It seems that 2021 has been all we can focus on, with the giant 50th anniversary, the reopening of restaurants and hotels and new programs like Disney Genie announced.
But 2022 could be an even MORE exciting year at Disney World, and we’re here to tell you why!
TRON Lightcycle Run
TRON Lightcycle Run is currently under construction at Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. It was first announced in 2017 with the goal of opening in time for Disney World’s 50th anniversary in October 2021. However, the journey is not yet complete.
However, construction is progressing as we see a little more progress each time we visit Magic Kingdom, so it is possible that the journey will open in 2022!
Disney hasn’t released a timeline for TRON, but hopefully it will start zooming in 2022. Magic Kingdom hasn’t had any new trips since the Seven Dwarfs mine train opened in 2014, so you already know a roller coaster giant. as TRON will have high demand.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
This trip is experiencing basically the same thing as TRON right now. It was announced in 2017 and was supposed to be open in time for the 50th anniversary, but its opening has been officially brought forward to the summer of 2022.
This trip will be a great deal when it opens! Partly because Marvel finally gets an attraction at Disney World and also because there has never been a trip like this to Disney World. He the vehicle will turn, go backwards and be thrown upside down!
Cosmic Rewind will bring a much-needed journey of emotion to EPCOT. And while the controversy over the introduction of so many IPs in EPCOT continues, you can bet it will be a popular attraction when it opens.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
The Star Wars Hotel will open on March 1, 2022! This will be a completely immersive experience unlike anything we’ve seen at Disney. It will really be the closest you can get to real Star Wars.
You can interact with characters and be part of the story, as well as take part in interesting activities such as lightsaber training!
The hotel will function more like a cruise, where everyone arrives and leaves at the same time. The trip is 2 days and 2 nights and also includes a trip to Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios.
People have been waiting for this hotel for a long time and we will finally experience Starcruiser from March 1st!
Reimagining Splash Mountain
In 2020 it was announced that Splash Mountain would have a makeover at both Disney World and Disneyland. It will return to the subject He The princess and the frog!
We do not have an official schedule of when the trip will begin to transform. However, as 2022 will be two years since the makeover was announced, we think Disney would like to start soon.
We know there will be a new story, characters and design on the trip, and we’ve already seen some really impressive conceptual art.
We’re not sure how long the transformation would take, but if it starts in 2022, we’ll report on its progress!
Click here for more information on the upcoming Splash Mountain transformation
Celebration of the 50th anniversary throughout the year
The celebration of the 50th anniversary of Disney World began on October 1, 2021 and will last 18 months. That means Disney will celebrate EVERYTHING in 2022!
There’s a new fireworks show at Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, a new character cavalcade, a new show at Animal Kingdom, a new attraction and more.
You will be able to enjoy all the magic of the birthday (but avoid the madness of the beginning!) On your 2022 journey!
More EPCOT transformation
EPCOT has been undergoing a major transformation in recent years. There are already new neighborhoods in Future World as well as new attractions!
We’ve already seen parts of the transformation completed, such as the new flagship store, Creations Shop, as well as a new Club Cool. Space 220 has also just had its grand opening.
As the year progresses, we should see more walls being ruined and more new things completed. We were able to see the opening of Moana: Journey of Water, where you can walk along a trail to meet and play with the magical, living water.
We could also see the Earth spacecraft finally being renewed. It was supposed to be closed for renovations just when the Disney parks were closed due to the global pandemic, so maybe 2022 will be the year the project works start!
Barbecue Roundup Rodeo
Roundup Rodeo BBQ is a new table service restaurant coming to Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios. It was announced in 2019 and was due to open in 2020, but was delayed due to the global pandemic.
Disney has not shared any updates to the restaurant, but the building walls are still around the area, so we expect an opening next year.
If the restaurant opens next year, it would bring two much-needed things to Toy Story Land: a seated restaurant and air conditioning.
New musical Finding Nemo
It has just been announced that Finding Nemo: The Musical will not return as it did in Animal Kingdom. Instead, the show will be reimagined.
The show has been closed since the parks closed due to COVID-19, and will now return as a totally different show.
There will be a new story based on the same characters (with more inclination towards Looking for Dory!) and is still in the early stages of development, according to Disney. But we can expect new material from the story, as well as favorite fan songs like “In the Big Blue World” and “Go with the Flow”.
The show will open sometime in 2022, so we have a whole new show to look forward to next year!
With all these new projects coming up, 2022 looks very exciting at Disney World! We’ll keep you posted on the news that comes out, so stay tuned to All Ears for more information.
Click here to see the NEW space restaurant that has opened at Disney World!
What are you most excited to see next year at Disney World? Let us know in the comments!
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