We’re back for our weekly roundup of construction updates from Disney World!
There’s almost always some sort of construction going on when you’re visiting the parks and resorts. And, while some of the projects have a quick turnaround, others are going on for months or even YEARS (we’re looking at you TRON 👀). But, no matter what it is, we’ve got our eyes on it and this week we’re bringing you a look at work on TWO new roller coasters, one disappearing attraction, and more. Let’s get to it!
TRON: Lightcycle Run
We’re starting off with a construction project that we really don’t when it will ever end in Magic Kingdom. That’s right, we’re headed to TRON: Lightcycle Run in Tomorrowland! We’ve been bringing you almost weekly updates on the construction of the exterior track and this week it’s still looking like there’s a lot of work to be done.
But, rest assured, crews are out here pretty much EVERY day moving us closer to our eventual first ride.
Keep in mind that this coaster is part indoor, part outdoor, meaning that there’s a lot of construction that we can’t see right now. So, half of it is a mystery for now and Disney has yet to share an opening timeline for the attraction.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
We swung by EPCOT (via the monorail, of course) to get a birds-eye view of the construction progress on the other new roller coaster coming to Disney World — Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The last time we checked in, Disney was just beginning to add landscaping to the area…
…and now it’s certainly coming together!
Here’s a look at the area closer to the building too.
It looks like the groundwork for the Xandarian Ship (which will sit out front in the middle of the triangle) is almost ready for landing, so we’ll keep an eye out for more progress! The attraction is set to debut in 2022.
Back in World Showcase, there was some shifting of Food & Wine Festival booths because the area between the Morocco and France Pavilions has finally opened! Previously, there were large construction walls blocking off the area…
The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is set to end on November 20th, so there’s still a bit of time left to taste your way around the world!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
It’s not all that often that we get to see a ride completely removed from Disney World, so it should come as no surprise that we always make it a point to stop by Primeval Whirl in DinoLand, U.S.A. to see how it’s going. And, every day there’s a little something else that’s been removed.
But, the entrance sign is holding on for dear life and can still be found behind construction walls.
Disney hasn’t revealed what could take the place of this extinct attraction once it’s removed.
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
If you’ve stayed at Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort recently, you’ve probably noticed some pretty major changes in the lobby area. Disney has removed the long check-in desk that used to be here and now you can find smaller “pods” that make it easier for Cast members to greet guests in line and provide a more personalized experience.
And, while about half of the check-in desks are now open, there is still some construction work going on.
So, be prepared to dodge some walls for a little while longer when you stay here.
A few months ago, we noticed that Disney was replacing some sidewalk areas at the BoardWalk and this week a few more construction walls popped up.
We could see that there was some painting being done on the exterior of the building and the sidewalk was getting some TLC. But, if you’re looking for an ATM, that’s unavailable right now.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
And, lastly, we stopped over at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to check out the greatest Halloween treat glow-up of 2021. And, after demolishing the new(ish) cupcake, we looked up to see that the outdoor dining patio at the Roaring Fork is now blocked off by construction walls.
Disney often updates smaller areas at the resorts, so it likely won’t be unavailable for too long but we’ll keep an eye out!
And, that’s it for all the construction updates from this week! Be sure to stay tuned to DFB for more of the latest updates on what’s coming to (and leaving) Disney World soon!
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