On this episode of Mouse Kingdoms, we discuss Marvel Land plans leaked, Toy Story Play days coming, Hong Kong expansion approved, Zootopia construction begins, the Bibbidi Bobbidy Boutique is coming, and more!
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Plans have leaked online for the upcoming Marvel Land at Walt Disney Studios. Lets start with the Spider-Man attraction. The leaked images show a ride system similar to that of Toy Story Midway Mania. It is not a shock that the attraction that is said to put guests into the role of Spider-Man shooting webs at villains and objects would be like Midway Mania with the ability there to shoot rings, darts, and other projectiles at the screens. Blueprints for the exterior of the show building and its location in the park were also included. The new attraction is set to replace the recently closed Armageddon. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/05/photos-leaked-blueprints-show-layout-of-spider-man-attraction-coming-to-walt-disney-studios-park-and-disney-california-adventure/
With the leaked blueprints, new concept art was released showing an extremely slimmed down version of the area than what was previously shown off. Instead of a New York City style land with an elevated subway system that guests could ride, they opted to go with a more budget friendly “Avengers Campus” theme that will slightly change the existing buildings with new paint and limited props. In addition, the Iron Man overlay coming to Rock’n Roller Coaster has also been scaled down to more projections and less physical sets. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/05/photos-leaked-concept-art-and-model-reveal-budget-cut-plans-for-new-york-themed-marvel-land-and-spider-man-roller-coaster-at-disneyland-paris/
Toy Story Play Days are coming to the Walt Disney Studios Park at Disneyland Paris from June 18th through the 28th. The event will include a never before played game and character encounters. Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Bo Peep and Forky will be on hand to play with guests. – https://www.disneylandparis.com/en-gb/events/toy-story-play-days/
On May 21st, the largest expansion at Tokyo DisneySea will break ground. The new area will add an eighth port and will include three areas themed to Frozen, Tangled, and Peter Pan. The Frozen area will include an attraction that retells the story from the Frozen movie, and a restaurant inside of the Arendelle Castle. The Tangled section will have an attraction that will take guests along with Rapunzel to the lantern festival, and a restaurant themed to the band of thugs from the movie. Finally, Peter Pan will have two attractions! The first attraction will take guests on an adventure to rescue Wendy’s brother John who has been kidnapped by Captain Hook. This attraction begins in a boat in water and then Tinker Bell uses some pixy dust to make the boats fly. The second attraction takes guests to Pixie Hollow. The restaurant is themed to the Lost Boys and their hideout, with great views of Never Land. – http://blogmickey.com/2019/05/groundbreaking-for-massive-tokyo-disneysea-expansion-set-for-may-21st/
Along with the new lands, a new hotel will be built alongside DisneySea. The theme is based on Disney Fantasy and will be located inside of the park. There will be 475 deluxe and luxury rooms, including the best accommodations at the resort. – http://blogmickey.com/2019/05/groundbreaking-for-massive-tokyo-disneysea-expansion-set-for-may-21st/
In preparation for the large expansion coming to the resort, Mount Prometheus is being covered in scaffolding to enable painters to refurbish the icon of Tokyo DisneySea. – https://twitter.com/TDRTweets/status/1126065183137390594?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council has approved an $806 billion application to expand the Hong Kong Disney resort. It is a response to the increased pressure from the Shanghai Disneyland Resort to attract mainland Chinese guests. The resort is now planning to have 130 attractions by 2023. – http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1148910.shtml
This summer, princesses will have somewhere to get made up at Hong Kong Disneyland. The Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique will be opening in the castle. Young guests can select from wardrobes based on Anna, Elsa, Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White, Rapunzel, or Ariel. After they are dressed for the part, a Fairy Godmother in training will start their makeover. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/05/toy-story-pixar-pals-summer-splash-coming-to-hong-kong-disneyland-this-summer/
The Hong Kong Disneyland Halloween time coming in September is going to include a bunch of activities for guests. In addition to the Journey to Halloween Town, Mickey’s Halloween Time Street Party, and Halloween Time Festival Gardens, a new villains show and villains Halloween Time Ball will be added to the entertainment. – https://twitter.com/hkdl_of_fantasy/status/1126845775261003777/photo/1
Over in Shanghai Disneyland, construction has begun on the Zootopia themed land. Art has popped up on the construction walls around the area depicting city of Zootopia. The new land will be the eighth themed land at the park, and the first themed to Zootopia anywhere in the world. No official opening date has been announced. – https://wdwnt.com/2019/05/photo-construction-begins-on-zootopia-themed-land-at-shanghai-disneyland/