Exploring Disney’s Upcoming Park Experiences & Projects (2024-2026)


Disney, the name that has been synonymous with magic and imagination for decades, has recently unveiled an updated list of notable parks experiences and projects slated for completion through 2026. As a Disney enthusiast, you’re sure to be thrilled by what’s in store for you in the coming years.

Upcoming Park Experiences & Projects

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products team is set to bring a host of new and exciting projects to life. From innovative attractions to immersive experiences, Disney is all set to launch a handful of new and exciting projects over the next few years. Let’s take a look!

Walt Disney World

  • July 1, 2024 | Disney Vacation Club Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort
  • Late 2024 | Disney Vacation Club at Polynesian Resort
  • 2024 | Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
  • 2024 | New Star Tours Characters and Stories
  • 2024 | EPCOT CommuniCore Hall and Plaza


  • 2024 | Tiana’s Bayou Adventure
  • 2024 | New Star Tours Characters and Stories

International Parks

  • June 6, 2024 | Fantasy Springs at Tokyo Disney Resort
  • 2024 | New Star Tours Characters and Stories at Disneyland Paris

Disney Cruise Line

  • June 2024 | Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point
  • December 21, 2024 | Disney Treasure (maiden voyage)
  • FY 2025 | Disney Adventure (southeast Asia ship)
  • FY 2026 | Third Wish-class Ship

Walt Disney World

Disney Vacation Club Cabins at Fort Wilderness

The Disney Vacation Club is set to add a new dimension to its offerings with the introduction of new cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Slated to open on July 1st, 2024, these cabins will provide guests with an immersive stay experience, nestled within a serene forest oasis of cypress and pine.

This addition will mark the seventeenth Disney Vacation Club resort, ultimately adding more than 350 new cabins to their portfolio. As the Fort Wilderness Resort celebrates its 53rd anniversary in 2024, the opening of these cabins promises to be a significant milestone for Disney Vacation Club members.

Disney Vacation Club Tower at Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

The Disney Vacation Club is expanding its offerings with a new tower slated to open at the Polynesian Villas & Bungalows in late 2024. This addition to the Walt Disney World resort promises to provide guests with a fresh, immersive experience steeped in the enchanting ambiance of the South Pacific.

While the exact opening date remains to be announced, the anticipation among Disney Vacation Club members and Disney enthusiasts is palpable. The new DVC tower is expected to deliver the same level of luxury and comfort that guests associate with Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, but bring new and more varying unit types to the resort.

Magic Kingdom: The Louisiana Bayou

Disney’s Magic Kingdom is set to introduce a new, enchanting experience in 2024: Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. This all-new adventure will immerse guests into the vibrant world of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ film, “The Princess and the Frog”. The ride is anticipated to open in late 2024, promising a magical journey down the bayou.

Although specific opening dates are yet to be confirmed, the anticipation is building amongst Disney enthusiasts. The attraction is expected to be a significant addition to the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland Parks, offering fans a unique way to engage with Tiana’s story.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: A New Era of Entertainment

In 2024, the Star Tours attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is set to take guests on an even more thrilling journey through the Star Wars galaxy. Walt Disney Imagineering has announced that new characters and stories will be added to the ride, promising to enhance the immersive experience.

These updates are expected to arrive in spring 2024, offering Star Tours passengers fresh adventures across all three parks. The addition of new destinations within the Star Wars universe will undoubtedly add a new layer of excitement for Star Wars enthusiasts and theme park visitors alike.

EPCOT’s Transformation: A Vision for the Future

EPCOT, known for its celebration of human achievement and international culture, is undergoing one of the largest transformations in its history. The park will continue to flesh out it’s “neighborhoods” reflecting the unique aspects of what makes EPCOT so special.

The World Celebration neighborhood recently welcomed a new icon, Dreamer’s Point, featuring a statue of Walt Disney. The World Celebration “neighborhood” of EPCOT is expected to introduce CommuniCore Hall and Plaza, a gathering place that will serve as the center of the many festivals the park hosts, and an opportunity to meet Mickey & Friends in an air conditioned location.

Disneyland Resort

Tiana’a Bayou Adventure

In Disneyland Resort, we can expect the parks to get a fresh look with the introduction of Tiana’s Bayou Adventure in 2024.

Star Tours Attraction Update

Meanwhile, star tours is set to debut new characters and stories, promising an update to a classic Disney attraction.

International Parks

Fantasy Springs at Tokyo Disney Resort

Scheduled to open on June 6, 2024, Fantasy Springs at Tokyo Disney Resort promises to be a spectacular addition to the park. This new themed port will transport guests into the magical worlds of some of Disney’s most beloved animated films including “Frozen,” “Tangled,” and “Peter Pan”. With its lush landscapes, thrilling attractions, and immersive dining experiences, Fantasy Springs is set to offer an unparalleled journey of fantasy and adventure.

Disneyland Paris Star Tours Refresh

In 2024, Disneyland Paris is poised to enhance its Star Tours attraction by introducing new characters and stories from the Star Wars universe. The updates promise to enrich the immersive experience for guests, transporting them into the heart of epic galactic adventures. While specific details are yet to be announced, the anticipation among Star Wars enthusiasts and theme park visitors is high. The updated Star Tours attraction is set to offer fresh, exciting perspectives within the Star Wars saga, making it a must-visit for fans in 2024.

Disney Cruise Line

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

In June 2024, Disney Cruise Line is set to open Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, its second private island in The Bahamas. This new destination promises to immerse guests in the rich culture and natural beauty of The Bahamas, offering a unique blend of adventure and relaxation.

Disney Treasure’s Maiden Voyage

On December 21, 2024, the Disney Treasure is scheduled to embark on its maiden voyage. As the newest addition to the Disney Cruise Line fleet, this ship promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for families, with state-of-the-art amenities, immersive entertainment, and distinctive Disney storytelling.

Disney Adventure in Southeast Asia

In fiscal year 2025, Disney Cruise Line plans to debut Disney Adventure, a new ship dedicated to voyages in Southeast Asia. This marks a significant expansion of the company’s global offerings, providing guests with the opportunity to explore this vibrant region while enjoying the unmatched hospitality and entertainment of a Disney cruise.

Third Wish-class Ship

Slated for launch in fiscal year 2026, the Third Wish-class Ship will build on the success of its predecessors, the Disney Wish and Disney Fantasy. Though details are still under wraps, this ship is expected to offer innovative features and experiences that elevate the magic of Disney cruising to new heights.

The Grand Finale: Embracing the Magic

As we take a step back and look at what’s ahead for Disney through 2026, it’s clear that Disney has some interesting developments planned for the next few years. From fresh attractions to new DVC resorts, both domestic and international Disney parks are poised to offer new adventures that will delight Disney fans.

So, gear up for an exciting journey filled with wonder, joy, and, of course, a generous sprinkling of Disney magic. The next few years promise to be a magical ride, and we can’t wait to see where Disney takes us next!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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