Expansions Coming to Soarin' and Toy Story Mania

Rumors have been popping up for the last few months regarding even more expansions at Walt Disney World. Today those rumors were proven fact as Disney has announced expansions for Soarin' at Epcot and Toy Story Midway Mania at Hollywood Studios.

Midway Mania will receive an additional track which will occupy the adjacent Soundstage 1 that used to house Wandering Oaken's Trading Post.

Soarin' will add a third theater and in the process also update the screens and projection systems. Those updates are much needed as the quality of the film has degraded over time. That will presumably prepare the attraction for the rumored new film, "Soarin' Over the World".

Both updates are scheduled to be completed by late 2016. If Disney handles the construction right the downtime of these attractions should be minimal. In the case of Midway Mania, an extended downtime will not be tolerated as the park is already very sparse on attractions due to recent closures.