9 BIG Construction Projects Happening in Disney World This Week

It’s no secret that wherever you look in Disney World, things are constantly changing.

Spaceship Earth

We recently got to experience Connections Cafe and Eatery for the very first time, and we even got the chance to go on EPCOT’s newest thrill ride ahead of its official opening (SPOILER: it’s awesome!). But, that’s not all the change we’re currently seeing around the parks, so let’s take a look at the Disney World construction updates from this week!

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TRON: Lightcycle Run

Workers are busy clearing out more dirt and making room for additional concrete to eventually be laid on the ground at this ride!

That’s progress!

And, it looks like the canopy is completely finished — we can even see some of the interior structure below as well!

Can you see it?

We haven’t spotted any active testing of the ride on our most recent visit, so stay tuned for updates on when we might actually get to experience this attraction!

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

EPCOT

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

WOO BOY do we have a Cosmic Rewind update for ya this week! We were invited to ride this attraction as part of a media preview, and we can’t say enough amazing things about it!

We won’t spoil anything for you here, but you can head over to our FULL review if you want to know what we thought!

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind officially opens on May 27thwith Passholder, DVC, and D23 Member previews happening in the coming weeks.

Click Here to Read Our FULL Spoiler-Free Cosmic Rewind Review

Journey of Water—Inspired by Moana

Last week, we saw the very first rock formations being added to the construction zone that will eventually be EPCOT’s moana attraction…

Big things are happening, people!

… and we’re seeing more and more of those rocks take shape! We also got some updated concept art from Disney that shows more details on the exploration trails.

Journey of Water Concept Art © Disney

Disney hasn’t shared an official opening date for the attraction, so stay tuned for the latest updates!

Check Out MORE Concept Art for EPCOT’s ‘Moana’ Attraction

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Mania Gift Shop

The Toy Story Mania Gift Shop has been closed for quite some time now, and Disney is still staying quiet on exactly what is going to take its place.

Toy Story Mania Exit

for now, Guests are still being directed through a detour upon exiting this popular attraction.

Guests are still being re-routed.

Stay tuned to DFB to get the latest updates on the Toy Story Mania gift shop construction!

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

Disney Resorts

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Construction is still going strong over at Stormalong Baythe shared pool at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.

Stormalong Bay construction

And, there’s also a walkway area blocked off by construction walls on the Yacht Club Resort pool entrance side.

Additional Yacht Club construction

We’re not sure exactly what sort of refurbishments are taking place here, but we’ll keep an eye out for additional details.

Disney’s Grand Florida Resort

The Big Pine Key building at Disney’s Grand Floridian resort is currently being transformed into new DVC Villas, and crews are still working on removing the staircases.

Grand Florida construction

The renovations are slated to be completed this summer, but stay tuned for updates.

Click Here to See the Grand Flo Villas Concept Art!

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Grand Flo isn’t the only resort that’s being updated, either! over at Disney’s Polynesian Resortwe’re starting to see the initial construction begin on what will eventually become brand new villas.

Construction at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The Polynesian updates are scheduled to be completed in late 2024 according to Disney, and we’ll keep you updated every step of the way.

Here’s What We Know About the NEW Polynesian Villas

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

the Righteous Reef Playground is open once again over at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort!

Righteous Reef Playground

The playground had been closed for routine refurbishment up until now.

Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Hotel

The newest hotel to open on Disney property, the Swan Reserve, is undergoing a bit of refurb as well — but just on the pool area.

The Swan Reserve Pool is currently closed.

We’re not sure how long the pool is scheduled to be closed, but we’ll be checking back for more details — so stay tuned!

Check Out a Full Tour of the Swan Reserve Hotel Here

Things are always changing in Disney World, so be sure to stay tuned to DFB for the latest construction updates and beyond!

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