Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024

By: Greg Gately

Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024
Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024

Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024. Disney World is always in a stat of flux, and 2024 is no different. From ride rethemes to new shows and buildings and experiences, one thing is certain, nothing will ever stay how it is for long. The rest of 2024 is going to be an exciting time for you to visit ‘The Most Magical Place on Earth‘. Festivals, Drone Shows, Bears, Bayou’s, and Joy!

Let’s break down what we know for certain is still to come to Disney World in 2024.

2024 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates and Details
Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024
Epcot Festivals:

International Flower & Garden will be wrapping up on May 27th, 2024. Then we have a summer of Festival of no festival, which is a return to how Epcot was prior to the Pandemic. Then starting August 29th, 2024 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival presented by Corkcicle starts. Which should be followed by the Festival of the Holidays, normally happening around November 17th.

Dreams That Soar, Disney Springs – May 24-Sept. 2

At Disney Springs, drones take to the skies above Lake Buena Vista at West Side with “Disney Dreams That Soar,” a summertime experience that will be a late-night perk for guests. State-of-the-art drones, choreographed to create designs in the sky, are paired with a “soaring” musical score and memorable movie quotes to showcase Disney stories that celebrate the joy of flight.

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, Magic Kingdom Park – Summer 2024

Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, opening in summer 2024, will take guests on a musical adventure inspired by the beloved story and characters from the fan-favorite film “The Princess and the Frog.” Guests will be goin’ down the bayou with Princess Tiana and jazz-loving alligator Louis during Mardi Gras season as they prepare to host a one-of-a-kind celebration for the people of New Orleans.

Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024
Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024

Country Bear Musical Jamboree, Magic Kingdom – Summer 2024

The Country Bears are gearing up for a whole new show with a nod to Opry-style performances in Nashville. The Country Bear Musical Jamboree will feature renditions of classic Disney tunes, reimagined across country music genres like bluegrass, pop-country, Americana, rockabilly and more. The show will also include Easter eggs from beginning to end, including one particular tune Disney fans may remember.

Portraits of Veterans Painted by President George W. Bush, EPCOT – June 9

Experience “Portraits of Courage: A Commander’s Tribute to America’s Warriors,” an exclusive exhibition curated by the George W. Bush Institute, featured at The American Adventure pavilion in EPCOT for a year-long display, beginning June 9. The exhibit, born from President George W. Bush’s dedication and the Bush Institute’s ongoing efforts on behalf of Veterans and Military Families, features over 60 vibrant portraits painted by the president himself.

Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024
Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024

Joy Debuts at Pixar Plaza, Disney’s Hollywood Studios – June 10

Joy, the popular character from Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out” and “Inside Out 2” debuts at her new character greeting location in Pixar Plaza starting June 10, where she joins other Pixar stars. She’ll be in her new home just in time for Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out 2,” which premieres in theaters June 14.

CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza Debut, EPCOT – June 10

Capping off a multiyear transformation of EPCOT, CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza will open June 10, 2024. Located in the new World Celebration neighborhood in the heart of the park, the locations will usher in a new era of festivals, exhibits and entertainment. Also opening June 10, 2024, is Mickey & Friends, a new location adjacent to CommuniCore Hall where guests can meet some of their favorite Disney pals.  

“¡Celebración Encanto!,” EPCOT – June 10-Sept. 6

CommuniCore Hall and CommuniCore Plaza will open to guests on June 10, 2024, along with the debut of a new limited-time show, “¡Celebración Encanto!” From June 10-Sept. 6, guests can enjoy a summer sing-along featuring the beloved songs and story of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto” on the CommuniCore Plaza stage. The new show will run several times throughout the day and will invite families to sing along with some of their favorite songs. Guests may even see Mirabel and Bruno join in the fun.

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “The Lion King,” Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park – June 10-Sept. 6

Hakuna Matata! The Disney animated classic “The Lion King” celebrates thirty years of being part of the circle of life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom this summer. In addition to special menu items and merchandise to mark the occasion, guests can meet Timon and Rafiki at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. While there, they can also learn to draw beloved characters from the film at Animation Experience.

Warrior Games, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex – June 21-30

The Department of Defense Warrior Games, hosted by U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, will return to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World June 21-30, 2024. The 2024 Warrior Games are not just a sporting event; the games celebrate the resiliency and dedication of wounded, ill and injured active duty and veteran U.S. military service members. Open to the public, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex invites the public to be part of the experience, rallying together to show support for these exceptional heroes. 

The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort – July 1

Guests will have an all-new way to stay in the great outdoors with many comforts of home when The Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort debuts July 1. The newest Disney Vacation Club property will be located in the woodlands of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, offering a new rustic vacation twist.

Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024
Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024

The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure, Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Fall 2024

“The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure” is sure to make a splash when it opens fall 2024 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The reimagined theatrical production is inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios classic “The Little Mermaid” and will be presented in the newly refreshed Animation Courtyard theater. Guests will experience a sea of sensations through the magic of breathtaking set pieces, cutting-edge effects, and a bold design that brings Ariel’s world to life. They will also be able to join in the fin-flipping fun with musical numbers like “Part of Your World,” “Poor Unfortunate Souls” and other music from the beloved Disney animated classic.

The Cake Bake Shop® Bakery by Gwendolyn Rogers – Coming Soon

Stop by this enchanting bakery offering delicious cakes, cookies, pies, macarons, coffee, croissants and more!

Delight in the Ultimate Indulgence! Discover this new bakery with a whimsical atmosphere that complements the idyllic charm of Disney’s BoardWalk. Upon entering, you’ll find counters lined with handmade cakes that are one-of-a-kind in beauty and taste, attractively displayed on French porcelain platters topped with glass domes. Indulge in these and other blissful bites

Blue Ribbon Corn Dog

This is what I am excited about. The Disneyland classic corn dog stand is coming to Walt Disney World. We cannot wait to get our hands on a Pickel Corn Dog. No Opening date, but we are following closely. Sink your teeth into hand-dipped corn dogs that will tantalize your taste buds! Try the classic or one with a flavorful twist, like the Golden Dragon Panko-Crusted Corn Dog. Keep an eye out for pickled varieties too.

Blue Ribbon Corn Dogs is Close to Opening at the Boardwalk in Walt Disney World
Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024

Everything Still to Come to Walt Disney World in 2024

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