Disney Announces New Movies, Shows, and Theme Park Attractions for 2023

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Disney fans have a lot to look forward to in 2023, as the company has announced a slew of new movies, shows, and theme park attractions that will delight and entertain audiences of all ages. Here are some of the highlights of what’s coming to Disney+ and the big screen, as well as what’s new at Disney World and Disneyland.

Disney+ Originals

Disney+ is the home of exclusive content from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. In 2023, subscribers can enjoy new seasons of popular shows like Loki, The Mandalorian, WandaVision, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, as well as new shows like Strange World, Elemental, and Goosebumps. Disney+ will also premiere original movies like Lightyear, Turning Red, Encanto, and Mickey & Friends: 10 Classic Shorts: Volume 2.

Theatrical Releases

Disney is also bringing some of its most beloved franchises and characters to the big screen in 2023. Marvel fans can expect to see Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and The MarvelsPixar fans can look forward to the origin story of Buzz Lightyear in Lightyear, as well as the adventures of a young girl who turns into a giant red panda in Turning RedDisney Animation fans can enjoy the musical fantasy of Encanto, set in Colombia, as well as the return of Ariel in The Little Mermaid live-action remakeAnd for those who love live-action adaptations of classic animated films, there’s Cruella 2, starring Emma Stone as the iconic villainess.

Theme Park Attractions

Disney World and Disneyland are always adding new attractions and experiences to their theme parks, and 2023 is no exception. Some of the new attractions that guests can enjoy include Haunted Mansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Avatar: The Way of Water at Animal Kingdom, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny at Epcot, and Elio at Disneyland. These attractions will immerse guests in the worlds of their favorite movies and characters, with state-of-the-art technology and stunning visuals.

Disney is known for its magic and innovation, and 2023 will be a year full of both. Whether it’s on Disney+, in theaters, or at the theme parks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy from the House of Mouse.

Disney Parks and Resorts

Disney Parks and Resorts are the ultimate destination for Disney fans who want to experience the magic of Disney in person. In 2023, Disney Parks and Resorts will offer new and enhanced attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping options for guests of all ages. Some of the highlights include:

  • Haunted Mansion at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: This new attraction will take guests on a spooky tour of the iconic mansion from the classic Disney film, featuring ghosts, ghouls, and surprises along the way.
  • Avatar: The Way of Water at Animal Kingdom: This new attraction will immerse guests in the world of Pandora, where they can explore the bioluminescent rainforest and encounter the Na’vi people and their culture.
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny at Epcot: This new attraction will let guests join Indiana Jones on an adventure across time and space, where they can influence the outcome of their journey by using a mysterious dial.
  • Elio at Disneyland: This new attraction will transport guests to the Italian Riviera, where they can join Elio, the sea monster boy from Pixar’s Luca, on a fun-filled ride through the seaside town.

Disney Merchandise

Disney fans who want to bring home some of the magic of Disney can find a wide range of merchandise options at Disney Stores, online, and at the theme parks. In 2023, Disney will release new and exclusive products that celebrate some of its most popular movies, shows, and characters. Some of the products that fans can look forward to include:

  • Lightyear Action Figure: This action figure is based on the character of Buzz Lightyear from Pixar’s Lightyear, which tells the origin story of the space ranger. The action figure features lights, sounds, and phrases from the movie.
  • Encanto Musical Jewelry Box: This jewelry box is inspired by the musical fantasy of Encanto, set in Colombia. The jewelry box plays songs from the movie and features a spinning figure of Mirabel, the protagonist.
  • The Marvels Backpack: This backpack is designed for Marvel fans who want to show their love for The Marvels, which features Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, and Photon. The backpack has a colorful logo and plenty of pockets for storage.
  • Cruella 2 Fashion Doll: This fashion doll is modeled after Emma Stone’s portrayal of Cruella de Vil in Cruella 2. The doll comes with a stylish outfit and accessories that reflect Cruella’s rebellious personality.


Disney is a global entertainment company that produces movies, shows, and theme park attractions for audiences of all ages. In 2023, Disney will release new and exclusive content on its streaming service Disney+, as well as in theaters. Some of the upcoming titles include Lightyear, Encanto, The Marvels, and Cruella 2. Disney will also introduce new and enhanced attractions at its theme parks, such as Haunted Mansion, Avatar: The Way of Water, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, and Elio. Disney fans can also find a variety of merchandise options at Disney Stores, online, and at the theme parks. Disney is known for its magic and innovation, and 2023 will be a year full of both.