Hotel refurbishments, resort construction, and character-inspired makeovers continue at Walt Disney World in 2021 and 2022. This resource provides info on room renovations, what to avoid, where to book, and what to expect in terms of hotel projects at Walt Disney World. (Updated January 21, 2021.) Our latest update comes during Walt Disney World’s phased
Construction Updates Archive
Construction walls are down around the iconic Art Nouveau Métro marquee, and the first section of the France expansion leading to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is open at EPCOT. In this post, we’ll tour the Streets of Paris area, rate the restrooms, and offer speculation about a grand opening date for Walt Disney World’s rat ride.
We’re back with our first Walt Disney World news round-up of 2021! This covers a range of stories, from another restaurant opening to a rumored park capacity increase from 35% to 40% of normal attendance limits. Most significantly, we have updates on construction at EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, and Wilderness Lodge–including projects pausing and resuming ahead
Saratoga Springs Resort is undergoing a 2-year construction project to refurbish building exteriors and reimagine guest rooms. In this post, we’ll share photos, an updated 2021 timeline, and thoughts on how this will impact stays at Walt Disney World’s largest DVC resort. It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since we last
Snow White’s Scary Adventures closed for refurbishment earlier this year, with the Fantasyland dark ride behind construction walls before the parks closed. Disneyland has since offered a preview of the park’s only ride-through princess attraction, which has been reimagined and renamed as Snow White’s Enchanted Wish. While Disneyland has been closed, Walt Disney Imagineering has
With construction in Future World, many fans are questioning whether they should skip Epcot on their 2021 vacations to Walt Disney World. In this post, we’ll cover what’s happening, when projects will be completed, and how they’ll impact your experience on upcoming visits. (Updated January 2, 2021.) When it comes to radical Disney park overhauls,
We’re back at EPCOT for what can only be described as a Festivus Eve Miracle: the reimagined main entrance plaza featuring the prismatic pylon fountain has been fully unveiled! In this Walt Disney World park report, we’ll take a look at that, construction, and Christmas week crowds. For people my age, EPCOT has always been
As part of the D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration, Zach Riddley, Imagineering’s Walt Disney World Portfolio Executive and Melissa Valiquette, Vice President of EPCOT, participated in the “Magic of Possibility” panel to discuss the park’s ongoing transformation. In this post, we’ll recap the highlights previewing 2021 at EPCOT, and also share new construction photos we captured
We virtually visit Art of Animation Resort as we continue our Walt Disney World hotel reopening updates. In this progress report, we’ll share details on recent & upcoming construction work, dates for the Big Blue Pool refurbishment, and more. (Updated October 14, 2020.) While we’ve revised this Art of Animation Resort refurbishment report, it actually
It’s time for another Walt Disney World news and rumor round-up, with a roller coaster of stories ranging from sad news about layoffs to an upbeat rhino announcement. The most interesting topics are in the headline: fireworks being tested at EPCOT, plus new concept art and details released for enhancements to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
We’re back at the Walt Disney World theme park we visit most frequently, with another EPCOT crowd and construction update. In this photo report, we cover wait times, project progress, new food, and strategy for extending your day post-sunset in World Showcase. It’s been over two weeks since our last EPCOT update, but it feels