What’s currently being built at Walt Disney World? Disney is constantly updating and adding to Walt Disney World’s theme parks and resorts. The vacation destination is enormous (it’s basically a small city), which means it can be difficult to keep track of all the current construction projects.
We’ll keep track of everything new that’s going on at Walt Disney World below. Click here to see what’s being worked on at Disneyland Resort.
Current Major Construction Projects at Walt Disney World
This list will be updated regularly. Completed projects will be added at the bottom of the article.
EPCOT’s World Celebration (Center Spine Project)
Concept art via Disney.A large portion of EPCOT has been under construction for the past several years. The center spine of EPCOT is being transformed into World Celebration, which has gradually been opening to guests. The final portion, which includes CommuniCore Hall and Plaza, will open in December 2023.
The transformation of the center of EPCOT into World Celebration has included changing Innoventions East into the Creations Shop and Connections Cafe. Over on the western side, Innoventions West was demolished to make way for the Journey of Water attraction and the new CommuniCore Hall and Plaza.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Magic Kingdom
The old Splash Mountain at Magic Kingdom is being transformed into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. The same retheming is also taking place at Disneyland in California. The updated ride will follow the same layout, but will instead take guests through the bayou on a new adventure with Tiana.
The updated ride is expected to open in 2024.
EPCOT’s New Fireworks Show ‘Luminous’
Yet another new nighttime spectacular is being developed for EPCOT. Luminous: The Symphony of Us will become EPCOT’s new fireworks show starting December 5, 2023. The new show will take over for EPCOT Forever, which has been bridging the gap between Harmonious ending and the debut of Luminous.
New DVC Tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
The expansion of Disney Vacation Club (DVC) properties at Walt Disney World continues. A large multi-story tower is going up on the western side of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The DVC addition will completely change the look and feel of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and possibly the nearby Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.
Construction photos show just how large and impactful the DVC tower is at the resort. To date, Disney hasn’t released much information on rooms, dining locations, or any other specifics.
The new tower is scheduled to open in late 2024.
Country Bear Jamboree Update at Magic Kingdom
The Country Bear Jamboree is getting a new act at Magic Kingdom! The updated show will still feature everyone’s favorite bears singing familiar classic Disney songs in a unique style. Disney’s previewed a bluegrass version of ‘The Bare Necessities’ from The Jungle Book.
The updated Country Bear Jamboree will open in Magic Kingdom in 2024.
Construction projects will be added here once they officially open to the public.
Journey of Water at EPCOT
The Journey of Water walk-through attraction officially opened to guests on October 16, 2023 after weeks of previews. The new addition at EPCOT has received mixed reviews, with some praising the interactivity and lush landscaping in the center of the park, with others criticizing the space for taking too long to build and not being a fit for EPCOT.