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10 Things To Look Forward To In 2017

As we wave farewell to 2016 with one hand, we’re excitedly embracing 2017 with the other as we have an amazing line up of events to look forward to in the New Year. From a momentous park anniversary, an amazing line-up of movies and even discovering an epic new land, we’re officially ready for 2017 to make its mark.

Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic (15 March – 16 April)

100-years-of-magic
Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for Disney On Ice’s 100 Years of Magic UK tour! Calling at five UK cities, the tour features 14 magical stories brought to life on the ice by Mickey and Minnie as well as your favourite Disney princesses and fan favourites from Frozen. Get your skates on and book your tickets today!

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary (12 April)

Disneyland Paris 25th Anniversary
On 12th April 2017, Disneyland Paris will officially celebrate 25 years! Guests can look forward to seeing a major make-over of the key attractions as well as the reopening of fan favourite Star Tours: The Adventures Continue. From starry decorations and exclusive shows, to a reimagined daytime Disney Stars on Parade and a dazzling Disney Illuminations night time show, this is an event not to be missed. Plan your trip to Disneyland Paris and be part of the celebration.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (28 April)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos to unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favourite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid. Watch the teaser trailer… Obviously.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (26 May)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge
Johnny Depp returns down as Jack Sparrow in a new adventure where Captain Jack must evade the deadly ghost sailors, led by where the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem). Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with brilliant astronomer Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. Watch the teaser trailer.

Cars 3 (16 June)

Cars 3
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. The teaser trailer has screeched its way online and you can watch it here.

Pandora – The World of Avatar (Summer)

Pandora The World of Avatar at WDW
Opening this summer in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Walt Disney Resort in Florida, Pandora promise to be a visual feast! Guests will be transported to a stunning world complete with floating mountains and bioluminescent plants. There’s two new experiences for you to enjoy, a trip down a sacred river within the bioluminescent rainforest in the Na’vi River Journey, and the Avatar Flight of Passage, which will offer the jaw-dropping experience of riding on a Banshee over the world of Pandora. Book your tickets for what promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Marvel Day At Sea (Autumn)

Marvel day at sea - Disney Cruise Line
Set sail from New York in Autumn and enjoy an action-packed day with the Marvel Super Heroes! Entertainment includes meet-and-greets with Spider-Man, Captain America and Thor, as well as games, activities, special screenings of fan-favourite Marvel movies and a spectacular pyrotechnic and sound effect laden deck party, Marvel-themed youth activities. Book your tickets to set sail with the mightiest super heroes.

Coco (1 December)

Coco Concept Artwork
Directed by Lee Unrich (Toy Story 3) and Adrian Molina, Coco tells the story of accomplished musician Miguel’s journey to the colourful Land of the Dead to unlock the real story behind his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music. Featuring the voice talent of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt and Gael García Bernal, Coco is shaping up to be a unique and exciting visual treat.

Star Wars Ep VIII (15 December)

Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the new edition to the Star Wars saga continues the story from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, welcoming back original cast members alongside new faces including Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern and Kelly Marie Tran. You can meet the new characters when Star Wars Episode VIII opens in cinemas on 15 December.

If that’s too far away, you can get your Star Wars fix by booking tickets to see the amazing Rogue One: A Star Wars Cinemas in cinemas now!