraction. For a limited time beginning next week, guests may encounter The Incredible Hulk.
The Mandalorian and Grogu will make their first appearance at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland Park in mid-November.
Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will become Pixar Place Hotel. SoCal favorite Great Maple will open a flagship restaurant on the first floor and operate other food and beverage locations throughout the hotel. Downtown Disney District will welcome Porto’s Bakery and Café in the future.
- runDisney races will return to the Disneyland Resort in 2024.
- Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure will be reimagined into San Fransokyo from “Big Hero 6” – with places to shop, eat and meet Baymax.
- Models or concept artwork were released for the reimagination of Mickey’s Toontown, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and the evolution of the Downtown Disney District.
- New retail store – Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets – opens at Disneyland Park on Sept. 20, 2022.