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Jul 26, 2017

On the first ever episode of the Station 71 Podcast, your hosts Mario, Beth, Brian, and Kirsten discuss all of the exciting announcements made at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, California (home of Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure!) Listen in for our discussion of all the new and exciting things coming to Walt Disney World!


  • Disney-Pixar's Coco (November 2017)
    • Olaf's Frozen Adventure - animated short before Coco
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (December 2017)
    • Behind-the-scenes video released
  • A Wrinkle in Time (March 2018)
    • Oprah, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon
  • Avengers: Infinity War (May 2018)
  • The Incredibles 2 (June 2018)
  • Wreck-It-Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet (November 2018)
  • Mary Poppins Returns (December 2018)
  • Dumbo - live-action (March 2019)
    • Tim Burton is directing
  • Toy Story 4 (June 2019)
    • John Lasseter will NOT be co-directing
  • The Lion King - live-action (July 2019)
    • Jon Favreau is directing
    • James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa
  • Untitled Pixar Film(release date unknown)
    • Set in a suburban fantasy world featuring two teenage elves as characters
    • Concept art is surprisingly dark
  • Aladdin - live-action (release date unknown)
    • Guy Ritchie is directing
    • Will Smith to star as Genie


Theme Parks:

  • Star Wars-themed land officially named Galaxy's Edge (Disneyland and Walt Disney World)
  • Walt Disney World
    • Hollywood Studios 
      • Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway attraction to replace The Great Movie Ride
      • Toy Story Land (Summer 2018)
    • EPCOT
      • Guardians of the Galaxy to replace Ellen's Energy Adventure (Winter 2021)
      • Ratatouille attraction to be added to France Pavilion (Winter 2021)
      • China Pavilion to receive an updated Circle-Vision 360 Film (opening date unknown)
      • Mission: SPACE Green Mission to receive all-new mission; Orange Mission to receive updated video and new host (August 2017)
      • Space-themed restaurant to be added adjacent to Mission: SPACE (opening date unknown)
    • Magic Kingdom
      • Tron Lightcycle rollercoaster coming to Tomorrowland (opening date unknown)
      • New theater space coming to Main Street U.S.A. area (opening date unknown)
    • Resorts
      • Disney's Riviera Resort under construction near EPCOT; will have rooftop restaurant with views of Fantasmic! and IllumiNations (opening date unknown)
      • Immersive Star Wars luxury resort under construction (opening date unknown)
      • Disney Skyliner under construction; will be a gondola/ski-lift style mode of transportation connecting EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Art of Animation Resort, Pop Century Resort, Carribean Beach Resort, and Riviera Resort (opening date unknown)
      • Minnie Van service coming to Walt Disney World; Uber/Lyft style mode of transportation exclusive to WDW; drivers will be able to use bus load/unload locations (July 2017)


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