It’s no secret that wherever you look in Disney World, things are constantly changing.
We recently got to experience Connections Cafe and Eatery for the very first time, and we even got the chance to go on EPCOT’s newest thrill ride ahead of its official opening (SPOILER: it’s awesome!). But, that’s not all the change we’re currently seeing around the parks, so let’s take a look at the Disney World construction updates from this week!
TRON: Lightcycle Run
Workers are busy clearing out more dirt and making room for additional concrete to eventually be laid on the ground at this ride!
And, it looks like the canopy is completely finished — we can even see some of the interior structure below as well!
We haven’t spotted any active testing of the ride on our most recent visit, so stay tuned for updates on when we might actually get to experience this attraction!
Check Out What You Need to Know About the TRON Ride!
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
WOO BOY do we have a Cosmic Rewind update for ya this week! We were invited to ride this attraction as part of a media preview, and we can’t say enough amazing things about it!
About to ride #CosmicRewind for a third time! Check out those details on the ceiling #DisneyWorld50 #SaveTheGalaxyTime #mediaevent pic.twitter.com/2Akg02uHZk
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) May 5, 2022
We won’t spoil anything for you here, but you can head over to our FULL review if you want to know what we thought!
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind officially opens on May 27th, with Passholder, DVC, and D23 Member previews happening in the coming weeks.
Click Here to Read Our FULL Spoiler-Free Cosmic Rewind Review
Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana
Last week, we saw the very first rock formations being added to the construction zone that will eventually be EPCOT’s Moana attraction…
… and we’re seeing more and more of those rocks take shape! We also got some updated concept art from Disney that shows more details on the exploration trails.
Disney hasn’t shared an official opening date for the attraction, so stay tuned for the latest updates!
Check Out MORE Concept Art for EPCOT’s ‘Moana’ Attraction
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Toy Story Mania Gift Shop
The Toy Story Mania Gift Shop has been closed for quite some time now, and Disney is still staying quiet on exactly what is going to take its place.
For now, guests are still being directed through a detour upon exiting this popular attraction.
Stay tuned to DFB to get the latest updates on the Toy Story Mania gift shop construction!
Click Here to Find Out More About What’s Coming to Toy Story Land
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
Construction is still going strong over at Stormalong Bay, the shared pool at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.
And, there’s also a walkway area blocked off by construction walls on the Yacht Club Resort pool entrance side.
We’re not sure exactly what sort of refurbishments are taking place here, but we’ll keep an eye out for additional details.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
The Big Pine Key building at Disney’s Grand Floridian resort is currently being transformed into new DVC Villas, and crews are still working on removing the staircases.
The renovations are slated to be completed this summer, but stay tuned for updates.
Click Here to See the Grand Flo Villas Concept Art!
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Grand Flo isn’t the only resort that’s being updated, either! Over at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, we’re starting to see the initial construction begin on what will eventually become brand-new villas.
The Polynesian updates are scheduled to be completed in late 2024 according to Disney, and we’ll keep you updated every step of the way.
Here’s What We Know About the NEW Polynesian Villas
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
The Righteous Reef Playground is open once again over at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort!
The playground had been closed for routine refurbishment up until now.
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Hotel
The newest hotel to open on Disney property, the Swan Reserve, is undergoing a bit of refurb as well — but just on the pool area.
We’re not sure how long the pool is scheduled to be closed, but we’ll be checking back for more details — so stay tuned!
Check Out a Full Tour of the Swan Reserve Hotel Here
Things are always changing in Disney World, so be sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest construction updates and beyond!
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