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The Latest & Upcoming Disney World Attractions

When the world went on pause during 2020, so did many of Walt Disney World’s projects. However, with world tourism now revived Disney is going full steam ahead with new rides, restaurants, renovations and themes! Your dream Disney escape is closer than ever. Read on to discover the latest developments at each Orlando theme park.



The park with the biggest transformation is undoubtedly EPCOT. Even the park's core theme of Future World is being revamped for the 21st century. Instead, there will be four neighbourhoods: World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature and World Showcase. Dedicated to recognising human achievement, EPCOT is taking the celebrations to a whole new level... .

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure ride Opening date: 1st October 2021 – When you’re small, the world’s a big adventure! So get ready to shrink down to rat-sized Chef Remy, for a culinary adventure like no other. You will be dashing through dining rooms and visiting the film’s famous restaurant: C’est magnifique. This renowned attraction opened Walt Disney Studios Park, Paris, and arrives in Orlando on 1st October 2021 - on the very day of Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.

Moana: Journey of Water Opening date: expected in 2022 – Moana: Journey of Water will be the first-ever attraction inspired by the hit Disney film. According to Disney, “guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.” To be located near The Seas section, this aquatic adventure will also run through a garden maze pretty enough to restore the heart of Te Fiti. Yet more than just a scenic ride, the experience will serve as a discovery of the water cycle and how it sustains life.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser resort Opening date: Expected -2022 – A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... This Star Wars-themed hotel was to begin taking reservations in 2020. However, we’re happy to say that in 2022, you’ll be able to operate a starcruiser, wield a lightsaber and fine-dine while stargazing into space. In what Disney describe as, “a 2-night, all-Immersive adventure,” in the Epcot Resort Area.

Magic Kingdom


Magic Kingdom, where you can explore lands of endless enchantment and where fantasy becomes a reality. The park doesn't have a lot of new attractions, however, those that are arriving are out of this world…

Splash Mountain re-theme Opening date: Expected 2022-2023 – The classic Splash Mountain is getting a brand new theme: Princess and the Frog! The roller coaster will now be set in the Louisiana Bayou for a royal musical journey starring Princess Tiana and Louis. Yet one key aspect of the attraction remains: you will get wet. Featuring three dips, a five-story-drop and an awesome 950,000 gallons, the riders in the front will get a splash of water and those in the back a mountain of it!

Hollywood Studios


While EPCOT is the park for upcoming attractions, Hollywood Studios is the park where many of Disney’s projects have already arrived. In 2018, the largest Toy Story Land of all the parks opened here. This was swiftly followed by the launch of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge the following year. Learn more about the latest experiences at these acclaimed areas and where they are still being expanded…

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Opening Date: Dec 2019 – You can now take control of the fastest ship in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. In the iconic cockpit where Han Solo "made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs," you will jump into an interactive adventure. Facing danger at every turn, you will have to outmanoeuvre the odds. Never flown a spaceship before? No experience necessary. Simply head to the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area, and get ready to punch it to hyperdrive!

Animal Kingdom


Animal Kingdom is the park with the least new additions, but some might say they’re not needed, especially after the addition of an Avatar-themed ride that is as blockbuster as the film franchise…

What else future Disney guests should know


Besides new attractions, there are important changes to booking systems at Disney World...

New Technology – To keep up with the modern world, Disney has introduced new technology to its restaurants, such as contactless menus, mobile ordering, mobile check-ins and cashless payments.

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