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What's Coming To The Disney Parks in 2020

by Erin Sistar

Here’s what happening in 2020

Disney fans are rejoicing about all the new rides, attractions, and restaurants coming coast to coast in 2020. At the end of 2019, the much anticipated Galaxy’s Edge opened in Walt Disney World and Disneyland. The lands are fully immersive with restaurants, shops, and three rides: Star Tours, Smuggler’s Run, and Rise of the Resistance. If Star Wars excites you, just want until 2020.

Out in California, Disneyland is getting everything from new parades and updated rides. Avengers Campus will be in California Adventures. This experience will allow you to become an Avenger, everything from the God of Thunder, a Wakandan warrior, a Pym tester, or a web slinger. This will truly make you feel like a real superhero.

Downtown Disney is getting a new quick service dining experience called Asian Street Eats. Chef Hung Huynh, winner of season three of Top Chef, has created a Asian style food truck that will make your mouth water for his potstickers and mixed bowls. This is definitely not your average Mickey pretzel.

The Magic Happens Parade is a new experience at Downtown Disney. Guests will be heading over to watch acrobats, musicians, and characters dance to new scores and songs. This new show will be starting at the end of February.

Back in 1955, the Snow White’s Scary Adventures ride opened in Disneyland. After 65 years, the ride is getting a much needed and deserved upgrade. New laser projections and a new animation system are the main improvements of the Snow White Scary Adventures ride.

Can you believe it? Disneyland is turning 65 in 2020. For the 65th Anniversary Celebration a handful of rides are getting some much needed love. These rides include Autopia, Jungle Cruise, King Arthur Carousel, Mad Tea Party, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, and Peter Pan’s Flight. Along with these rides, new merch will be sold throughout the parks.

Down in Florida, Walt Disney World is getting ready for their 50th anniversary in 2021. The plan is 50 new upgrades, attractions, and experiences for the 50th. First up is Mickey's and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad. Finally, Mickey Mouse is getting his very own ride. That’s right, Mickey has never had his own ride until now. Come along with Mickey and Minnie as they go on a truly immersive train-themed adventure into a living cartoon. This ride is set to open in early March.

Also in March, Mickey Shorts Theater is opening a stone's throw from Mickey’s and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad in Hollywood Studios. Here they will be showing an original short film that is in the same animation style as the new cartoons on the Disney Channel and the new ride.

Epcot Forever is now being replaced by HarmonioUS. Come and watch as LED custom-built panels, choreographed water fountains, floating set pieces, pyrotechnics, and lasers join together as familiar Disney tunes play over the World Showcase Lagoon.

Cirque du Soleil is back with a new show at Disney Springs: “Drawn to Life”, which starts in April. The story follows a girl who is trying to finish a piece of animation left by her late father. Her journey is led by an enchanted pencil that takes her through her past memories of Disney from her childhood. This is sure to be a show you won’t want to miss.

Epcot is getting a new ride, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. This ride shrinks guests down to the size of a rat. Remy takes us for a fun filled ride through Gusteau’s kitchen. Where will this ride be located, the France Pavilion, of course. This is sure to be a fun adventure for the whole family.

It’s time for Epcot to get some new films. The Land is getting Awesome Planet narrated by Ty Burrell from Modern Family. Back over in the France Pavilion, a Beauty and the Beast sing-a-long will be debuting with Angela Lansbury joining in on the fun. Then finally over in the Canada Pavilion, Canada Far and Wide will be making its debut with Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy leading the fun.

Finally new restaurants are coming to Walt Disneyworld. Four new dining locations will be opening in 2020. La Crêperie de Paris will be in the France Pavilion in Epcot and will have table and quick service options. Over in the American Adventure section of Epcot, the Regal Eagle Smokehouse, named for Sam the Eagle, will be a quick service BBQ casual dining option. Staying in Epcot, Space 2020 will be an out of this world kind of a restaurant. Over by Mission Space, guests will be able to eat on a space station 220 miles above the Earth’s surface. This will be a table service option. Lastly, Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios will be getting the Roundup Rodeo BBQ. This will be another themed dining option over in the Toy Story universe.

Well, that’s it. What do you think of all the great rides, attractions, restaurants, and experiences coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World in 2020? If something from this list has caught your attention, then there is only one thing to do. Don’t wait, book a trip, and check it out first hand. Let us help make 2020 a very magical year for you.

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Erin Sistar

I have been training for this job my entire life. I planned my first Walt Disney World vacation at the age of ten. My dad planned our first trip to the park and during that experience, I completely fell in love with the magic of the parks. Since then, he has passed the torch onto me and I have been planning all of our family’s Disney vacations ever since. I have been to Disney World more times than I can count. I have also cruised with Disney Cruise Line numerous times and I won’t sail with any...

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