Put some mouse ears on the construction helmet: Mickey is gearing up for a slate of major construction projects! On both coasts of the United States, Disney has secured approvals to move forward with billions of dollars in investment at theme parks over the next decade-plus. This translates to new rides, fresh lands, more hotels, and massive renovations. Although specific details are still under wraps and no timeline is confirmed, anticipation is building.

In Anaheim, California, the DisneylandForward project has received a green light, with plans to invest at least $1.9 billion over 10 years. This expansion could see Avatar adventures transported to Disneyland, creating a world of Pandora similar to that at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida. But that’s not all—other imaginative possibilities include areas inspired by World of Frozen in Hong Kong, Zootopia in Shanghai, Toy Story Land in Florida, and Tron roller coasters. Disney fans are eagerly awaiting further announcements, with the D23 convention promising more juicy details in August.

Walt Disney World in Florida is also on the verge of transformation, potentially seeing as much as $17 billion invested over the next 10 to 20 years. This facelift includes a dreamed-up Latin American makeover at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, re-envisioning the dinosaur-themed area as a land inspired by South and Central America, potentially featuring an Indiana Jones experience and attractions themed around the film “Encanto.”

Moreover, Disney is hinting at the largest expansion ever at Magic Kingdom, possibly taking inspiration from films like “Coco” and “Encanto,” or even creating a land centered on Disney villains. Fans are clinging to every update, eager to see these ideas come to life in the beloved park. The biggest question on everyone’s mind is whether Disney World will build a fifth gate, adding to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.

Disney’s major moves come as Universal prepares to open Epic Universe in Orlando, raising the stakes in the theme park industry. It’s evident that the House of Mouse is ready to pull out all the stops, aiming to reinvigorate fan passion and blow visitors away with innovative experiences. What are your thoughts on these thrilling updates? Share your excitement—or concerns—in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this story with your fellow Disney enthusiasts!