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D23 Expo 2017: Here’s how Disney fans reacted to new ride, attraction announcements

By in Press Enterprise on July 16, 2017

By Angela Ratzlaff

Disney announced some major news on rides and attractions at the Parks and Resorts panel on day two of the D23 Expo. The expo, a celebration for fans of all things Disney, runs from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 15 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

⚡️ “Disney Parks unveiled major news at today’s #D23Expo!”

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) July 15, 2017

First up was the announcement of “Galaxy’s Edge,” a special “Star Wars”-themed area in Disneyland that has been under construction since 2016. It’s expected to open in 2019.

#StarWars: Galaxy’s Edge lands will open at Disneyland & Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019! #D23Expo

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) July 15, 2017

Many fans were stoked.


— ari (@EXPLIClTRAUHL) July 15, 2017

— Mario Diaz (@whoismariodiaz) July 15, 2017

Others had questions about that name.

#GalaxysEdge is a working title right, or did you sell the naming rights to #Samsung?

— Norm – ManVsBigfoot (@ManVsBigfoot) July 15, 2017

Star Wars land it is. And will always be.

— Matt A (@disneymatt55) July 15, 2017

Another huge announcement was Pixar Pier, which will replace paradise pier at Disney California Adventure.

Pixar Pier coming to Disney California Adventure #PixarFest brings favorites to @Disneyland Resort in 2018! #D23Expo

— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) July 15, 2017

Opinions were…mixed. To say the least.

— Balthazar Impresario (@PoorSapAdvocate) July 15, 2017

Sounds good, but I like ”Paradise” Pier.

— ふっきゅん (@fu_ya_weyweywey) July 15, 2017

Ugh. Fine as an overlay, but permanently? No.

— TheDisneylandDad (@_disneylanddad) July 15, […]    

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