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When Pixar Pier opens this summer, it will feature four distinct neighborhoods themed after 'The Incredibles', 'Toy Story', 'Inside Out', and the last a collection of Pixar stories. — AFP picWhen Pixar Pier opens this summer, it will feature four distinct neighborhoods themed after 'The Incredibles', 'Toy Story', 'Inside Out', and the last a collection of Pixar stories. — AFP picCALIFORNIA, Feb 12 — A flurry of new details has been released on the newest attractions set to open at Disney parks around the world, including the opening date for a new Pixar-themed attraction in California, a rock 'n roller coaster set to the soundtrack of Aerosmith in Paris, and a land where Toy Story comes to life. 

The announcements were made at D23 Expo Japan 2018 over the weekend, where Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek addressed members of the official fan club and offered updates on the hotly anticipated attractions. Though some of the attractions were already announced last year, here are a few new details: 

Pixar Pier 
After teasing the opening of a new Pixar-themed park at Disneyland Resort in California last year, we now have an opening date: June 23. When Pixar Pier opens this summer, it will feature four distinct neighborhoods themed after The Incredibles, Toy Story, Inside Out, and the last a collection of Pixar stories. 

Anchoring The Incredibles neighborhood will be a new thrill ride, the Incredicoaster, which will feature new character moments and scenes from the upcoming release of Incredibles 2 which hits theaters June 15. 

Eleven acres will also recreate Andy's backyard, where guests will be made to feel like they've shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz. Toy Story Land's two major attractions include a Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, and Alien Swirling Saucers.  

Immersive Star Wars-themed hotel 
At Disney's Hollywood Studios, out-of-town guests can sleep under the stars, in a galaxy far, far away. The luxury concept resort is described as an immersive experience: Upon arrival, guests board a starship and depart together for a multi-day Star Wars adventure that will be tied to the park's Galaxy's Edge attraction, which includes a full-sized fleet of X-wing star fighters and a life-size Millennium Falcon.  

Disney in Asia 
A new Marvel attraction is set to open at Hong Kong Disneyland, where guests will team up with Ant-Man and The Wasp to fight Arnim Zola and his army of Hydra swarm bots. 

Shanghai Disney Resort will also open a Disney Pixar Toy Story Land space. 

Tokyo Disney Resort is getting a new Beauty and the Beast-themed Fantasyland, with an attraction set to the iconic soundtrack. Other expansions to Fantasyland include the park's first live entertainment theater.  

Marvel-themed attractions at Disneyland Paris 
At Disney's European outpost, visitors will be transported into the otherworldly Marvel universe, which will include a Marvel-themed hotel and Marvel Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, starring Iron Man and the Avengers, set to the soundtrack of American rockers Aerosmith. 

Coming this June, visitors will be able to meet their favorite Marvel superheroes like Captain America, Spider-Man, Star-Lord and Black Widow who will take up residence in Paris. — AFP-Relaxnews

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