Everything Coming to Disney Parks

Everything Coming to Disney Parks

Disney welcomes a new era of “boundless growth”, new parks, and experiences from Arendelle to Zootopia and everything in between. New things at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and International Disney Parks are all on the way. Here’s the lineup of what you can see at Disney Parks worldwide, over the next few years.

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Coming to Walt Disney World

As Disney’s flagship park, Walt Disney World has many things in the works. Including re-imagining of select rides, and attractions, new shows, and new restaurants. Also announced at Destination D23 was a new Encanto-themed land at Animal Kingdom, and a Magic Kingdom Park expansion that is currently in the works. Here are all the New Attractions Coming to Walt Disney World.

Princess Tiana will lead guests on a bayou adventure in the new "The Princess and the Frog" makeover of Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure | Magic Kingdom Summer 2024

In a much-needed refresh, Splash Mountain is set to transform into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. This Princess and the Frog re-imagining of Splash Mountain turns this boat ride into a bayou-focused ride featuring Princess Tiana, Mama Odie, and friends, opening in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park. Recreating a New Orleans Mardi Gras experience this ride includes jazz music, bayou culture, familiar faces from Princess and the Frog, and more. This new ride features Tiana, Naveen, and Louis the alligator preparing to host a Mardi Gras Celebration. This ride picks up where the movie left off. 

Country Bear Musical Jamboree | Summer 2024

This fan-favorite attraction in Disney’s Magic Kingdom is finally getting an update. One of the Disney Announcements is surely to make veteran Disney World vacationers happy. The Country Bears Musical Jamboree Refresh is set to open in 2024.  In Classic variety style, this refresh of the Country Bear Jamboree will combine Rockabilly, Bluegrass, and Country Music Style performances.

Test Track Re-Imagining EPCOT | TBD

In development with Chevrolet, Disney is re-imagining Test Track in the EPCOT World Discovery Area. This fan-favorite ride at Disney World is set to incorporate a variety of inspirations. Test Track features the opportunity to build your own “car” and then race it around the track. We expect this re-imagining to incorporate new technologies, seated in history. 

Imagineers along with teams from Chevrolet are reaching back into history for inspiration – from the original World of Motion – and bringing that spirit of optimism to the next iteration of the Test Track attraction!  More to come in the future.

A new Pirates of the Caribbean-themed lounge is coming to Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park

Pirates of the Caribbean Tavern at Magic Kingdom | TBD

Peg-Leg Pete from Pirates of the Caribbean returns in a new Pirates of the Caribbean-themed lounge coming to Adventureland at Magic Kingdom Park in Florida. Extending the Pirates of the Caribbean story. As expected, this new lounge is to be located near the attraction. Imagineers are in the design process now and more details are coming in the future.

Magic Kingdom Park Expansion | 14 Acres TBD

As part of the Disney announcements of things coming to Walt Disney, there is a new Magic Kingdom Park expansion. And will be in the scale of a new land. Very early in the development stages, the location for this new land is said to be past the Big Thunder Mountain area of the park, where there is significant land that can be developed. Per the statement below we can expect this space to be on par with the 11-14 acre parcels used for previous new lands at Disney World. As this expansion plan may also be the “largest for the park“, we may see something larger than Fantasyland, re-imagined in 2012. 

Bruce Vaughn, Chief Creative Officer at Walt Disney Imagineering, is joining Josh for a special “Blue Sky” look at what’s possible when dreaming big at Disney Parks. Future expansion plans for Magic Kingdom in Florida are the largest ever for the park, according to Bruce. Imagineers are looking to tell stories “Beyond Big Thunder Mountain” similar in scale to things like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Pandora – The World of Avatar – adding new attractions, restaurants, shows, and more!   More details to come in the future.

  • Cars Radiator Springs Racers Attraction- Rumored
  • Villains Area- Rumored

Animal Kingdom Expansion (DinoLand USA Replacement)

For the last few years, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom has been dismantling the DinoLand area of the park. In this Disney Announcement, it was shared that Encanto is taking over Dinoland. Frankly, we couldn’t ask for a better option. This area of the park is set to focus on the tropical Americas region of the planet, highlighting not only Encanto, but also wildlife, and ecosystems in that area. A perfect addition to Animal Kingdom. 

New experiences inspired by “Encanto” – the Academy Award winning Walt Disney Animation Studios film – and the fan-favorite adventurer Indiana Jones are being considered for the reimagined land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Bruce says there’s a long way to go and a lot more to discover but Imagineering teams in Florida are up for the challenge.

  • Encanto Area Rumored
  • Zootopia Show in the Animal Kingdom Tree of Life 
  • Indiana Jones Replacement for Dinosaur Ride

One of the most likely options for the replacement of the attraction, Dinosaur, is Indiana Jones. Featuring the same track as the Disneyland Indiana Jones ride, this new reiteration of the ride may, or may not, be integrated into the Encanto area. Either way, Disney is throwing some effort in the direction of the Indiana Jones franchise. No timeline has been set for this re-imagining. 

A new show based on “Zootopia” is being created for the Tree of Life theater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Zootopia Show at Tree of Life Animal Kingdom | TBD

In a push to add more Zootopia to the parks, Walt Disney World is replacing the current Bug’s Life show with a Zootopia show in the Tree of Life theater. This theater is tucked inside the Tree of Life and accessible by a pathway alongside the Discovery River. This new show is slated to center around natural biomes. We imagine a mix of educational and fun in the works. 

 A new show based on “Zootopia” is being created for the Tree of Life theater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! The current concept for the new “Zootopia” experience has guests visiting the different biomes you only glimpse in the film, traveling along with Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde and other characters. Imagineers are currently finalizing the concept and more details will be coming in the future.

The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure | Hollywood Studios Fall 2024

Coming in Fall 2024, Hollywood Studios gets a whole new show in The Littler Mermaid building. After a long hiatus, this new rendition is newly imagined and beautifully designs. “The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure,” inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios classic “The Little Mermaid,” will debut in the newly refreshed Animation Courtyard theater in fall 2024. When it opens, the show will feature stunning new set pieces, cutting-edge effects, and a bold new design that captures Ariel’s imagination and emotions through her unique view of the world around her. Featuring familiar songs, we’re sure to see “Part of Your World,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” and “Kiss the Girl” as part of the shows big musical numbers. 

The Cake Bake Shop on the Disney Boardwalk | TBD 2024

This “whimsical table service restaurant and bakery” created by Gwendolyn Rogers serves up beautiful cakes in a delightful atmosphere on Disney’s Boardwalk. Offering up both a Bakery and a Restaurant you can delight in cakes, tea service, and savory sandwiches with French flair. 

Polynesian Village Resort DVC Villas | TBD

Set to open in late 2024 this new Disney Vacation Club Villas wing at Disney’s Polynesian Resort features a fresh look honoring elements from the Pacific Islands. Complete with views of the water. Situated in the area of the permanently closed Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, this addition to the resort is a major project. Therefore, we do expect some modifications of the Pathway from Magic Kingdom to the Polynesian as a result of this project. Open TBD 2024

DVC Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Fort Wilderness Cabins Re-Imagining| July 1, 2024

As part of the overhaul of certain resorts at Walt Disney World, the latest to be added to the list are the Fort Wilderness Resort Cabins. These cabins are a mainstay in the Fort Wilderness Resorts and Campgrounds offering guests a little more luxury. Well, now, it’s going to get even more luxurious! All 350 cabins are being replaced by new energy-efficient cabins, falling under the DVC umbrella. They will be built on the existing cabin footprint to limit environmental impact. Each cabin will sleep up to six adults and include a bedroom, bathroom, living room, full kitchen, and private patio, with a select number of cabins expected to be designated as dog-friendly. Opening July 1, 2024

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Coming to Disneyland Resort 

The biggest thing coming to Disneyland Park is the expansion of Avengers Campus. And of course, the new Toontown area, and upcoming new attractions and meet and greets are all reasons to visit Disneyland Resort. 

Princess Tiana will lead guests on a bayou adventure in the new "The Princess and the Frog" makeover of Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure | Disneyland TBD Late 2024

In a much-needed refresh, Splash Mountain at Disneyland is set to transform into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. This Princess and the Frog re-imagining of Splash Mountain turns this boat ride into a bayou-focused ride featuring Princess Tiana, Mama Odie, and friends. Recreating a New Orleans Mardi Gras experience this ride includes jazz music, bayou culture, familiar faces from Princess and the Frog, and more. This new ride features Tiana, Naveen, and Louis the alligator preparing to host a Mardi Gras Celebration. This ride picks up where the movie left off. 

New world-jumping vehicle coming to the next attraction in Avengers Campus

Disneyland Avengers Campus Expansion | Disney’s California Adventure Park TBD

Adding to the Avenger’s Campus area of Disney’s California Adventure Park is a new ride set to include jump points throughout the universe. We’ve seen earlier teases for this ride with Thanos as the villain and all the Marvel heroes working together to defeat him. 

At Disney California Adventure Park, a new world-jumping vehicle is coming to the next attraction in Avengers Campus to help transport Super Heroes into the Multiverse. This ride vehicle features a design that combines elements of Tony Stark’s time-suits with Xandarian jump points and Wakandan technology.   

Coming to Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris is home to some of the best Disney Parks innovations. From droids in shows to innovative restaurants, here are some of the things that are New at Disneyland Paris. 

Disneyland Paris Adventure World

Disney Adventure World will mark the beginning of a brand-new story, which starts with the park’s new entrance sequence in spring 2025! You’ll be transported into a vibrant, contemporary open-air movie studio, World Premiere, and welcomed to a glamorous movie premiere in the heart of Hollywood. 

Disneyland Paris, The Regal View Restaurant and Lounge

Tangled Area

Featuring a new ride, and a restaurants, the Rapunzel themed area features floating lanterns, and regal views. 

Journey to World of Frozen at Disneyland Paris

World of Frozen

In Paris, Imagineers and teams are busy transforming Walt Disney Studios Park. The resort’s future “Frozen”-themed land that’ll highlight the kingdom of Anna and Elsa is taking shape and just a part of an exciting transformation.  Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more details.

Fantasy Springs at Tokyo Disney Resort

Coming to Disney TokyoSea

This amazing park in Tokyo, features some of the best Disney lands to be seen. In spring 2024, a new area opens, called Fantasy Springs. 

Peter Pan’s Never Land

  • Peter Pan’s Neverland Adventure (in Peter Pan’s Never Land): Guests join the Lost Kids, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell on an epic adventure through Never Land to rescue John from Captain Hook and his pirates. By boarding a boat and wearing goggles, guests will be able to enjoy this attraction in 3D. There is a minimum height requirement of 102cm.
  • Fairy Tinkerbell’s Busy Buggy (in Peter Pan’s Never Land): Disney’s description: “Guests help Tinker Bell as she starts her new delivery service in Pixie Hollow, while visiting four seasonal locations to deliver various packages and parcels to the fairies.”
  • Lookout Cookout : “Created by the Lost Kids, this counter-service restaurant also serves as their hideout where they have incorporated parts of shipwrecks and other items that have washed ashore in Never Land into the decor.”

Fantasy Springs Tinkerbell Attraction at Tokyo Disney Sea

Rapunzel Tangled Land 

  • Rapunzel’s Lantern Festival (in Rapunzel’s Forest): “Guests can take a romantic boat trip to the annual Lantern Festival and visit various locations featured in the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Tangled while experiencing Rapunzel’s “best day ever” as she falls in love with Flynn Rider.”
  • The Snuggly Duckling:  “This counter-service restaurant is themed to the tavern where the local rough-and-tumble crowd gather in the Walt Disney Animation Studios film, Tangled. Guests can enjoy a meal in a variety of atmospheric dining areas.”

Space Mountain Tokyo

Space Mountain Transformation

Set for refurbishment, Space Mountain at Tokyo Disney Sea is undergoing some changes that will still honor the ride’s main silhouette and enhance the evening lightning in the area. Opening 2027

Future of Disney Parks

If you’re traveling to Disney Parks in the next couple of years, there is plenty to see and do! We hope this post has given you some fun and magical things to forward to. For planning your next Disney Vacation, We’ll be sure to update this post as more details arrive. 

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Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.


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