Disney provides updated timeline for Parks and Experiences openings through 2026

Feb 09, 2024 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Friday February 9, 2024 10:15am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

As part of this week's quarterly earnings report, Disney has released its latest official timeline of major openings at parks and experiences through 2026.

Disney notes that the list is not exhaustive, and we have added the already announced 'Country Bear Musical Jamboree' and 'The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure' for completeness.

Other confirmed Walt Disney World projects, including the reimagining of EPCOT's Test Track and the Zootopia replacement of "It's Tough to Be a Bug" at Disney's Animal Kingdom, remain without any timeline.

Upcoming Parks and Experiences Openings & Events as of February 7, 2024

Fantasy Springs

Opening Date: June 6, 2024
Location: Tokyo Disney Resort

Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point

Opening Date: June 2024
Location: Disney Cruise Line

Disney Vacation Club Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort

Opening Date: July 1, 2024
Location: Walt Disney World Resort

Disney Treasure (Maiden Voyage)

Opening Date: December 21, 2024
Location: Disney Cruise Line

Disney Vacation Club at Polynesian Resort

Opening Date: Late 2024
Location: Walt Disney World Resort

Tiana's Bayou Adventure

Opening Date: 2024
Location: Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort

Country Bear Musical Jamboree

Opening Date: Summer 2024
Location: Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort

New Star Tours Characters and Stories

Opening Date: 2024
Location: Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, and Disneyland Paris

EPCOT CommuniCore Hall and Plaza

Opening Date: 2024
Location: EPCOT, Walt Disney World Resort

The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure

Opening Date: Fall 2024
Location: Disney's Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort

Storyliving by Disney – Cotino Welcomes First Residents

Opening Date: 2025
Location: Storyliving by Disney – Cotino

Disney Adventure (will operate in Southeast Asia)

Opening Date: Fiscal Year 2025
Location: Disney Cruise Line

Third Wish-class ship

Opening Date: Fiscal Year 2026
Location: Disney Cruise Line

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SpectreJordanFeb 17, 2024

Everyone going to Uni should have a water park day. Volcano Bay is amazing, it's even far better than Uni Studios. Water park day at Disney? Eh not as essential IMO.

Jrb1979Feb 17, 2024

Agreed. It also reinforces my point on that a lot of Disney fans aren't ride people but more so immersive experience people

SirwalterraleighFeb 16, 2024

I should put on my fireproof coat first… But I find the desperation pleading for fireworks and parades over rides to be kinda sad.

HauntedPirateFeb 16, 2024

New cupcakes... that's what the people want.

SirwalterraleighFeb 16, 2024

Rookie…can’t believe you didn’t catch that 😎

HauntedPirateFeb 12, 2024

Well played, then. :)

Jrb1979Feb 12, 2024

I was being sarcastic. Look at the hype threads here for night time parades and festivals get versus new attractions

HauntedPirateFeb 12, 2024

Don’t hold your breath on that. Not sure if you’re being sarcastic but new rides do generate demand. Bob’s problem is he thinks rethemes are perfectly acceptable.

SirwalterraleighFeb 12, 2024

New vanities for DVC is all but assured

Jrb1979Feb 12, 2024

Who cares as long as a new night time parade comes. New attractions don't excite the fanbase.

HauntedPirateFeb 12, 2024

You know what’s missing in that list for WDW? Actual expansion, either land or ride capacity.

SirwalterraleighFeb 12, 2024

Yeah…that definitely is a British thing Vacation is “frowned up” in the post industrial nightmare across the pond

SirwalterraleighFeb 12, 2024

You got my wires crossed on this one

Jrb1979Feb 11, 2024

What works for Universal for us is with 5 full days, you can have actual resort days to relax and not have to parks every day. It also gives up time to see more than just Universal. We have been able to do places like Gator Land and some International Drive things.