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.
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 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’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: 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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!
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
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
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 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.