12 Disney World Construction Updates You NEED to Know About Before Your Next Visit

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We’re taking a break from all the news about the 2022 EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival and the Galactic Starcruiser hotel to bring you an update on all the construction going on throughout Disney World property. With so many changes happening all the time, it’s important to know what’s going on ahead of your next visit. So, let’s check out all the construction updates around Disney World this week!

Magic Kingdom

TRON: Lightcycle Run

This week, we saw crews installing more and more of the canopy fabric to the structure! This architectural delight is finally taking shape, and we couldn’t be more excited.

TRON Construction

Here’s a closer look at the progress being made on TRON: Lightcycle Run.


Disney is still keeping us in the dark about when this attraction will be opening, so for the latest info be sure to stay tuned to DFB.

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Tron Ride


Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

We saw some big developments last week when we got a sneak peek at the interior loading area of this ride — and this week we got ANOTHER big update, but this time on the exterior of the ride

We spy the queue entrances!

Queue markers have been installed at the entrance of the ride!

Hello down there!

We got a pretty good look on a recent monorail ride, too.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is scheduled to open in summer 2022, though an official opening date has not yet been announced.

Click Here to Watch the FULL Sneak Peek Video of Cosmic Rewind

Connections Cafe and Eatery

The sign is UP at Connections Cafe and Eatery! Featuring a matching style to the Creations Shop signage, we finally have an idea of what we can expect from this new dining location.

Connections Cafe

And, we now know that we can expect Connections Cafe to open in Spring 2022, which is technically now, meaning it should be open any day!

Click Here to See the Full Opening Timeline for Connections Cafe

Moana: Journey of Water

This new and immersive experience will be the first of its kind in Disney World, and we’re on the edge of our seats in anticipation! We saw more ground being cleared this week, and it looks like there are finally some levels taking shape.

Moana Construction

Moana: Journey of Water does not have an opening date quite yet, but you can be sure we’ll keep an eye out — so stay tuned.

Click Here to See Everything We Know About the Moana Attraction

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Mania Gift Shop

Construction is still going on behind closed doors over in Toy Story Land at what was once the Toy Story Mania Gift Shop…

Guardian of the Gift Shop

…and we’re still not quite sure what is going in this location, though it could be where Disney is planning to put the new gift shop coming to Toy Story Land (although Disney has not confirmed this).

Click Here to Find Out What’s Coming to Toy Story Land

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest

We’re counting down the days until we can ride our beloved Expedition Everest again! It’s still closed for scheduled maintenance. 

Expedition Everest is closed right now.

We’ll just have to settle for another terrifying monster ride in the meantime. Expedition Everest is scheduled to reopen in mid-April 2022. 


Construction is FINALLY complete on the deck over at Restaurantosaurus!

The deck is open again!

While the restaurant had remained open during the renovations, the deck was unavailable for seating — until now!

Dine with dinos over at Restaurantosaurus.

You can dine al fresco with dinos at this Animal Kingdom spot.

Disney Resorts

Yacht Club

There’s still construction going on at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, so you’ll have to follow signs for alternate routes to Ale & Compass if you’ve got a dining reservation.

Yacht Club construction

It looks like routine maintenance to the exterior of the building, but we’ll be keeping an eye on this location for more updates.

Caribbean Beach

Over at the Fuentes del Morro play area, maintenance is being done on the equipment so the kiddos will have to play elsewhere! Just make sure it’s not…

Fuentes del Morro Water Play Area

the Martinique Village Pool, because that’s closed for refurbishments, too!

Martinique Village Pool

We’re keeping an eye on the progress for potential completion dates!

Click Here to See Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Art of Animation

The Righteous Reef Playground is undergoing some maintenance…

Righteous Reef Playground is closed.

…as well as the Cozy Cone Pool! 

No Cozy Cones here!

Completion dates have not been announced for these refurbs, but you can be sure we’ll share every update we get.

Grand Floridian

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is undergoing some major renovations in the Big Pine Key building!

Big Pine Key building

Crews are hard at work transforming the rooms into the new DVC Villas that will be available for Disney Vacation Club members.

Grand Floridian Villas construction

The rooms are scheduled to open in summer 2022, though an official date has not been announced just yet!

Click Here to Look INSIDE the New Grand Floridian DVC Villas

That is a lot of construction to keep track of on your next visit, but luckily you don’t have to — stay tuned to DFB for more Disney construction news and more!

Check Out Our in Depth Look at the Latest ‘Moana’ Attraction Construction

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