Plus news about the return of the Walt Disney World Railroad and dining at Chef Mickey's.
The top 10 new rides and attractions coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2023. Plus, what you might not like about the return of Walt Disney World Railroad to the Magic Kingdom and long-awaited news from Chef Mickey.
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Walt Disney World Railroad is Back...with an All-New Voiceover
The Walt Disney World railroad is a classic original opening-day attraction at WDW that first began operation in October 1971. Now, after many years, it's back on the tracks with a completely refreshed track and another new surprise...one you may or may not like.
Walt Disney Imagineering has introduced a new recorded narration voice to share stories as the train circles Magic Kingdom Park.
Disney's release stated that the narration is "a voice our guests can envision and resonate with. Someone who grew up on Main Street, U.S.A., dreaming of the day they’d be on the railroad. They’ve now achieved that dream, and they know everyone and everything at Magic Kingdom … an unofficial mayor of sorts." For us, the jury's still out on whether or not this was a good thing as my initial reaction is that I don't care for the PeopleMover vibe on Walt Disney World Railroad.
So what do you think? Is the new voiceover a great addition or an unnecessary distraction?
Chef Mickey’s transitions back to buffet-style dining March 1
Starting March 1, 2023 Chef Mickey’s will go back to buffet-style dining, something many fans have been waiting for as they enjoy either breakfast or dinner at this popular character dining location in Disney's Contemporary Resort.
So What's Ahead for 2023? A Recap of New Rides and More Coming our Way
Wondrous Journeys and World of Color - One
- January 27, 2023 (Two new shows to celebrate Disney 100)
Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway
- January 27, 2023
- March 8, 2023
Adventureland Treehouse, Swiss Family Robinson theme
- TBA 2023
Magic Happens Parade
- Will return on February 24, 2023
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Journey of Water, featuring Moana at EPCOT
- TBA late 2023
Hatbox Ghost at the Haunted Mansion
- TBA 2023
Tron Lightcycle Run
- Spring 2023
Figment Meet and Greet at EPCOT
- TBA 2023
Happily Ever After (the reboot)
- TBA 2023
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