12 Big Construction Changes Happening in Disney World

Heads up, Disney World fans!


We are experiencing some major changes all throughout the property — from the EPCOT transformation and the TRON coaster in MagicKingdom to new DVC Villas at multiple hotels. If you’re planning an upcoming trip, you might want to stick around and check out all of the construction updates from around Disney World this week!


TRON: Lightcycle Run

Crews appear to be preparing another area for construction near the walkway under the canopy — which also looks to be almost entirely finished!

TRON construction

Be sure to stay tuned to DFB for more updates about this ride, as Disney has yet to share an opening timeline for the attraction!

Everything You Need to Know About the TRON Ride!

Casey’s Corner

Last week, we reported that there was some refurbishment going on in front of the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor, but that has since been finished. Instead, it looks like similar refurbishments are taking place on the opposite side of the street, near Casey’s Corner.

Construction moved

We’ll keep an eye out for any additional progress in this area.


Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

The walls are DOWN in front of the Wonders of Xandar Pavilionwhich is home to EPCOT’s newest thrill ride.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

You still can’t get super close to the entrance, but you can see now a really wonderful view of this area!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind officially opens on May 27th, 2022with Passholder, DVC, and D23 member previews happening ahead of the grand opening!

Click Here to See the More Photos of the Walls Down

Connections Cafe and Eatery

We’ve got some BIG NEWS over at Connections Cafe and Eatery! Both locations had a surprise soft opening on April 21st! The Cafe opened early in the day, with the Eatery following suit a few hours later.

Connections Cafe

Take a look at some of the incredible new foods we tried from Connections Eatery, including the General Tso Chicken Salad, Ley waffle, Apple Pie Gelato Shakeand more!

Time to eat!

We will DEFINITELY be back soon! While the spot has already softly opened, it will be having its official opening on April 27th, 2022.

Click Here to See Our FULL Review of Connections Eatery!

Moana: Journey of Water

On our most recent monorail ride, we got a good look at additional walls being built around some previously existing support structures.

More walls and support structures going up

Crews are so busy digging out additional dirtpossibly to lay some more foundations or support structures.

Can you dig it?

We’re waiting patiently (okay, MOST of the time we’re patient!) for news from Disney about the opening timeline of the moana attraction, so be sure you stay tuned for updates!

Check Out Everything We Know About the Moana Attraction Here

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Mania Gift Shop

Guests who test their arcade skills at this popular Toy Story Land ride are still having to take a detour instead of the normal exit.

Toy Story detour

Disney is busy transforming the Toy Story Mania Gift Shop, but into what exactly? We’re not sure!

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ABC Commissary

There’s some fresh paint over at ABC Commissary!

Just a little refresh!

Cast Members had roped an area off so it could dry when we visited the spot earlier this week.

ABC Commissary area

We’ll keep an eye out for any additional updates on this area.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Expedition Everest

This mountain of a ride has FINALLY reopened in Animal Kingdom!

Unfortunately, it did see some technical issues almost immediately. However, now it is fully open and ready for guests after a long closure in Disney’s Animal Kingdom!


Salt & Straw

Disney’s newest ice cream shop is officially open!

Salt & Straw is OPEN!

We were there to check it all out, and it certainly did NOT disappoint. Head on over to Disney Springs if you’re in the mood for some unique flavors — but don’t worry, they have traditional flavors too if you’re not feeling as daring!

Check Out Our Review of Salt & Straw HERE!

Disney Resorts

Grand Florida

Work continues over on the Big Pine Key building at the Grand Florida.

Construction at Disney’s Grand Florida

crews were up on scaffolding working on the exterior of the building on our last visit.

Click Here to Read More About the New DVC Villas

Art of animation

good news Both the Righteous Reef Playground AND the Cozy Cone Pool have reopened at this value resort.

Cozy Cone is OPEN!

Now your kiddos (and you) can play and splash as much as possible.


We caught a glimpse of some fencing and signage up over near the Spirit of Aloha stage.

Spirit of Aloha

Disney has shut this popular experience down to make way for new villas!

Click Here to Read More About the New Polynesian Villas

Well, there you have it! There’s a lot of construction going on throughout Disney World, so be sure you stay tuned to DFB for the latest news and updates.

Click Here to Find Out Which Exclusive Disney World Spot Will Be Reopening Soon!

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