Disney releases updated timeline for Parks and Resorts openings through 2026

25 days ago in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Thursday November 9, 2023 9:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

As part of yesterday's quarterly earnings report, Disney has released its latest timeline of major openings at parks and resorts through 2026.

While there are no surprises for Walt Disney World, it does confirm openings of the Polynesian and Fort Wilderness Disney Vacation Club projects in 2024. Most significantly, the timeline reinforces the recent shift in language around the opening of Tiana's Bayou Adventure. We initially heard Disney suggest a "late 2024" opening in all discussions, and that has now consistently been changed to "2024."

Here is the full run-down of Disney Parks and Experiences openings worldwide through 2026.

Upcoming Disney Parks and Experiences Openings

November 10, 2023

Adventureland Treehouse at Disneyland Resort

November 20, 2023

World of Frozen at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

December 5, 2023

Luminous: The Symphony of Us at Walt Disney World Resort

December 20, 2023

Zootopia at Shanghai Disney Resort

December 2023

World Celebration in EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort

January 25, 2024

The Disneyland Hotel Royal Transformation at Disneyland Paris

January 30, 2024

Pixar Place Hotel at Disneyland Resort

June 6, 2024

Fantasy Springs at Tokyo Disney Resort

June 2024

Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point Disney Cruise Line


Tiana's Bayou Adventure at Disneyland Resort & Walt Disney World


Disney Vacation Club Cabins in Fort Wilderness Resort at Walt Disney World Resort

Late 2024

Disney Vacation Club at Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World Resort

December 21, 2024

Disney Treasure (Maiden Voyage) Disney Cruise Line

Fiscal Year 2025

Disney Adventure - Disney Cruise Line

Fiscal Year 2026

Third Wish-class ship - Disney Cruise Line

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TheIceBaron17 days ago

After the massive attendance numbers right after Wizarding World opened, WDW countered with a huge growth spurt in the years afterwards starting with Pandora. It still took them several years to react. I think considering the pace of their construction we will be lucky to experience a major WDW expansion before 2030

jrhwdw18 days ago

All I know is WDW has countered UOR with Entertainment before. Would be nice if TDO would FINALLY get their buts in gear!!!

Br0ckford18 days ago

I also know nothing.

SpectreJordan18 days ago

Yeah, it's going to be a goldmine for them. They already stretch the current WDW & UO parks thin for ideas. A brand new park? They're set for a while lmao

EPCOT-O.G.19 days ago

The Vlogging Social Media Influencer Complex - or what’s left of it in a year and a half - come 2025

Sirwalterraleigh19 days ago

Fine…but that is in no way anything resembling a substitution for permanent investment available 12+ hours a day…365 days a year TWDC has announced it has zero interest in improving wdw…that’s basically where we’re at But we all hated Eisner, remember?

ToTBellHop19 days ago

I couldn’t care less about daytime parades but I’d love a nighttime light parade for the nostalgia. It was a unique Disney thing. You could actually have a pretty cool electric light boat parade at DAK in theory.

Sirwalterraleigh20 days ago

Parades? What if you’re not 7 and on a sugar rush?

Sirwalterraleigh20 days ago

I can think of no way to illustrate Roy Disney’s “timidity in the parks” accusation better than that graphic

doctornick20 days ago

That's what they will need to do if they really want to advertise something, anything -- night parade at MK, new night show at DAK, daytime parade at DHS. Pretty much the only things they could get up and running that soon.

jrhwdw20 days ago

There's always entertainment to counter Epic....that is of course, WDW wants to improve on anything.....................

HauntedPirate21 days ago

Yep. They’ve been actively working on the lake expansion at WDSP (the scope of which is debatable, but that’s neither here nor there right now). They still have some spark left over there, the Bob’s haven’t ruined it completely yet.

Advisable Joseph23 days ago

Walt Disney Studios in Paris likely will have stuff opening up then, since various areas will be down for construction until 2025: https://www.mousesteps.com/2023/10/24/walt-disney-studios-park-refurbishment-details-announced-including-studio-1-closure-starting-april-2024-and-more-at-disneyland-paris/

HauntedPirate24 days ago

If they really want to step on Bob's juevos, Universal will make packages for a 4+ night on-site stay plus tickets very attractive about a year out from EU opening, and then slowly start walking them back after it opens. They'll make up in volume what they lose in raw dollars. Plus, if EU is as good as people think it will be, they'll earn a ton of goodwill and swing a lot of people away from WDW. And you bet it's going to be everywhere. :) Uni fired a big shot across WDW's bow, and Bob has yet to respond.