Bob Chapek reveals a first look at a gondola from the Disney Skyliner, the return of the Soundsational Parade, the coming “Mickey’s Mix Magic” nighttime show at Disneyland, and an all-new cinematic nighttime projection show coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at D23’s Destination D event.
To kick off today’s Destination D event itinerary, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, took the stage to give a quick update of the many changes happening to the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts over the next few years. As part of this presentation, came the reveal of both new and returning experiences to both.
Disney Skyliner Gondola
Today, fans finally got to see one of the gondolas coming to the Disney Skyliner transportation system at Walt Disney World. The new transportation system was first announced back in 2017 at D23 2017. Since then, only digital renderings of the system have been released by Disney.
This gondola, along with the rest of the Disney Skyliner gondola fleet, is scheduled to hit the skies over Walt Disney World in Fall 2019.
Cinematic Nighttime Experience
Another piece of news out of Walt Disney World from today’s event was the announcement of a new cinematic nighttime projection show coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Premiering May 1, as part of the 30th Anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the show will feature state-of-the-art technology to “take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation.”
Over on the west coast at Disneyland, Chapek revealed that the Soundsational Parade will be returning to Disneyland Resort. The show will feature an all-new float with Mickey, who will lead the celebration down Main Street, U.S.A.
Mickey’s Mix Magic
Another piece of entertainment announced to come to Disneyland from today’s Destination D event is the all-new nighttime show “Mickey’s Mix Magic.” Premiering January 18, this new show will brighten the night at Disneyland Park with brand-new music, projections and lasers, which will set the scene for the ultimate dance party.
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