Don’t Head to Disney World Without Reading These Construction Updates

Summer is in full swing in Disney World, and that means summer crowds have arrived in the parks, too!


Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

With so much to see and do — from brand new attractions and restaurants to exciting new shows premiering — you might be thinking about planning a trip to the parks as well. Disney World is constantly changing, and it’s important to stay updated on everything going on so you can be prepared for your visit. We’ve rounded up the biggest Disney World construction updates from this week so you can know before you go. 

Magic Kingdom

TRON: Lightcycle Run

Slowly but surely, we’re seeing more and more progress being made over at the TRON coaster. Large trucks and equipment have moved in, so we should be in for some more work soon!


TRON construction

For now, the canopy structure appears to be complete and we’ve even caught ride vehicle testing, but Disney still hasn’t shared an opening timeline for this attraction.

Everything You Need to Know About the TRON Ride!

Walt Disney World Railroad

The Walt Disney World Railroad has been closed for quite a while due to the construction on TRON, but we’re finally seeing some progress being made in the form of new tracks!


Fresh tracks near Fantasyland Station

We’ve spotted them over at the Fantasyland Station and other areas near TRON as well!

Center Street

Over on Main Street, U.S.A., the seating area near Crystal Arts has been walled off for a bit of refurbishment.


Still closed.

Disney hasn’t shared word on what’s going on here, but we’ll keep an eye out for updates.

Check Out Our Guide to Dining in Magic Kingdom Here


Festival Booths

A few EPCOT Food and Wine Festival Booths have started popping up all around the World Showcase! We’ve seen this mystery booth…


The Mystery Booth

…what appears to be the India Booth, and a few others as well!


Looks like India

The Food and Wine Festival isn’t scheduled to begin until July 14th, but we’ll be looking out for any additional booths in the meantime.

Click Here to See More About the 2022 EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana

We’re still seeing crews clear out large areas in the very center of EPCOT thanks to construction on the new Moana attraction.


Journey of Water construction

This area will also be home to the NEW CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plazayou can read more about these new areas here!

Click Here to See NEW Concept Art for EPCOT’s ‘Moana’ Attraction

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Mania Gift Shop

Over in Hollywood Studios, guests exiting Toy Story Mania are still being required to exit the attraction via a detour, thanks to the current construction on the Toy Story Mania Gift shop.


Guests are still taking a detour.

Disney hasn’t shared any details about what is taking the gift shop’s place, so stay tuned for updates!

Everything We Know About What’s Coming to Toy Story Land

Batuu Bounty Hunters

The newest interactive game to come to Disney’s Hollywood Studios will soon be Batuu Bounty Hunters, an interactive scavenger hunt-like game centered around the new MagicBand+.


We can’t wait to play this interactive game!

Disney has been installing various control panels and interactive areas throughout Galaxy’s Edge in preparation. The MagicBand+ is slated to debut later this summer!

Click Here to Read More About Batuu Bounty Hunters

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

The Big Pine Key building at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort has been undergoing renovations to make way for 200 brand new Disney Vacation Club Villas!


Grand Floridian exterior construction continues

Work is scheduled to be completed later this summer, and reservations are open now!

You Can See More Grand Flo Villas Concept Art Here!

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The Grand Flo isn’t the only Magic Kingdom Resort undergoing construction, as the Polynesian is getting a brand new building!


©Disney | Polynesian Village Resort concept art

The renovations will include new DVC rooms, restaurants, and new gift shops!

Here’s What We Know About the NEW Polynesian Villas

If you’re heading to Disney World soon, don’t forget that guests are still required to use the Park Pass Reservation System in addition to having valid park tickets!

You can save time by skipping the lines at popular rides thanks to Disney Genie+, too. We’ve got plenty of tips and tricks to help you make the most of Genie+, and you can check them out below.



All About Disney Genie, Genie+, and Individual Attraction Selection

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