FIRST LOOK: Updates from the Disney Parks and Experiences Wonderful World of Dreams Pavilion at D23 Expo

D23 Expo 2022 returns tomorrow and Disney Parks, Experiences and Products has revealed more details on some highly anticipated projects in development across our destinations, including Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Mickey’s Toontown, the transformation of EPCOT and more!

Learn more about the exciting updates from inside the Disney Parks and Experiences Wonderful World of Dreams pavilion below:

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Model

Coming to both the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort in late 2024, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will bring guests down the bayou along with Tiana, Naveen and their friends. Here’s a first look at the model for the upcoming attraction and new artwork that expands upon the next chapter in Tiana’s story.

Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets

At Disneyland park, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be in New Orleans Square, which allows for the opportunity to tell even more Tiana stories.

An all-new retail store will be opening in New Orleans Square at Disneyland park on Sept. 20, 2022, called Eudora’s Chic Boutique Featuring Tiana’s Gourmet Secrets. Tiana is collaborating with her talented dressmaker mother, Eudora, to open this fantastic little shop, with accessories to create and serve masterful Orleans-style cuisine and more.

Mickey’s Toontown and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland park is currently undergoing an exciting transformation into a vibrant symphony of sights, sounds and sensations. Here’s a sneak peek of models of what the land will look like when it reopens in 2023, including Goofy’s How-to-Play Yard. Part of this reimagining includes the addition of the new attraction Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, complete with a brand-new attraction poster.

Transformation of EPCOT

The ongoing historic transformation of EPCOT will bring the next generation of immersive storytelling to life through a collection of new attractions and experiences. Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is one of those new experiences, and guests can see behind-the-scenes photos of its development and a model of Te Fiti in the pavilion.

At Destination D23 last year, we shared a look at a new Walt Disney statue, created by Imagineers for a special area in EPCOT called Dreamers Point. Inside the pavilion, guests will see the statue that we can now share will be called “Walt the Dreamer,” which will inspire guests as he gazes out at EPCOT, encouraging everyone to follow their dreams right along with him.

Hey Disney!

Disney and Amazon teams continue to prepare for the rollout of Hey Disney!, a new digital voice assistant built on Alexa technology which will let you interact with some of the most beloved Disney characters and enjoy special Disney experiences at Disney Resorts and at home, with new experiences and characters being added over time. The first new addition coming to the Hey Disney! roster to join the ranks of characters like Olaf, C3PO and Tiana is Mirabel from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto,” voiced by Stephanie Beatriz.

A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products

The latest on new and highly anticipated projects in development around the world will also be shared when Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro presents A Boundless Future: Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Josh takes the Hall D23 stage Sunday, Sept. 11, at 10:30 a.m. PT for this presentation filled with see-it-here-first moments and special surprises.

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Published: September 9, 2022

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