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9 Upcoming Disney World Rides in 2022 and Beyond

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Walt Disney World is adding a lot of new stuff over the next few years.

Plus, some old favorites are coming back.

Here are the upcoming Disney World rides we know about:

1. Journey Of Water, Inspired By Moana in Epcot

upcoming Disney World rides Moana

This experience will let guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring environment inspired by Disney’s best selling film, “Moana.”

The Epcot project has also been mentioned by Disney since the reopening, unlike other Epcot projects. Based on this, we believe this one is also going to be completed.

The experience will connect guests to both Moana and water through a walk-through experience, though it is not a huge new attraction.

2. Tron Lightcycle Power Run in the Magic Kingdom

It will be based on a similar coaster-style attraction at Shanghai Disneyland.

Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary was supposed to see the opening of this new attraction in 2018, but now we know it will be in 2022. Visitors will board a two-wheeled “lightning cycle” before being taken on a thrilling ride on the digital frontier. Building is well underway, and with views of the site from the Peoplemover and Tomorrowland Speedway, it’s easy to be impressed by the scope and size of this Tomorrowland addition.

3. Princess And The Frog Reimagining Of Splash Mountain in the Magic Kingdom

upcoming Disney World rides Princess and the Frog

Disney announced on June 25, 2020 (that was during the shutdown) that it would reimagine Splash Mountain into a Princess and the Frog ride.

Guests will see Princess Tiana in human form, rather than as a frog, since the attraction picks up after the end of the popular 2009 movie.

Tiana and Louis will embark on a musical adventure as they prepare for their first-ever Mardi Gras performance. The movie’s music will be included.

Our hope is that the project will be completed since the announcement was made during the closure.

Although construction might start in late 2022, it would not surprise us if it wasn’t even kicked off until 2023, and if it took until 2024 or later to complete the project.

4. DuckTales World Showcase Adventure in Epcot

upcoming Disney World rides Ducktales

As an alternative to the attractions, Disney offers a wide variety of free activities and games in its parks.

Throughout its history, Epcot has had both Kim Possible and most recently Agent P, though the latter was soon to give way to a new DuckTales adventure.

Then came the shutdown, and DuckTales was canceled. In the meantime, we are left wondering if we will ever see the new game.

5. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Roller Coaster in Epcot

upcoming Disney World Rides Guardians of the Galaxy

EPCOT is getting a new roller coaster that will delight roller coaster fans.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is the name of this roller coaster.  The rollercoaster is based on the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, as you probably guessed.

Featuring a reverse launch, it’s the first ride of its kind at Disney.  There is no need to worry about those of us who prefer Disney rides that aren’t just thrill-focused rides.

The ride is classified as the “story rollercoaster”.

During the ride, you’ll see the action and follow the story. Thanks to the new technology used, you will be able to do this. 360-degree rotation is supported by this technology.  Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy & Marvel can also enjoy this rollercoaster.

6. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Disney closed The Great Movie Ride last year, and we Nerds were so disappointed!

A new ride will be opening soon, called Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Mickey Mouse & Friends are the first Disney characters centered around a ride at a Disney park. Based on Mickey Mouse cartoon shorts, this movie should be a great family entertainment.

READ MORE: Did you know about the hidden Mickeys of Disneyland?

7. New Mary Poppins Attraction

Despite hearing rumors, we weren’t aware they had come true.

At EPCOT, this new attraction will be housed in the United Kingdom Pavilion. The only thing we really know for sure is that visitors will be able to enter Number 17. Which is also known as the Banks family residence.

8. STAR WARS: Galactic Starcruiser

upcoming Disney World rides Star Wars

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, officially known as the Star Wars hotel, will open on March 1st, 2022 in Disney World. A two-night stay in this immersive hotel will immerse guests into the Star Wars universe.

In addition to food and drinks (excluding alcohol), admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a quick service meal at Hollywood Studios, valet parking, and an exclusive MagicBand, a 2-night Star Wars hotel stay can be pretty expensive. Public reservations opened already on October 28th, 2021.

9. PLAY! Pavilion

upcoming Disney World rides Play Pavilion

A physical and digital interactive experience for guests is planned for the PLAY! Pavilion at EPCOT. Guests will be able to interact, create, and explore in this bustling metropolis.

PLAY! Pavilion remains delayed with no date for opening. It was originally scheduled for October 1st. EPCOT will be transformed even more by this space, which will be full of hands-on activities and entertainment.

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