Much like fans are currently doing for Inside Out, they’ll also see themselves waiting for the Zootopia characters to make it to the parks. Nick Wylde and Judy Hopps debuted last week at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre for a special screening of the film. The characters look fabulous, but other than at special events, guests will not see them meeting at the parks for quite some time.
Walt Disney World is going through a transition stage financially (especially on the entertainment side of things). With character cuts sweeping through all four major parks.. and expansions underway, it’s tough to see many new offerings in the near future.
From my understanding, Wylde and Hopps are slated to be Animal Kingdom’s newest additions– the problem is– there’s nowhere to put them at the moment. I do not expect them to make their parks debut until the summer of 2016.
On the list of character offerings expected to come to the parks, I have Zootopia characters ranked 4th, unfortunately.
Sorted by projected arrival date:
Joy and Sadness from Pixar’s Inside Out– Epcot, April 3rd.
Olaf from Frozen- Hollywood Studios, May 10th.
Ezra and Sabine from Star Wars Rebels-Hollywood Studios Late Spring/Early Summer.
Nick Wylde and Judy Hopps from Zootopia– Animal Kingdom, Late Summer.
Nick Wylde & Judy Hopps debut at El Capitan Screening Feb. 17, 2016
Picture Courtesy: Disney