Skip to Content

New Disney World Rides & Attractions for 2024

We’ve been seeing big changes in all four of the Disney parks and if you are wondering what’s been updated since the last time you’ve been, you are going to be surprised at all the additions. There are plenty of new Disney World rides & attractions for you to experience.

New Disney World Rides & Attractions

New Disney World Rides & Attractions

There are plenty of new things to experience at all of the Disney Parks! Here are some of the things you can experience:

Magic Kingdom

If it’s been a while since you’ve visited Magic Kingdom, you can look forward to two new rides and some other great experiences.

Tron Lightcycle
Courtesy Disney

Tron Lightcycle / Run

The newest ride at Magic Kingdom is Tron Lightcycle / Run where guests will board high-speed Lightcycles for a thrilling race through a dark, computerized world, facing off against a fierce group of Programs known as Team Orange.

Tron Ride at Magic Kingdom
Courtesy Disney

While the ride looks intimidating, it is a lot of fun!

Happily Ever After Fireworks
Courtesy Disney

Happily Ever After Fireworks

New this year is the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show that showcases the heroism of favorite Disney films, including “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” Frozen” and “Moana.”

These brand-new projections will extend down Main Street U.S.A.

Mirabel on Float
Courtesy Disney

Encanto’s Mirabel

Mirabel from Encanto is featured in the “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade!” which winds its way through Magic Kingdom several times each day.

She is also doing meet & greets inside Fairytale Garden!

Courtesy Disney

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Those who have been missing Splash Mountain will be glad to know that Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will be open this summer!

The newly themed ride takes guests on an adventure down on the Bayou!

Hollywood Studios

This park hasn’t really gotten a lot of new things, but you can check out a new restaurant in Toy Story Land , meet the live-action Little Mermaid and possibly experience a new land on Star Tours.

Courtesy Disney

Ariel Meet & Greet

For a limited time, guests will be able to meet & greet with the live-action version of Little Mermaid at Disney’s Hollywood Studios inside Walt Disney Presents.

This Ariel’s meet and greet features Ariel with her sea legs along with artwork inspired by the movie with “thingamabobs,’’ replicas from the film. 

Roundup Rodeo Restaurant
Courtesy Disney

Round-Up Rodeo Restaurant BBQ

This new table service restaurant in Hollywood Studio allows guests to become Andy’s honorary toys while dining on barbecue-inspired comfort food served family-style. 

Ahsoka on Star Tours
Courtesy Disney

NEW Star Tours Experience

Starting April 5, 2024, guests who visit Star Tours in Hollywood Studios might see a new face!

During their flight, guests may see Ahsoka Tano, Cassian Andor or Din Djarin and Grogu.

There is also a new planet guests could visit, Peridea, from the “Ahsoka” series.

Animal Kingdom

During D23, many new rides and attractions were announced for Animal Kingdom. While nothing is set in stone, the following is in the plans:

Dinoland in Animal Kingdom is most likely going to get an overhaul. New experiences inspired by “Encanto” and Indiana Jones are being considered for the reimagined land.

“Zootopia” Show is being created for the Tree of Life theater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The current concept for the new “Zootopia” experience has guests visiting the different biomes seen briefly in the film, traveling along with Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde and other characters. 


This park has just undergone a huge set of changes, including adding the concept of neighborhoods to EPCOT.

Here is what you can expect to see next time you visit:

Journey of Water

One of the newest additions to EPCOT is Journey of Water, where guests can walk through an interactive exhibit that focuses on how important water is to our world.

Moana also has a meet and greet just past the Journey of Water attraction.

Walt the Dreamer Statue

There is a new Walt Disney statue at Dreamers Point in the World Celebration neighborhood, which overlooks the World Celebration Gardens.

The statue features Walt Disney sitting on a bench where he “sits with a sense of fulfillment and joy, enjoying the beauty of his realized dream: a park that represents pure optimism and truly celebrates the magic of possibility.”

Guests can sit on the bench with Walt and have their pictures taken.

Figment meet & greet
Courtesy Disney

Figment Meet & Greet

Fans of Figment will be glad to know that he is available for meet & greets in the Imagination! pavilion at EPCOT!

Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure
Courtesy Disney

Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure

Go on an adventure with Scrooge McDuck and his nephews! Using the Play Disney Parks app, guests can on a quacky quest to find the 7 Lost Magic Treasures around World Showcase.

Epcot Luminous The Symphony of Us
Courtesy Disney

Luminous The Symphony of Us

There is a NEW EPCOT light show that guests get to enjoy! This show focuses on the experiences that connect people across the globe.

There are fountains, light displays, music and of course, fireworks!

Walt Disney World

With so many new Disney World rides and attractions, it is certainly the perfect time to plan a trip to the most magical place on Earth!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Sunday 9th of April 2017

We are planning to go in December! Can't wait! I am also insanely giddy after reading!! Thank you for this post!


Saturday 18th of February 2017

So excited for the new changes! We went as a family January 2016 and will be going back for our Honeymoon January 2018!


Friday 20th of January 2017

Were going for the 1st time with our 3 kids in April for Easter the kids are 16,10, and 2. We are all very excited. I've been doing lots of research, we are staying at Pop century.


Sunday 22nd of January 2017

You will have a wonderful time in the Spring. Be sure to read my recent post

John Aloyisius Matern III

Wednesday 4th of January 2017

Enjoyed the Halloween party last year, this year we are going for the Christmas party and all the extra I will be 50, my daughter will be 10, can't wait to go


Thursday 5th of January 2017

You will have the time of your life! The Christmas party is amazing!


Thursday 29th of December 2016

My family and I are coming in June from Ireland can you please tell us everything we need to know for this wonderful trip of a lifetime.


Thursday 29th of December 2016

Be sure to read this... and feel free to ask us any questions you may have! You can find us on Facebook as well...

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

DISCLAIMER: Disney Insider Tips is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to and its affiliated international sites. Read our Privacy Policy