10 Walt Disney World Opening Dates We STILL Don’t Know

Happy 50th Anniversary Disney World! With the big anniversary celebration well underway (and continuing until spring 2023), we can’t help but notice that there are still a few things missing from the parks and resorts.

Cinderella Castle in its 50th Anniversary best!

From attractions to restaurants to voice assistants, here are 10 opening dates we STILL don’t know in Disney World!

Magic Kingdom

First off is a highly anticipated Shanghai Disney attraction coming to Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland: TRON Lightcycle Run

TRON construction

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the construction of the new rollercoaster, and despite some updates on the progress of the attraction, we still don’t have a firm opening date for this one. 


The Moana-themed Journey of Water experience, which is one of the original plans announced for the massive EPCOT transformation project, still doesn’t have an opening date either. Although much isn’t known about the new attraction, we do know it will have lush vegetation and interactive water features. 

©Disney | Journey of Water Concept Art

Construction is moving forward steadily, so we hope Disney announces an opening date soon!

Moana attraction construction

Another area announced back in 2019 is the PLAY! Pavilion — a new, fully interactive area where Disney’s characters come to life in a semi-virtual, semi-real environment that brings together virtual experiences and reality. Construction continues inside the former site of Wonders of Life. We still don’t have an opening date for this attraction, though.

Play Pavilion Concept Art ©Disney

In addition, Disney has announced that a new festival area will be coming to EPCOT’s World Celebration. We’ve seen some details about what that will look like: CommuniCore Plaza and CommuniCore Hall.

CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza, a multi-use facility and outdoor event space, respectively, in the center of EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., will have the flexibility to host intimate musical performances that extend out into the nearby gardens, as well as large-scale concerts. (Disney)

CommuniCore Plaza is an outdoor venue that can hold a stage for live performances while CommuniCore Hall is the first structure built strictly for EPCOT’s festivals. Inside CommuniCore Hall, you’ll find galleries, a demonstration kitchen, and a mixology bar. Plus, the popular glowing lights in the pavement will be returning to this area, as well. CommuniCore Plaza will also be the home to the new EPCOT character meet and greet called Mickey and Friends. Disney has not shared an opening timeline for CommuniCore Plaza or CommuniCore Hall.

CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza, seen in the upper-right of this artist concept rendering, will bring EPCOT international festivals to the center of the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

Finally, a major Spaceship Earth refurbishment was announced a few years ago, but after it was paused due to COVID-19, we haven’t heard much about the project. 

Concept Art for Reimagined Spaceship Earth ©Disney

Disney had planned to bring in a new narrator and a guiding “story light” that would flow through all the scenes of the ride. 

Hollywood Studios

Over at Hollywood Studios, we’ve only got one major thing we’re waiting on, and that’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ, the Table Service dining option currently under construction in Toy Story Land. 


We’ve noticed some progress on the new restaurant, which is expected to open in 2022.


Inside the resorts and at home, a service for compatible Amazon Echo devices called Hey Disney! will arrive in both Disneyland and Disney World hotels in 2022, but we’re not sure when this will happen.

©Disney, D23

Will it come to all resorts at the same time, or will it be a staggered debut? Only time will tell.


Although refurbishments have been completed on the Main Street Station, we still don’t have a reopening date for Magic Kingdom’s Railroad.

Walt Disney World Railroad

The film screenings of Wondrous China in EPCOT’s China Pavilion have yet to arrive, despite being announced as part of the EPCOT transformation. 

The China Pavilion

Recently, it was announced that Fantasmic in Hollywood Studios would be reopening in 2022 following refurbishments and new additions to the show, but we don’t have an exact date yet. 


Those are some of the Disney World opening (and reopening!) dates we still don’t know! We’re always keeping up with the latest Disney news, so stay tuned here for more!

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