HUGE Changes at the ‘TRON’ and ‘Moana’ Attractions in Disney World

We got some BIG news from Disney this week.

2023 EPCOT Festival of the Arts

Not only are Happily Ever After and EPCOT Forever returning, but we have an official TRON Lightcycle / Run opening date too! The EPCOT Festival of the Arts has just kicked off and you know we’re there to cover it all! There’s been some progress over at the various construction projects happening around Disney World, too — so let’s check them out!

Magic Kingdom

TRON: Lightcycle / Run

TRON Lightcycle / Run will be opening on April 4th, 2023! Disney shared the news after giving us a few clues on their social media pages, and we can’t wait to finally be able to experience this attraction! We’ve seen park passes start to fill up for opening day, so make sure you book yours ASAP if you want to ride.


Over in the park, we noticed that some construction walls had come down over near the Barnstormer!

Walls are down!

Disney has replaced them with bushes instead — a sign that we’re just that much closer to the opening date!

Learn More About TRON: Lightcycle Run Here


Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana

We saw crews installing large, patterned canvasses over at the Moana attraction recently! The canvas was being attached to wooden-style beams and features a Polynesian-inspired pattern.

Close-up work

Here you can get an idea of the placement for this initial canvas. Hopefully, this will provide some shade for the attraction.


Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana is slated to open in late 2024.

Everything We Know About the New ‘Moana’ Attraction Coming to EPCOT

Hollywood Studios

Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Crews have started painting some exciting drawings on the exterior of Roundup Rodeo BBQ! The building’s facade is supposed to be reminiscent of a cardboard box that Andy has colored with crayons.

Can you see it?

We’re still waiting on an official opening date for this restaurant — so stay tuned!

What We Know About Roundup Rodeo BBQ

Disney Springs

Summer House on the Lake

Things are going vertical over at Summer House on the Lake! We can see quite a bit of structural work going on behind the scenes. This will be a new table service restaurant coming to Disney Springs and we can’t WAIT for the delicious eats to arrive sometime this year.

Summer House on the Lake

We’ve even checked out the Summer House location in Chicago, and you can check out our review at the link below!

See Our Review of an Existing Summer House on the Lake Here

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BIG Changes Are Coming to Disney World in 2023

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What are you looking forward to at Disney World in 2023? Let us know in the comments!

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