Weekly Disney Rumor Update 4/19/19

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Coke Products

This week the majority of Disney news came in the form of info about Star Wars Galaxy's Edge. As such we're organizing this week's rumor roundup into two sections, the Star Wars news, then all other news organized by park like we normally do. 

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Star Wars Galaxy's Edge

This land is going full in on immersion and it looks great. Even traditional features of a theme park like the Coke products found throughout Disney Parks are specially themed in the Star Wars language.

Numerous other merchandise was also announced. It appears the land will be getting themed puppets similar to the Banshees from Pandora at Animal Kingdom. They will also be getting a Funko DJ Rex specially themed and exclusive to the land.

Disney World

Monorail Red Disney World


Spaceship Earth Geodesic Tiles


This is a longstanding rumor. People have said Brazil is coming to the World Showcase longer than probably any other rumored country. But this week a photo surfaced on Twitter of a scaled down replica of Christ the Redeemer, allegedly produced for Epcot. If true it appears this long-gestating project may finally have gotten the green light.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney Hollywood Studios Chinese Theater

Rock N Roller Coaster Changes

There has been some early suggestion that Disney's contract with Aerosmith is reaching its last years. As far as I know, the exact length of the agreement was never publicized so it could theoretically end soon, considering the ride is almost 20 years old. This also comes after the Disneyland Paris version was announced to be closing and the apparent leak of a future retheme of this ride from the New York Times. No real speculation on what will replace it, but it is becoming more certain that this ride will not be around much longer.

Disneyland Resort

Sleeping Beauty Castle Night

Disney California Adventure

Radiator Springs Racers Final Race

Halloween Party

The long-rumored change to the Halloween Party finally happened. Starting this year it will be at Disney California Adventure with an all-new night show, World of Color Villainous. This show leaked last year and we discussed it here. No word on if the Disneyland Halloween overlay Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy will still continue or if we shall see new Halloween overlays at Disney California Adventure as was previously rumored. Haunted Mansion Holiday will return this year.

Disneyland Paris

The other major announcements for the week came out of Disneyland Paris, where we got various details on new projects across the resort.

Frozen Experience

Frozen will be getting an interactive meet and greet experience similar to Enchanted Tales with Belle at the Magic Kingdom. It will be held in the former Art of Animation building and feature two rooms with Anna, Elsa and other characters from the film being featured.

Studio Tour Cars Retheme

One of the lingering questions from the Walt Disney Studios expansion plans has been what will happen to the studio tour. It will now get a relocated entrance and be rethemed to the Cars franchise. This sounds a lot like the old rumors for Disney's Hollywood Studios that would have seen Catastrophe Canyon rethemed into a new attraction based on Cars but we will just have to wait and see.

Phantom Manor

Phantom Manor is finally reopening with a return to the original voice work and an updated story that attempts to make the tale of the Phantom more clear. Original Imagineers returned for this so it should be a great update to the classic attraction.