The 7 Construction Updates You Missed in Disney World This Week

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Now is the perfect time to head to the parks! The EPCOT Food & Wine Festival is well underway, and don’t forget that we’re still in the midst of Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, too. There’s so much going on in the parks and beyond, and you don’t want to be caught unaware of any potential closures that could affect your visit. So, let’s take a look at the biggest construction updates from Disney World this week!

Magic Kingdom

Center Street

There are fewer places to take a seat on Main Street, U.S.A., as Center Street remains closed off to guests. Disney has been working on this area for a while, but they haven’t shared an expected end date to the construction.

Center Street construction

The sidewalks on either side of Center Street have opened back up, though! We’re keeping an eye out for updates on this area, so stay tuned.

TRON: Lightcycle Run

We’re seeing some serious progress on the newest thrill ride to come to Magic Kingdom. More wooden supports are being built — is Disney installing more concrete walls in this area? It looks like it based on other parts of the attraction, but only time will tell.

Making progress on TRON

Unfortunately, we still don’t have any opening timeline information for TRON, and Disney hasn’t given any indication of announcing one.

Check Out the Latest TRON Update Here



A good portion of the Mitsukoshi store in the Japan Pavilion has been closed off by black tarps for a few weeks now.

Part of Mitsukoshi is still closed.

It originally started with the pearl picking area, but now the refurbishment appears to have expanded a bit. We’re keeping an eye on this spot, so stay tuned!

Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana

There’s a big ol’ pile of dirt and rocks in the middle of EPCOT — but that’s a good thing, as it means progress is being made on the immersive, walk-through Moana attraction coming to the park.

Early August construction on Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana

Disney also recently released some NEW concept art and details about the ride, and we can’t wait to see what all this attraction will have in store! In typical Disney fashion, mum’s the word on the opening timeline for this attraction, but we’ll be sure to share any updates with you!

See the Latest Journey of Water Concept Art Here

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

You’ll find nothing but dirt over at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort — at least where the Spirit of Aloha building used to be. Disney demolished the outdoor theater to make way for a HUGE expansion featuring new hotel rooms, dining options, and merchandise locations.

Completely gone!

Construction is expected to be completed in late 2024!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

While this probably won’t impact your trip, we wanted to mention that the Wilderness Lodge waterfall is being refurbished.

The Wilderness Lodge waterfall is being refurbished.

Just in case you were really, really looking forward to seeing this water feature in person — you’ll have to wait until it’s back in action.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

A new dock is being built over at Fort Wilderness, which looks like a good thing as the old dock is looking a little…rough. You can still access the water taxi at this resort, though!

This dock is under construction.

Be sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest Disney World construction news and more!

Magic Kingdom

Heading to Disney World soon? Now is a great time to go to the parks — Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party kicks off in just over a week. Later this year, celebrate the holidays at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and the EPCOT Festival of the Holidays!

Keep in mind that park pass reservations are still required in Disney World, so book yours before your trip!


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