‘Toy Story,' ‘Avatar' get expansions at Disney

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The D23 Expo is churning out more good news for park lovers.

Besides ‘Star Wars,’ Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also getting a ‘Toy Story’-inspired land.

The new expansion will include a family-friendly coaster, an alien saucer attraction and play area with interactive games.

Over at Animal Kingdom, ‘Avatar’ is taking shape.

The Disney Parks blog says the entire park will transform at night with new entertainment experiences, offering guests longer days at the park.

New attractions at the themed world will include a ride called “Flight of Passage,” which will allow guests to soar on a Banshee over the alien world of Pandora.

A new show expected to open next spring, called “Rivers of Light,” will combine live music, floating lanterns, water screens and animal imagery.

And, the Kilimanjaro Safari ride attraction is staying open late next spring, offering sunset tours of the African savanna for park-goers. Two new species will be added: African wild dogs and hyenas.

Keep checking the Disney Parks blog for the latest news announced at the D23 Expo.