Tag Archives: Construction

Tomorrowland Speedway Redesign by Guest Blogger Michelle Perkins

Tomorrowland Speedway This week the Tomorrowland Speedway closed for a refurbishment to make way for a new attraction in the Magic Kingdom, Tron.  Some love this ride, some hate this ride, and some are indifferent about this ride.  I actually love the Tomorrowland Speedway.  It was one of the first rides that I went on when I came for my first Disney trip back in 1993 with my grandparents.  I was a freshman in high school and I reme Continue Reading

Swan & Dolphin Resort Tower – Update

Swan & Dolphin Resort Tower - Update 1 Earlier this year we reported an expected expansion at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Now we have more details about the planned third tower. Currently, the resort has 2,270 guest rooms, numerous restaurants, a spa, and 331,000 of meeting space. The new tower, set to be built on the current tennis courts next to the Swan, will add 349 guest rooms on 14 stories and meeting space of more than 2 Continue Reading

WDW Refurbishment Sept. 2018

WDW Refurbishment Sept. 2018 3 Planning a trip and want to know whether any rides are scheduled to be closed during your visit? We’ve got the updated list of attractions that are scheduled to be closed temporarily for refurbishment. We do try to keep the information accurate, but please know that Disney is subject to change at any time. Magic Kingdom Stitch’s Great Escape – unknown if it will return Liberty Square Riverboat – scheduled t Continue Reading

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction Milestone Celebrated at Disneyland Park

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction Milestone Celebrated at Disneyland Park 4 From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: George Savvas Yesterday, Walt Disney Imagineering and the project teams responsible for bringing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to life at Disneyland park celebrated a major milestone — the topping out of the tallest peak in the 14-acre land. Rising to 130 feet, the steel that makes up the highest point in the new land was put in place as the design and construction teams ce Continue Reading

Disney World Working On Gondola System, Documents Confirm

Disney World Working On Gondola System, Documents Confirm 6 From Sandra Pedicini and posted on the Orlando Sentinel website. It’s the return of the Skyway, sort of: Walt Disney World is working on a gondola lift system that would connect some of its theme parks and hotels. Documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel from the Disney-controlled Reedy Creek Improvement District confirm the resort has been planning the project, which has been rumored for months. Reedy Creek Continue Reading

Star Wars-Themed Lands Come To Life as Construction Progresses at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts

Star Wars-Themed Lands Come To Life as Construction Progresses at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts 8 From George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. We’re excited to share an update today on the progress of the Star Wars-themed lands being created at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts! As you may know, these two new immersive lands will transport guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space whe Continue Reading

New Traffic Project, Walt Disney World

New Traffic Project, Walt Disney World 9 Getting around Walt Disney World during peak season can be difficult. With the ongoing expansion of Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, Disney is thinking ahead and making plans to offset some of the anticipated congestion in these areas with four major road projects. Here is what we know from the Orlando Sentinel. Work on four major road projects atWalt Disney World– including an overpass over the Magic K Continue Reading

New Construction Milestone as Golden Spire Tops Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disney Resort

New Construction Milestone as Golden Spire Tops Enchanted Storybook Castle at Shanghai Disney Resort 10 From Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. We are excited to announce that Shanghai Disney Resort celebrated a major construction milestone this week with the topping out of the Enchanted Storybook Castle. Our leaders – Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, and Tom Staggs, chief operating officer – were at the resort to witness the installation of the extraordinary gold Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes: Building Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Behind the Scenes: Building Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom 11 From Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Harambe Market, a new area that will serve-up African-inspired street food, is set to open May 23 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Today, we’re excited to share with you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at just how the team is currently working together to bring this new area to life. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; Continue Reading

Building the Dream: The Making of Disneyland Park – Sleeping Beauty Castle – Part One

Building the Dream: The Making of Disneyland Park – Sleeping Beauty Castle – Part One 25 From George Savvas, Public Relations Director, Disneyland Resort and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. Although inspired by several medieval castles, with the help of forced perspective, Sleeping Beauty Castle was proportioned more to the imagination than to history. Walt Disney wanted this castle to be a friendly and welcoming presence in his new park so it was built on a smaller scale than its European counterp Continue Reading

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are Designed with Your Needs in Mind

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows are Designed with Your Needs in Mind 26 From Amanda Adler, Public Relations Manager and posted on the Disney Parks Blog. So far I’ve offered you a look at the pull-down bed feature, as well as the spacious interior, of the Deluxe Studio villas at the newest Disney Vacation Club Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, which is currently under construction. Now I’ll show you some ways in which these accommodations will go beyond simply Continue Reading