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New Disney World Rides & Attractions

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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 Rides & Attractions at Disney World

New Disney World Rides & Attractions

While the biggest addition to Disney World is Galaxy’s Edge, there are other features that each of the parks have added which creates new experiences for those who haven’t been to Disney World in the last few years.

2020 Cinderella Castle

What’s New at Magic Kingdom

The biggest change at Magic Kingdom is Cinderella Castle! The castle recently received a make over featuring a pink paint job, sapphire dusting on the rooftops and new gold trim.

Pluto Meet & Greet at Magic Kingdom

Pluto now greets guests inside Pete’s Silly Sideshow. He takes the place of Minnie Mouse since she is currently available for meet & greets with Mickey Mouse at Town Square Theater on Main Street USA.

What’s New at Epcot

The Land now has a new film, Awesome Planet. The film still delivers a message of conservation, but has some new 4D features.

Space themed restaurant in Disney
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Adjacent to Mission: SPACE pavilion is the new restaurant Space 220. Here guests will dine in a space station that provides both day and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.

Liberty Inn Restaurant is now Regal Eagle, a restaurant featuring American barbeque specialties! The restaurant theme is based on Sam the Eagle, the Muppet known for his patriotism.

France Pavilion now is playing a Beauty & the Beast Sing-Along during the day and Impressions de France at night.

What’s New at Animal Kingdom

During Kilimanjaro Safari, you might be able to see the new baby Rhinos! These rhinos were born in early 2021.

What’s New at Hollywood Studio

Galaxy's Edge Opening in Disney World
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Of course, the largest expansion in Disney World is Galaxy’s Edge. This area features new rides, new merchandise, and new snack stalls!

Mickey & Minnies Runaway Railway
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Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is the newest ride outside of Galaxy’s Edge and it will take you on a fun journey through a cartoon world!

There is a new Disney Junior Dance party featuring Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, Timon and even Mickey!

Meet Cruize Ramirez

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy is open and there is a Dance Party (“DJ’s Ready! Set! Party Time!”) featuring the pit crew & you can meet Piston Cup Champion Cruz Ramirez!

What’s New at Disney World Resorts

Frozen Skyliner at Disney World

There is a new way to get to the Disney parks!

Disney Skyliner now connects Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Gran Destino Tower in Coronado Springs

Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has opened and it features a two story lobby and beautiful suites!


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Kristen

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!

Stacy

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!

Debbie

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.

Kristi

Sunday 22nd of January 2017

You will have a wonderful time in the Spring. Be sure to read my recent post https://www.disneyinsidertips.com/reasons-to-visit-epcot-this-spring/

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

Kristi

Thursday 5th of January 2017

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

Majella

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.

Kristi

Thursday 29th of December 2016

Be sure to read this... https://www.disneyinsidertips.com/planning-your-2016-disney-world-vacation/ and feel free to ask us any questions you may have! You can find us on Facebook as well... https://www.facebook.com/DisneyInsiderTips/

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