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21. Star Wars Cantina restaurant 

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: TBA

One development that was rumored for the original Star Wars Land that ended up making the cut for the reimagined version of this band new land is the iconic Star Wars Cantina. Although the Cantina will no longer be located on Mos Eisley (Star Wars Land will be its own, unique in-universe planet) this dining location will have several familiar entertainment options and will feature the (in)famous Blue Milk drink. Perhaps Disney is hoping Blue Milk will become the new Butterbeer? 

20. The First Order battle attraction

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: TBA

Little is known about the second new ride coming to Star Wars Land. All that has been confirmed so far is that the events of this second attraction are set against the backdrop of the forthcoming Star Wars films (including Episode VII and next year's Rogue One), and guests will be put in the middle of a battle with new Star Wars baddies The First Order.

19. Soarin' Around the World

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: 2016

Early next year Soarin' will go down for refurbishment and when it reopens in the spring, it will be reborn as Soarin' Around the World. This new (ish) attraction will have three theaters, as well as an all new film featuring locations around the world. The spring completion window is actually a little bit earlier than anticipated, as many believed this ride wouldn't return until late 2016. However, it looks like Soarin' will definitely be back to the park in the first half of the year, which is exciting news indeed! 

18. NBA Experience restaurant

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: 2016 or 2017

In summer 2015 it was confirmed that a new "NBA Experience at Walt Disney World" restaurant would be moving in to Disney Springs. Though details were scarce at first, we learned several months later that this new dining and entertainment center would be taking over the spot currently occupied by DisneyQuest. 

It is unknown if the DisneyQuest building will be demolished when it closes or whether the structure will simply be gutted to make room for the new restaurant. However, what we do know is that DisneyQuest is closing in 2016, and the new NBA experience restaurant will be replacing it either late next year or in early 2017. 

17. The Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper Canteen

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: December 2015

During a special Jungle Cruise panel at the 2015 D23 convention, Disney finally confirmed the existence of the long rumored Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant at the Magic Kingdom. Officially named The Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper Canteen, this new location will be taking over the space occupied by the former Adventureland Veranda restaurant and will be welcoming its first guests in just a few days!

Interestingly, this new dining location will tie into the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, which has been absent from Walt Disney World since the closure of the Adventurer's Club in 2009. Alberta Falls, the proprietor of this new location, is the daughter of the late founder Albert Falls, who is a member of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers. In an unprecedented move, it was confirmed that some narrative changes will be coming to the Magic Kingdom's Jungle Cruise ride to support the story and theme of this new restaurant.

16. Sunset Showcase theater

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed 

Opening in: December

A new theater has been under construction at the far end of Sunset Boulevard for several months now, and now Disney has finally confirmed this theater as the new Sunset Showcase. As expected, this new theater will house special, limited time engagements throughout the year, starting with the Club disney Dance Party later this year, and Club Villain in early 2016. You can learn more about these new experiences here and here. This new theater will be opening in just a few days! 

15. Frozen Ever After

Image: Disney

Status: Confirmed
 

Opening in: May 2016

While we've known about the Frozen boat ride that is replacing Maelstrom since last year, we got our first real details about this attraction this past June. Confirmed to be named Frozen Ever After, this new ride will use the same boat ride system as Maelstrom, and will have projection enhanced animatronics, similar to those in use at the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.

It has also been confirmed that the ride will feature a truncated version of the events of the film, as told by the troll characters, and will also feature a small cameo by the "snowgies" popularized by the Frozen Fever short. Construction is well underway and the attraction is on track to open next spring

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