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Disneyland Project/Rumor Tracker

BasiltheBatLord

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#1
Disneyland Park
  • Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (under construction)
    • Opening Summer 2019 [official]
      • Internal plan is to open Memorial Day weekend, but could get delayed to first week of June [source]
    • Same 2 E-tickets (Battle Escape and Millenium Falcon) as DHS [official]
    • Oga's Cantina will break park's 64 year prohibition [official]
      • Alcohol coming to other park table service restaurants over next few years [source]
    • Star Tours is staying for the foreseeable future, might get replaced eventually. Iron Man simulator is NOT coming to DLR. [source]
  • Toontown Overhaul/Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway (planned)
    • Plans exist for an overhaul & expansion of Toontown (codenamed "Project Marceline"), the headliner of which being a clone of Runaway Railway from Florida. [source 1] [source 2]
    • Project is on-hold until at least 2019 in order to gauge future relations with City of Anaheim (November elections matter), but project may be complete before Superhero Land in DCA [source 1] [source 2]
    • Plans are for backstage areas to be demolished for expansion, Roger Rabbit does NOT seem to be in danger at this point. [source 1][source 2]
    • Runaway Railway was originally planned for DCA, moved to DL due to death of Eastern Gateway project [source]
  • Fantasyland Expansion
    • A major Fantasyland expansion may be the next big project after SW:GE and Toontown, not much word yet though [rumor]
    • Fantasyland Theater could be demolished for new E-ticket. Likely years away [rumor]
  • Matterhorn queue overhaul (under construction)
  • Tropical Hideaway (under construction)
    • New quick service (?) restaurant/lounge opening Fall 2018, replacing Aladdin's Oasis [official 1] [official 2]
  • Parades
    • Soundsational returning January 2019 [confirmed]
    • New night parade may be coming in the 2020's, but nothing for the foreseeable future [source 1] [source 2]
    • MSEP not currently planned to return to DL (or anywhere) [source]
  • Nighttime Entertainment
    • New non-IP based fireworks show coming 2019 [source]
Disney California Adventure
  • Unnamed Superhero Land (under construction)
    • Opening 2020 [official]
    • At least 1, maybe 2 E-tickets, replacing Bugs Land theater and maybe Timon lot [rumor]
      • Spider-Man dark ride using new pendulum ride-system [rumor]
      • Avengers coaster (cancelled?) [rumor]
        • Allegedly axed completely due to capacity issues [source]
      • E-tickets have been sent back to the drawing board due to capacity issues and will miss land opening, pushed back to 2021/2022 [source]
        • All attractions in land will be unique (i.e. no clones of Paris or Hong Kong's Marvel attractions, nor Epcot's GotG coaster) [source ]
  • Pixar Pier Delayed Additions (under construction)
    • Jessie's Critter Carousel opening 2019 [official]
    • Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind opening 2019 (very likely re-skinned Flik's Flyers) [official] [source]
    • Bing Bong statue still behind construction wall in Bing Bong's Confectionaries #BingBongWatch [source]
    • Luxo lamp AA still M.I.A. Delayed or cancelled? [original concept art]
  • World of Color
    • WoC encountered a major issue during a refurb in May and is currently on hiatus, returning late 2018 at earliest, if not early 2019 [source 1] [source 2]
    • Halloween show "Villainous" debuting this Halloween season? (Hasn't been mentioned by any official sources) [rumor 1] [rumor 2]
      • Almost certainly not happening now [source]
  • Paint the Night
    • PtN is staying at DCA for the foreseeable future, going seasonal in early 2019 [source 1] [source 2]
Downtown Disney
  • DTD Hotel (on hold)
    • The 4th hotel, announced to open in Downtown Disney in 2021 is on hold following a tax feud between Disney and City of Anaheim. [source (L.A. Times)]
      • Disney is waiting for future elections to see how relations with the City will pan out. [source 1] [source 2]
    • Despite the hotel not moving forward, work will continue on the site to clean up contaminated soil as well as pathway construction for the rest of the resort. [source]
  • Garden Grove Hotel
    • New hotel could be coming in Garden Grove depending on November elections [source]
  • Star Wars Hotel
    • Some version of the Star Wars Hotel from DHS is planned for DLR in the early 2020's, depending on future City relations [source]
  • New Restaurants (under construction)
    • The following restaurants are all scheduled to open late 2018
    • Earl of Sandwich returning "soon" for "a limited time" following botched closure for new hotel [official]
Resort-wide/Hotels
  • "Cleo" Parking Structure (under construction)
    • New, 6,500-space parking garage opening 2019 [official]
    • Current tram boarding area will also be "reconfigured" [official]
  • Annual Pass System Reform
    • The AP system is being overhauled starting June 2019, blockout dates will become park-specific depending on AP tier [source (O.C. Register)]
  • New Hotel Food/Beverage (under construction)
    • Disneyland Hotel
      • Tangaroa Terrace restaurant opening 2019, replacing South Seas Hideaway [official]
    • Grand Californian
      • White Water Snacks getting re-designed, re-opening late 2018 [official]
      • New pool bar opening Spring 2019 [official]
  • Eastern Gateway (cancelled/on hold?)
    • Plans for the famous Eastern Gateway project were officially shelved in October 2017. Could it ever make a comeback? [source (O.C. Register)]
    • Plans had called for... [planned blueprint]
      • New parking garage
      • Bus/rideshare drop off point relocation
      • Security checkpoint moved east
      • Pedestrian bridge over Harbor Blvd.
    • May not be dead yet... Coming back from the dead late 2019? Depends on elections. [source 1] [source 2]
Timeline

2018
  • Fall: Tropical Hideaway opens in DL
  • Late: Matterhorn reopens with new queue in DL
  • Late: World of Color returns to DCA (?)
  • Late: Ballast Point opens at DTD
  • Late: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer opens at DTD
  • Late: Salt & Straw opens at DTD
  • Late: White Water Snacks re-opens at Grand Californian
2019
  • Early: World of Color returns (?)
  • Early: Paint the Night goes seasonal at DCA
  • January: Soundsational Parade returns to DL
  • Spring: New pool bar opens at Grand Californian
  • Before SW:GE: "Cleo" parking structure opens
  • June: AP system overhauled
  • Summer: Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge opens in DL
  • TBA: Jessie's Critter Carousel opens at DCA
  • TBA: Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind opens at DCA
  • TBA: Tangaroa Terrace restaurant opens at Disneyland Hotel
  • TBA: New fireworks show at DL
2020
  • TBA: Superhero Land opens in DCA
???
  • New night parade to DL (?)
  • Toontown overhaul/Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway in DL
  • E-tickets open in Superhero Land at DCA
  • Downtown Disney hotel opens
  • Fantasyland expansion (?)
  • Eastern Gateway revived (?)
  • Earl of Sandwich returns to DTD for limited time
  • Star Wars Hotel (?)
  • Garden Grove Hotel (?)
 
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BasiltheBatLord

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
#7
Lots of updates today courtesy of @TP2000

Updates
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge (under construction)
  • Opening Summer 2019 [official]
    • Internal plan is to open Memorial Day weekend, but could get delayed to first week of June [source] [added]
Garden Grove Hotel [added]
  • New hotel could be coming in Garden Grove depending on November elections [source]
Star Wars Hotel [added]
  • Some version of the Star Wars Hotel from DHS is planned for DLR in the early 2020's, depending on future City relations [source]
Also added new sources on C-ticket Marvel ride and Toontown Overhaul/"Project Marceline"
 
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