Everything Coming to Disney Parks

Everything Coming to Disney Parks

Heading to Walt Disney World in 2022 or 2023? With loads of new things completing construction and ore on the way, Walt Disney World has been changing. Here is the rundown of all the projects in play, and everything coming to Disney Parks. 

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Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

The World’s Most Magical Celebration at Walt Disney World has taken over the parks and runs through March 2023. With everything covered in shimmer and sparkles, you can see Beacons of Magic at each Disney park as part of the celebration. Plus, the new 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Snacks, shows, and more. If you’re visiting before March 2023 be sure to experience the 50th Anniversary at Walt Disney World! 

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Magic Kingdom

The most significant changes in Magic Kingdom in time for the anniversary are in Tomorrowland. With changes in the overall look and feel a new Tomorrowland sign has arrived The Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor wall has been completed. And white tables at Cosmic Rays and updated elements across this area match the white and blues of the Tron Lightcycle Roller Coaster. 

TRON lightcylce Power Run Construction

TRON Lightcycle Power Run Roller Coaster

By far Walt Disney World’s most ambitious ride project, this indoor/outdoor roller coaster will weave riders on a motorcycle throughout the Tomorrowland area of the park. Complete with special lighting effects and music. Opening April 4, 2023

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Splash Mountain is being re-themed as a Princess and the Frog ride. First announced on the Disney Parks Blog in June 2020, the Princess and the Frog ride is coming to Magic Kingdom with hopes to make a more inclusive and relevant experience for guests. And more appropriately sharing the amazing and beautiful elements of the southern culture. Since Princess and the Frog is one of our FAVORITE movies, we are super excited about this new experience. Opening Late 2024

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D23 announcements involving Epcot this year focused on the fact that all Disney Parks properties “have” to have more family-friendly elements. With that comes a need for a strong integration of Disney characters, even where they may sometimes not make sense. 

Upcoming plans show Epcot split into four sections. World Discovery, World Nature, World Celebration, and World Showcase now separate the park. Each area is meant as a different representation of the human experience. From cultures to nature to technology and experiences that connect us, Disney CEO Bob Chapek reminded up that Epcot is about creating a “World of Possibilities”. Here are the major additions to Epcot moving forward.

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Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, France, World Showcase

Our favorite rat, Remy, from Ratatouille just happens to be underfoot in the kitchen and we’re along for the ride. Riders take the role of rats dodging all sorts of calamities that happen. Part of France in Epcot, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure joins Frozen Ever After in Norway and the Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico as the World Showcase’s most kid-friendly rides. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is open and available via standby line and Lightning Lane. 

Connections Cafe 

This new quick-service restaurant is part of the EPCOT renovations. Featuring burgers, fries, salads, and pizza. There is also a kid’s menu, milkshakes, and fun drinks to beat the heat. Connections Cafe is also the new home of Starbucks at EPCOT. This new quick-service locationoffers mobile-order. Check out the Connections Cafe Menu.

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Roller Coaster, World Discovery

With everything coming to Disney Parks across the globe, how could we leave out anything Marvel Universe-related? This indoor storytelling coaster launches riders into the galaxy to battle the bad guys and save the universe. Riders are launched into space backward and can turn their car 360 degrees to be part of the story, soaring through space. 

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Moana’s Journey of Water, World Nature

This whole new water-focused interactive experience includes waterfalls, sounds, and light that connect guests to the natural environment. Both visual and sound effects in this area are tied closely to Moana’s story. Opening Late 2023

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Harmonious is the brand new evening digital show at EPCOT. With a focus on music from around the world, this show incorporates lights, fireworks, and special effects never before seen! 

Space 220 Restaurant at Walt Disney world EPCOT Park

Space 220 Restaurant

The Space 220 Restaurant in the World Discovery area offers out-of-this-world dining with outer space views that help guests feel as if they are on a spaceship sailing through the galaxy. Located in Future world Epcot near Mission Space, this restaurant includes table service and a lounge. 

New 360 CircleVision Films

Epcot is updating film offerings ahead of the 50th Anniversary. Found in The Land building, Awesome Planet will highlight all the wonders of Planet Earth replacing the Circle of Life. Over in World Showcase, two new films will replace those in China and Canada. Wondrous China replaces Reflections of China with an updated new look at China today, and Canada Far and Wide gives a 360 view of this vast country featuring narrators Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara. 

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along

The new Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along is now open in Epcot France. A cartoon video with LeFou in the lead role telling the tale as old time. This show, replacing Impressions de France, is a good break for the kids to stop and sing along.

epcot changes at walt disney world

La Creperie de Paris

Found in the Parisian streets of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Courtyard, this new authentic creperie is offering crepes with a variety of sweet and savory options. La Creperie de Paris offers both quick-service and table service options.

Mickey's Runaway Railway

Hollywood Studios

Woody’s Rodeo Roundup BBQ | Hollywood Studios

Woody’s Rodeo Roundup BBQ (2022) is a new table-service restaurant coming to Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios.  This one promises to be a great family-friendly dining experience. Woody and Jessie are said to make appearances here. And the restaurant is filled with Toy Story characters, toys, and everything you would expect to find in a Wild West Rodeo playset. Serving an American BBQ menu, this restaurant is a nice respite from the outdoor dining at Woody’s Lunch Box. 

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is open now in the Chinese Theater, this new ride follows Mickey and Minnie headed to a picnic, just in time for everything to go awry. This trackless ride experience is in 2-1/2D and features whistle sounds from the classic Steamboat Willie whistle. 

Mickey Shorts Theater

A new theater showing Mickey shorts throughout the day. The perfect break from the heat or rain. This little theater has all the character of the Emmy Award-winning shorts and a Potatoland Photo Op! We loved this indoor experience as a nice break from the parks. Read our review of this theater and how you can get ready to go on vacation with Mickey!

Walt Disney World Resorts

Galactic Starcruiser Star Wars Hotel

This new Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Hotel offers a unique 2 night or more vacation experience on a Halcyon Galactic Starcruiser ship. Combining luxury accommodations with views of the galaxy and Star Wars characters strewn throughout the resort, this completely immersive Star Wars experience is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

star wars hotel at walt disney world

star wars hotel at walt disney world

star wars hotel at walt disney world

star wars hotel at walt disney world

Disneyland Park 

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway will arrive in Disneyland ToonTown, taking over space in the “El Capitoon” Theater. Set to open in 2023, this new ride at Disneyland will be similar to Walt Disney World’s version. 

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disney cruise line Disney Wish

Disney Cruise Line 

Welcome the brand new 5th ship in the Disney Cruise Line Fleet, the Disney Wish. The Disney Wish features Rapunzel from Tangled on the front of the boat as the ship’s mascot and all new experiences onboard! Read all about the Disney Wish. It has also been confirmed that Disney Cruise Line purchased their second private island, joining Castaway Cay as a private port location for Disney Cruise Line travelers. Eleuthera, a Bahamian Island is known for its pink sand beaches and where Lighthouse Point will be situated.

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disney cruise line Disney Lighthouse Point

Disney x Cirque de Soleil at Disney Springs 

The Cirque de Soleil troupe has collaborated with Disney to bring to life Disney stories through their performance art. Drawn to Life is the telling the story of a girl and her father as they journey through worlds of animation, this show is set to a familiar yet brand new score featuring elements from favorite Disney songs. Exclusively showing at Disney Springs.

Disney Parks is creating new lands, new rides, restaurants and more! Check out all the Disney Parks news from the D23 Expo! #polkadotpixies #D23 #disneyparks #disneytips #disneynews



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