Media Preview of D23 Expo Reveals Tron, Epcot and Star Wars Hotel Hints and Details


Invited media was allowed inside the Imagineering pavilion at the D23 Expo, and Twitter user @carlyewisel shared photos of many of the displays.

Highlights included the following:

  • New pavilion logos while older logos were also displayed like Imagination, Spaceship Earth, and World of Motion
  • Attraction posters with two that will be revealed later (one for World Showcase, one for Future World)
  • An all white model of different areas of the park with a focus on the Future World redesign
  • Journey of Water attraction poster presented by Moana (this is a water maze, not a ride)
  • Miguel from Coco on a Mexico Pavilion poster
  • Mary Poppins on the United Kingdom Pavilion poster
  • Star Wars: Galactic Star Cruiser is the name of the Hotel, the ship is named Halcyon and the company that owns it is Chandrila Star Line.

Additionally, Disney released pieces of concept art for the Journey of Water exploration trail, the Star Wars: Galactic Star Cruiser, The Epcot Experience display going into The Odyssey and the new Future World concept art layout (seen above).

Journey of Water, Inspired by “Moana” at Epcot will be the first attraction inspired by the hit Walt Disney Animation Studios film. This lush exploration trail will invite guests to meet and play with magical, living water. (Disney)
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will invite guests aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser known throughout the galaxy for its impeccable service and exotic destinations. Onboard, they will stay in well-appointed cabins, experience onboard dining, make a planet-side excursion to Black Spire Outpost on Batuu, and much more. (Disney)
Guests will be able to visualize the exciting plans for Epcot when doors open Oct. 1, 2019, for Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience. They will discover engaging and interactive exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy, and excitement driving the park’s future. (Disney)

Lastly, the official name for the TRON attraction will be TRON Lightcycle Run. The counterpart attraction in Shanghai is known as TRON Lightcycle Power Run.

We will have regular updates from the D23 Expo on our Twitter page as well as our D23 News page. The Parks and Resorts Presentation is at 1:30 PM (10:30 AM PST) on Sunday August 25th.