More than a dozen new rides and shows will open at Disney's theme parks around the world in 2020, highlighted by a major expansion at Tokyo Disneyland, a new Marvel-themed land at the Disneyland Resort in California, and Disney's first-ever Mickey Mouse ride at Walt Disney World. Let's look at the official schedule of opening dates for new Disney theme park attractions in the new year.
17 - Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at Disneyland
The west coast installation of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge gets its copy of the land's flagship attraction on January 17. It's a clone of the wildly successful hybrid dark ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort. Review of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (with queue and on-ride video)
17 - Awesome Planet at Epcot
17 - Beauty and the Beast Sing Along at Epcot
17 - Canada Far and Wide at Epcot
On the same day, back at Disney World, Epcot continues its multi-year transformation with three new film attractions: two in World Showcase and one in the future World Nature neighborhood. Awesome Planet replaces the Circle of Life movie in The Land, and Canada Far in Wide is the new CircleVision 360 movie in the Canada pavilion. But Beauty and the Beast will run in rotation with the current Impressions de France film. Sneak peek at Beauty and the Beast Sing Along
28 - Magic Happens at Disneyland
Disneyland gets its new daytime parade at the end of the month, featuring a new theme song from Todrick Hall.
4 - Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's first ride attraction themed to its original star opens in the Chinese Theatre at Disney's Hollywood Studios on March 4. Sneak peek at Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
20 - Drawn to Life at Disney Springs (Previews. World premiere on April 17)
Later that month, Walt Disney World's new Cirque du Soleil production opens for previews in the old La Nouba theater in Disney Springs. The show officially premieres on April 17.
15 - Enchanted Tale of Beauty and the Beast at Tokyo Disneyland
15 - Mickey's Magical Music World at the Fantasyland Forest Theatre in Tokyo Disneyland
15 - Minnie's Style Studio at Tokyo Disneyland
15 - The Happy Ride with Baymax at Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland opens its largest expansion on April 15 with four new attractions, including a new Beauty and the Beast-themed mini-land expansion of the park's Fantasyland.
HarmonioUS at Epcot
There's no official opening date yet for Epcot's new nighttime spectacular on the World Showcase Lagoon, but the replacement for IllumiNations (and the fill-in Epcot Forever) is slated to open sometime in the spring.
Avengers Campus at Disney's California Adventure
Castle of Magical Dreams at Hong Kong Disneyland
Remy's Ratatouille Adventure at Epcot
That leaves three big projects for this summer, including an expansion of the former Sleeping Beauty Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland, a clone of Walt Disney Studios Paris' Ratatouille trackless dark ride in the France pavilion at Epcot, and the new Marvel-inspired land that is taking over the former A Bug's Land space at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim. Sneak peek at Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
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