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Disney promises Magic Kingdom expansion is happening!

Disney promises Magic Kingdom expansion is happening!

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Disney just announced more details about the “Beyond Big Thunder” expansion coming to the Magic Kingdom!

Beyond Big Thunder

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At LAST year’s D23 weekend, Disney made a pretty big announcement about what could happen with a potential Magic Kingdom expansion. This was considered a “blue sky” project. This means it’s something Disney is toying with but does not have any concrete plans for.

Although Disney has remained completely quiet since then, if they made an announcement about it, it’s likely that it’s in their plans. Disney wouldn’t just tease us like that without actually intending to work on a project like that. They even shared concept art last year (below)!

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In that announcement last year, Disney teased three concepts: Coco, Encanto, and Villains. This potential Coco expansion will be set in Santa Cecilia, and the inhabitants will be celebrating Día de Muertos.

Beyond Big Thunder Mountain, we could also have another amazing new place to visit. Guests will be able to enter the world of Encanto! Mirabel will soon meet in Fantasyland, but a whole land would be so fun. Last but not least, one of the things that could lie beyond Big Thunder Mountain is a Villains Land.

Now, let’s fast forward to NOW! Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro just shared even more!

New Details

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Disney promises that they are working on this “Blue Sky” project! They are about go into “overdrive” here with lots of extra room for expansion.

Future expansion are the largest ever for the park, according to Bruce. It will be similar in scale to lands like like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Pandora – The World of Avatar.

They promise more attractions, restaurants, and shopping! This project is probably still a few years away, but we are hopeful to begin hearing more about this expansion in the coming months!

Beyond Big Thunder expansion is happening!

What do you think about the “Beyond Big Thunder” project? Does it sound like something you would like to visit? What do you hope to see there? Let us know in the comments below, and share this post with a friend so they don’t miss out!

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Saturday 9th of September 2023

Yes, this!

Jonathan Fernandez

Saturday 9th of September 2023

I want to see coco new land with rides and restaurant and car spirit animal speedway and villains land rides thru in the dark castle with all the villains roller coaster and Ursula’s Tentacle twist and Queen Of Hearts Hedge Maze

robbin banegas

Saturday 9th of September 2023


robbin banegas

Saturday 9th of September 2023

COCO has alot more to give then ENCANTO which was based on the house but COCO had santa celcia and The land of the dead which would be really cool how about a ride that hangs down with riders and the "cars" are spirit animals flying thru the land of the dead all lite up WOW

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