New Magic Coming to Walt Disney World: The Complete Guide!

Updated: July 16, 2020

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There are so many new things to look forward to coming to Walt Disney World in the coming months and years, it’s hard to contain the energy and excitement for all of it!! But sadly, due to COVID-19, some of the original plans have been delayed or canceled. This list has been updated to reflect the changes.

Here’s a list of everything happening!

Note: This will continuously be updated with new information!


Tron Lightcycle Attraction

This new roller coaster scheduled to open in time to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary is going to be a huge addition to the Magic Kingdom. It will be located in Tomorrowland between Space Mountain and the Tomorrowland Speedway. This attraction is a super huge hit in Shanghai Disneyland, so we are super excited to have it here at Walt Disney World. Construction has begun on this project.
Dates: Scheduled to open in 2021

Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom opened on October 1, 1971, so 2021 marks the 50th Anniversary! And all four parks are getting in on the action! This will be one of Disney’s biggest celebrations ever!
Dates: Starting in 2021


The park will be unified with four neighborhoods that each celebrate a unique aspect of what makes Epcot so special. Where Future World currently stands, three new neighborhoods will spring up: World CelebrationWorld Discovery and World Nature. And World Showcase will continue to celebrate culture, cuisine, architecture and traditions from around the world.


Spaceship Earth

This beautiful icon will remain, but the journey will be transformed with new scenes reflecting the universal nature of the human experience. A new guide and all new narration will focus on the storytelling that brings people together.
Dates: Planned 2 year refurbishment has been delayed/postponed indefinitely

Dreamers Point

This will feature beautiful lush gardens, a wishing tree, an interactive new fountain and a new statue celebrating the legacy of the original dreamer, Walt Disney.
Dates: TBD

New Pavilion

This will be the home base for Epcot’s signature festivals, providing a stunning view of World Showcase and an ideal spot to witness the park’s nighttime spectacular. This three level structure will have a Plaza Level, a Mid Expo Level and a park up on top to view all of the park and the new nighttime fireworks show.
Dates: This has been postponed/canceled

New Pavilion


Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

This roller coaster is currently being constructed where the Universe of Energy stood for over 20 years. It is ginormous! The building is so massive, it could house four Spaceship Earth attractions inside of it! This is going to be something unlike anything we’ve ever seen. This will be one of the first “storytelling coaster” connecting the adventure of a storyline with the thrills of a coaster and will feature the first reverse launch into space! Guests will be fully immersed in the story.
Dates: Scheduled to open in 2021

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Space 220

This new space restaurant, operated and owned by Patina, will be located between Mission Space and Test Track. It will seat more than 350 Guests that will enter the restaurant via space themed elevators. This new restaurant will make Guests feel like they are actually traveling through space using a 250-ft long digital screen wrapping around the dining room simulating outer space.
Dates: TBD

Space 220 Restaurant

Play Pavilion

The pavilion will be themed around the power of PLAY. This new space will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that will come to life under the domed building previously known as Wonders of Life. The pavilion’s city will be extremely immersive and bursting with interactive experiences where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters, enjoy hands-on activities and engaging entertainment. There will be a unique interactive game with Edna Mode and Huey, Dewey and Louie, just to name a few!
Dates: Scheduled to open in 2021

All-New Play Pavilion Coming to Epcot in 2021


Journey of Water

All-new attraction inspired by Moana
Dates: TBD

Journey of Water


Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

This new attraction will be located in the France Pavilion and is currently under construction. You can see much of the construction from the walkway between the BoardWalk and the International Gateway entrance into Epcot or from the Disney Skyliner. This is a dark ride shrinking you down to the size of a rat taking you on a grand adventure.
Dates: TBD – delayed due to COVID-19 and park closure

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure Construction Update: May 7, 2019


This new nighttime spectacular will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world, and will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics and lasers. This will be the permanent nighttime show at Epcot once it debuts.
Dates: Sometime in 2020

Concept Art from Harmonious

Wondrous China

An all-new circle vision presentation in 360 degree digital format coming to the China Pavilion.
Dates: TBD

Authentic Crêperie Restaurant

An all-new Table Service and Quick Service dining experience coming to the France Pavilion.
Dates: Summer 2020 – delayed due to COVID-19 and park closure


Woody’s Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant

New Table Service dining coming to Toy Story Land! This new restaurant will be themed to a backyard barbecue with Andy and his toys inviting guests to participate in fun.
Dates: Summer 2020 – delayed due to COVID-19 and park closure


There are no new projects scheduled for Animal Kingdom at this time.


Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser

This resort will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios. It will be the first of its kind, a fully immersive hotel making Guests feel like they are part of the Star Wars story. Families visiting this destination will board a starship for a 2-night adventure that comes alive with characters and stories that unfold all around them during their voyage through the galaxy – and every cabin window has views of space! Guests visiting the multi-day adventure will also be welcome to participate as a resident of the Galaxy by dressing in Star Wars-inspired attire.
Dates: 2021 (Reservations open late 2020)

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