On October 1, 2021, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, will be turning 50. Yes, the iconic theme park has a massive anniversary coming up, and they’re preparing big time. As anyone who has been to Disney in the last few years will tell you, the entire resort is basically one big construction zone as they prepare to open new rides, attractions, restaurants and resorts in anticipation of the big birthday.
There are dozens and dozens of new projects happening at Walt Disney World pretty much all of the time, but few will have the impact of these 10 massive changes and additions. New meet-and-greets, photo opportunities, dining experiences and snacks roll out with little-to-no fanfare. But a project like Disney’s new transportation system the Skyliner and the new Star Wars-themed land in Hollywood Studios are going to change the entire theme park world, even beyond Disney.
New resorts, lands and rides are just a few big changes happening at Walt Disney World. Here are 10 ways this favorite theme park will be a whole new world by 2021.