Though the vast majority of construction projections at Walt Disney World have been shut down due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, it looks like work on some theme park projects are still ongoing outside the central Florida theme park giant while the theme parks are all closed. From Universal Orlando Resort to just outside Walt Disney World resort, here are all the construction projects that are still happening as of the end of last week that we know about.
1. Jurassic World Roller Coaster
As of last week, it looks like Universal is continuing work on "Project 791", which will be a new roller coaster themed to Jurassic Park. According to several reports, this new Jurassic-themed attraction will be a multi-launch roller coaster with twists and turns and a top hat element, loosely themed to the raptors seen in the Jurassic World series. And though we don't know many specifics about it right now, many have speculated that we could see an opening sometime early next year.
However, though Orlando Park Stop reports that work has been ongoing in recent days, if a statewide lockdown on non-essential employees happens in the next few days, construction on this project could grind to a halt.
2. Flamingo Crossings CP housing
Though construction on basically every project inside Walt Disney World has ended, Blog Mickey reports that construction continues on brand new housing for College Program participants, just outside the gates of Walt Disney World at the Flamingo Crossings hotel, housing, and retail center. The rush may be on to complete this project quickly, as the housing is supposed to be available for program participants moving in for the summer 2020 session (which begins in May) and while the project looks to be nearly complete, if the state goes in to lockdown, all construction will be required to cease, so Disney may be trying to get as much of this project done as soon as possible.