Check Out These 11 Construction Updates Before Your Next Disney World Vacation

Park pass reservations? Check. Resort hotel reservations? Check. Riding Expedition Everest in Disney’s Animal Kingdom right now? NOPE!

Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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! 

Magic Kingdom

TRON: Lightcycle Run

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. 

TRON: Lightcycle Run construction progress

And, the tunnel that the Walt Disney World Railroad will eventually run through appears to almost be finished, too!

Walt Disney World Railroad tunnel

Speaking of the Railroad…

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

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.

We can’t wait until we can hitch a ride on our beloved train again!


Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

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!


Let’s hear it for the amazing women behind GuardiansOfTheGalaxy: Cosmic Rewind 👏#Disney #DisneyParks #DisneyWorld #Imagineering #WhenWomenWin #WomensHistoryMonth

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As far as the exterior construction of this ride goes, things are looking pretty nice and tidy over near the Nova Corps Starblaster, too!

Lookin’ good!

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!

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

Connections Cafe and Eatery

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. 

We see you, Starbucks!

Connections Cafe and Connections Eatery are scheduled to open this spring 2022, so keep an eye out for updates from us!

Click Here to See the FULL Menu for Connections Eatery

Guest Relations

The scaffolding over near Guest Relations had been covered with green scrim until recently.

Scaffolding near guest relations

Hopefully, this means crews will be done painting the exterior of the building soon!

Moana: Journey of Water

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!

This is a HUGE area of EPCOT under construction!

Disney has yet to share an opening date for the water-based attraction, so be sure to stay tuned to DFB for updates.

Click Here to See Everything We Know About the Moana Attraction

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. 

Shrubs outside of Toy Story Mania Gift 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!

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

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest

The beloved Animal Kingdom ride (and controversial Yeti) is still closed for refurbishment through “mid-April” according to Disney. 

Expedition Everest

You can be sure we’ll bring you the latest updates on when Expedition Everest might be opening back up!

Disney Resorts

Grand Floridian

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. 

Grand Floridian Construction

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.

Click Here to Read More About the New Grand Floridian DVC Villas

Art of Animation

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!).

Righteous Reef Playground closed

In addition, the Cozy Cone Pool is closed for refurbishment until mid-April 2022, so we’re hopeful that it will open again soon.

Yacht Club

The exterior construction blocking the path to Ale & Compass has been completed!

The construction at Yacht Club 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!

Click Here to See When Character Meet and Greets Will Be Back in Disney World!