Despite rumors that the next Walt Disney World monorail fleet will be equipped with augmented reality technology, Disney is saying that’s not the case.
- In recent days, rumors and reports have suggested that future resort monorails would feature AR-equipped windows to add enhancements to certain real-world objects.
- One example cited was that the windows would transform the iconic Spaceship Earth into the Death Star when monorail guests passed by.
- However, a Disney spokesperson stated that there is no truth to this rumor and that no such feature is under development.
- Disney also has yet to officially announce whether the Walt Disney World resort would indeed be getting a new monorail fleet in the near future.
Current Walt Disney World Projects:
While AR-equipped monorails might not be in the cards, here’s a look at some of the projects currently confirmed for the Walt Disney World Resort:
- In terms of transportation, the resort is preparing to introduce the Disney Skyliner, which will connect Epcot’s International Gateway, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and select area resorts.
- Speaking of Epcot, a new space-themed restaurant is coming and will be located between Mission: SPACE and Test Track.
- Also in the works in a thrilling new Guardians of the Galaxy coaster, which is taking over the area formerly occupied by Ellen’s Energy Adventure.
- Meanwhile, the Ratatouille attraction that has proven popular at the Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris is now being built at Epcot’s France Pavilion.
- Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is currently under construction, with an opening set for 2019.
- Later in 2019, Disney’s Hollywood Studios guests can also visit Batuu as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge debuts.
- Along with the all-new land, Disney is also opening a first-of-its-kind immersive Star Wars-themed hotel.
- Finally, the TRON Lightcycle Power Run coaster (which has proven to be a major hit at Shanghai Disneyland) is being added to Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland. No exact dates have been announced but the E-ticket ride is expected to debut by 2021.