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‘Encanto’ & ‘Indiana Jones’ Considered for Animal Kingdom; New ‘Zootopia’ Show Coming

'Encanto' & 'Indiana Jones' Considered for Animal Kingdom; New 'Zootopia' Show Coming DPEP-DD23_WDW_Dinoland

During the “A Celebration of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” presentation at Destination D23, Disney Chairman Josh D’Amaro confirmed that they are “diving deep into their research” for expanding Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.

'Encanto' & 'Indiana Jones' Considered for Animal Kingdom; New 'Zootopia' Show Coming DPEP_DD23_WDW_Zootopia

Zootopia will be coming to life at Animal Kingdom as well, but not as we hoped. A new show is being developed for the Tree of Life theater. The current concept for the new Zootopia experience has guests visiting the different biomes seen briefly in the film, traveling along with Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, and other characters. Disney says that Imagineers are finalizing the concept and more details will be coming in the future.

Walt Disney Imagineering is planning to reimagine Dinoland U.S.A. at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park into a new land inspired by a region sometimes referred to as ‘tropical Americas.’ As part of their research, Imagineers are looking at some of the most biodiverse areas on the planet in the regions just north and south of the equator in the Western Hemisphere – the northern part of South America, stretching up into Central America. New experiences inspired by Encanto – the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Animation Studios film – and the fan-favorite adventurer Indiana Jones are being considered for the reimagined land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Walt Disney World Resort.


Encanto and Indiana Jones concepts were discussed and shared as considerations, with Tropical Americas Land coming to life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Walt Disney World where DinoLand exists.

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