15. Royal Sommerhus Frozen Meet and Greet
Opening in: May 2016
Frozen Ever After isn't the only change coming to Norway at Epcot. A new 13,000 square foot Royal Sommerhus meet and greet will be opening alongside Frozen Ever After at Epcot next spring. Work on this new building (which will take over the expansion pad in between Norway and Mexico) is already well underway and is easily visible in between Mexico and Norway.
It was confirmed at the 2015 D23 Expo that this new attraction will be a regular character meet and greet, without any special effects. Interestingly, the exterior of the building that will house this attraction s actually based on a real log cabin in Norway, helping to evoke the style and design of the country.
14. STK Restaurant
Opening in: 2015
Though it was rumored for quite some time, it was finally confirmed earlier this year that STK Orlando, a 14,000 square foot, two story restaurant would be coming to Disney Springs later this year.
In a prepared statement, Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group said of the new location, “We are thrilled to join the Disney Springs family with the launch of STK Orlando,” and added “The combination of an innovative menu and high-energy atmosphere has driven the success of STK, and we believe it will be an ideal addition to Disney Springs, and will help further cement its status as a place for friends and family to gather for fine dining and entertainment.”
13. Slinky Dog roller coaster
Opening in: TBA
A brand new roller coaster is coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios that will form the backbone of the all-new Toy Story Land. Described as a family-friendly roller coaster (so expect low speeds and small height restrictions), this new unnamed attraction will see guests boarding vehicles shaped like Slinky Dog and then zooming around a winding track, passing through tunnels and other landmarks around Toy Story Land.
12. Buzz Lightyear spinning ride
Opening in: TBA
The second confirmed new attraction for Toy Story Land is a spinning flat ride that will feature a giant Buzz Lightyear standing guard over the famous little green aliens from the Toy Story series, who will take guests around in flying saucer-shaped vehicles while The Claw (oooohhh!) dangles above.
11. New Discovery Island restaurant
Opening In: 2015
It was confirmed last December that a new table service restaurant will be taking over some of the massive building currently occupied by quick-service restaurant Pizzafari. Construction is well underway to separate this new restaurant from Pizzafari, which has closed for refurbishment while work is completed. Though we don't know the name of this new location or what type of food will be served, this new restaurant is still projected to be opening later this year.