Disney World Offerings We Are Anticipating For 2022



2021 was an exciting year at Walt Disney World. The World’s Most Magical Celebration began in October for the resort’s 50th anniversary. Additionally, offerings that were not available due to the COVID-19 pandemic returned to the parks. With the new year around the corner, it’s time to look forward to what will be coming to the Disney World in 2022. Here are a few of the new and returning offering that are coming to Disney World next year.

Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser (New)

This spring, Disney will begin offering an immersive adventure to a galaxy far, far away. The Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will be a 2-night experience at the resort’s newest hotel. These voyages will feature live theater, environment, culinary, and role-playing aspects to put guests right in the middle of a Star Wars Story. A stay in a cabin or suite, meals, and activities are included in the cost of this experience. According to Disney’s website, voyages will begin on March 1st, 2022.

Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser
Guests will have an itinerary for their Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser experience (Photo: USAToday).

Parking Trams (Returning)

When Disney parks reopened in 2020, the parking tram service was not available. The service began running again at Magic Kingdom this month. Disney has confirmed that trams will shuttle guests to the park entrances of EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom again in the new year.

Disney World Parking sign
At Magic Kingdom trams will be offered from the Heroes and Villains lots (Photo: Disney).

Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (New)

This summer EPCOT is slated to receive its first roller coaster attraction: Guardians Of The Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. The new ride will be themed after the 2014 Marvel film and is taking the place of Ellen’s Universe Of Energy. Guests, who are on a tour of the Galaxarium, will be asked to assist Groot and the other Guardians of the Galaxy in saving the galaxy. This attraction will be the first to feature a reverse launch and will be one of the world’s longest enclose roller coaster.

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind Epcot
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind will rotate guests 360 degrees (Photo: Marvel.com).

Fantasmic! (Returning)

One of the entertainment offerings that has not reopened since the pandemic is Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Last month at Destination D23, Josh D’Amaro, Chairperson of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, confirmed that guests will be able to experience Mickey’s dreams again in 2022. This nighttime offering features more than 50 live performers, elaborate sets, exciting effects, and pyrotechnics.

Fantasmic Disney World
Fantasmic first opened in 1992 (Photo: Emily Murray).

Connections Cafe And Eatery (New)

EPCOT has been in a state of refurb for quite some time now fo the park’s “World Celebration”. These plans include a brand new quick service dining option called the Connections Cafe And Eatery. While specific menu and pricing details have not been released, it was announced that this restaurant will be available sometime in 2022.

Spaceship Earth Epcot
EPCOT’s World Celebration was announced at 2019’s D23 (Photo: Emily Murray).

Magic Kingdom Live Entertainment (Returning)

Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire will be apart of Magic Kingdom’s daily operations again in 2022. Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire is a stage show performed throughout the day at Cinderella Castle and Festival of Fantasy is the park’s daily afternoon parade. Both of these live entertainment offerings have been absent from the park since the resort closed in March of 2020. No date has been confirmed for either.

Cinderella and Prince Charming Festival of Fantasy Disney World
Festival of Fantasy’s first float features many of Disney’s princesses (Photo:Emily Murray).

What new Disney World offering are you most looking forward to in 2022? Let us know in the comments!

Written by

Emily Murray


Contributing Writer

For as long as Emily can remember, Disney has played a huge role in her life. Her infatuation with Disney resulted in many hours spent rewatching Toy Story and creating multiple powerpoints to convince her parents to book yet another vacation to the “Most Magical Place on Earth”. In 2015, Emily followed one of her dreams and moved to Orlando, Florida where she spent just over five years working for the mouse in three separate roles. Emily is passionate about writing and using words creatively and concisely. She loves to make others laugh and hopes to sprinkle a little bit of magic into everything she does.

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