Things to Look Forward To in 2019
Over the past year we visited Wakanda, saw Ralph Break the Internet and celebrated Mickey’s 90th Anniversary at Disneyland® Paris, so it’d be easy to think 2018 can’t be topped.
But with plenty happening across movies, live shows and events in Disney Parks, there’s lots to look forward to. So as you say goodbye to 2018, here’s what 2019 has in store for Disney fans everywhere.
As warmer weeks begin to arrive, so do several highly anticipated movies and shows. Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero movie, Captain Marvel, stars Oscar-winner Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Jude Law. Soon after, the fourth Avengers movie will be released, following the huge success of Avengers: Infinity War.
Until March 17th Legends of the Force - A Celebration of Star Wars at Disneyland® Paris will take guests to a galaxy far, far away with special shows, meet-and-greets and the popular Hyperspace Mountain rollercoaster. Disney Classics remade for modern audiences begins with Tim Burton’s take on Dumbo which flies into cinemas before Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin takes us back to Agrabah, with Mena Massoud as the titular character and Will Smith as the Genie.
Elsewhere you can see theatre’s finest sing Disney’s Broadway Hits (March 1st /March 2nd) at the Royal Albert Hall and Wonderful World of Disney on Ice will tour the UK from March 13th to April 28th.
Nearly nine years after Woody and Buzz said goodbye to Andy and hello to Bonnie, the toys are back in town in Toy Story 4 for a new adventure. Soon after, The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau will reimagine 1994’s The Lion King, with a stellar cast including James Earl Jones reprising his role as Mufasa.
To coincide, Disneyland® Paris will be going ape with The Lion King and Jungle Festival from June 29th to September 22nd. Guests can dance in the ‘Jungle Jam Party’, sing along to a new live version of The Lion King musical show and see the new Jungle Book spectacular.
Sci-fi fantasy adventure Artemis Fowl will be released late in the summer, bringing Eoin Colfer's popular novels to the big screen.
After months of feverish anticipation, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in Walt Disney World Resort Florida, getting fans in the mood for the last instalment of the latest trilogy, Star Wars IX. Little is known about Frozen 2 at present, but expect Anna and Elsa’s new adventure to dominate the Christmas season.