Rumor International Project/Rumor Tracker

Gusey

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  • Since there isn't a Rumor Tracker for the International Parks, I thought I'd set one up. If I miss anything, please feel free to let me know so I can add it to the Tracker
  • This is a collection of rumors from trusted insiders (not wild speculation or assumptions). They don't come from me. The information had been originally posted to the various threads of the forum and are just repeated and collated here. There is a link as to where they came from.
  • If you want to discuss or comment on the rumors, then follow the link and post in those threads.
  • Do not comment or start discussions in this thread. The moderators will delete them.
  • Do not ask if there are updates. Go to those threads and ask there.
  • It's OK to discuss the rumor as rumors... as to their source and conflicting information and updating out of date rumors.
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Other Rumor/Timeline Trackers for WDW/DL/DLP:
 
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Gusey

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Tokyo Disneyland Resort
Tokyo Disneyland Park
  • Space Mountain Update (under construction, opening 2027):
  • Tokyo Disneyland New Nightime Show (September 20, 2024):
    • Ron Colvard added to his Itinerary early - [Source]​
    • New Projection Show starting September 20, 2024 - [Official] [Discussion]​
  • Critter Country/Westernland Expansion:
    • Cars Land considered to replace Rivers of America (November 2012) - [Source]​
      • Cars Land cancelled - [Source]​
    • Balloon Testing Spotted in 2016/18 - [Source]​
    • Balloon Testing Behind Rivers of America (August 2023) - [Source]​
      • Based on Space Mountain Timeline, if project still in development it is in its blue-sky phase and will be announced in 2026 - [Source]​
  • Splash Mountain retheme:
    • Princess and the Frog retheme considered in 2020, "discussions still under way on whether to change the popular attraction following a decision by Disney in the United States to change the theme of the ride at two of its amusement parks there" "An Oriental Land representative said the company was aware of the proposed change for the U.S. amusement parks, adding that at this point, only consideration was being given about what to do with the ride at the Tokyo park." - [Source]​
    • September 2020 - OLC rejects Princess and the Frog retheme, planning on keeping Splash Mountain for the moment - [Source] [Source]​
    • "Wild" rumor that OLC considered a Zootopia retheme at one point (August 2022) - [Source] [Source]​
    • Always a chance another theme could come to Splash Mountain (Feb 2024) - [Source]​
Tokyo DisneySea
  • Fantasy Springs (Opening June 6, 2024):
    • Scandinavia announced in April 2015, located near Lost River Delta and to feature Frozen - [Official]​
    • Tokyo DisneySky 3rd gate rumor (February 2018) - [Source]​
      • The land for DisneySky is being used for Fantasy Spring expansion​
    • Fantasy Springs Announced (June 2018) - [Official] [Discussion]​
    • Named as Fantasy Springs (May 2019) - [Official]​
    • Opening June 6, 2024 - [Official]​
    • Rapunzel's Lantern Festival to use Shanghai Pirates ride system - [Source]​
    • Neverland Adventure to use 3D - [Source]​
    • Anna and Elsa's Frozen Journey to tell the story of Frozen - [Source]​
 
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Gusey

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Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
Hong Kong Disneyland:
  • Avengers Attraction:
    • Avengers E-Ticket Replacing Autopia (November 2016) - [Source] [Discussion]
    • New Marvel area announced (May 2017) - [Official]
    • Ant Man attraction confirmed as a Marvel attraction (October 2017) - [Official]
    • New E-Ticket could be Tower of Terror ride system (July 2021) - [Source]
    • Hong Kong Disneyland not given up on Marvel Expansion (May 2023) - [Source]
  • New 20th Anniversary parade:
    • Ron Colvard added to his Itinerary early - [Source]
 
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Gusey

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Shanghai Disney Resort
Shanghai Disneyland:
  • New Double Launch Rollercoaster with Switch (Project @):
    • Finding a manufacturer (August 2021) - [Discussion]
    • Vekoma awarded contract (November 2021) - [Source]
    • Project got approved, unannounced (November 2023) - [Source]
Resorts:
  • 3rd Shanghai Disney Resort Hotel (Project Triangle):
    • Initial Discussion (December 2022) - [Discussion]
    • Leaked Concept Art, Princess themed (April 2023) - [Source]
    • Groundbreaking (September 2023) - [Discussion]
    • First official Concept Art - [Source]
  • Second Gate:
    • Original 2010 plans for Shanghai Disney Resort show - [Discussion]
    • Nothing has been announced/rumored that 2nd gate is in the future, but the 3rd hotel shows that Shanghai are sticking to the plan
 
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BasiltheBatLord

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Thanks a lot for this, I had always wished for a TDR rumor tracker.

For TDL, there is always speculation about an eventual Splash Mountain replacement, but I don't think there is any current insider word beyond fan speculation. TBA was reportedly rejected by OLC back in 2020.

May also be worth mentioning there were several reports that OLC was impressed with the Cosmic Remind tech and that it might be used for Space Mountain 2.0.

Also several insider posts from years past that OLC passed on Cars Land and I think also Galaxy's Edge.

I don't know @SweetDuffy101 personally, but they seem to have some connections and have called things accurately in the past. Any additional rumors will probably require digging through Japanese language sources and unfortunately I don't know who in that space is credible and who isn't.

Thanks again for making this.
 
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Brer Oswald

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Thanks a lot for this, I had always wished for a TDR rumor tracker.

For TDL, there is always speculation about an eventual Splash Mountain replacement, but I don't think there is any current insider word beyond fan speculation. TBA was reportedly rejected by OLC back in 2020.

May also be worth mentioning there were several reports that OLC was impressed with the Cosmic Remind tech and that it might be used for Space Mountain 2.0.

Also several insider posts from years past that OLC passed on Cars Land and I think also Galaxy's Edge.

I don't know @SweetDuffy101 personally, but they seem to have some connections and have called things accurately in the past. Any additional rumors will probably require digging through Japanese language sources and unfortunately I don't know who in that space is credible and who isn't.

Thanks again for making this.
The “eventual Splash replacement” is speculation due to fan reasoning. The only reason it would happen would be if TWDC stateside forced them to and threatened to pull their license unless they complied. They had reason to during the development of TBA, since OLC could have shared the budget with them, but now that the ride has been budgeted and is almost complete, it’s kind of a wasted effort.
 

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