We look back at Disney in 2018 and a look forward to Disney in 2019 on episode 38 of Disney Discussions.
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[00:12] Introductions - Favorite Experience about our podcast in 2018[00:46] Welcome![01:11] Happy New Year and what we got for Christmas
[08:45] Walt Disney World News:New Attractions Coming to Epcot Announced at Destination D - SourceNew Epcot and Character-Based Nighttime Shows Will Replace IllumiNations in 2019 and 2020 - Source“Wonderful World Of Animation” Nighttime Show Coming To Hollywood Studios May 2019 - SourceSummer 2019 Free Dining Plan Offer Now Available for Walt Disney WorldDisney World Offering Up to 30 Percent Off Rooms With Latest Offer
[15:00] Main Topic[15:11] Disney in 2018Movies: February 16 - Black PantherMarch 9 - A Wrinkle in TimeApril 27 - Avengers: Infinity WarMay 25 - Solo: A Star Wars StoryJune 15 - Incredibles 2July 6 - Ant-Man and the WaspAugust 3 - Christopher RobinNovember 2 - The Nutcracker and the Four RealmsNovember 21 - Ralph Breaks the InternetDecember 19 - Mary Poppins Returns
Theme Park:Stitch's Great Escape! is a temporarily closed at Magic Kingdom.Half of Paradise Pier closed at Disney California Adventure.California Screamin' closed to make way for the Incredicoaster.Mickey's Fun Wheel closed and was renamed Pixar Pal-A-Round.Games of the Boardwalk closed temporarily.Ariel's Grotto closed.Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable closed at Epcot.It's Tough to Be a Bug! closed at Disney California AdventurePixar Fest event began until September 3.Pixar Play Parade premiered at Disneyland until November 4.Together Forever: A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular premiered at Disneyland.Disney's Animal Kingdom celebrated its 20th anniversary.UP! A Great Bird Adventure premiered.Incredible Summer event began at Walt Disney World until September 3.Super Party Time premiered at Magic Kingdom.Donald's Dino-Bash! opened at Disney's Animal Kingdom.Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Live! premiered at Epcot until August 19.Pixar Pier opened at Disney California Adventure. The other half of Paradise Pier renamed as Paradise Gardens Park.Pixar Place closed at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Toy Story Land opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Disney Junior - Live on Stage! had its final performance at Disney's Hollywood Studios.A Bug's Land closed at Disney California Adventure to make way for a Super Heroes Land.Rafiki's Planet Watch closed at Disney's Animal Kingdom, but it will reopen in Spring 2019Move It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street Party had its final performance at Magic Kingdom.Tropical Hideaway opened at Disneyland.Disney Junior Dance Party premiered at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
[24:45] 2019Movies:March 8 - Captain MarvelMarch 29 - DumboApril 17 - PenguinsApril 26 - Avengers: EndgameMay 24 - AladdinJune 21 - Toy Story 4July 5 - Spider-Man: Far From HomeJuly 19 - The Lion KingAugust 9 - Artemis FowlNovember 22 - Frozen 2December 20 - Star Wars Episode IX
Disney+ will debut, featuring:Ink & Paint, a documentary series about women in animation.StargirlA new High School Musical show.A new Muppets series.The Mandalorian, a live-action Star Wars series.A television spin-off based on Monsters, Inc.Lady and the Tramp The Sword in the StoneHigh School Musical 4
Parks:Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party will premiere at Magic Kingdom.Party with Pixar Pals event began at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Mickey's Soundsational Parade will return to Disneyland with new elements.Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy will premiere at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Rafiki's Planet Watch will reopen at Disney's Animal Kingdom.Disney Movie Magic will have its final performance at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Disney's Hollywood Studios will celebrate its 30th anniversary.Wonderful World of Animation will premiere at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open at Disneyland.IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will have its final performance at EpcotA Lion King CelebrationDisney’s Coronado Springs Hotel ExpansionDisney’s Riviera ResortEpcot Forever will premiere at Epcot until 2020.Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios.Disney’s Skyliner OpensStar Wars: Galaxy's Edge will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
[42:40] Disney Trivia:
[47:20] Question of the week:Your favorite version of MickeyWhat's your Favorite Disney Christmas Movie?
This week’s question:What are you most looking forward to in 2019 that's Disney related
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