Upcoming attractions and changes to WDW

As always, Imagineers are hard at work to improve, develop, and evolve the Parks system into a place that will continually captivate the hearts and minds of their growing and dedicated fanbase. Changes to what already exists at the Parks of WDW are in the works for upcoming months and into next year. Today, we're going to go through what we know is on the docket, and where we see these changes and additional attractions taking the atmosphere that is the Most Magical Place on Earth. They'll be listed in order of release, starting first with an out of this world experience that promises to bring an entirely new set of "stars" to the stage at Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Although this attraction has already opened at Disneyland, it will be opening in Walt Disney World on the 29th of August of this year! Debuting on opening day, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run will be the principal attraction, at least until the opening of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance which will debut on December 5th, 2019.

In addition to the main attraction, there are a ton of very cool interactive attractions that will be a great place for any Star Wars fan to immerse themselves in the galaxy far, far away. From Savi's Workshop - a place to build your own custom lightsaber - to the Droid Depot - the workshop that will give you free rein on designing your very own Astro droid - creating your own assembly of Star Wars merchandise is going to be a huge highlight for many guests. On top of that, you'll be able to get refreshments at the Cantina, eat in a Docking Bay, and even try the "blue milk" we've all always been curious about, no matter how it tastes! 

Finally, for the shopping-centric guests out there, there will be an "antiquities" shop that's chock full of super amazing Star Wars lore items, as well as the Black Spire Outfitters, where any galactic ranger can get outfitted with all of the gear they could possibly need to take on the First Order.  

Epcot Forever 

The Disney Parks, namely the Magic Kingdom, are known for their spectacular fireworks shows. Fans of the Parks and Walt Disney World, in particular, have witnessed fantastic changes at the different themed parks throughout the years, but no Park has evolved more than Epcot. What was once an idea conceived by Walt Disney himself as the perfect utopian town converted instead to a theme park. 

The park itself has grown into an incredible place for exploring the World of Disney as well as other attractions that have truly shaped the way guests explore the Walt Disney World Resort. This October, specifically on the 1st, begins the newest fireworks show at Epcot over the World Showcase Lagoon, that will take a dive throughout the history and charge forward into the future of Epcot. It promises to be an absolutely beautiful show, and will change the way Epcot guests appreciate the Park forever!

Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Coming Spring 2020, the first-ever Mickey and Minnie-specific ride that will travel throughout the world of Disney's recent award-winning Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts. It's going to be a ride for the whole family, and it promises to be one of the coolest new editions to the parks in years! The ride will be unique to Hollywood Studios, so it won't be available at any of the other Parks; meaning, if you want to take a spin, you'll have to head down to Orlando!

Guardians of the Galaxy Indoor Rollercoaster

While we've seen some pretty incredible and interactive coasters in the past at Walt Disney World, especially ones like the Rockin' Roller Coaster, there has never been something like what is planned for the Guardians of the Galaxy coaster at Epcot coming in 2021. The way the coaster is designed incorporates an interactive experience that will force each individual cart to rotate and move throughout the ride to direct the riders' attention to different places and features of the indoor complex.

The complex itself will be one of the largest indoor rollercoasters in the entire world, and certainly the largest in Walt Disney World history. In fact, the complex is so large, you could fit the volume of 4 Spaceship Earth attractions inside! Wow! According to the Disney Parks blog, trucks have already dumped 960 loads worth of concrete to build the foundation, so it's really going to be quite the spectacle. 


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