In a recent Investor Summit, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences & Products, hinted at a thrilling possibility for future park expansions. In his words, "Imagine bringing Wakanda to life." The concept itself is enough to make any Disney and Marvel fan's heart race with excitement.
Disney, known for its ingenuity in bringing stories to life, has been integrating more of its intellectual property into its parks, from Pixar to Marvel. As D'Amaro stated, "In terms of bringing the latest Disney-Marvel-Pixar intellectual property to the parks, we haven’t come close to scratching the surface. And we have learned that incorporating Disney I.P. increases the return on investment significantly."
Wakanda, the technologically advanced African nation from the "Black Panther" film, would indeed be an exciting addition to the Disney Parks. The mere prospect of immersing oneself in the world of T'Challa, the Black Panther, and the Dora Milaje, Wakanda's elite guards, is exhilarating. This expansion could potentially tie into the Avengers Campus, which already features training sessions with Black Panther and the Dora Milaje.
Moreover, this isn't the only expansion Disney Parks is considering. Disneyland Resort is reportedly working on a new Avatar-themed expansion[^5^]. Over on the East Coast, word has it that Disney World might soon announce a massive new theme park to rival Universal Orlando Resort’s Epic Universe Park, set to open in 2025[^5^].
These rumors and speculations have increased since Disney announced they're doubling down on theme park expansion over the next decade. It seems Disney is set on creating even more magical experiences for their guests, bringing more of their beloved stories and characters into our reality.
While these are just potential plans, the mere prospect of them is enough to stir excitement among Disney fans worldwide. As we wait for official announcements, we can only imagine the magic that Disney will bring to life in their parks.
One thing is certain: whether it's the magical world of Wakanda or another fantastical universe, Disney is sure to create immersive, unforgettable experiences for its guests. For now, we'll keep our eyes and ears open for any more exciting news from Disney Parks.