Walt Disney World Construction Projects Pack Excitement This Week
Always one of the best places to be at Walt Disney World, the Magic Kingdom bustled with Spring Break energy this week. With the soft opening of TRON Lightcycle/Run underway, we turned our sights to a number of other exciting projects at the theme park … and beyond.
Of course, the work on Tiana’s Bayou Adventure continues to peak our interest. Crews worked on the flume ride’s extensive structural features today.
Crews over the past few days seemed focus on the area at the bottom of the attraction’s largest drop. Concept art appears to show the opening to the incredible descent set in Mama Odie’s swamp, and we cannot wait to see the new theming here.
Along with the reimagining of the attraction-formerly-known-as-Splash-Mountain, the construction focus right now appears to be on some required maintenance to the decades-old structure.
With scaffolding surrounding the rocky exterior of the mountain, an enormous crane still stands perched behind the attraction too.
Perhaps, the crane will play a part in installing the new attraction’s “Tiana’s Foods” water tower. This focal point of the new theming should debut sometime this summer.
Space Mountain Brings Work Crew to New Heights
Over the past few weeks, Space Mountain received an exterior touch up. Yesterday though, we caught quite a suprise sight as crews climbed the attraction’s incredible incline.
Organized in a human assembly line of sorts, the crews looked to be working together to pass materials up the conical structure.
CommuniCore Hall, Journey of Water Taking Shape
Announcements last week let us know that EPCOT’s new festival space, CommuniCore will open at the end of this year. In fact, the building will play a major role in the Disney100 festivities at the theme park.
On our monorail-based trip around the construction site yesterday, crews worked tirelessly to continue building the event space’s exterior frame. The new building will also house a meet-and-greet with Mickey Mouse and his pals.
Next door, crews continued to add extensive foliage and detailing to Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. The walk-through attraction also opens at the end of the year and adds another immersive experience to World Nature.
This space really burst to life with the addition of the incredible TeFiti structure that serves as the walking tour’s focal point. Check her out just to the right of the lights wrapped in white in the image above.
With the abundance of water that will run through this new space, it is no surprise that so much of the construction work involves the assembly of the plumbing and filtration systems invovled.
Resort Work Reveals Extensive Footprint
With so much construction work going on at the parks, it’s easy to forget that crews are also hard at work at the Seven Seas Lagoon. There, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort prepares to debut another incredible Disney Vacation Club option in late 2024.
Just a single wall a few weeks ago, the new resort now features seven floors and spectacular views of the lagoon, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and, of course, Magic Kingdom.
Stopping by this project always tops the list of our MickeyBloggers on their way to the Magic Kingdom due to the team’s tremendous progress. Stay tuned for more!