A look back at Disney in 2018 and a look forward to Disney in 2019

January 10, 2019

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

[06:23] Media News:
Disney Looking To Reboot “The Pirates Of The Caribbean” Franchise - Source
New Star Wars and Marvel Series Announced for Disney+ Streaming Service - Source

[07:58] DisneyLand news:
Disneyland Officially Cancels Plans for 4th Resort Hotel - Source
Mickey’s Mix Magic and Mickey’s Soundsational Parade Coming to Disneyland in January 2019 - Source

[08:45] Walt Disney World News:
New Attractions Coming to Epcot Announced at Destination D - Source
New 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 - Source
Summer 2019 Free Dining Plan Offer Now Available for Walt Disney World
Disney World Offering Up to 30 Percent Off Rooms With Latest Offer

[15:00] Main Topic
[15:11] Disney in 2018
Movies:
February 16 - Black Panther
March 9 - A Wrinkle in Time
April 27 - Avengers: Infinity War
May 25 - Solo: A Star Wars Story
June 15 - Incredibles 2
July 6 - Ant-Man and the Wasp
August 3 - Christopher Robin
November 2 - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
November 21 - Ralph Breaks the Internet
December 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 Adventure
Pixar 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 2019
Move 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] 2019
Movies:
March 8 - Captain Marvel
March 29 - Dumbo
April 17 - Penguins
April 26 - Avengers: Endgame
May 24 - Aladdin
June 21 - Toy Story 4
July 5 - Spider-Man: Far From Home
July 19 - The Lion King
August 9 - Artemis Fowl
November 22 - Frozen 2
December 20 - Star Wars Episode IX

Disney+ will debut, featuring:
Ink & Paint, a documentary series about women in animation.
Stargirl
A new High School Musical show.[8]
A new Muppets series.
The Mandalorian, a live-action Star Wars series.[9]
A television spin-off based on Monsters, Inc.
Lady and the Tramp
The Sword in the Stone
High 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 Epcot
A Lion King Celebration
Disney’s Coronado Springs Hotel Expansion
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Epcot Forever will premiere at Epcot until 2020.
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Disney’s Skyliner Opens
Star 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 Mickey
What'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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