New Attractions Coming to Walt Disney World

New Attractions Coming to Walt Disney World

As part of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, Walt Disney World has been making changes across all four parks. Adding new rides, restaurants, shows, and more. Here is the lineup of everything that is NEW and Coming to Walt Disney World in 2022 and 2023. 

While there are plenty of projects that have gotten nixed, Walt Disney World still has some magic up its sleeves. Disney rides, restaurants, and shows are heading to the parks, full steam ahead. Here’s the lineup of everything coming to Walt Disney World arriving just in time for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World.

EPCOT 50th Anniversary Pylons

New Attractions at EPCOT 

EPCOT has been the talk of the town ever since the construction at EPCOT started. With so much on the way in time for the 40th Anniversary in 2022, this Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow ( EPCOT) is pulling in more Disney characters, a world of Nature, and more family-friendly spaces to play. Plan to see Marvel, Pixar, and of course, a whole lot more Disney happening at EPCOT in the future. Here’s everything on the way. 

NEW Nighttime Spectacular | World Showcase Lagoon

EPCOT Park is welcoming a brand new nighttime spectacular just in time for EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary! While Harmonious was around to honor the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World park, this new nighttime show intends to stay a while. Opening TBD 

Dreamers Statue Walt Disney EPCOT

Dreamers Point with Walt Disney | World Celebration

This beautiful bronze statue takes up residence just behind Spaceship Earth as part of the EPCOT renovation. Featuring the original Dreamer, Walt Disney himself, you can grab a photo with this statue. A wonderful tribute to this legend, as part of Disney’s 100th Anniversary and EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary. 

Moana Journey of Water Te Fiti Water Attraction

Moana’s Journey of Water | World Nature

As part of World Nature, this garden area features waterfalls, fountains, winding trails, trees, plants, and more to help restore your balance with the Earth and its strongest life force, water. Complete with Moana carved rock elements, and a 16-foot Te Fiti garden sculpture, this land is filled with water features. Opening Late 2023 

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and Courtyard | World Showcase France

One of the biggest New Attractions at Disney World is Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Complete with a gorgeous, “Streets of Paris” Courtyard, a Remy Fountain, and the new La Creperie de Paris. This ride will be much like the Disneyland Paris version in that it is 4D, and allows guests to “shrink” down to size in the busy kitchen atmosphere of Gusteau’s 5 Star Parisian restaurant. A much-needed family-friendly ride to help anchor EPCOT as a family park, check out our blog post to read more about Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Open

Guardians of the Galaxy Rollercoaster

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Rollercoaster

A major new rollercoaster at EPCOT, Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind is combining a 360 technology and backward experience. We’re super excited to see the Marvel Universe get some airtime in EPCOT, so expect this ride to come with all the bells and whistles. Including everything you need to defend the universe. Complete with a varied soundtrack. Available by Virtual Queue Boarding Pass and Individual Lightning Lane after. Open

Connections Café & Eatery at EPCOT

Connections Cafe | EPCOT

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 location offers mobile-order ( but not from Starbucks). Check out the Connections Cafe Menu. Open

Space 220 Restaurant 

The newest immersion restaurant experience to come to EPCOT is all about outer space. From entry into this space station to dining with a view of the stars, planets, and random astronauts, this dining experience is out of this world. With an extensive wine collection, and “modern American cuisine” this restaurant is sure to be one destination you’ll want to visit. You can access this restaurant near the Mission Space attraction in Future World. Fingers crossed this restaurant is ready for lift-off soon! Open

Space 220 Restaurant at Walt Disney world EPCOT Park

La Creperie de Paris 

The newest creperie at EPCOT is open and can be found in Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure courtyard in World Showcase France. A perfect location for grabbing your crepes and strolling the streets of Paris. Featuring the cuisine of celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse, this new restaurant offers table service and quick service dining options. And since Chef Bocuse is also responsible for Chefs de France and Monsieur Paul, we know the food is fantastic. Check out our review of La Creperie de Paris at EPCOT. Open

Harmonious Fireworks Digital Show

The newest show to arrive at EPCOT, Harmonious adds even more technology to the digital light show experience. Replacing Illuminations this show promises a cultural mashup of amazing music, honoring all cultures with special sights and sounds. Open Limited Time

Harmonius EPCOT Nighttime show for the 50th Anniversary
“Harmonious” will debut Oct. 1, 2021, at EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. As one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney park, the show will celebrate how the music of Disney inspires people the world over, carrying them away harmoniously on a stream of familiar Disney tunes reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists from around the globe. “Harmonious” will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more. (Kent Phillips, photographer)

New Attractions at Magic Kingdom

NEW Fireworks Nighttime Spectacular with Happily Ever After Song

Much to the delight of just about everyone, Happily Ever After is returning, with different fireworks and a digital projection show after Enchantment completes its run in March 2023. We don’t much about this one yet, but it’s a great reason to brush up on your Happily Ever After Lyrics and see the current fireworks show one least time. 

Disney Enchantment Fireworks and Digital Show

Special for the 50th Anniversary, Magic Kingdom has a whole new Fireworks Nighttime Spectacular show complete with amazing effects, fireworks, music, and lighting! With digital projections crawling not only on Cinderella’s Castle but also all down Main Street USA. Check out our post and You are the Magic Lyrics of Disney’s Enchantment Fireworks show. Open Limited Time

New Magic Kingdom 50th Anniversary Fireworks
A new nighttime spectacular, “Disney Enchantment,” will debut Oct. 1, 2021, at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Created to launch with the “World’s Most Magical Celebration” the show will take guests on a journey filled with adventure, wonder and empowerment, inspiring guests to believe in magic. “Disney Enchantment” will feature music, enhanced lighting, stunning fireworks and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street, U.S.A. (Disney)

Pixar’s Coco in Mickey’s PhilharMagic 

Mickey’s Philharmagic 4-D show now features a whole new song from Coco. The new song “Un Poco Loco” find Donald in all sort of mayhem and mishaps with familiar characters, colors, and music from Coco the movie. Open

Walt Disney World Changes coming for the 50th Anniversary in 2021. Disney changes in Disney Parks

TRON lightcylce Power Run Construction

Tron Lightcycle Run Rollercoaster

Tron is by far the headliner attraction for the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World and Magic Kingdom. Construction has been on task. This light cycle ride features guests on “bikes” like in the TRON movie, going at top speeds and weaving over and under a futuristic canopy that covers pieces of the Tomorrowland area of Magic Kingdom. Plan on seeing hoards of crowds, and waiting hours long for this one. Opening Spring 2023

Tiana's Bayou disneyland 2024

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

Woody's BBQ Restaurant
Roundup Rodeo BBQ is a new table-service restaurant coming to Toy Story Land in 2020 as guests live their adventures together at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This artist concept image exemplifies how guests will be immersed with all their toy pals in a fun, family-friendly environment constructed from Andy’s favorite larger-than-life playsets and games. (Disney)

New Attractions in Hollywood Studios

Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ

If Hollywood Studios didn’t need a family restaurant so badly, we’d be putting this one on the “May Not Happen” List. BUT, the uproar around Woody’s Lunch Box offering only outdoor seating leaves limited dining experiences for families visiting Hollywood Studios. That said, Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ is a construction priority. Check out all the details about Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant. Opening 2022

New Attractions in Animal Kingdom

Finding Nemo: The Big Blue… and Beyond! 2022 in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Finding Nemo, The Big Blue ….and Beyond! 

Revamped and returning at Animal Kingdom, this Finding Nemo Musical is all new! Features include a 32-foot-long sunken submarine and a fish tank volcano. And with a little help from Pixar, the set and costumes come to life as layered, cut paper sculptures. 

“The fish tell Nemo’s story in this fully updated, 25-minute show, incorporating live performers and puppets, along with many of the beloved songs and production numbers from the original “Finding Nemo: The Musical”

Be on the lookout for this new musical in Animal Kingdom, in the theater near the entrance of DinoLand USA. Open

New Things at Disney Resorts

Star Wars Galactic Star Cruiser Resort

The Galactic StarCruiser Resort is ready! Reservations are limited and being taken if you’re ready for your 2-Night Immersion Adventure on the Galactic Star Cruiser. Grab your Reservations for the Star Wars Hotel here. This is a smaller hotel, so spots fill up fast! Get ready to blast into a galaxy far far away. Open

Star Wars Hotel Rooms at Disney World
©Disney via IAAPA Expo 2020 Presentation

The Polynesian Village Resort Moana Re-Theming

Disney’s Polynesian Resort just made “a move to a Pacific Ocean-inspired color palette as well as details, patterns, and textures from Disney’s Moana.” Perfect for Moana fans, there will be more colors and island time here to be sure. Open

The Incredibles Rooms at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney’s Contemporary Resort Incredibles Re-Themeing

New at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, the Incredibles has arrived. Complete with a streamlined modern look, this resort was in need of a refresh. Featuring characters from The Incredibles the rooms have gotten a much-needed upgrade with bright colors and modern furniture. Open

Steakhouse 71 Disney Restaurant

Steakhouse 71 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

This new restaurant at Disney’s Contemporary Resort features all things classic ’70’s. Adorned with archival pictures of Walt Disney World and Walt Disney, there are spaces for lounging throughout. This restaurant includes a lounge and bar, a dining room, and a 15-layer chocolate cake in honor of the Contemporary’s 15 floors. Check out the Steakhouse 71 Menu. Open

Citrico’s Mary Poppins Returns Re-Imagining | Grand Floridian Resort

Citricos is re-themed to a Mary Poppins Returns-themed signature dining experience. This new restaurant is part of a larger theme overhaul at the Grand Floridian. The first change happened with the new Enchanted Rose Beauty and the Beast inspired Lounge, and it was well worth the wait! Open

Everything New Coming to Disney World

So there you have it all the New Attractions at Disney World in 2022 so far. If you’re visiting be sure to check out our Best Times to Visit Walt Disney World.  Happy vacationing. 



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