Encanto and Indiana Jones replacing DinoLand U.S.A.

At Destination D23 on September 9, 2023, Disney unveiled plans to revamp Disney's Animal Kingdom with Encanto and Indiana Jones, replacing DinoLand U.S.A.

In this story, we are going to discuss everything that was announced regarding the Animal Kingdom expansion and the subsequent DinoLand U.S.A. transformation, and what to expect in the coming years.

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Ever since Disney showed us a Blue Sky look at what the potential Animal Kingdom expansion could look like at the D23 Expo, we have been salivating over the possibilities.

And now, with Disney updating fans about this highly anticipated project, it’s looking much more like a reality than before.

Disney Imagineering plans for DinoLand U.S.A to be replaced by a Tropical Americas themed land with stories from both the Encanto and Indiana Jones franchises.

These choices make sense both financially and thematically. Encanto is the biggest hit for Disney Animation since Frozen, so it’s within everyone’s interest to get this into the parks immediately.

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