8 Disney World Construction Updates to Know About Before Your Next Trip

It’s a big week for Disney news!

Cinderella Castle

There’s a massive overhaul coming to the Paradise Pier Hotel over at Disneyland Resortand we just learned that two exclusive after-hours events are returning to the parks, too! With so much change, it’s important to stay up-to-date ahead of your upcoming trip — so let’s take a look at all of the construction updates from Disney World this week.


TRON: Lightcycle Run

We spotted the Ride vehicles on the track again this week, but we didn’t spot any active testing happening on Magic Kingdom’s newest attraction.

Can you see it?!

So it looks like the entire canopy has been completed! We’re not expecting this ride to open anytime soon, though, as this area is still a super heavy construction zone.

Check Out What You Need to Know About the TRON Ride!


Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

We’re anxiously awaiting the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind — it’s coming up on May 27th, 2022! We were on a monorail ride when we saw that a temporary stage has been installed in front of the attraction entrance, so we decided to take a closer look.

Stage in front of the Wonders of Xandar Pavilion

Right now, Disney is in the midst of special previews for this ride — Annual Passholders, DVC, and D23 Members get to ride this attraction before it’s open to the public!

Click Here to See the Latest Progress on the Guardians Ride

Moana: Journey of Water

We had a pretty big update on the moana attraction this week, as we spotted the first rock formations being moved into place…

Journey of Water construction — Late April 2022

…and some additional walls and support beams have gone up as well!

Journey of Water Construction — Late April 2022

Unfortunately, we still don’t have an official opening date for this attraction, but you can be sure we’ll be keeping an eye out for updates.

Here’s Everything We Know About the Moana Attraction

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Mania Gift Shop

Guests are still being directed through a detour upon exiting this exciting arcade-style attraction.

Toy Story Mania exit detour

The Toy Story Mania Gift Shop is currently being transformedbut Disney is staying quiet on what we can expect from this location!

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

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Over in Galaxy’s Edge, there are some new temporary construction walls up across from Ronto Roasters.

Temporary walls up in Galaxy’s Edge

Disney shared a photo of the temporary walls and the Bounty Hunter emblem, along with a first look at the Starwars Magic Band+ that will play a critical role in this area.


Guests will be able to pretend to be bounty hunters in Galaxy’s Edge and find virtual bounties to capture using their MagicBand+!

Click Here to Find Out More About MagicBand+

Disney Resorts

Animal Kingdom Lodge

We’ve got good news for guests staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge — the Samawati Springs Pool is now open again!

The Samawati Springs Pool is open again!

The pool had been closed for routine maintenance and refurbishments, and we’re happy to say that guests can swim once again.

Yacht Club

Over at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, there is some construction taking place on one of the bridges at Stormalong Bay.

Construction at Stormalong Bay Pool

We’re not sure what Disney is up to behind these walls, but you can be sure we’ll bring you updates if we learn anything new.

Grand Florida

There’s still quite a bit of scaffolding surrounding the Big Pine Key building at Disney’s Grand Florida Resort & Spa.

Scaffolding is still up

We caught crews working on the exterior of the building, which will eventually be transformed into 200 brand new Disney Vacation Club Resort Studios!

Hello up there

Disney announced that the renovations are expected to be completed this summerand DVC members can book their stays now.

Click Here to See the Grand Flo Villas Concept Art!

Everywhere you look in Disney World there’s something being built or renovated, so be sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest updates!

Click Here to Read the Most Unexpected Disney News from April

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