Whats New in 2020 at Walt Disney World

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I have returned from my little holiday hiatus! Happy New Year 2020! My first post this year is What’s New in 2020 at Walt Disney World! There are a lot of amazing things happening over the next year and I am sharing them all right here. A lot of announcements have been made of the big changes coming to the World and with most of them being in 2021 for the 50th Anniversary some are actually happening this year! So let’s get started.


Winter 2020

  • Beauty and the Beast Singalong in the France Pavilion in Epcot
  • Canada Far and Wide – New show in the Canada Pavilion in Epcot
  • Wonderous China –  A New China Movie in China Pavilion in Epcot
  • The Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Crafts Drafts and BBQ (replacing Liberty Inn) In the World Showcase America Pavilion in Epcot
  • Awesome Planet: The new movie replacing Circle of Life – in the Land on the second floor
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House – New Eatery in Disney Springs
Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Spring 2020

  • Space 220 – New restaurant a part if the World Discovery in Epcot (this could be late winter)
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway – New attraction at Hollywood Studios replacing the Great Movie Ride
  • Cirque du Soleil: Drawn to Life – a new show coming to Disney Springs
  • Mickey Shorts Theater – Replacing Star Wars: Path of the Jedi Theater in Hollywood Studios
Mickey and Minnie's Railway
Photo Cred: Disney 2018

Summer 2020

  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – New attraction in the France Pavilion in Epcot
  • French Creperie – Quick Service location in the France Pavilion in Epcot
  • Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant –  New sit down restaurant in Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios
  • The Cove – a new resort in the Boardwalk area next to the Swan and Dolphin
The Cove
The Cove WDW

Fall 2020

  • Harmonious – new nighttime spectacular at World Showcase in Epcot
  • There are rumors that Tron could open near the end of 2020 but you didn’t hear that from me.
  • Interactive Play Pavilion – One stop for all the character meet and greets in the Wonders of Life Building in Future World (early opening but could be 2021)
Could we see Tron in 2020?

Under Construction/Closings

  • Jungle Cruise (no set date yet)
  • WDW Railroad – closed with no opening date yet
  • Big Thunder Mountain – refurb scheduled no dates yet
  • Splash Mountain – January 6, 2020 through February 28, 2020
  • Swiss Family Tree House – April 27, 2020 through May 4, 2020
  • People Mover
  • Tomorrowland Speedway – intermittent closures for TRON Construction
  • Tron – construction continues
  • Test track – January 13, 2020 through February 27, 2020
  • Spaceship Earth – set to close for a long time for total refurb.
  • Primeval Whirl – no set date of reopen
  • Kali River Rapids – January 6, 2020 through March 21, 2020
  • Typhoon Lagoon – January 13, 2020 through March 29, 2020
  • Blizzard Beach – Reopens on January 13, 2020

Other things to come in 2020

  • The Genie App – late 2020 – a new super app to help plan your Disney Parks trips
  • Park to Park bussing
  • USB charging stations in busses

Notable Dates in 2020

  • January 8-12 – Walt Disney Marathon Weekend
  • January 17- February 24 – Epcot International Festival of the Arts
  • January 17- February 24 – Disney on Broadway Concert Series
  • February 20-23 – Princess Half Marathon Weekend
  • March 4 – June 1 – Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
  • March 4 – June 1 – Garden Rocks Concert Series
  • April 16-19 – Star Wars Rival Run Weekend
  • November 5-8 – Wine and Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Thank you for reading What’s new in 2020 at Walt Disney World! Are you headed to Walt Disney world this year? What are you most excited to see?

Whats New in 2020
Whats New in 2020

Look out for What’s to come to Disney + in 2020 on magicallymarley.com later this month!

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6 Replies to “Whats New in 2020 at Walt Disney World”

    1. Thank you for this exhaustive list of changes and events that will be happening at Walt Disney in 2020. My family is debating taking my son this year for his first visit, so this truly helps our decision-making process.

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