Walt Disney World has just unveiled grand plans for expansions at two of its iconic parks: Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. These projects are part of a $60 billion investment strategy Disney intends to deploy across its parks, cruises, and experiences within the next decade.

In an update to Animal Kingdom, Disney has announced its plans to convert DinoLand U.S.A. into the Tropical Americas. The company has not announced details about the exact intellectual properties and attractions that will encompass this area but previously announced the area potentially bringing concepts from Encanto and Indiana Jones.


Additionally, Magic Kingdom is set to grow significantly with an expansive addition roughly equivalent in size to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which spans about 14 acres. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that plans are underway to file permits for preparing a construction site on the west side of Magic Kingdom.

During the 2022 D23 Expo in Anaheim, Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro teased the audience with Blue Sky plans for expansions beyond Big Thunder Mountain. Among the possible themes presented were those inspired by popular movies such as Coco, Encanto, and the Disney villains.

“It’s probably the largest expansion ever at Magic Kingdom,” stated Michael Hundgen, Walt Disney World site portfolio executive, at a press event Tuesday showcasing upcoming Disney attraction concepts and technologies at the Walt Disney Imagineering site in California.

Disney has not released specific timelines for the new expansions.


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