All of the attention was on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge during the Walt Disney Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. With the opening date announced for Walt Disney World, including the reveal that the rides will open in phases, it may have been easy to miss Iger’s intriguing comments about Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom.
Iger was asked about any potential plans to renovate Tomorrowland during the Q&A portion of the meeting. Below was his response.
“We’ve been working with the Imagineers to consider a number of different concepts for Tomorrowland. They’ve got some great plans that we’ve recently reviewed, but nothing that we’re ready to announce at this point. But expect that in the years ahead there will be a lot of Tomorrowland activity. A lot of Tomorrowland activity tomorrow.”Disney CEO Bob Iger
While we already know that the TRON coaster will be coming to Tomorrowland, Iger’s comments appear to be focused beyond the coaster’s 2021 debut. Those plans may include a more thorough redesign to the land’s overall look, which has already been slightly modified through different paint schemes and sign designs.
Iger’s comments could also refer to something new going into the space occupied by Stitch’s Great Escape, which has been seasonal (closed) for quite some time. His statement suggests something extensive may be coming.
Stay tuned. Walt Disney World currently has enormous projects taking place all around its theme parks, but it sounds like even more could be on the horizon.
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