It seems like no matter where you look in Disney World these days, things are changing.
Whether it’s a new snack at your favorite spot or a brand new attraction on the way, no two Disney trips have looked the same lately. That’s why it’s so important to stay in the know when it comes to Disney World construction — and we’ve got the most important updates from this week below!
We got an exciting TRON update from Walt Disney Imagineering this week! They shared the first photos of the outdoor canopy lit up at night and it looks absolutely incredible.
The team has been testing the lighting at night of what will eventually be the “Upload Conduit” where “Users” (riders) will race through on their Lightcycles. In the daylight, construction is continuing on the ground with more areas being leveled out.
Disney still hasn’t shared when we’ll be able to experience this attraction yet, so stay tuned for updates!
If you haven’t been to EPCOT lately, you might not know that the center of the park is completely walled off due to construction on the new Moana attraction and CommuniCore areas.
This week, we spotted more rock formations be put into place at what will eventually be the water-based Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana attraction.
Over in the Germany Pavilion, construction bushes are up and Das Kaufhaus is closed off to guests for now.
We’re not quite sure what’s going on here just yet, so stay tuned for updates.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, TriceraTop Spin is closed for refurbishment.
Have no fear, though — the whirlwind ride is scheduled to reopen on June 17th.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Toy Story Mania Gift Shop
Guests are still unable to exit through the gift shop at this popular ride due to construction on the exit of Toy Story Mania.
For now, guests are being rerouted through a detour until construction is finished.
Disney hasn’t shared exactly what will be taking the place of the Toy Story Mania Gift Shop, but we’re keeping an eye out for news! It’s like the new shop that has been announced!
The Polynesian is undergoing quite a bit of construction on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. The deluxe resort is expanding to include new DVC villas restaurants, and merchandise locations. Unfortunately, that meant that the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show had to close to make way for the new building.
We hitched a ride on the monorail recently to see what was going on and found that nearly all of the Spirit of Aloha building has been demolished.
The construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2024, and we’ll be keeping you updated throughout the renovations.
There’s a bit of construction going on over at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts!
Luckily, this refurbishment shouldn’t impact your visit to either hotel.
Those pesky Disney construction bushes have popped up on the BoardWalk — right in front of Flying Fish.
Don’t worry, though, Flying Fish is still open for guests and you can make your reservation on the My Disney Experience app!
Disney World is changing — to make sure you’re up to date, be sure to stay tuned to DFB! If you’re heading to Disney World soon, don’t forget that Park Pass Reservations are still required in addition to valid park admission.
Don’t get stuck eating at a less-than-stellar restaurant on your Disney World vacation! We’ve got plenty of recommendations like ‘Ohana at the Polynesian and Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort, or you can check out the videos below.
What are you looking forward to the most on your next Disney World vacation? Let us know in the comments!
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