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 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. While Harmonious was around to honor the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World park and is closing on April 2, 2023, EPCOT Forever will restart its run on April 3, 2023, until the new show is ready. 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
New Attractions at Magic Kingdom
NEW Happily Ever After Fireworks Spectacular
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 last time. Opening April 3, 2023
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. Closing April 2, 2023
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 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
New Attractions in Hollywood Studios
Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ
Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ is opening soon, featuring a Wild West menu filled with barbecue favorites, family-friendly seating, and everything for the Toy Story fan. Check out all the details about Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant. Opening March 23, 2023
New Things at Disney Resorts
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
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.