Bob Chapek unveils details of new Disney experiences at D23 Expo Japan 2018
D23 Expo Japan 2018: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek (main picture) shared exciting new details about the many ambitious projects underway around the world, from re-imagined favorites to entirely new ways that guests can encounter Super Heroes, Jedi, classic characters and life-long Pixar pals.
Building on the excitement from D23 Expo in Anaheim last July, Chapek welcomed more than 2000 fans to learn more about some of the most anticipated projects in development for guests all over the world. D23 Expo Japan guests were the first to hear that the Marvel Super Hero universe will come to Disneyland Paris. Guests were also treated to a sneak peek at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort, and more.
“We are hard at work creating even more ways to experience Disney magic at our parks and resorts around the world,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “And with our incredible library of beloved stories and characters, we know exciting adventures and magical memories are in store for all our guests.”
These plans include the expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL), who released renderings (below), to provide a preview of the upcoming Marvel attraction coming to the theme park.
The new attraction will be the second Marvel ride-through attraction experience at Hong Kong Disneyland. In the new attraction, guests will team up with Ant-Man and The Wasp to fight Arnim Zola and his army of Hydra swarm bots in a thrilling new adventure. This will be part of a multi-year expansion at HKDL that will bring a new attraction or entertainment offering almost every year up until 2023, including an exclusive Marvel-themed area.
Even More Disney Magic Coming to Japan
Chapek also shared what to expect from the new experiences coming to Tokyo Disney Resort, as part of the biggest expansion to the resort since the opening of Tokyo DisneySea. Such as, the first-ever attraction inspired by “Big Hero 6” opening in Tomorrowland and a Fantasyland themed “Beauty and the Beast,” attractionm set to award-winning Disney music and songs.
The Fantasyland expansion will also include the first full-scale, live entertainment theatre at Tokyo Disneyland, and Toontown will see a new design studio where guests can meet Minnie Mouse. In addition, Tokyo DisneySea guests will soon be able to experience a version of Soarin’, one of the most popular attractions across all Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
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