Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Josh D’Amaro presented a look at the new ways Disney is connecting fans to the stories they love most through innovative projects – and he also revealed some of the magic you can expect at the Disneyland Resort in 2022! Attached please find the Disney Parks press release and one image of what’s ahead for Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort.
MagicBand+ and ‘Hey, Disney!’ are coming to the Disneyland Resort
The next-generation MagicBand+ wearable technology and “Hey, Disney!” voice assistant, recently announced for Walt Disney World Resort, will be coming to Disneyland Resort in 2022!
This will mark the first time MagicBand+ will be available at Disneyland Resort to enhance the guest experience with hands-free convenience as it unlocks unique moments of magic for Disneyland Resort guests. Some of the features of MagicBand+ will vary between Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort and we’ll share details in the months ahead. The “Hey, Disney!” voice assistant will work alongside Alexa on Amazon Echo devices and also will begin rolling out to guest rooms across the Hotels of the Disneyland Resort.
Renovations at Downtown Disney
At Disneyland Resort, the next evolution of Downtown Disney District is being planned with work starting in January 2022. The multi-year project to reimagine Downtown Disney District will include an even broader collection of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. More details are coming in 2022!
To accommodate this work, Earl of Sandwich, Sugarboo & Co. and Starbucks Coffee on the west end of the district will close in late January 2022. The Starbucks location on the east end near World of Disney will remain open.
Transformation of Mickey’s Toontown
You can read all about it on my earliest post Mickey’s Toontown transformation
New tower to Disneyland Hotel
Imagineers are hard at work infusing the new resort property with elements that bring Disney storytelling to life, all inspired by characters and stories from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ classic films. There will be a newly-designed pool and recreation area, along with a variety of room types and the ability to explore the magic steps away at the Disneyland Resort.
Disneyland Resort Nighttime Spectaculars are returning in 2022
“World of Color” and “Fantasmic!” are returning to the Disneyland Resort next year, along with the “Main Street Electrical Parade,” which will return in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
There were also announcements about other Disney Parks, and you can read about those at the Disney Parks Blog