12 New Attractions at Disney World in Summer 2024

12 New Attractions at Disney World in Summer 2024

Author Mary Babel

Summer break is an especially magical time to visit Disney World. As families gather at Disney World to create lasting memories, Orlando Superior Transportation ensures a seamless and stress-free travel experience with reasonable rates and customizable travel plans, taking the hassle out of getting to the magic and allowing you to focus on the adventures that await.


In 2024, Disney is unveiling a plethora of exciting new attractions at Disney World Florida, from limited-time festivities to the highly anticipated debut of new attractions.


If you’re wondering what the upcoming new rides and attractions at Disney World are in summer 2024, we’ve got you covered.
To ensure you have an unforgettable summer break holiday, we’ve gathered the latest news and insider tips for your Disney World adventure. Let’s get into it!


Upcoming New Attractions at Disney World Florida


New attractions at Disney World Magic Kingdom


Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

On June 28, 2024, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom will debut Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. Inspired by The Princess and the Frog, guests will join Princess Tiana and Louis on a musical journey through the bayou. It’s anticipated to be a highlight of the summer break at Disney World.


Tiana's Bayou Adventure


Country Bear Musical Jamboree

Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Country Bear Jamboree closed on January 27th, 2024, for refurbishment. Disney announced that the new show, the all-new Country Bear Musical Jamboree, should debut this summer! The beloved bears will present their classic songs in new styles. Expect a Nashville-inspired variety show with revamped arrangements, including a rockabilly rendition of “Bare Necessities.”


Country Bear Musical Jamboree


Fourth of July Celebration

Experience an epic patriotic fireworks display at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom during Independence Day Fourth of July Celebration. Disney’s grand fireworks show will dazzle guests on both July 3rd and 4th, offering flexibility for visitors’ plans. Additionally, the American Adventure Pavilion at Walt Disney World EPCOT often hosts special offerings to commemorate the occasion.


Fourth of July Celebration


New attractions at Walt Disney World EPCOT


Communicore Hall and Communicore Plaza

Communicore Hall and Communicore Plaza are opening on June 10th, 2024, in EPCOT’s World Celebration. They will serve as the central hub for EPCOT’s seasonal festivals and live events. Communicore Plaza offers an outdoor space for guests to relax and enjoy the festivities. Inside Communicore Hall, guests will find a mixology bar, a demonstration kitchen, and exhibition and gallery space for food, art, and live music experiences.


Communicore Hall and Communicore Plaza


Mickey & Friends Meet-and-Greet

Walt Disney World EPCOT will introduce a new meet-and-greet location called “Mickey & Friends” in Communicore Hall starting on June 10th, 2024. Here, guests can meet beloved Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy.


Mickey & Friends Meet-and-Greet


New Encanto stage show

Additionally, the newly opened plaza stage will host “¡Celebración Encanto!,” an “Encanto” sing-along show featuring Mirabel and Bruno, running from June 10th to September 6th. This marks the completion of EPCOT’s transformation, with guests finally able to explore the new offerings during their summer break holiday.


Encanto stage show


New Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions


Star Tours

New Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions have arrived at Star Tours, starting April 5th. These exciting additions showcase characters and locations from Ashoka, Andor, and The Mandalorian. Visitors can now enjoy over 250 unique Hollywood Studios attractions at Disney Hollywood Studios Florida.


Star Tours


JOY Meet-and-Greet

Starting June 10th, 2024, Joy from “Inside Out 2” will relocate from Walt Disney World EPCOT to Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions, coinciding with the release of the film on June 14th. Guests can find her at her new home in Pixar Plaza, where they can also meet other beloved Pixar characters.


JOY meet and greet


New “The Little Mermaid” Show

Coming to Disney Hollywood Studios Florida in Fall 2024 is “The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure,” a new show inspired by the classic animated film. Expect beloved songs like “Part of Your World” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls” at the Animation Courtyard theater, replacing Voyage of the Little Mermaid.


New The Little Mermaid Show


New attractions at Disney World Animal Kingdom


“The Lion King” 30th Anniversary

From June 10th to September 6th, 2024, Disney’s Animal Kingdom will host a celebration honoring the 30th anniversary of “The Lion King.” Throughout the park, guests can join in the festivities, which include special merchandise, themed treats like a Pumbaa popcorn bucket, and character meet-and-greets with Timon and Rafiki at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Additionally, visitors can unleash their artistic talents at the Animation Experience, where they can learn to draw iconic “The Lion King” characters.


The Lion King 30th Anniversary


It’s Tough To Be a Bug

Animal Kingdom’s Tree of Life is getting a Zootopia makeover for It’s Tough To Be a Bug in 2024. Guests will journey through the film’s biomes with characters like Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde.


It’s Tough To Be a Bug


New Disney Springs attractions


“Disney Dreams That Soar” Drone Show

Debuting on May 24th, 2024, at Disney Springs’ West Side, “Disney Dreams That Soar” is a new nighttime drone show inspired by Disney stories of flight. Featuring synchronized drones creating sky designs alongside a musical score and movie quotes, the show runs nightly until September 2nd. It’s one of the must-see Disney Springs attractions for those visiting Disney Springs, adding enchantment to the evening.


Disney Dreams That Soar


How to Make Your Disney Trip More Magical

Summer break at Disney is the perfect way to create lasting memories. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned Disney fanatic, our guide to planning a Disney Trip will help you maximize the magic of your journey.



New Attractions at Disney World in Summer 2024 promises an unparalleled adventure filled with thrilling new rides and attractions at Disney World, delightful dining options, and unforgettable entertainment for the whole family. With new experiences awaiting, now is the perfect time to plan your summer break holiday. Embark on this enchanting adventure and create cherished summer break memories that will last a lifetime.


Pack your bags, book your ride, and let the magic of Summer 2024 at Disney World begin! Whether you’re looking for airport transportation or exploring other theme park attractions in Orlando, trust Orlando Superior Transportation to ensure a comfortable and convenient journey.

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