Ever since La Nouba left Walt Disney World, there has been a major absence on the West Side of Disney Springs. Today at the D23 Expo, a big announcement was made and a brand new show will be arriving in 2020. Finally!!!
The Disney Wish is the name of the fifth Disney Cruise Line ship. Magic will be found throughout this new ship, including the three-story atrium that will be inspired by the beauty of an enchanted fairytale. The Disney Wish will be delivered in late 2021 and will set sail beginning in January 2022. We love that Rapunzel will be putting her special touch on this beautiful new ship!
Disney Cruise Line guests can look forward to a signature island experience that celebrates the spirit and culture of The Bahamas and the natural environment at a new Disney port of call, which will be located on the breathtaking island of Eleuthera at a place called Lighthouse Point. This is a place that we dream about being able to bring you all ‘through the lens of this livestreamer’ some day!
As it released on Thursday when we arrived at D23, Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort will be a new, first-of-its-kind vacation experience where guests will check-in for a two-night adventure aboard a glamorous starship called the Halcyon.
Once onboard, guests will interact with characters and become active participants in stories that unfold around them on their galactic journey. We know that this is going to be an unbelievably immersive experience and if Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is just a preview of this will be, we will absolutely be bringing the Mayne Mafia along as we check in to this amazing resort!
At Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, both children and adults will have the opportunity to face off against a training remote while wielding a lightsaber like Luke Skywalker did as he was learning to use The Force. Also, for more information, visit starwarsgalacticstarcruiser.com.
For those of us who are around the Disney World parks all the time, we have been keeping a close eye on what is happening over at Ft Wilderness for quite a while now.
Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge, a unique hotel and proposed Disney Vacation Club resort inspired by the wonders of nature and artistry of Walt Disney.
Planned to debut in late 2020, Disney Genie is a revolutionary new digital offering that will enhance the way guests plan for and experience a trip to Walt Disney World Resort.
Even though we are locals, this is going to be one of the coolest things to come to the Disney Parks. Disney Genie will make planning easier and more fun by providing guests customized itineraries geared to princesses, thrill seekers, foodies, families and more. Guests will even be able to tell Disney Genie what they want to experience, and it will quickly evaluate millions of options to present them with an optimal day.
Also shared was the new concept art for the ‘Castle of Magical Dreams’ coming to Hong Kong Disneyland. This structure will be inspired by 13 Disney stories featuring princesses and heroines. The castle will also serve as the canvas for new entertainment, including a daytime show and nighttime spectacular. The castle will also be home to a new Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique location.
And, ending the show in pure Disney fashion, was the announcement of the commitment to Make A Wish, an organization that provides wishes to children with terminal illnesses. This was so inspirational, bringing out children and their families who are wish kids and showing how Disney is always trying to help make dreams come true. We are so proud to be a partner with Give Kids The World Village, who, working with Make A Wish, provides a place to stay and fun for children that are coming to the Orlando area to have their wishes granted. We will be doing a major collaborative fundraiser called ‘Magic Streamdom’ that will be aired on this channel on September 28, 2019. We have written an article on this marathon fundraiser so go over and check it out and see how you can help in raising awareness.
There was so much that was unfolded and revealed this morning at the D23 Disney Parks, Projects and Experiences panel. If you were not able to join us LIVE this morning, no worries! You can watch the replay and catch up on all the details. We think that we may have to catch it in replay as well. WOW!!!