One of the more exciting pieces of news today from the D23 Expo was that an all-new Cherry Tree Land neighborhood is coming to the UK pavilion in Epcot, and with it a Mary Poppins ride.
Guests will wander down the new Cherry Tree Land, the neighborhood from the Mary Poppins film franchise, and step in time right over to number 17, the address of the Banks family residence.
This new neighborhood looks gorgeous and is complete with all the details you would expect in such an area, including Admiral Boom’s house. The concept art for it looks beautiful.
The only question remains: What type of attraction will it be? From the way things were said at the D23 Expo, it sounds like this is going to be a dark ride. Bob Chapek said you would step inside the banks house where your journey begins, so that sounds like a dark ride to me.
A Mary Poppins attraction has been floated around for some time now but it didn’t look like it was going to get built after Mary Poppins Returns didn’t do as well as the company had hoped at the box office. Apparently it did enough business and the Mary Poppins character and franchise is beloved enough that Disney feels it would be a welcome addition to Epcot’s transformation project.
Here is a look at some concept art for the ride:
One of the types of attraction that was being floated around was a carousel or another spinner-type attraction. A Mary Poppins dark ride was rumored some time ago, but it looks like that might now be what we’re getting.
No details about the name of the attraction or the opening date were given, but as soon as we have more info we’ll let you know!
This was only one of the exciting announcements made today at the D23 Expo. To hear what else was announced, please visit our D23 Expo News and Announcements page for all the other new things coming to the Disney Parks!
I want to know what you think about a Mary Poppins ride coming to Epcot…
- Are you happy about this decision?
- What type of ride should it be?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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