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Did you follow all the latest Disney news over the weekend from #D23Expo? I am fascinated with all the new changes happening in the future from Disney.  I wanted to give you a recap of everything that was announced in case you missed it.

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Disney Parks

-Star Wars-themed lands will be coming to Disneyland park in Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. (date TBA)

-Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida will be getting an all new Toy Story Land which will feature two new rides plus one “re-imagined” favorite. (date TBA)

-Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando will open the already under construction Pandora – The World of Avatar which will feature new experiences, attractions and transform the park at night.

-At Epcot Walt Disney World in Florida and Disney California Adventure Park in California will get the world’s most unique natural landscapes and man-made wonders when the new Soarin’ Around the World makes it’s U.S. debut. (date TBA)

-Hong Kong Disneyland will house the first Marvel attraction at any park called the Iron Man Experience that is set to open in 2016.

-Shanghai Disneyland will have a Pirates-themed land—Treasure Cove—and an e-ticket attraction called Pirates of the Caribbean: Battle for the Sunken Treasure at the end of 2015.

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Movies

-Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016 featuring Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie.

-Orlando Bloom will feature in Pirates of the Caribbean “Dead Men Tell No Tales” in theaters July 7, 2017.

-Inside Out: Riley’s First Date, a new Pixar short film will be included with the Inside Out Blu-ray and DVD, debuting November 2.

-Moana, set for release on November 23, 2016 featuring Dwayne Johnson.

-Disney’s new animated film Gigantic (a Jack and the bean stalk themed movie), is set for release in 2018.

-Disney is in the making for Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4.

-Finding Dory swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

-Marvel’s Doctor Strange with Mr Benedict Cumberbatch coming to the big screen October 26, 2016.

-Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia” opens nationwide March 4, 2016 with songs performed by Shakira.

-Writer-director Colin Trevorrow will direct Star Wars: Episode IX, which is set for release in 2019.

-“Rogue One,” which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star is set for a December 16, 2016 release.

-“The Finest Hours” storms into U.S. theaters on January 29, 2016. The film is based on the book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman and the screenplay is by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson.

-“Look for the Bare Necessities” as “The Jungle Book” hits theaters on April 15, 2016.

-“Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

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Products

-Disney Infinity 3.0 EditionPlay is set to launch on August 30th.

-Disney Rewards credit card will be offering new card designs featuring Darth Vader, Yoda or R2-D2 with C-3PO.1. Plus, have access to the exclusive Star Wars Imperial Meet ‘N’ Greets.

-New mobile game called Disney Magic Kingdoms for Smartphones and Tablets will let players build their dream Disney Park. (date TBA)

-On November 17, fans will be able to purchase two very special limited-edition Darth Vader-inspired PlayStation®4 Star Wars bundles: Star Wars: Battlefront and Disney Infinity 3.0: Star Wars.

-KINGDOM HEARTS III video game for PlayStation4 and Xbox One will let players interactive with characters from Big Hero 6. (date TBA)

-Plus, new apparel, accessories, household items, and more coming throughout the year to a Disney store near you.

This is exciting news for Disney! What are you most excited about?

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