New Things Coming to Disney World: Master List

Important Disney Parks Updates Concerning COVID-19

If you are visiting the parks in 2021, you can expect a completely different experience.

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Things are always changing at Disney World. New rides, attractions, resorts, and more are always being announced.

Sometimes I can't even keep up with it (and it's my job to keep up with it!). I have created this master list of all new things coming to the Disney World parks that have been officially released by Disney.

This page is updated as announcements are made, so bookmark it for quick access to all things new at Disney World.

*Note that many of these dates will be pushed out due to the park closures*

Magic Kingdom

Cinderella Castle

    Tron Lightcycle: This is a new thrill ride coming to Tomorrowland. Construction can be seen from the People Mover attraction. This will be a thrill ride with an indoor track.
    • Opens 2021 (no specific date yet)

    Cinderella Castle Refurbishment: The Castle is getting a makeover. The Castle will be getting a deeper blue with gold embellishments. This makeover will take several months to complete

    • Refurbishments started March 2020 and were supposed to go through Summer 2020. With Coronavirus park closure these updates have been delayed. This page will be updated when we know more about completion.


    Epcot updates

    Futureworld Replaced with 3 New NeighborhoodsSay goodbye to Futureworld in Epcot. This land will be replaced with 3 new neighborhoods: World Discovery, World Celebration, and World Nature (see the above map).
    • No specific completion date as of yet

    Closures: Fountain of Nations, Club Cool, Art of Disney, Character Spot: With several new changes coming to the park, Epcot will be closing several stops in Futureworld. You'll see many of the updated or new items that are replacing them as you continue down this list.

    • These items closed on September 8, 2019

    Redesigned Main EntranceThe Leave a Legacy plaques that once filled Epcot's main entrance are in the process of being moved to a new location. Once this is done the entrance will be replaced with new walkways and greenery to being Epcot closer to Walt's original vision of what the park would look like.

    • 2021 completion; No specific dates as of yet
    Updated Fountain: There will be an updated version of Walt Disney's original Epcot Fountain located in the new World Celebration.
    • No specific completion date as of yet
    Dreamers Point: This area will have an interactive garden and wishing tree. There will also be a new statue of Walt Disney at this new location. It will be behind Spaceship Earth.
    • No specific completion date as of yet
    New Pavilion Festival Center: This new 3-level pavilion will be home base to the festivals held at Epcot. The top level will include a viewing area for the nighttime show.
    • No specific completion date as of yet
      Space 220: This new restaurant coming to Epcot will be located in what will be the World Discovery area. The restaurant is space themed, and will put you on a space station high above Earth.
      • This was to open Spring 2020, but with the Coronavirus park closures there is no updated opening date at this time. This page will be updated when we know more.
      Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind: This is a new rollercoaster coming to Epcot. It features Disney's first ever reverse launch. It is a massive indoor coaster that also immerses you in a story. The ride cars are motion controlled, and will be able to turn 360 degrees.
      • Opens 2021; No specific date as of yet
      New Play Pavilion: This new play themed pavilion will be located in the old Wonders of Life building, and what will be the World Discovery area. This will be themed around the power of play, and will feature some of your favorite Disney characters.
      • Opens 2021; No specific dates as of yet
      Journey of Water Moana AttractionThis new walk through attraction will be located by the Seas Pavilion in the new World Nature area. Guests will interact with magical living water, and learn the importance of the natural water cycle.
      • No specific dates as of yet
      Mary Poppins AttractionThe United Kingdom Pavilion of the World Showcase will be getting a Mary Poppins makeover. We don't know much about what this attraction will be, but we do know that part of the UK Pavilion will be remodeled as Cherry Tree Lane and feature both The Banks' home as well as Admiral Boom from the movies.
      • No specific dates as of yet
      Remy's Ratatouille Adventure RideThis new dark ride coming to Epcot's World Showcase will be located in the France Pavilion. This ride will be a family friendly 3D ride that shrinks you down to Remy's size for an adventure.
      • Opens summer 2020; No specific date as of yet
      La Crêperie de ParisNear the new Remy's Ratatouille Adventure ride you'll find this new quick service and table service eatery.
      • Opens summer 2020; No specific date as of yet
          Epcot Forever: This is the temporary nighttime spectacular that will replace the long running Illuminations. This show will feature classic music, lasers, fireworks, special effect kites, and more.
          • Opens October 1, 2019 to an unknown date in 2020
          HamonioUS Nighttime show: This new nighttime show will be the permanent nighttime spectacular at Epcot following the closure of the limited run of Epcot Forever. This show is said to be the biggest that Disney has ever done. It will feature lasers, lights, pyrotechnics, choreographed fountains, and more.
          • Opens 2020; No specific date as of yet

            Hollywood Studios

            roundup rodeo

                Roundup Rodeo Barbecue: This table service restaurant will be located in Toy Story Land near the entrance to the land by Slinky Dog Dash

                • Opens 2020; no specific opening date as of yet

                  Disney World Resorts

                  Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

                    Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge: This resort is located near Wilderness Lodge and the campgrounds at Disney. The resort will be inspired by nature and the artistry of Disney animation. It will also include a Princess and the Frog themed restaurant.
                    • Opens 2022; No specific date as of yet
                    Star Wars: Galactic StarcruiserThis heavily themed and 100% immersive resort will literally put you on a Starcruiser. The resort will almost be like a cruise ship in that your stay dates are set for a certain date and are only 2 nights long. No more. No less. You check in and out with the guests around you, and you are then totally immersed in this Star Wars world.
                    • Opens 2021; No specific opening date as of yet

                      Disney Springs

                      Cirque du Soleil

                      Cirque du Soleil: For the first time Walt Disney Imagineers and Disney Studios have joined forces with Cirque du Soleil to come up with a brand new Cirque show. This show will combine Disney storytelling with the amazing Cirque du Soleil artistry and showmanship.
                      • With the park closure due to Coronavirus the opening of this show has been postponed indefinitely. This page will be updated when we know more.

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