The 8 BIGGEST Construction Changes From Disney World This Week!

It seems like no matter where you look in Disney World these days, things are changing.

Mickey and Minnie at Adventurers Outpost

Whether it’s a new snack at your favorite spot or a brand new attraction on the way, no two Disney trips have looked the same lately. That’s why it’s so important to stay in the know when it comes to Disney World construction — and we’ve got the most important updates from this week below!

Magic Kingdom

TRON: Lightcycle Run

We got an exciting TRON update from Walt Disney Imagineering this week! They shared the first photos of the outdoor canopy lit up at night and it looks absolutely incredible.

via @waltdisneyimagineering on Instagram

The team has been testing the lighting at night of what will eventually be the “Upload Conduit” where “Users” (riders) will race through on their Lightcycles. In the daylight, construction is continuing on the ground with more areas being leveled out.

TRON construction

Disney still hasn’t shared when we’ll be able to experience this attraction yet, so stay tuned for updates!

Here’s What We Know About the TRON Ride!


Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana

If you haven’t been to EPCOT lately, you might not know that the center of the park is completely walled off due to construction on the new Moana attraction and CommuniCore areas.

Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana

This week, we spotted more rock formations be put into place at what will eventually be the water-based Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana attraction.

Click Here to See NEW Concept Art for EPCOT’s ‘Moana’ Attraction

Germany Pavilion

Over in the Germany Pavilion, construction bushes are up and Das Kaufhaus is closed off to guests for now.

The famous Disney construction bushes.

We’re not quite sure what’s going on here just yet, so stay tuned for updates.

Click Here to Read About EPCOT’s Massive Transformation

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

TriceraTop Spin

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, TriceraTop Spin is closed for refurbishment. 

Closed for refurbishment

Have no fear, though — the whirlwind ride is scheduled to reopen on June 17th. 

Click Here to See What’s New in Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Mania Gift Shop

Guests are still unable to exit through the gift shop at this popular ride due to construction on the exit of Toy Story Mania. 

No exiting through the gift shop.

For now, guests are being rerouted through a detour until construction is finished.

Construction continues

Disney hasn’t shared exactly what will be taking the place of the Toy Story Mania Gift Shop, but we’re keeping an eye out for news! It’s like the new shop that has been announced!

Everything We Know About What’s Coming to Toy Story Land

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The Polynesian is undergoing quite a bit of construction on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. The deluxe resort is expanding to include new DVC villas restaurants, and merchandise locations. Unfortunately, that meant that the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show had to close to make way for the new building.

Polynesian Village Resort Construction

We hitched a ride on the monorail recently to see what was going on and found that nearly all of the Spirit of Aloha building has been demolished. 

Construction update on Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort mid-june 2022

The construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2024, and we’ll be keeping you updated throughout the renovations.

Here’s What We Know About the NEW Polynesian Villas

Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts

There’s a bit of construction going on over at the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts!

Yacht and Beach Club construction

Luckily, this refurbishment shouldn’t impact your visit to either hotel.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Those pesky Disney construction bushes have popped up on the BoardWalk — right in front of Flying Fish.

Flying Fish construction

Don’t worry, though, Flying Fish is still open for guests and you can make your reservation on the My Disney Experience app!

Click Here to Read About the Changes Coming to Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Disney World is changing — to make sure you’re up to date, be sure to stay tuned to DFB! If you’re heading to Disney World soon, don’t forget that Park Pass Reservations are still required in addition to valid park admission.

Don’t get stuck eating at a less-than-stellar restaurant on your Disney World vacation! We’ve got plenty of recommendations like ‘Ohana at the Polynesian and Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort, or you can check out the videos below.


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