Walt Disney World Construction Round-Up Shows Progress, Promise
From the Seven Seas Lagoon to World Celebration (and beyond), construction projects across Walt Disney World Resort continue to reveal exciting progress. Let’s take a quick tour of where four key projects stand this week.
Tiana’s Bayou Adventure Construction
With its 2024 opening still far off, work on the attraction formerly-known-as Splash Mountain continues. This week, crews seem to be pushing forward with structural repairs and more aesthetic developments. The popular flume ride closed on January 23rd to make way for a new attraction, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure.
Before the new attraction debuts, crews appear to be working extensively on rehabbing the mountain’s ride track.
Based on concept art, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure will remain a water-based attraction. The new ride will feature the jazzy music of the beloved animated film, “The Princess and the Frog.”
Though Tiana would certainly assure crews that they are “Almost There,” it looks like the walls that surround the entire attraction space will remain for some time to come.
Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana
Over at EPCOT, work appears to be moving along quickly with the transformation of World Celebration. The new space includes the walk-through attraction, Journey of Water – Inspired by Moana, as well as a new event space, CommuniCore Hall.
This morning, crews continued to work on the details for the immersive space. With such a remarkable attention to detail, Journey of Water promises to be a refreshing celebration of all things nature.
This morning in a loop around EPCOT on the monorail, the intricate water filtration and distribution system that will power the “Moana”-themed attraction stood out as well as the ever-growing structure that will house the new CommuniCore building.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort DVC Tower Construction
During a ride on the monorail’s Magic Kingdom track yesterday, work seemed to be moving a bit slower at the site of Disney Vacation Club’s newest build: a multi-story tower at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Enormous cranes worked to move foundational pieces into place for the building, which will add to the 380 Disney Vacation Club rooms already available at the resort.
Though in its early stages, seeing the first wall standing brought excitement about the new building, expanding availability at one of Walt Disney World’s most sought after resorts.
Roundup Rodeo Barbecue
Over in Hollywood Studios, new draping went up today around Roundup Rodeo Barbecue,hiding the previously exposed entrance to the new restaurant. The “Toy Story”-themed eatery opens a month from today, so the final details must be on the way. Make sure to follow along as MickeyBlog brings you the first meals served on opening day and so much more!