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What We Can Expect from Disney in 2018

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

With the New Year upon us, it’s time to look at what Disney things we have to look forward to over the next twelve months. 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Disney fans, with so much coming out including new movies, T.V. shows, comics, books, Broadway shows and new Disney Park rides and lands. With so much coming up, we have broken it all down into a simple, categorised list, so that you can keep track of all the Disney fun this year!

 

Movies

 

  • Black Panther
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Dolphins
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Solo
  • Incredibles 2
  • Paved New World
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Christopher Robin
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-it Ralph 2
  • Mary Poppins Returns

 

 

TV Shows

 

  • Grown-ish
  • PJ Masks
  • Untitled Tangled TV special
  • Marvel’s Jessica Jones, season two
  • Siren
  • 101 Dalmatians Street
  • Is a Crocodile a Reptile?
  • Muppet Babies
  • Cloak and Dagger
  • Marvels New Warriors
  • Untitled Phineas and Ferb/Milo Murphy's Law crossover
  • Bug Juice revival
  • Star Wars: Forces of Destiny
  • Big Hero 6: The Series
  • Disney Channel original Z-O-M-B-I-E-S
  • Marvel’s Luke Cage
  • Marvel’s Daredevil
  • Nashville will end
  • Scandal will end

 

 

DVD and Blu-Ray 

Disney Movie Club Exclusive re-releases:

  • The Aristocats
  • The Fox and the Hound / The Fox and the Hound 2
  • Jungle 2 Jungle: 20th Anniversary Edition
  • Snow Dogs

 

Signature Collection re-releases:

  • Lady and the Tramp

 

DVD only releases:

  • The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar: Unleash the Roar!

 

 

Broadway

Frozen debuts on Broadway this year! The musical opens for previews on February 22nd, and will open its doors to the public a month later.

Aladdin and The Lion King will also continue their international runs

 

 

Events

  • D23 Expo will be held at Tokyo Disney Resort
  • The Walt Disney Company will celebrate its 95th anniversary
  • Mickey Mouse will turn 90!

 

 

Video Games

  • Kingdom Hearts III will be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Marvel's Spider-Man will be released on PlayStation 4

 

 

Cruises

  • Star Wars at sea will sail again from January to April

 

 

Parks

 

Disneyland

  • Half of Paradise Pier will close at Disney California Adventure
  • California Screamin' will close to make way for Incredicoaster
  • King Triton's Carousel of the Sea will close
  • Ariel's Grotto and Cove Bar will both close to make way for Pixar-theme restaurant
  • Half of Paradise Pier will be re-named as Paradise Park at Disney California Adventure
  • Pixar Fest begins!
  • Pixar Pier will open at Disney California Adventure

 

Hong Kong Disneyland

  • Disney in the Stars had its final performance at Hong Kong Disneyland
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle at Hong Kong Disneyland began its redesign and reconstruction
  • Moana: A Homecoming Celebration will premiere

 

Tokyo Disneyland

  • Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 35 years!

 

Shanghai Disneyland

  • Toy Story Land will open

 

Disney World

  • Animal Kingdom will celebrate 20 years!
  • Toy Story Land will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Hyper-Reality Experience opens in Disney Springs
  • The Walt Disney World Marathon will mark its 25th anniversary this year
  • Disney springs will welcome eight new dining locations
  • The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival celebrates 25 years

 


Books

Comics

  •  Untitled Gravity Falls graphic novel
  • Mickey Mouse: Timeless Tales Volume 3 (Reprint)
  • Uncle Scrooge: Timeless Tales Volume 4 (Reprint)
  • Uncle Scrooge: The Bodacious Butterfly Trail (Reprint)
  • The Complete Carl Barks Disney Library - Donald Duck: The Lost Peg Leg Mine (Reprint)
  • DuckTales Classics, Volume 1 (Reprint)

 

Books

  • DuckTales Woo-oo! Read-Along
  • Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Time to Ride
  • Rapunzel and the Vanishing Village
  • DuckTales: Solving Mysteries and Rewriting History

 


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