Things are settling down here at Destination D23 after a flurry of announcements throughout the day, and we have a comprehensive list for you, so you don’t miss a thing. Let’s take a look at every Disney Parks announcement from Saturday, November 20, at the 2021 Destination D23 event.
Walt Disney World
- The Festival of Fantasy parade will be returning to Magic Kingdom.
- “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire,” a new castle forecourt show, will be debuting in 2022 for the 50th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom.
- It was revealed that Engine 1, the Walter E. Disney, of the Walt Disney World Railroad train received a refurbishment.
- “Mickey’s Magical Friendship Faire” will feature a new, original song.
- A new “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade” will be making its debut at Magic Kingdom next year.
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will open in summer 2022 at EPCOT.
- The poster for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind was revealed.
- Concept art and a name for the new quick service restaurant coming to World Celebration were revealed this morning.
- Two new pieces of concept art of the queue for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind were released.
- At EPCOT, in an area of World Celebration called Dreamer’s Point, a new statue of Walt Disney will be found.
- The performers and schedule for Disney on Broadway at the 2022 EPCOT Festival of the Arts were announced.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Fantasmic! has just been announced to return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2022.
- When Fantasmic! returns, it will feature a new segment including Frozen, Aladdin, and Moana.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
- Finding Nemo: The Big Blue and Beyond, the replacement for Finding Nemo: The Musical, is coming to the Theater in the Wild at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in 2022.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
- The first live demonstration of Disney’s “real” lightsaber took place on stage.
- We recently met a host of new characters coming to Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, and today we were (formally) introduced to Gaya, the singer who will perform during dinner.
- Disney shared a sneak peek at what guests onboard can expect during the lightsaber and bridge training activities.
- Today at Destination D23, the team behind the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser elaborated on the role the Datapad will play on the journey.
- More details about the characters and story aboard the Halcyon were revealed.
Other Walt Disney World News
- Imagineers behind Project Exo were invited out onstage to shake hands with Disney Parks President Josh D’Amaro and explain a little more about the project.
- During the Magical Entertainment panel at today’s Destination D23, it was confirmed that cavalcades are here to stay.
- The new MagicBand+ is coming to Disneyland Resort in 2022, along with the new Hey Disney! Amazon Echo devices.
- Fantasmic! and World of Color are set to return to Disneyland Resort in 2022.
- An artist’s concept was revealed for the upcoming revamp of Downtown Disney District, beginning in 2022.
- Imagineer Bhavna Mistry took the stage alongside Disney Parks President Josh D’Amaro to reveal a look inside the upcoming Disney Vacation Club tower coming to the Disneyland Hotel.
- The Main Street Electrical Parade turns 50 next year, and Disney is celebrating by bringing the beloved classic back to Disneyland.
- Avengers Campus will open at Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris in summer 2022.
- The 30th anniversary celebrations will include decorations and new costumes for Mickey Mouse and his friends.
Shanghai Disney Resort
- An inside look at Destination D23 gave a sneak peek at one of the animatronics under development for Zootopia Land at Shanghai Disneyland.
Hong Kong Disneyland
- Attendees were given a look at the construction progress for Arendelle — World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland.
Disney Cruise Line
- Two new stage shows are coming to the Disney Wish when it begins sailing next summer.