Park pass reservations? Check. Resort hotel reservations? Check. Riding Expedition Everest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom right now? NOPE!
Everywhere you look in Disney World it seems like there’s construction going on — and it’s true! From new rides to restaurants and everything in between, it’s important to stay in the loop on what construction projects might impact your Disney World vacation. Let’s check them out!
Things are looking more and more promising over at TRON: Lightcycle Run, as it looks like crews have completed most of the white canopy sheeting and have started to install a border along the edges.
And, the tunnel that the Walt Disney World Railroad will eventually run through appears to almost be finished, too!
Speaking of the Railroad…
Walt Disney World Railroad
It’s been over THREE YEARS since we’ve been able to hop aboard this steam engine, as it has been closed while Cast Members work on TRON. But, we spotted it testing the other day, and Disney has hinted that we’ll be able to catch a ride again soon.
MORE ride testing! But this time…the RAILROAD 🚂 pic.twitter.com/9XRZIJqBYJ
— Disney Food Blog (@DisneyFoodBlog) March 17, 2022
We can’t wait until we can hitch a ride on our beloved train again!
In honor of Women’s History Month, Disney Parks shared a TikTok showcasing the female Imagineers behind Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. But, during the video we got a sneak peek at parts of the queue and attraction we hadn’t yet seen!
As far as the exterior construction of this ride goes, things are looking pretty nice and tidy over near the Nova Corps Starblaster, too!
Disney also teased that we should get more information on the attraction this MONDAY!! Stay tuned to DFB for news on exactly when we can expect to ride this attraction!
We’ve got a big update on Connections Eatery — the full menu has been revealed! In construction news, the Starbucks logo has been added to the exterior of the Connections Cafe sign and entrance.
Connections Cafe and Connections Eatery are scheduled to open this spring 2022, so keep an eye out for updates from us!
The scaffolding over near Guest Relations had been covered with green scrim until recently.
Hopefully, this means crews will be done painting the exterior of the building soon!
Crews are hard at work over at what will eventually be the innovative new attraction Moana: Journey of Water, and it looks like more structures are taking shape on the ground, and we got a good look at some dirt, too!
Disney has yet to share an opening date for the water-based attraction, so be sure to stay tuned to DFB for updates.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Toy Story Mania Gift Shop
Not much has changed over on the interior entrance to what used to be the Toy Story Mania Gift Shop, but we did spot some classic Disney construction shrubs over at the exit of the shop.
Disney has yet to confirm what will be going in this spot, but we think it could be the future home of Jessie’s Trading Post!
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The beloved Animal Kingdom ride (and controversial Yeti) is still closed for refurbishment through “mid-April” according to Disney.
You can be sure we’ll bring you the latest updates on when Expedition Everest might be opening back up!
Construction is well underway over in the Big Pine Key building of the Grand Flo, as it is currently being renovated and transformed into the new Grand Floridian DVC Villas.
It looks like all the construction is taking place on the inside for now, but keep this in mind if you’re planning on booking a trip at this resort.
The Righteous Reef Playground has been closed for refurbishment on and off for a bit, and right now it is currently closed to little ones (and adults, too!).
In addition, the Cozy Cone Pool is closed for refurbishment until mid-April 2022, so we’re hopeful that it will open again soon.
The exterior construction blocking the path to Ale & Compass has been completed!
You can now take the most direct path over to the restaurant instead of having to navigate a detour.
We’re so excited about all the progress and updates being made to areas all throughout the Disney World property, and you can be sure we’ll be keeping an eye out for more updates, so stay tuned!