One thing I love about Disney World is the mix of classic and new attractions. Both of these keep me coming back year after year. Below are 8 new rides and attractions coming to Disney World, expected through 2021, that I can’t wait for! Which one/s are you most excited for?
1. Star Wars: Rise of the Residence At Hollywood Studios
Star Wars: Rise Of The Resistance will be an immersive attraction, putting guests in the midst of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Guests at Hollywood Studios can experience starting December 5, 2019. Disneyland’s version will open on January 17, 2020.
2. Beauty and the Beast Sing Along At Epcot
The France Pavilion is getting a brand new Beauty and the Beast sing-along. It will play in addition to, Impressions de France. This new experience is created by Don Hahn, the producer of the 1991 animated and the 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast! This new sing along is expected by January 2020.
3. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure At Epcot
A Ratatouille experience coming to Epcot’s France pavilion. It will be a trackless ride and based on the Ratatouille: The Adventure attraction currently found at Disneyland Paris. This new adventure at Epcot is expected to open Summer 2020.
4. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
In the World Discovery neighborhood at Epcot guests can look forward to a thrilling family-friendly attraction named Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind! This will be a never before seen, storytelling (and rotating) coaster. The ride vehicles will rotate 360 degrees, with the help of a groundbreaking ride system, plus the ability of reverse launch. When completed, this attraction will be among the world’s longest enclosed roller coasters. This attraction will be housed in a brand new building, adjacent to the Universe of Energy building. Guests can ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind expected by 2021, when Disney has said it will be open in time for Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
5. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway At Hollywood Studios
Believe it or not, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway will be Disney’s first attraction to feature Mickey Mouse himself, for a ride-through attraction. This attraction will feature an all new original song and a brand new cartoon short featuring Minnie & Mickey at a picnic. The engineer behind the ride, is none other than Goofy, putting guests into the movie screen, on an unpredictable journey, with Mickey Mouse and his friends. Disney named the technology for this attraction, 2 1/2-D, (as opposed to 3D), as no 3D glasses are needed. This new family friendly ride is expected to open in Hollywood Studios Spring 2020.
6. Moana Inspired Attraction At Epcot
Coming to Epcot is a new attraction named, Journey of Water. This will be Disney’s first ever attraction inspired by Disney’s Moana. Guests will have the chance to interact with magical, living water in an inspiring setting. Above is the concept art for this exciting update.
7. Mary Poppins Attraction At Epcot
The United Kingdom pavilion in Epcot will be home to the very first attraction inspired by Mary Poppins! Come to Cherry Tree Lane to see the Banks house with this attraction, in a new neighborhood in the Pavilion.
8. Tron Lightcycle Power Run At Magic Kingdom
An all new Tron inspired indoor roller coaster attraction is coming to Magic Kingdom. The coaster will be built in a currently unoccupied area next to Space Mountain. The new Tron attraction is based on the current Tron Lightcycle Power Run in Shanghai Disneyland. Expect this attraction by 2021.