The year 2019 is coming to a close, which means 2020 is almost here! If a new year wasn’t exciting enough, Walt Disney World has quite a few changes coming next year as well. Today we’re sharing everything you can look forward to in 2020 at the Most Magical Place on Earth!
New Films Coming To Epcot
There are three new films coming to Epcot starting on January 17, 2020. The first is “Awesome Planet” and will debut inside the Land pavilion. Focusing on the Earth’s beauty and diversity, this 10-minute film features an original musical score by Academy Award-winning composer Steven Price, breathtaking imagery, and in theater effects.
The second will be shown in World Showcase at the France pavilion in rotation with “Impressions de France.” The “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” is directed and produced by Don Hah, who produced the animated and live-action Beauty and the Beast films. The new sing-along will be narrated by Angela Lansbury, Mrs. Potts from the original film! “Impressions de France” will also receive an upgrade to 4K projection.
The last film to join the Epcot line-up is replacing the previous “O Canada!” film in the Canada pavilion. The all-new “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” features new scenes, new narration by award-winning actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy, and a new musical score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington.
Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure
DuckTales enthusiast, get excited! Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure is coming to Epcot. Join Donald, Launchpad, Scrooge McDuck, Webby and the nephews in search of priceless treasure around World Showcase. Simply download the Play Disney Parks mobile app and make your way around World Showcase discovering exciting mysteries, exotic destinations, and even a few villains and supernatural guardians of ancient artifacts! This new experience is the perfect family-friendly way to travel World Showcase.
Regal Eagle Smokehouse Craft Drafts & Barbecue
A new fast-casual restaurant is opening this winter at The American Adventure in Epcot! Regal Eagle Smokehouse Craft Drafts & Barbecue will be serving classic barbecue and home-style craft brews. What better place to celebrate American backyard barbecue with flavors from different regions around the United States than at the American Adventure!
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
The long-awaited Ratatouille-themed attraction will open summer 2020 in the France pavilion at Epcot. In anticipation of the new attraction, Disney Imagineers gave guests a sneak peek of what the ride vehicle will look like. In just a few short months guests will be able to shrink down in size and go on an adventure with Chef Remy through Gusteau’s restaurant!
Space 220 Restaurant
Ready for an out-of-this-world dining experience? Space 220 is a new table-service restaurant at Epcot next to Mission: SPACE. Travel 220 miles above the earth’s surface in a special space elevator for a truly unique table-service experience. Space 220’s incredible celestial views will take your breath away!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
The wait is almost over! Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is opening March 4, 2020, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Replacing opening day attraction the Great Movie Ride, this new attraction allows guests to step through the movie screen and join Mickey, Minnie and friends like never before – bursting into a world where mouse rules apply! This is also the first ride-through attraction in any Disney Park to feature Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
Mickey Shorts Theater
The Mickey Mouse excitement doesn’t stop there! Disney’s Hollywood Studios will also be opening an all-new Mickey Shorts Theater that will show an original short film in the style of the popular Disney Channel animated series “Mickey Mouse.” This new experience will also feature photo-opportunity locations for guests! Based on a sneak peek image of the new space, the theater appears to be fully themed including fun Mickey Mouse-themed seats. This theater will replace the Star Wars: Path of the Jedi experience in the theater district.
Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant
A new dining experience is coming to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2020. The Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant invites you to a rootin’, tootin’ rodeo right in Andy’s backyard! This immersive table-service restaurant will provide guests with another unique, fun, family-friendly dining experience that could only be found in Toy Story Land.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Guests can begin traveling to a galaxy far, far away in 2021 on the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser! In this new type of immersive vacation is the first of its kind, and you’ll become the hero of your own adventure in an experience that surrounds you in continuous, 24/7 Star Wars storytelling. May the Force be with you!
As you can see, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have so much in store for guests visiting throughout the year in 2020. With Walt Disney World’ 50th anniversary less than two years away in 2021, the Most Magical Place on Earth is only going to get more exciting! For now, we can continue to countdown to these new experiences.