Rides, Attractions, and More Coming to Walt Disney World

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At last year’s D23 Expo in California, several new attractions, rides, and more were confirmed for Walt Disney World. If you’re like me, it’s been a job keeping up with the dates when every new option at Walt Disney World will eventually open. I have put this list together to have all the new attractions, rides, and more in once place and the estimated time when they will open.

Toy Story Land

As you are probably well aware, Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios is opening in less than two weeks on June 30, 2018!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Probably the most anticipated attraction to open at Walt Disney World in recent years will be when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens next year at Hollywood Studios! While no exact date has been given yet, Disney has confirmed it will open in “late Fall” 2019.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad

Also opening next year in 2019 at Hollywood Studios will be Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railroad. The ride will take over the same space as the now-closed Great Movie Ride.

New Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

2019 will bring two new resort options to Walt Disney World. The first will be a new tower opening at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. It has not been confirmed but the tower is scheduled to open Summer 2019. 

Riviera Disney Vacation Club Tower at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

While no exact date has been given for the opening of the new Disney Vacation Club property, we have heard reports that it will open in Fall 2019.

Disney Skyliner

The new gondola transportation system that is currently under construction does not have an official opening date yet. However, we anticipate it to open sometime in 2020.


One of the rides that I am most excited about opening, the Tron Coaster, is confirmed to open at the Magic Kingdom in 2021.

Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster

The “Guardians of the Galaxy”-themed coaster is slated to open at Epcot in 2021. Once open, it will be one of the world’s largest enclosed coasters.

Ratatouille Ride

The ride inspired by the popular “Ratatouille” movie is confirmed to be opening in 2021 at Epcot.

Star Wars Hotel

The new Walt Disney World Hotel everyone is anxiously anticipating for it’s doors to open does not have a confirmed opening date by Disney. However, we do believe it will be open in time for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in 2021!

Space Restaurant 

The new restaurant going in at Epcot adjacent to Mission: SPACE also has no official opening date. Details are still a little cloudy about this new restaurant so we are not even sure of an idea of when it will open. It could be this year but it also could be as far away as 2021. However, I do believe some of the new technology that will be going into the Star Wars Hotel will be used first at this new restaurant so I do think it will be open prior to 2021.

Keep it here with Chip & Co for all the latest on everything on this list including when Disney announces the official opening dates!

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