It seems that news about a new addition or expansion or opportunity pops up every week; and from what we have seen so far, Disney World is becoming bigger and better and more magical all the time! Here's a look at a few of the new projects and additions in the works so you can see just why we're so excited about what's happening at WDW!
Star Wars Land-At this year's D23 Expo, Imagineers hinted at a coming Star Wars expansion to the parks, most likely Hollywood Studios. Rumors about further Star Wars additions have been circulating from quite some time; but the mysterious crates labeled "Orange Harvest," a subtle nod to Florida and the old working title for Return of the Jedi, let us know that Disney is most definitely working on something for us Star Wars fans!
Grand Floridian Villas-Already approaching completion, the Grand Floridian has joined other deluxe resorts to add a new wing designated for the Disney Vacation Club; and you really can't go wrong with more Grand Floridian luxury and elegance, can you? The rooms at this DVC wing are to be high tech and specializing in elegance and comfort; and the new mini-lobby looks to be a success, especially with its Mary Poppins fountain! The latest news is that the Polynesian will be next to add DVC Villas which is sure to make all of the Poly fans out there rejoice!
Avatar Land-We have known for awhile that Disney's Animal Kingdom was to gain an Avatar inspired land; and now, Disney has released more information and some incredible concept art. It looks as if Animal Kingdom will have a version of the film's stunning Hallelujah Mountains, a nighttime boat ride through the world's wild, fluorescent forest, a ride that will somehow let us experience flight aboard a Banshee, and more! Plus, Animal Kingdom will be open at night and will feature a new show and a nighttime version of Kilimanjaro Safaris! Hopefully these new additions will breathe some much-needed life into Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Lord of the Rings Rumor-Yes, this is a rumor; but we are so hoping that it will turn out to be true! From what we have heard, Disney is talking with Warner Brothers about bringing the Lord of the Rings Franchise to WDW! Can you just imagine the possibilities? Hobbiton, The Lonely Mountain, Minas Tirith, Rivendell... Hopefully we will hear something more on this topic soon; but for now, you can read all about it here!
So now do you see why we are so excited about what's coming to WDW? The next few years are sure to promise more openings and new experiences!