An ‘Encanto’-themed attraction could be coming to Disney Parks

MEET THE MADRIGALS – Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” introduces the Madrigals, a fascinating and complicated extended family who live in a wondrous and enchanted place in the mountains of Colombia. Opening in the United States on November 24, 2021, “Encanto” features the voices of Stephanie Beatriz as the only ordinary child in the Madrigal family; María Cecilia Botero as Mirabel’s grandmother, Abuela Alma; Angie Cepeda and Wilmer Valderrama as the parents of Mirabel, Julieta and Agustín; Jessica Darrow and Diane Guererro as Mirabel’s sisters Luisa and Isabela; Carolina Gaitan and Mauro Castillo as aunt and uncle of Mirabel, Pepa and Félix; and Adassa Candiani, Rhenzy Feliz, and Ravi Cabot-Conyers as Mirabel’s cousins ​​Dolores, Camilo, and Antonio, respectively.

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Calling all Encanto lovers – a real Casa Madrigal may soon arrive in the Disney parks!

At D23 Expo, Disney’s annual conference in Anaheim, Calif., last weekend, the company announced that Disney Animation and Disney Imagineering were “in talks” to bring recent fan favorites like Encanto, coconut and zootopia to life at Walt Disney World, according to Gizmodo.

During the exhibition, Creative Portfolio Manager Chris Beatty provided concept art for potential additions inspired by the blockbuster films. The idea is to create a replica of the Casa Madrigal from Encanto where park-goers can explore the sentient house and even find their own magical doorway.

For a possible coconut Additionally, fans of the film can stroll through the Mexican village of Santa Cecilia during El Día de los Muertos celebrations. A new ride would take participants alongside colorful Alebrijes as they fly off to the land of the dead.

“Perhaps there is a small valley in front of us with the small town of Santa Cecilia [from Coco] and celebrate Encanto“, Beatty said of the possible expansion. “What if we could … fly to the land of the dead with our friend Miguel, just like the Riveras [from Coco]? That’s what could be out there.”

All of the concepts are what Disney watchers call “blue sky” ideas, meaning they’re still in development and don’t have a final concept or timeline.

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Fans got a more concrete take on a previously announced new theme from a beloved attraction. A model of the new princess and the frog– The themed makeover of what is currently Splash Mountain was on display at the event.

Model of Disney's New Princess and Frog Ride Unveiled at D23 Expo

Model of Disney’s New Princess and Frog Ride Unveiled at D23 Expo

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Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is coming to Disneyland, California and Walt Disney World, Florida in late 2024. Guests will journey across the bayou as they prepare for a unique Mardi Gras celebration and enjoy inspired upbeat music by songs from the fan-favorite movie alongside Princess Tiana, Naveen and jazz-loving alligator Louis.

Disney has announced Splash Mountain will be getting a refresh based on the 2009 one The princess and the Frogwhich features the company’s first black princess, Tiana, in 2020.

Those who prefer their Disney holidays at sea were also treated to great news on D23. Disney Cruise Line is set to introduce a brand new ship called Disney Treasure in 2024.

Disney Treasure cruise ship

Disney Treasure cruise ship

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Disney Parks, Experiences and Products President Josh D’Amaro revealed that the new ship will completely embody the theme of exploration to honor Walt Disney’s love of adventure.

“At the heart of every adventure is treasure, and we look forward to you creating memories aboard this spectacular vessel,” D’Amaro said of the 1,254-passenger ship. It is one of three new Disney Cruise Line ships to launch through 2025. The company recently launched Disney Wish.

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Not only can Disney fans look forward to a new treasure-filled experience on board, they can also look forward to visiting Disney’s second island destination in the Bahamas.

According to a Disney Cruise Line press release, “Disney works closely with artists and consultants in The Bahamas to create a destination that represents the natural beauty and rich culture of The Bahamas, brought to life by Disney storytelling and unparalleled service. local cast and crew.”

Details and concept art announced Sunday at the Expo revealed that the destination is called Lighthouse Point and is located on the island of Eleuthera.

Keith P. Plain