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A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks

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By JOSEPH LONGO
Associated Press
   
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Disney is modernizing its amusement parks with the help of blockbuster movie franchises.
   
"Tron" and "Ratatouille"-themed rides are headed to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, after opening abroad.
   
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the upcoming projects last week at the D23 fan expo in Anaheim, California.
   
Epcot is set to house a "Guardians of the Galaxy" ride, embracing the park's space travel theme. Chapek said it is part of an Epcot overhaul.
   
A "Star Wars" resort joins the previously announced Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land expansion at Disney World.
   
Most of the upcoming projects are expected to be completed by Disney World's 50th anniversary in 2021.
   
Pixar Pier is replacing Paradise Pier at Disney California Adventure, joining "Toy Story" and "Cars" lands at Disneyland.
 

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