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New Disney World Rides & Attractions for 2024

We’ve been seeing big changes in all four of the Disney World 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 Disney World and plenty more in the works!

“over the next decade, we’re going to have more projects underway than at any point in our history.  Our sole purpose is to give you more and more of what you love about a Disney experience. And then surprise and delight you with things you never dreamed possible.”

Josh D’Amaro

NEW at Magic Kingdom

Tron Lightcycle

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

TRON Lightcycle / Run blends speed, visual effects, music and a one-of-a-kind ride system to create an experience like no other!

Happily Ever After Fireworks

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 extend down Main Street U.S.A.

Mirabel on Float

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.

Guests also meet her in a colorful courtyard outside the Casa Madrigal. The new character encounter is available daily in the Fairytale Garden at Magic Kingdom.

Hatbox Ghost in Haunted Mansion
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Hatbox Ghost

There’s a new ghost in town! Hatbox Ghost is now appearing in the Haunted Mansion as you pass the attraction’s Endless Hallway!

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Country Bear Jamboree

Country Bear Jamboree is getting new songs and the bears will be performing a new act.

When the show debuts, the bears will be reinterpreting favorite Disney songs in different genres of country music.

Imagineers are working with Nashville musicians to get an authentic honkey-tonk sound.

Pirates of the Caribbean Lounge
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Pirates of the Caribbean Lounge

A new Pirates of the Caribbean-themed lounge is coming to Adventureland at Magic Kingdom. We don’t know all the details, but it will be based on the popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride.

NEW at Hollywood Studios

Ariel Meet & Greet

For a limited time, guests will be able to meet & greet with the live-action version of Little Mermaid at 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

Round-Up Rodeo Restaurant BBQ

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

Star Tours

Ahsoka will soon become part of Star Tours. We aren’t quite sure how she will be featured, but our guess is that she will appear in one of the segments of the ride.

NEW at Animal Kingdom

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Zootopia Show

A new show based on “Zootopia” is being created for the Tree of Life theater at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

The current concept has guests traveling with Judy & Nick and other Zootopia characters as they visit the different biomes seen in the film.

Tropical Land
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Dino Land Makeover

As we anticipated, Animal Kingdom is going to be dismantling Dino Land and adding a new “Tropical Lands” themed area.

Nothing is set in stone, but both Encanto and Indiana Jones are possibilities.

NEW at EPCOT

Disney’s DuckTales World Showcase Adventure

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 EPCOT’s World Showcase.

Figment Meet & Greet

Guests will be happy to know that Figment is now meeting guests inside the Imagination Pavilion! Wait times are quite long so pace yourself!

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Journey of Water

Journey of Water is a beautifully landscaped walking trail with fun and surprising ways to engage with water.

Moana Meet & Greet at Epcot

Moana is also now meeting guests near the entrance.

Epcot Night Show

Luminous, the Symphony of Us

EPCOT has a new show Luminous, the Symphony of Us.

The new night show will has state-of-the-art lighting, cascading fountains, laser-light shows, and fireworks, all set to music.

New Test Track at EPCOT
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Reimagining Test Track

Test Track will soon be going through a reimagining phase. We don’t know a lot about the details, but it is going back to its roots of being part of the World of Motion!

1900 Park Fare at Grand Floridian

New at Grand Floridian

1900 Park Fare has been closed since the pandemic and now we know that it is reopening this spring and it will have NEW characters!

There will still be two buffets (breakfast and dinner) but the theming will be different.

You can expect to see some new characters like Tiana and Mirabel which is super exciting.

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Disney World Planning Information

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Remember that we aren’t travel agents, we are regular Disney travelers just like you, but have been blessed with the opportunity to visit the parks regularly. Because we’ve been so much, we’ve learned many valuable Disney insider tips that we can share with others.

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

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