Brace yourself for a bundle of new attractions coming to Disney parks over the next few years, including a Star Wars-themed hotel (that looks like a spaceship), an Avengers Campus, a new neighbourhood inspired by Mary Poppins and a Guardians of the Galaxy 'reverse space launch' rollercoaster.

Guardians of the Galaxy Rewind
Disney announced a host of new attractions for 2020 and beyond ©Disney

Earlier this week, Disney revealed plans for new attractions and experiences across its network of parks in California, Paris, Orlando and Hong Kong during the biennial D23 Expo in Anaheim. First up is the Avengers Campus, which will arrive at the California and Paris parks in 2020 with Disney's first interactive Spider-Man ride. California will also be home to the brand new Avengers Headquarters, where guests can journey to Wakanda, aka Black Panthers country, and beyond in a brand new e-ticket attraction. While at Disneyland Paris, guests can stay at Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, opening next summer. Furnished with superhero-themed rooms, the hotel will celebrate 80 years of Marvel art and artists. Guests might even see a superhero or two about the place.

Spider-Man queue
Rendering of the Spider-Man attraction D©Disney

Changes are also happening at Epcot in Orlando where the park's World Showcase land will welcome Disney's first attraction inspired by Mary Poppins in Cherry Tree Lane. Over at World Nature, guests can experience the new Journey of Water, a lush exploration trail inspired by the animated movie Moana and its setting: Hawaii. The World Discovery land will host Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, a new family-friendly rollercoaster that features the first "reverse launch into space" taking guests from Earth to fictional Xandar and back onboard a Nova spaceship.

Journey of Water
Epcot's Journey of Water is inspired by the movie Moana ©Disney

Speaking of space, a new Star Wars hotel is launching in Orlando at Star Wars: Galaxy Edge. Designed to look like a spaceship, the hotel functions as a completely immersive experience where guests can look out at event windows (computerised screens) in every room that will make it seem like they’re floating through space. It’s available for one or two-night stays. Guests will check in at a terminal at Walt Disney World and will then take a simulated launch pad into space to board Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (the name of the hotel). Excursions from the hotel include a “spaceport’ day on Batuu at Star Wars: Galaxy Edge, while dining and special activities will be on offer throughout the 'spaceship'. Oh, and did we mention the hotel will be staffed entirely by aliens? The friendly kind we're told. No opening date for the hotel has been announced but we're hoping for 2021.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser ©Disney

They're just some of the major new attractions coming to Disney parks from 2020 and beyond but there are heaps more in the pipeline, including a brand new Frozen area at Walt Disney World Resort in Hong Kong. You can find out more about what's in store here.

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