Walt Disney Imagineering President Bob Weiss is giving an update on future projects for Disneyland and Walt Disney World as the coronavirus keeps the parks closed.
During an interview with D23 about the retheming of Splash Mountain, Weiss said Avengers Campus at both Disneyland and Disneyland Paris are full speed ahead, while TRON at Magic Kingdom and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland will be picked back up in stages.
D23: When can we expect to be “goin’ down the bayou” and will this alter any of the timelines for Avengers Campus or Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disneyland? Or perhaps TRON at Magic Kingdom?
BW: We have separate project teams working on these efforts, but we are still evaluating project timelines based on the extended closures we’ve experienced due to COVID-19. While several projects, like Avengers Campus—at both Disney California Adventure and Disneyland Paris—are able to surge forward based on where we were in development, there are others that will be picked back up in stages—like Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and TRON—and some that are longer-term that we will need more time to assess. We are working with our operations partners now to determine timing for this project to get under way. For now, we know that both Magic Kingdom and Disneyland parks will re-open with the existing Splash Mountain attraction.
Disney has not announced a projected grand opening date for the rethemed Splash Mountain,