Everything New That’s Coming to Walt Disney World in 2024

by | Dec 27, 2023 | Animal Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World

Here’s a look at all of the new attractions, entertainment, dining, and more you’ll be able to experience when visiting Walt Disney World in 2024.

If a visit to “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is on your agenda in 2024, you’re in luck – there’s a whole lot of new coming to Disney World this year! 2023 was a big year that welcomed tons of new activities, entertainment, events, and attractions like TRON Lightcycle / Run at Magic Kingdom, Roundup Rodeo BBQ in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or a Figment meet and greet at EPCOT. However, even more newness is in store for next year!

Wondering how Disney World will top 2023 with openings and debuts? Well, we’re sharing a look at everything new that’s coming to Walt Disney World in 2024 below. 

What’s New at Walt Disney World Theme Parks in 2024

EPCOT

EPCOT has been undergoing a years-long reimagining, which has reshaped the theme park into new lands – including the addition of World Celebration, which debuted in 2023. In 2024, even more new lands (or neighborhoods, as they’re officially called) will become filled with attractions and entertainment.

In 2024, guests should look out for the new CommuniCore Hall, CommuniCore Plaza, and a Mickey and Friends meet and greet. The opening of CommuniCore Hall and Plaza are the most exciting new happenings at EPCOT in 2024. This new area will serve as a festival hub, similar to the Festival Pavilion of years past. Here, guests can experience concerts, cooking demonstrations, galleries, and more.

Additionally, near CommuniCore Hall, guests will also be able to meet Mickey and Friends at a newly announced meet and greet location. More information is still to come surrounding this exciting change!

Hollywood Studios

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a few beloved attractions are getting a bit of a makeover. First, Star Wars fans will be excited to learn Star Tours is changing early 2024; the beloved ride will get a story update to include new characters from within the Star Wars universe. Keep your eyes peeled for Ahsoka to join in on the fun!

Additionally, a staple at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is changing. Voyage of the Little Mermaid has been a staple show within the theme park since 1992 – but it’s been closed for the past four years, leaving guests wondering what’s happening to the beloved mermaid. Well, in 2024, the show will be revamped and reopened as “The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure.” 

Magic Kingdom Park

Some of the biggest and most exciting new additions of 2024 are taking place at Magic Kingdom! Both Tiana’s Bayou Adventure and a reimagined, updated version of Country Bear Jamboree are set to open this year.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Though the opening date for the highly anticipated Tiana’s Bayou Adventure is still yet to be announced, this is a highly anticipated opening for 2024. Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will replace he popular Splash Mountain attraction, taking guests on a journey with Tiana and Louis as she gets ready for a big celebration. Construction is currently well underway at Magic Kingdom (and moving fast!). Want to see some of the progress? Hop on the Walt Disney World Railroad for an aerial view. 

Country Bear Jamboree

Our favorite Country Bears are headed back into town with an all new-act. That’s right, the Country Bear Jamboree is getting a bit of a fix up in 2024 with the removal of some classic songs and the addition of some brand new songs. More details, including an exact opening date for the new version of the show, are still to come.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Are you a fan of “It’s Tough to Be a Bug?” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom? Unfortunately, this opening day attraction will be replaced in 2024 with a Zootopia-themed show. No specific dates have been announced just yet, but you’ll want to catch the original show while you still can!

What’s New at Walt Disney World Resorts in 2024

If you’re a Disney Vacation Club member, there are some exciting new additions coming to two beloved Walt Disney World resorts! Here’s a look at the new DVC offerings you’ll soon be able to book in 2024.

Disney Vacation Club Tower at the Polynesian Village Resort

A highly anticipated new tower is currently under construction at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This building, which is located close to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, will house the Disney Vacation Club rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Currently, the Polynesian only has Deluxe Studio and Bungalow options available to book for DVC members. When this building opens in 2024, however, the options will be greatly expanded. 

Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds will be expanded in 2024 to house a new additional DVC property: The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campgrounds. These cabins will sleep up to six people. Currently, there are cabins at Fort Wilderness, but these new DVC options will replace those.  

To learn more about all of the changes, refurbishments, and new offerings coming to Walt Disney World in 2024, keep reading:

11 Changes Coming to Disney World in 2024

These Changes Are Coming to Walt Disney World Resorts in 2024

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Jennifer Marrazzo is a writer and adjunct professor and knows way too many facts about Disney and cruises. She’s a DVC Member and WDW Annual Passholder and has a vast collection of Disney merchandise from Beauty and the Beast to Baby Yoda. Jennifer has her own blog, The Happiest Travels on Earth, where she offers reviews and tips for Disney and cruises!
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Jenn Marrazzo

Jennifer Marrazzo is a writer and adjunct professor and knows way too many facts about Disney and cruises. She’s a DVC Member and WDW Annual Passholder and has a vast collection of Disney merchandise from Beauty and the Beast to Baby Yoda. Jennifer has her own blog, The Happiest Travels on Earth, where she offers reviews and tips for Disney and cruises!
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