Walt Disney World Through the Years; Then to Now, to What’s Next?

Millennium Falcon

1. 2021—Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary—What’s Next?

New Resorts:
  • Disney Riviera Resort
  • Star Wars-themed Hotel
Upcoming Rides and Attractions:
  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge/Hollywood Studios—includes a life-size Millennium Falcon that guests will be able to pilot and a second attraction that puts guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance. Guests can meander through the shops and restaurants of Batuu, meeting residents, traders, adventurers and smugglers, where all cast members are portraying the part of Batuu inhabitants, and will greet guests as visiting aliens. This will truly be an out-of-this-world experience
  • Toy Story Land will be adding two new attractions, Slinky Dog Dash, a family-friendly roller coaster, and Alien Swirling Saucers. Toy Story Mania will have a second entrance and has added a third track. New shops and restaurants will also become a part of Toy Story Land
  • Ratatouille Ride/EPCOT/World Showcase/France pavilion—an indoor dark ride on a trackless vehicle as you ride along with Remy for an exciting adventure.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy attraction—EPCOT/Future World—a thrilling indoor roller coaster
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway-Disney’s Hollywood Studios-an indoor dark ride where guests take a ride in Mickey’s fanciful convertible car for some misadventures with Minnie by his side.
  • Tron attraction—a thrilling indoor Tron-themed ride-Tomorrowland-Magic Kingdom
  • Disney Skyliner Gondola System—a new transportation system that will have stations at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, International Gateway at EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios.
Walt Disney once commented on Disneyland: “Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world”. I am sure Walt would be very happy with the way Walt Disney World has evolved and changed over the years. Disney World’s Golden Fiftieth Celebration will be an exciting, eye opening once-in-a-lifetime event that many Disney fans are already making plans to be a part of. I hope to be there too! **In Memoriam to Those Iconic Rides and Attractions Removed to Make Way for the Future**
  • Plaza Swan Boats-Magic Kingdom
  • Dreamflight-Tomorrowland-Magic Kingdom
  • Skyway-Fantasyland & Tomorrowland-Magic Kingdom
  • Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride-Fantasyland-Magic Kingdom
  • 20,000 Leagues under the Sea-Fantasyland-Magic Kingdom
  • Snow White’s Adventures-Fantasyland-Magic Kingdom
  • Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes-Frontierland-Magic Kingdom
  • Mike Fink Keelboats-Frontierland-Magic Kingdom
  • Mickey’s Toontown Square-Fantasyland-Magic Kingdom
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment-EPCOT-Future World
  • Universe of Energy-EPCOT-Future World
  • Horizons-EPCOT-Future World
  • World of Motion-EPCOT-Future World
  • Maelstrom-Norway pavilion-EPCOT-World Showcase
  • The Great Movie Ride-Hollywood Studios
  • Studio Back Lot Tour-Hollywood Studios
  • The Streets of America-Hollywood Studios
  • Animation Academy-Hollywood Studios
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure-Hollywood Studios
  • Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show-Hollywood Studios
  • River Country Water Park
“May They Rest in Peace”
By Cecilia

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