Everyone is always dying to hear what’s next at the Walt Disney World Resort! The new magic is what us Disney fans look forward to seeing and part of what keeps us coming back to the parks year after year. This is where the rumors starting buzzing about upcoming attractions, hotels, restaurants and more!
There has been extra rumor buzz with the upcoming D23 Expo lately. I expect we will get confirmation on some of the items below once that rolls around in July 2017.
Remember these are just rumors nothing is confirmed and some of these ideas may never see the light of the day in Disney World Parks. If you are looking for confirmed new additions check out New at Disney World 2018 and read 2017 Walt Disney World Closures and Refurbishments.
Magic Kingdom Rumors
It has long been talked about Disney doing a major overhaul of Tomorrowland at Disney World. The details of this have been all over the place. Some reports say it will include updating scenes in the Carousel of Progress. Of course with Stitch’s Great Escape moving to seasonal status this ride is also up on the chopping block.
This super exclusive club found out at the Disneyland resort may be coming to Walt Disney World. Recently an email leaked and it looks like a location at each park may be headed our way. Possible locations for these new Club 33’s would be the American Adventure, Dinoland, and Adventureland.
Ratatouille Attraction (Confirmed at D23 Expo)
After permits were recently pulled by Disney the rumors are spreading fast about a new Ratatouille attraction. The speculation is that it will be added to the land behind the France pavilion in Epcot.
Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction (Confirmed at D23 Expo)
You can say goodbye to Ellen’s Energy Adventure and hello to the Guardians! Permits have been filed with the South Florida Water Management District as well as Orange County under the code name “Project S.” The area affected includes the current Energy Adventure ride as well as a large portion of land that lies behind it.
Mary Poppins Attractions
Like France, the UK pavilion is expected to gain an attraction as well. The theme of this new ride has been all over the place. It seems like most are leaning towards a Mary Poppins themed attraction.
Animal Kingdom Rumors
According to Jim Hill, Disney is looking to change Conservation Station in a Zootopia themed area. When this would happen hasn’t been exactly determined yet.
Hollywood Studios Rumors
Great Movie Ride Replaced (Confirmed at D23 Expo)
The theories behind this one are very vague. This summer Great Movie ride is closing for a planned refurbishment. But some are saying that it is going to a complete attraction overhaul. A Mickey themed ride is expected as a replacement.
Other Disney Rumors
Star Wars Themed Hotel (Confirmed at D23 Expo)
It was recently leaked that a popular survey website was polling people on their thoughts of a Star Wars themed hotel.The survey even included concept art of what it may look like inside!
Gondola’s (Confirmed at D23 Expo)
People have long hoped for a monorail expansion, and they may get something very close! Disney has filed permits with the city and started what is suspected to be under construction earlier.
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