Top Worlds We Want to See in Kingdom Hearts 3 – Part One By Sharjeel Hanif on February 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM

An aspect of the Kingdom Hearts series that every fan looks forward to with each new release is the announcement of new Disney worlds to explore. Since the start of the series, Disney has become both more liberal with the usage of its properties in the series, incorporating worlds like Tron and Mickey, Donald, and Goofy: The Three Musketeers, as well as have acquired new properties that could potentially be explored, such as Pixar, Marvel, and LucasFilms.

Up until now several new and exciting worlds have been announced for Kingdom Hearts 3. This includes the worlds of Big Hero 6, Tangled, Hercules (an old fan favorite but with new areas to explore), and Mysterious Tower (Yen Sid’s tower). Here’s a list of more worlds we would like to see in Kingdom Hearts 3. We tried to pull from the entire vault of Disney properties, going back as early as we could and into the modern era as well.

Let us know your most wanted world in the comments and we will incorporate the top mentions in our reader’s choice write up!

Monsters Inc.

I’ll be getting a lot of flack for this, but Monster’s Inc. is easily my favorite Pixar movie (with Finding Nemo/Finding Dory a close number 2). What better world to incorporate into the Kingdom Hearts series from Pixar’s amazing backlog than one already filled with unique and creative monsters of all types. Mike and Sully’s budding relationship could be used to juxtapose with that of Sora and Riku, or other characters. It would also be incredibly fun to roam the halls of the Monster’s Inc. facility, as well as the city in which the monsters live. With flowmotion already confirmed for Kingdom Hearts 3, the chase sequence where Sully and Mike try to get Boo back home while Randall chases them through a fast moving factory assembly line would make for the perfect sequence. And this may be a little unconventional, but a Boo summon anyone?

Fantasia 2000

On a personal note, the Fantasia level, Symphony of Sorcery, in Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD was one of my favorites. This was primarily due to a host of factors. First, all the zany and diverse environments they were able to incorporate into a single world, as Fantasia is a movie that is a compilation of several mini segments, each taking place in a different environment. Second,  the musical reality shifts which were among the more fun in the title, and the beautiful background music (a testament to the diverse range Yoko Shimomura has) throughout. I could really listen to that music all day!

All of these elements apply to Fantasia 2000, the spiritual successor to the original 1940’s Fantasia. In addition to a recreation of the iconic “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, featuring series favorite Mickey Mouse, Fantasia 2000 also includes a segment with the much beloved Donald Duck. The firebird, a Phoenix-like beast in a rendition of Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, could serve as an amazing boss fight for the world.

The Emperor’s New Groove

While not the biggest Disney commercial success, The Emperor’s New Groove was generally well received. The  movie is filled with humor that as a world in Kingdom Hearts 3 would be very much appreciated to balance out some of the more action focused worlds. It’s story of focusing on what’s inside instead of on outwardly appearances is something that would resonate with all ages.

The setting and characters would greatly benefit Kingdom Hearts 3 as well. The malicious Yzma would make a good addition to the slate of Disney Villains, fitting right in with the likes of Maleficent, Pete, Hades, and others. South America is an environment not yet explored in the series. With The Emperor’s New Groove taking place in Peru, this would allow for another region of the world to be represented, and Peru would look gorgeous on current gen hardware (some of the Tangled environments we have already seen in trailers look stunning). The Emperor Kusco would make for a hilarious party member both in his human and llama form – and who knows, maybe we can have Sora and Co. transform into animals as well!

The Black Cauldron

You might be asking, what movie?! For those that do not know, The Black Cauldron is a Disney cult classic. It does not get a lot of exposure from Disney, and it’s popularity mainly originates from a group of highly dedicated and vocal fans. This movie follows the young Taran, a princess, bard, and a dog like creature named Gurgi as they fight an evil King hell bent on conquering the world.

The reason fans have been begging for The Black Cauldron since the release of the original Kingdom Hearts in the early 2000’s is simple – this movie is dark, really dark, not something one typically expects out of a Disney movie. It seems all the more possible now that with Disney taking bigger bets in Kingdom Hearts with inclusions of more violent movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, that The Black Cauldron actually has a chance. I am sure there are a subset of fans that are eagerly awaiting for any glimmer of hope on this one.

Stay tuned for part two and be sure to comment below to have your vote added to our reader’s choice edition!

Kingdom Hearts 3 is currently in development for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with no specific release date announced at this time.

  • mortifago_tenebroso

    Toy Story
    Monsters Inc.
    Wreck it Ralph
    Big Hero Six
    Atlantis the Lost Empire.
    Inside Out
    Treasure Planet

    If they did that, it would be the best KH ever made!! But I guess it’s not that easy to fulfill…

  • Adam

    Toy Story has got to happen. I’mma be veeeeery sad if it doesn’t.


  • Noneofyourbusiness

    Frozen, The Princess and the Frog, Brave, Wreck-It Ralph, Inside Out, Fantasia 2000.

  • My top 3.

    1. Toy Story
    2. Frozen
    3. Wreck It Ralph

  • Wreck it Ralph
    No Marvel
    Treasure Planet
    Robots (mech sora)
    Black Cauldron
    No Princess and the Frog.

  • Club Machine

    For me, it’s gotta be Musashi: Samurai Legend! Two odd weapons, Oar and Key in a world where the concept of multiple worlds is possible! T w T

  • Marc Balgro

    Worlds I will like to see, list is large but would like to see this:

    Confirmed worlds: Tangled, Big Hero 6 and Hercules.

    For new worlds:
    Toy Story (Woody and Buzz as sumons, finally like originally they were going to be)
    Wreck It Ralph (world)
    Up (taking the role of Rusell)
    Frozen (world), if happens perhaps with crossover with FF XIII cause sister bonds between Light&Serah and Elsa&Anna.
    Zootopia (world), taking role of Jungle based world like Deep Jungle and Pride Lands.
    Bolt (as a summon)
    Moana, probably.
    Gargoyles (world)
    Mary Poppins (being a character like Yen Sid or Merlin)
    Possible that the world and characters of classic disney worlds turned into their live-action counterpats like Maleficent, Cinderella, Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, etc.
    Would be interesting a Hayao Miyazaki world like Spirited Away.

    Honorific mentions:
    Monters Inc.
    New Pirates of the Caribbean world based on 2-3 or 4.
    Would be interesting if Max, Goofy’s son makes an appearance.

    Please no StarWard and Marvel.

  • DairyQueen_DQ

    I heard that kingdom hearts 3 will be having 2x or 2.5x more world than kingdom hearts 2. Having marvel or star wars world would be weird can’t really imagine them being in kingdom hearts. every world has a disney princess or a person with pure light in their heart in kingdom hearts. so far star wars it would be princess leia and marvel wouldn’t really have one since I can’t really find one.

    I’m open to have at least having 1 final fantasy world. has anyone tried world of final fantasy? that was a great funny game where lot’s of final fantasy character appeared in the game. they where all so amazing, loved how they interact with ea other, it also had a great story line. Love how gilgamesh and snow are in that game, they are both ignorant but funny.

    I heard there wouldn’t be any final fantasy characters appearing. Not sure if it’s true, but if it is i’m pretty disappointed.

    Off topic (May contain spoiler of kh birth by sleep):

    Best final fantasy character that made an appearance was zack when he was trying to get a date with aqua. too bad it will never happen.

  • DairyQueen_DQ

    i’m with you with not having star wars and marvel. Can’t really picture having it in the game.


    Honestly, Frozen. It has very beautiful world design that would be a lot of fun to see in a Kingdom Hearts style (and to see what kinda snow/ice/reflection skillz the PS4 has).

    I’d also like to see the land half of The Little Mermaid. I feel like I’m in the minority about this, but I actually always preferred Eric’s kingdom over Atlantica. I was obsessed with Little Mermaid when I was a kid and going to that kingdom was my dream, so to see that world in another childhood obsession (KH) would be a pretty good way to realise it!

    Lastly, and this is like my biggest wish, original worlds based on theme park areas/rides! Disneyland’s Main Street USA, Fantasyland & Tomorrowland in particular were always my favorites… I feel so hyped up just thinking of the possibilities!

  • NoctLightCloud

    Frozen! Arandell would look gorgeous with the Unreal Engine 4☆
    Also Brave,.Toy Story and Zootopia would be awesome 😀
    Pls no Marvel or Star Wars…

  • NoctLightCloud

    The sisters-crossover is an excellent idea 😀

  • D.3ND

    Treasure Planet

  • Wazi the pa

    Here’s my list:

    – Treasure Planet
    – Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    – Monsters Inc.
    – Toy Story
    – Jungle Book
    – Princess and the Frog
    – Hawaii (Lilo & Stitch)

  • Randy Marsh

    Movies I would like to be seen be turned into worlds:
    *Treasure Planet
    *Lilo and Stitch
    *Princess and the Frog
    *Emperor’s New Groove
    *Robin Hood

    I mean my own personal picks if Disney and Nomura would decide to be even more liberal with the world picks, I would like see some worlds from their television or expanded series be explored more. If they do this, I would just want to see these.
    *Darkwing Duck
    *Star vs. the Forces of Evil (I need a Narwhal Blast Limit for Sora)

  • Toy Story would be a perfect fit if Sora and the gang transform into Play Arts Kai figures.

  • Mark D

    My world wishlist:
    – Treasure Planet (*favourite*)
    – Lost City of Atlantis (*favourite*)
    – Brave (*favourite*)
    – Zanarkand (FFX – *favourite*)
    – Moon (FFIV)
    – Agrabah (King of Thieves)
    – Sword in the Stone
    – The Dark Couldron
    – Robin Hood
    – Pirates of the Carribean Deadman’s Chest + At World’s End
    -Princess and the Frog

    Summon Wishlist:
    1. Fox and the Hound – Fox heals you and uses curative spell, and the hound acts as offensive back up
    2. Woody and Buzz – Buzz stuns enemy and gives Sora ability to fly, and Woody will cause a bind effect with his Lasso and will give Sora double EXP
    3. Zero – makes Sora phase through attacks, uses Black Magic, and tons drops magic orbs like Kh1 bambi
    4. Bahamut
    5. Cait Sith

    New Characters:
    – Max Goof – Possible new party member for Riku (Dragoon)
    – Cecil Harvey + Kain (guest characters)
    – Terra Branford or Celes Chere (guest party members) + Kefka (Secret boss)
    – Vincent Valentine (guest character) + Genesis (Secret boss)

    – Rinoa Heartley (Guest Character)
    – Jecht + Seymour Guado (Guest Characters)
    – Gabranth – (Secret Boss for Olympus Coliseum/Underworld)
    – Noctis + Aranea (Guest Characters)

  • Mark D

    I’m not too keen on the idea of Marvel and Star Wars in KH although I like those franchises, but I’m down with the other ideas.

  • Codes McGodes

    Top choices: Tangled, Frozen, Moana, Princess & the Frog, Pocahontas, Sword & the Stone, Atlantis

    Second choices: 101 Dalmations, Zootopia, Robin Hood, Emperors New Groove

    Returning worlds: Olympus Coliseum, Wonderland, Pirates (2-3), Sleeping Beauty, Fantasia (but way better)

    Not particularly interested in Pixar, but if they include Pixar: Toy Story, Brave

    No Marvel/Star Wars. I wouldn’t be opposed to a minor allusion (like Capt America’s shield as one of Goofy’s weapons, but that’s as far as I’m willing to go).

  • ZeroMayhem

    Give me anything Gargoyles, a level, a Goliath summons with Keith David back to voice him, something! After that some Gravity Falls would be sweet. I also agree with many here that Star Wars and Marvel should be kept out of KH.

  • Randy Marsh

    Narnia cannot happen for two reasons. One, I doubt Disney will want a repeat of the restrictions caused by the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs with the C.S Lewis. Two, Disney and Walden Media no longer hold the rights the film series anymore.

  • yellowmage

    Three words: GAME CENTRAL STATION.

  • StrikeParchment

    A world based on: Treasure Planet, Toy Story, Gargoyles, Wreck-it-Ralph, Atlantis, The Three Caballeros, Robin Hood, The Rescuers, The Black Cauldron, Oliver & Company, The Incredibles and/or Pocahontas.

    At least one of those would get me very excited.

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  • JamieRothery

    Atlantis The Lost Empire

  • Noctis

    Sorry but I don`t agree on this list…….this worlds are utterly boring!

  • Jesus Christ

    What about Finding Jesus Christ?

    I mean Finding Nemo XD