Walt Disney World is experiencing a lot of growth, and we’re not just talking about the opening of new attractions like Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway!
Indeed, Disney World is growing in many different ways, and by 2021 — just one year from now — our vacations to the World might look very different.
Let’s take a look at the changes coming to Disney World and what they might mean for you and your visit!
You might…stay somewhere brand new!
Three new hotels have been announced as opening in the next two years.
The Star Wars-themed hotel may be the most anticipated of the trio. It’s billed as an immersive experience in which guests are essentially characters in the Star Wars universe, isolated from the World outside. (Even the view out the windows will mimic space rather than central Florida!) Galactic Starcruiser is set to open sometime in 2021.
Reflections: A Disney Lakeside Lodge will be a deluxe hotel with 900 hotel rooms plus DVC villas. It will be located between Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge and will reflect the natural world around it. (Click here to read about the announcement!)
The Cove is a Marriott Hotel in the vein of Swan and Dolphin — which are on Disney property but operated by Marriott. The Cove will open on March 1, 2021, and feature 14 stories and 343 rooms. Disney says about half of those rooms will convert into business spaces, too, making it a resort that will cater to the business set.
You might…eat someplace new!
Several new dining spots are set to open around the World, including Epcot’s space-themed restaurant! This table-service spot remains shrouded in mystery for the most part; but we know it will be helmed by Chef Theo Schoenegger, who opened two other Patina Group restaurants in Disney World recently — Maria & Enzo’s and Enzo’s Hideaway. The space-themed restaurant will feature international cuisine along with craft beer selections and 1000 bottles of the world’s finest wines. It will open sometime this year!
Meanwhile, in Epcot’s France, a La Crêperie de Paris will open with both a table service and quick service component. The restaurant is set to open alongside Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure this summer! (Find Crêperie details here!)
New hotels also mean new places to grab a bite to eat, and Reflections, A Lakeside Lodge is set to open with a Princess and the Frog-inspired restaurant. We don’t know much about this spot but we sure hope they serve up some tasty down south cookin’!
You might… experience lots of new attractions!
New attractions are set to open at three parks in the next couple of years, including Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure and a Guardians of the Galaxy coaster at Epcot; and Tron Lightcycle Run coaster at Magic Kingdom.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is set to open THIS summer, with Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind and Tron Lightcycle Run opening sometime in 2021 (ahead of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in the summer).
Another exciting new attraction coming soon is the Play Pavilion coming to Epcot’s Future World!
It’s hard to imagine this near future where all these new experiences are open and ready for us — but that future is coming! And we. can’t. wait!
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