Things are constantly CHANGING in Disney World these days!
We’re getting new snacks, new rides, new technology, new restaurants, and so much more. It can be hard to keep up with everything sometimes! So today, we’re giving you all the updates on Disney World’s ongoing construction projects so you can be up-to-date on the latest happenings.
Let’s start this report off in the OG Disney World park — Magic Kingdom! Over in Tomorrowland, there are two construction projects happening currently. The first is the highly-anticipated TRON coaster that still doesn’t have an opening date. We’ve noticed the ride doing some testing a few times recently, and the progress seems to be moving along slowly outside.
Next door, the Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. (Space Mountain‘s gift shop) is partially covered with construction walls still.
We were able to get a glimpse from above when riding the PeopleMover, and it looks like they’re working on the exterior of the building. The side of the building was partially covered with a large blue tarp, but there haven’t been any major changes yet from what we can see.
During this construction, the store has remained open for guests.
Moving on over to EPCOT, we’ve got a LOT happening! Construction continues on the World Celebration part of the park, as well as the new Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana attraction. The whole area remains a giant construction zone filled with equipment, dirt, and a variety of structures.
We’ve continued to see progress on what looks to be faux rock work for Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana. These large gray features match much of what we’d seen previously in the concept art.
And next to this construction zone, keep in mind that parts of the pathway are currently blocked off. The restrooms across from The Land Pavilion are currently unavailable and surrounded by construction walls. If you’re heading to World Showcase in this direction, you may need to go around.
Jumping over to the other side of the park, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is currently in its preview stage before next week’s grand opening. We noticed a few days ago that umbrellas were added to the outdoor queue. We’ve seen some pretty long lines for certain preview dates, so it’s nice that there will be a bit of shade for guests waiting!
At Spaceship Earth, the right side near the ride is currently blocked off with construction walls. The left side remains open at this time.
These walls shouldn’t affect the flow of traffic too much, because guests can still walk toward World Nature by taking the pathway to the right, just past the restrooms.
Finally, we’ve got some updates to mention at Hollywood Studios! We’ve been following the construction at Toy Story Mania for quite some time, but this week, tarps were added to the ceiling by the exit of the building. Guests are still being directed out of a side exit instead of down the usual hallway.
And we’re keeping a close eye on select construction walls in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This one across from Savi’s Workshop has the symbol for the new “bounty hunting” feature that’s coming with the arrival of MagicBand+ in the Disney World parks. We’re interested to see what comes here in the future!
That’s everything major that changed in Disney World construction this week! Stay tuned to AllEars for updates on all the big projects and all the news from the parks.
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