Disneyland Project/Rumor Tracker

MK-fan

Well-Known Member
What is going g on with the new Tomorrowland entrance? Construction started in 2019 and the lockdown slowed things down but we already coming into 2024 and still no progress or timeframe for completion. I can’t imagine this being very expensive so why not just finish it? Avengers Campus and Snow White’s Enchanted wish continued progress after the lockdown but why not this? The new concept art is still there in the planter so it seems to still be a go, will it just stay this way?
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This is the current state:
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BasiltheBatLord

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Updating after a long time, I'm sure I've missed something so please let me know.

Updates
  • Added Fantasmic! 3.0 to Disneyland section
  • Added new entry gates to Resort-wide/Hotels section
  • Added Pixar Place Hotel opening date
  • Added Avatar at DCA miscommunication/slip up from last November.
  • Removed Adventureland Treehouse due to completion
  • Removed Disneyland Hotel Villas due to completion
 

Gusey

Well-Known Member
I would assume the new Tomorrowland entrance has been canceled by TDA. Someone really needs to remove that badly faded concept art from the walls around the equipment house.

If someone defaced the concept art, would Disney replace it?
Disney cleaned the concept art in December:
 

MK-fan

Well-Known Member
I would assume the new Tomorrowland entrance has been canceled by TDA. Someone really needs to remove that badly faded concept art from the walls around the equipment house.

If someone defaced the concept art, would Disney replace it?
I think they replaced the faded one with a new one. A vlogger noted it and they changed it a couple days later. Still doesn’t change the fact that they’re not gonna finish it.
 

Phroobar

Well-Known Member
I think they replaced the faded one with a new one. A vlogger noted it and they changed it a couple days later. Still doesn’t change the fact that they’re not gonna finish it.
Thank the Mouse they fixed the sign. That was embarrassing. Granted it will never ever going to look like that.
 

MK-fan

Well-Known Member
New Tomorrowland for Disneyland is in the works at WDI.
I’m sorry to say this is a pipe dream, there have been countless times this has been mentioned over the years but to no avail, nothing happens or gets announced. Disney sees that if ain’t broke don’t fix it plus there is no possible way to get rid of many of the aspects of Tomorrowland due to the PeopleMover infrastructure. If they’re is something “in the works” it is very minimal.
 

Nland316

Well-Known Member
I’m sorry to say this is a pipe dream, there have been countless times this has been mentioned over the years but to no avail, nothing happens or gets announced. Disney sees that if ain’t broke don’t fix it plus there is no possible way to get rid of many of the aspects of Tomorrowland due to the PeopleMover infrastructure. If they’re is something “in the works” it is very minimal.
I actually do think it’s been in the works on a more serious/credible level more than previous years have indicated. I have no insight but insiders here have confirmed it on varying levels around the last D23 when the PM rumors were floating around. Specifically @marni1971 and @GiveMeTheMusic who have quality reps.

Frustratingly it is one of those things I won’t believe until I see either, and I’m really not sure to what extent a redo would entail, but it very much sounds like a legit project actively being worked on to some degree in Glendale.
 

Disney Irish

Premium Member
I actually do think it’s been in the works on a more serious/credible level more than previous years have indicated. I have no insight but insiders here have confirmed it on varying levels around the last D23 when the PM rumors were floating around. Specifically @marni1971 and @GiveMeTheMusic who have quality reps.

Frustratingly it is one of those things I won’t believe until I see either, and I’m really not sure to what extent a redo would entail, but it very much sounds like a legit project actively being worked on to some degree in Glendale.
I have a feeling its been put on hold until they can get a TL plan greenlit. As @GiveMeTheMusic even indicated they have been real close to pulling the trigger and announcing the TL redo a few times including the most recent Destination D23.

So we'll see if they have more information on it later this summer at D23.
 

SweetDuffy101

Well-Known Member
I’m sorry to say this is a pipe dream, there have been countless times this has been mentioned over the years but to no avail, nothing happens or gets announced. Disney sees that if ain’t broke don’t fix it plus there is no possible way to get rid of many of the aspects of Tomorrowland due to the PeopleMover infrastructure. If they’re is something “in the works” it is very minimal.
From what I heard/read allegedly, That the Tomorrowland renovation project was a big project inside WDI with 3 parks(Magic kingdom, Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland) simultaneously being worked on.

Of course you can take this as a grain of salt but the main thing about this project is Tomorrowland is being considered to be next big project at Disney parks.
 

J4546

Well-Known Member
It seems they are adding a couple new food options in Downtown Disney where Tortilla Joes is/was. Looks like a BBQ and a steak place.

Downtown Disney is on track to open like 6 new restaraunts this year, granted a lot of them are replacements, but is there really that much business in DD to warrant so many restaraunts? When I go to DL I eat in the parks almost all the time, just seems like overkill. Im not complaining though, more food options is a good thing.
 

CastAStone

5th gate? Just build a new resort Bob.
Premium Member
It seems they are adding a couple new food options in Downtown Disney where Tortilla Joes is/was. Looks like a BBQ and a steak place.

Downtown Disney is on track to open like 6 new restaraunts this year, granted a lot of them are replacements, but is there really that much business in DD to warrant so many restaraunts? When I go to DL I eat in the parks almost all the time, just seems like overkill. Im not complaining though, more food options is a good thing.
I don’t think locals or day visitors are the target for DTD. I could be wrong but I think they do a lot of convention center business dinners and a lot of meals for guests of the 3 DL hotels.
 

Nirya

Well-Known Member
It seems they are adding a couple new food options in Downtown Disney where Tortilla Joes is/was. Looks like a BBQ and a steak place.

Downtown Disney is on track to open like 6 new restaraunts this year, granted a lot of them are replacements, but is there really that much business in DD to warrant so many restaraunts? When I go to DL I eat in the parks almost all the time, just seems like overkill. Im not complaining though, more food options is a good thing.
Naples always has a huge line, there's always a line to get into, Black Tap usually has a line along the outside, Ballast Point usually has a good wait in the evenings as well. I have to imagine Din Tai Fung and Portos will similarly be pretty busy.

Basically, the good food options will always have waits, and replacing the bad food options (like Tortilla Jos) with good ones is a good idea. Depending on the quality of these places, they'll likely see good business.
 

BasiltheBatLord

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Updates
  • More details on Avatar experience, including first concept art and location rumors
  • Added preliminary approval of DisneylandForward by Anaheim City Council
  • Added new shops coming to Critter Country alongside Tiana's Bayou Adventure
  • Added Autopia electrification by fall 2026
  • Removed TV show characters added to Star Tours due to completion
I can't believe it's been over a year since we first heard about Avatar at DLR!
 

RSoxNo1

Well-Known Member
Take this with a big grain of salt. I was sent a rumor about a Walt AA coming to Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. I feel that was an old rumor?
 

TheCoasterNerd

Well-Known Member
In the Parks
No
Take this with a big grain of salt. I was sent a rumor about a Walt AA coming to Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln. I feel that was an old rumor?
No, it's still current. They're installing a turntable and new sets, ans I've definitely heard that Walt is coming to the show
 

BasiltheBatLord

Well-Known Member
Original Poster
Updates
  • Added rumor of PeopleMover returning in a "new way" amid future Tomorrowland overhaul
  • Added small update that Avengers E-ticket is still alive
  • Added additional source on Avatar boat ride using Shanghai pirates tech + mention of Hollywood Land at DCA "going away"
  • Added mention that proposed Buzz Lightyear retheme may have been Wreck-It Ralph, and that this may be cancelled now that it's going to Tokyo instead
  • Updated DisneylandForward due to city council approval
  • Removed Fantasmic! 3.0 due to completion
 

MisterPenguin

President of Animal Kingdom
Premium Member
There's been one or two people saying that the dragon will be back for Fantasmic...

The fantasmic changes are temporary. Everything that was and more will return. They just wanted the show back at all. In addition, we have 4 viewing areas for our fireworks each with different show elements such as lighting, projections, and now even a second soundtrack. You have... one? two? viewing areas. Also yes you were just unlucky. That's not normal hours.

The new Maleficent (no dragon) change is temporary? I didn't know that....

Yeah it is. It's being built in London atm
 

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