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Disneyland Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on April 10, 2017 138 Los Angeles

As you get ready to plan your Disneyland trip, it's helpful to know which rides, restaurants and attractions may be closed or undergoing refurbishment during your visit. Here is the list of scheduled Disneyland Resort refurbishments and permanent closings. All ride refurbishments and closings are subject to change without notice. Permanent closures are attractions that are no longer active in the parks, refurbishments are temporary closures and seasonal closures take place annually.

Refurbishments | Permanent Closures | Seasonal Closures 

Disneyland refurbishments

Disneyland® Resort Attraction Refurbishments

Here is the list of refurbishments at Disneyland® Resort. Refurbishments are temporary closures of rides, attractions, restaurants and shops. Disney often changes the dates of these temporary ride closures, whether to move up or postpone, so always check here as your trip gets closer.

Disneyland® Park Refurbishments

Disney California Adventure® Park Refurbishments

  • None

Downtown Disney District Refurbishments

  • None

Disneyland Hotel Refurbishments

  • None

Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa Refurbishments

  • January 2017 - Fall 2017: General resort and room refurbishments; guests may see and hear construction. To minimize any disruptions, activities that may create noise will not start earlier than 9:00a.m.
  • January 2017 - Spring 2017: The pools and poolside cabanas are closed for refurbishment. Pools and waterslides at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel are available.
  • June 2017 - Early August 2017: The Great Hall lobby will be refurbished and access will be limited. Some guest rooms will not be available during this time.
  • Early August 2017 - Early October 2017: The Craftsman's Club concierge lounge will be temporarily located.

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel Refurbishment

  • None

Disneyland® Resort Attraction Permanent Closures

These are rides, attractions, restaurants and shops that Disneyland Resort has permanently closed! The closures are usually done to make way for new rides and attractions at the parks.

Disneyland® Park Permanent Closures

  • Big Thunder Ranch Area: Closed permanently Jan. 11, 2016
  • Disneyland Forever: Closed permanently Sept. 6, 2016
  • Paint the Night Parade: Closed permanently September 2016
  • Super Hero HQ: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Main Street Electrical Parade: Closing permanently August 20, 2017

Disney California Adventure® Park Permanent Closures

  • Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular: Closed permanently Jan. 10, 2016
  • Diamond Mad T Party: Closed permanently March 31, 2016
  • For the First Time in Forever: Closed permanently April 18, 2016
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: Closed permanently Jan. 2, 2017 for transformation into Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

Disneyland® Resort Attraction Seasonal Closures

These are attractions and rides that usually close seasonally at Disneyland Resort for refurbishments and holiday overlays. These are estimated dates based on past ride closures. We'll always post the specific dates when we receive them under refurbishments.

  • Jungle Cruise: Usually closes early November for holiday overlay installation; closes early January for holiday overlay removal and reopens early February
  • Haunted Mansion: Usually closes late August for holiday overlay installation and reopens September; closes early January for holiday overlay removal and reopens mid-January
  • it's a small world: Usually closes mid to late October for holiday overlay installation and reopens November; closes mid-January for holiday overlay removal and reopens late January/early February
  • Space Mountain: Usually closes early September for holiday overlay installation and reopens ; closes early November for holiday overlay removal
  • Splash Mountain: Usually closes mid-January through February for seasonal refurbishments

*Please Note: All Disneyland refurbishments & closings are subject to change without notice.

If you're looking for help planning your trip, start with our Los Angeles Planning Guide, which includes all of the area major attractions. We also offer touring plans for the Disneyland Resort. Be sure to check out our Disneyland Touring Plan and Disney California Adventure Touring Plan for your day in the park.

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Joe R.Hernandez Sep 11, 2014 at 2:51 p.m.

The park"s board of directors should consider CLOSING COMPLETELY (for 3 weeks) Re-open Octoberfest..Halloween or Thanksgiving week.

Or discount the entry fee...allow everyone attending to participate in the experience of what happens in "refurbish" as a new attraction. Meals and Hardhats included

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Alex Apr 7, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

Really thunder. Again

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Liz May 16, 2016 at 5:37 a.m.

Thunder mountain railroad has to undergo the tests due to California laws. However, they permanently closed the area behind it because this is where starters land is going.

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Peggy Harp Mar 11, 2017 at 9:26 p.m.

Hi, we are going to Disneyland may 22 2017, is thunder mountain going to be running by then? Also is the train that takes you to diffrent parts of the park going to be running by then.

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FrogBlog Mar 13, 2017 at 7:27 a.m.

Hi Peggy,

Disney has not set a date for the return of the Disneyland Railroad, and there is no scheduled refurbishment of Big Thunder Mountain at this time.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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D Mar 19, 2017 at 12:27 a.m.

Thunder mountain ride should be open. The train will not reopen until star wars land opens.

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Suzy Apr 4, 2017 at 4:35 a.m.

We were there 2 weeks ago, and Thunder was running!! Have a great time! ????

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Erin Apr 9, 2017 at 12:42 a.m.

The train will reopen but they're redoing the waterways so they had to close it down because of Star Wars land it will reopen I believe in the fall

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brian glenn Feb 4, 2017 at 11:41 p.m.

The pirates is closed in feb what a bummer when will it reopen are the tickets cheaper because the best ride is gone

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FrogBlog Feb 5, 2017 at 3:07 p.m.

Hi Brian,

Disney has not released an opening for Pirates yet. It's a bummer that Pirates will be under renovations, but you still have lots of great attractions and shows to see at that time!

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Lauren Feb 7, 2017 at 1:19 a.m.

As of march 16, 2017 pirates is no longer listed on the Disneyland website as being closed for refurbishment. I am assuming that means that after that date the ride will be open. I am going end of April.

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Wtf Feb 21, 2017 at 4:59 a.m.

You can foresee the future?

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Melissa Feb 28, 2017 at 6:57 p.m.

It's opening on March 15 th

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Feb 18, 2017 at 8:47 p.m.

Will the pirate ride be open around March 6, 2017?

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FrogBlog Feb 18, 2017 at 7:42 p.m.

Hi,

According to Disneyland.com, Pirates of the Caribbean is listed as Closed for Refurbishment.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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Vanesa Apr 30, 2017 at 12:10 a.m.

Hi,I will be going to Disneyland on May 11-13 will Indiana jones and pirates of the carribean be open the time I go?

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FrogBlog Apr 30, 2017 at 12:46 p.m.

Hi Vanessa,

While Pirates will be open, Indiana Jones will be undergoing refurbishment May 1-25.

Stay Cool!

Tad

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Alexis Mar 7, 2017 at 5:36 a.m.

No, I don't believe so, Disney always has different rides in and out of order

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Feb 9, 2017 at 11:48 p.m.

You go Joe...

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tina o Apr 5, 2017 at 5:35 p.m.

Hi there, we are taking our family of 6 to disneyland and cal. adven. jan 27th 2018-feb 3rd 2018. Do you think a lot will be closed then for refurbishment?

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FrogBlog Apr 5, 2017 at 1:38 p.m.

Hi Tina,

While we don't know what will be closed, it is likely you will experience some attractions closed for refurbishment during the period of time you plan on visiting.

Keep Hopping!

Leap

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chris Oct 24, 2014 at 6:54 a.m.

hey are there any open rides in October???

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Richard F Allen Oct 24, 2014 at 6 p.m.

The planning closing dates board don't seem to have there heads screwed on right . I don't think our dear old Walt would have planed things quite the same way, Get REAL planning board !! ....Dick......A old time Disney World visitter

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Richard F Allen Oct 24, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.

AS shown above !!

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david tedd Jul 29, 2015 at 6:44 a.m.

The new. DISNEY BADA BING, with snow white and sleeping beauty's naughty twins, is now open..

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Cal Spence Oct 31, 2014 at 10:23 p.m.

Good to know as I just made new plans to go elsewhere. They are over priced when fully operating so I would never pay full prices for half a show. Never.

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Leto. Nov 26, 2014 at 7:33 p.m.

Be very aware they have building works happening At Magic Kingdom & Animal Kingdom. Down Town Disney is a building site !!

Very disappointing they couldn't do it one place at a time!!

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FrogBlog Dec 1, 2014 at 8:05 a.m.

Hi Leto,

This is the page for Disneyland refurbishments. You can find Disney World refurbs here.

Best,

Leap

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kristyn Jan 23, 2015 at 7:02 a.m.

Thanks so much for this! As a new (out of state) annual passholder, and having been a handful of times the past few years, I'm curious of one thing: how good are they at keeping to the schedule? If I plan a trip for late April or early May, do you think I can count on Critter Country being re-opened? A few years ago, I was expecting Thunder Mountain to be reopened when I went in December but it was delayed much beyond that. Thanks for any advice!

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FrogBlog Jan 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Hi Kristyn,

It is possible for refurbishments to be delayed, although most stay within schedule. Usually any delay isn't too far past the original date.

Keep hoppin'!

Leap

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Paul Aug 19, 2015 at 3:04 a.m.

Does anyone know if there is a chance that a ride reopens earlier than expected?

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FrogBlog Aug 20, 2015 at 10:46 a.m.

Hi Paul,

Sometimes refurbs get moved all together, or refurb plans are scrapped, but usually if it is scheduled for rehab, it opens back when expected.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Kim Feb 8, 2015 at 11:57 p.m.

One thing I didn't realize before we went Jan 29-Jan 31st of 2015 was that the castle would be covered and you wouldn't be able to see it. That was the biggest bummer even though I knew it was going to be "closed" before we decided to go. Getting details as to why it was hidden from sight just made me want to come back later this year. They are getting ready to celebrate the 60th anniversary and they are glittering up the castle. Lots of exciting things are coming for the celebration. Sad now that we won't get to see all that exciting stuff.

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Bmarie Mar 8, 2015 at 3:26 a.m.

How far in advance are refurbs posted? We are planning trip end of Oct. 2015. I'm hoping with all going on early for diamond celebration that there will be very little refurb during our visit?

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MIkeyED619 Sep 29, 2015 at 8:15 p.m.

Most refurbs seem to happen in September transferring out of the peak summer season and into the holday season. October will be nice with the Halloween overlay and Nightmare Before Christmas themes being added to the Haunted Mansion. Pirates has been closed recently for a touch up but should be open before Oct 1st.

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Wendy Mar 9, 2015 at 4:35 p.m.

Went last year mid May and Pirates of the the Caribbean was closed. We have another trip planned mid May this year and wondering if anyone knows if Pirates of the Caribbean should be open. It's our favorite ride so really hoping it's open this time!

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sarah Apr 13, 2015 at 9:04 p.m.

If you go to disney.com they will show you now till mid May all the closures and events. Go to the park hours and look under 5 day view at the days you will be there. Scroll all the way down to the bottom, and you will see all the rides currently scheduled for refurbishment! It looks like Pirates should be open!!!! Enjoy your trip!

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Janet Mar 13, 2015 at 9:04 p.m.

Aww so sad Matterhorn is closed

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Mike Apr 2, 2015 at 12:26 a.m.

Booked from apr 27 to May 1

Is there any chance any of these refurbs finish early? Indiana Jones is scheduled to finish May 1...re-open May 2.....Never been on that one.

Does early ever happen? Or is all hope lost?

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FrogBlog Apr 8, 2015 at 9:23 a.m.

Hi Mike,

Sometimes the dates do change, so keep your fingers crossed!

Leap

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Ryan Apr 24, 2015 at 5:28 p.m.

Does anyone know why Disneyland is closing at 7:30pm on Thursday April 30th?

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Amie May 8, 2015 at 4:02 p.m.

Only in the summer they have it open till midnight.

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DONNA Jul 25, 2015 at 7:22 p.m.

I cant believe they will close the haunted mansion around a busy time like the disney half marathon..i was so excited to be able to finally see the hat box ghost and now we wont be able too..one of my favorite rides...very dissapointed..is this for the overhaul they do???

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FrogBlog Aug 3, 2015 at 10:19 a.m.

Hi Donna,

So sorry to hear that you will miss it. The closure is so that Haunted Mansion can be transformed into the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Matthew Aug 10, 2015 at 3:06 a.m.

Do you think they will leave the hat box ghost in after they do the "christmas" overhall? I would think so, but not 100% sure.

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FrogBlog Aug 18, 2015 at 2:05 p.m.

Hi Matthew,

We haven't heard for sure, but we would think so too!

Keep hopping!

Leal

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T drizzle Sep 19, 2015 at 12:59 p.m.

Anyone going to the magical kingdom has to go check out "Trader Sams". It's a little tiny bar/restaurant by downtown Disney.

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alimay Oct 28, 2015 at 7:44 p.m.

How soon will they post refurbishments for January 2016? I am planning a trip for my kids but don't want to book a hotel until I know for sure that certain rides are open. ;) We only visit Disneyland once every couple years so I want to make sure my kids can enjoy the rides they weren't able to last time. But now they are finally tall enough :)

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FrogBlog Oct 29, 2015 at 9:55 a.m.

Hi Alimay,

Hopefully soon! We check refurbs weekly, so we'll post them as soon as they are available.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Bryce Nov 3, 2015 at 3:22 a.m.

when I look at the calendar at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/calendars/month/2015-12-01/ it is not showing any open hours from 15 December on, is that right?

Arrive from Australia on the 19th and kids would be devastated!

Bryce

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FrogBlog Nov 4, 2015 at 8:31 a.m.

Hi Bryce,

These park hours should become available soon. Rest assured, the parks are open!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Bryce Nov 6, 2015 at 12:03 a.m.

phew thanks, that's a relief.

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Brian Nov 8, 2015 at 5:20 p.m.

Hello,

Going to Disneyland Nov 12-14. The Disneyland website shows Haunted Mansion and Its a Small World as "schedule unavailable." Are these rides closed? We were so looking forward to them changing for the holiday theme.

Thanks,

Brian

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FrogBlog Nov 18, 2015 at 8:51 a.m.

Hi Brian,

Sorry for the delay, but these rides are open even if their schedules are not.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Amy S Nov 30, 2015 at 11:20 p.m.

I just noticed on the DL website that Soarin is closed from January 4, 2016 onward. Anyone know when it will reopen?

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Wendy Apr 13, 2016 at 1:28 a.m.

I was told that Soaring over California is closed because they are changing it to Soaring over The World. Cant wait to see it!

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Alondra Lopez Dec 2, 2015 at 3:04 a.m.

One of my friends in school told me that it's a small world ride in Fantasy land is getting teared down is this true because if it is I will be sad ????

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Brynn Dec 7, 2015 at 5:27 a.m.

I just read on another site that a Haunted a Mansion will be closed in DL 1/11/16 to 4/2/16. That can't be right can it? That would be 3 months. I See on DL website that it will close on the 11th but info isn't available for the end of Jan. Is it closed as part of the Stat Wars project? I'm FREAKING out as its my favourite ride and it's my first time going in 11 years! We are going Jan 26 to Feb 3 last day in park Feb 2nd.

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FrogBlog Dec 8, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

Hi Brynn,

Disney has not made the reopen date public as of yet. Normally, these two rides are under refurb after the holidays to remove the seasonal overlay for just a couple of weeks.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Brynn Dec 16, 2015 at 6:56 p.m.

Hey! Just chatted online with Disney and double checked some other sites. Haunted Mansion will be closed January 11-21st, reopening on the 22nd. So it won't be closed for long, just long enough to remove the holiday decorations! YAY!

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Kelly Vegas Jan 22, 2016 at 11:17 a.m.

Hi I really hope you can help me I live in Las Vegas and Im planing on buying a so cal city-pass and driving down My kids are Home schooled so our calendar for Travel is wide open that being said from what I have gathered from your wonderful site do you think some time in May maybe a Tuesday Wednesday Thursday for our 3 day Disneyland and Disney Adventure hopper will Be a good time to go? It will be my youngest (9) first time so Im hoping most rides will be open and crowds low if there is a better date please let me know Thank You So Much :)

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FrogBlog Jan 26, 2016 at 2:04 p.m.

Hi Kelly,

It should be a pretty good time to go. Check out this post which outlines the best and worst days to visit.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Amanda Feb 9, 2016 at 3:25 a.m.

Hi!

I am planning a vacation for April 10-13 and I really want to stay at the Disneyland Hotel. I see that you have the pool reopening in March. Disney won't give me a firm answer on when it will reopen. Is that the actual opening date? I don't want to stay there if the pool is closed. Thank you!

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FrogBlog Feb 25, 2016 at 10:37 a.m.

Hi Amanda,

I am sorry that you haven't been able to get confirmation from Disney. This information we have comes from Disney, but it is always subject to change, so unfortunately we cannot say for certain.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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crystal Feb 9, 2016 at 10:25 p.m.

Does anybody know if the Disneyland hotel pools will be reopened April 1. We want to stay there for a week but website says they are down threw late spring. Thanks

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FrogBlog Feb 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m.

Hi Crystal,

We show them reopening by March 11, but we suggest you call the hotel directly to confirm.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Adrian G. Feb 15, 2016 at 9:55 p.m.

Any idea when Haunted Mansion will be closing for The Nightmare Before Christmas holiday decor?

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FrogBlog Mar 1, 2016 at 12:24 p.m.

Hi Adrian,

The dates vary, but last year it was under refurbishment from the end of August until Sept. 10, and Halloween Time began Sept. 11.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Fergus Feb 17, 2016 at 8:08 p.m.

I'm visiting Disneyland in April and I'm planning on staying at the hotel but I don't want to if the pools are closed. How definite do you think those reopening dates for the D-ticket, E-ticket, and Minnie spa are?

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FrogBlog Feb 25, 2016 at 11:53 a.m.

Hi Fergus,

It sounds like from other comments that the hotel would not yet say definitively, but I would recommend calling them directly. These are the official refurb dates, but they are always subject to change.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sylvia Feb 21, 2016 at 1:37 a.m.

What are the chances of opening before planned? After 10 years I finally talked my husband into going and we were so excited, then I realized the ride we most looked forward to (grizzly river run) will be closed and it opens just 3 days after we leave! Such a bummer. Do they ever finish refurbs early? I'm hoping for good news lol

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Amanda Mar 24, 2016 at 6:36 p.m.

Yes sometimes they do finish early! was just there on March 20th 2016 great moments with Mr. Lincoln was open and I can personally confirm, but I overheard a few people that that grizzly run was open. Never made it over there.

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Guera Feb 21, 2016 at 3:20 p.m.

We are trying to plan a trip for July, but I can't find any time guides for them. WDW usually fills out their calendar 6 months in advance. When will Disneyland release park times and guides for July? I'd like to know how many attractions will still be closed.

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FrogBlog Feb 24, 2016 at 6:15 p.m.

Hi Guera,

Most of the refurbishments are done in off-season, but I would expect to see the continuing closures around the construction of Star Wars Land. Park hours get released about three months in advance.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mason Mar 12, 2016 at 6:26 p.m.

Does anybody know if Disneyland Hotel pool refurbishments are done?

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mason cor Mar 13, 2016 at 11:11 a.m.

Does anybody know if all Disneyland hotel pools are open yet ? thanks

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FrogBlog Mar 17, 2016 at 1:42 p.m.

Hi Mason,

The D-Ticket pool has reopened!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Ashleigh Apr 4, 2016 at 9:35 p.m.

I see the Disneyland Monorail is scheduled to close in April. Does anyone have any idea when it is expected to reopen?

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FrogBlog Apr 6, 2016 at 12:38 p.m.

Hi Ashleigh,

We haven’t been given a reopening date, but as soon as we have an official date, we’ll update the post! Keep checking.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jessica Apr 6, 2016 at 4:48 p.m.

Will Disneyland be busy the Saturday of the Tinkerbell Half Marathon? Trying to decide if we shuffle our days around to ride on Pirates before it closes?

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FrogBlog Apr 6, 2016 at 1:19 p.m.

Hi Jessica,

We expect it will be pretty crowded because of the race!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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rose Vakencia Apr 11, 2016 at 9:55 p.m.

I wanna plan a trip un July but unsure what is gonna be open then ? Any idea's ?

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FrogBlog Apr 25, 2016 at 12:50 p.m.

Hi Rose,

In peak times such as July, most rides are open (minus those currently closed as part of Star Wars Land construction).

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Liz Sholley May 11, 2016 at 3:11 p.m.

Hi there! We're planning a trip towards the end of August. This will be the first "summer trip" as we usually go after Labor Day. Unfortunately, because of that, we always miss the Haunted Mansion due to the redecorating for the holidays. I really don't want to miss it this time. Can you please tell me when it will shut down this year? Thank you!

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FrogBlog May 20, 2016 at 10:52 a.m.

Hi Liz,

We never know for sure until Disney officially announces it, but looking at past years, the ride usually closes the end of August (right before Labor Day) through mid-September (around when Halloween Time starts) for the holiday overlay. We post the dates as soon as we are notified, so keep checking back!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Lyn May 17, 2016 at 3:01 a.m.

When is soaring over the world going to open in Disney California? Also what about a new show at the Hyperion theater? When will they have the dates for trick or treating in Disneyland?

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FrogBlog May 20, 2016 at 9:56 a.m.

Hi Lyn,

Soarin' is scheduled to open June 17. The new Frozen show is coming this summer, but they have not released the date yet. They usually announce the Halloween Party dates in July.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Blondie ~ Jun 7, 2016 at 5:43 p.m.

MUST plan a three day park hopper during Fall of 2016. Any word on major attractions that MAY be closed during November 2016? Read Pirates may be. Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you kindly ~

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Rachel Jul 19, 2016 at 9:50 p.m.

Do you know when rides are closed/reopened in january? We are going the second week of january and I am afraid we will miss haunted mansion and it's a small world?

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FrogBlog Aug 8, 2016 at 9:12 a.m.

Hi Rachel,

At Disneyland, the Haunted Mansion and it’s a small world are generally closed early to mid January for the overlay removal and are closed for a couple of weeks. As soon as we know exact dates, we will post them!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mike M. Aug 1, 2016 at 12:20 p.m.

I noticed today that Indiana Jones was added starting September 12 (2016) and The Little Mermaid was added for just after Labor Day. Any ideas when they may be open? Also- is there any news for the week of September 20 by chance?

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FrogBlog Aug 26, 2016 at 10:18 a.m.

Hi Mike,

We check for new updates every week, so you can come back to see what has changed.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Ashley Aug 17, 2016 at 11:45 p.m.

I am wanting to take my daughter to Disneyland for her third birthday- around the 22 to the 25th of January. Do you think a lot of rides will be closed for refurb? Will this be a busy time? Thanks!

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FrogBlog Aug 18, 2016 at 10:23 a.m.

Hi Ashley,

Haunted Mansion and it's a small world are usually closed during the middle or end of January to remove the holiday overlay. We don't have exact dates on this yet, but we'll post as soon as we do; those are usually the main rides closed during that time. Definitely keep checking back, though! As far as it being a busy time, the end of January is a good time to go. There shouldn't be too many crowds since the holidays and school breaks are over.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Ellen Sep 8, 2016 at 7:20 a.m.

HI,

I am planning to go to Disneyland in the beginning of November 2016 and was wondering if you know of any rides that will be closed during that time.

Thank you so much for your help!

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FrogBlog Sep 11, 2016 at 7:05 p.m.

Hi Ellen,

Space Mountain is usually closed for a small period of time during the beginning of November to remove the Ghost Galaxy overlay. We'll post the dates as soon as we have them!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Grace Sep 15, 2016 at 1:17 a.m.

Hi there! When I booked my trip for the first week of October, Splash Mountain wasn't included in the closures. Now it is. On the app, it shows closed as of Sunday, Oct 2nd. The website shows closed as of Monday, Oct 3rd. Any idea on this? October 2nd is our first day in the park so I'm hoping we'll get a chance to ride it that day before it closes!!

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FrogBlog Sep 20, 2016 at 2:55 p.m.

Hi Grace,

Disney refurbishments are tricky! They sometimes change without any notice. As of now, we're seeing that it's officially closed on Monday, Oct. 3rd. If anything changes, we'll be sure to update this post. Crossing our fingers for you!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Mish Sep 25, 2016 at 6:29 p.m.

I'm going the same week and just noticed it's been added to the list! So disappointed. It wasn't when I booked either - and our first day is the first day it's closed :(

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Prasad Sep 17, 2016 at 2:25 a.m.

Hi we are visiting from September 26 to October 2nd so just wondering which rides will be closed

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FrogBlog Sep 20, 2016 at 2:52 p.m.

Hi there,

We've listed a few attraction closures on this post that occur during those dates. Always check back; refurbishments and closures are subject to change without any notice!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Ashley Sep 23, 2016 at 3:25 p.m.

Hi,

We are going to Disneyland Nov 12-17. Based on previous years is it likely that space mountain will be open again by then from removing the ghost galaxy overlay? Also do you have any guesses on about when small world and jungle Cruise will open with their Christmas decorations?

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FrogBlog Sep 27, 2016 at 10:18 a.m.

Hi Ashley,

The overlay usually only takes a few days to remove. Hopefully it'll be open for your visit! Keep checking this post.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Rebecca Oct 2, 2016 at 6:11 p.m.

I am taking my 2 children - ages 6 & 9 - to Disneyland for their first time. I grew up in Southern California so went frequently, but I can see that Disneyland is a whole different ballgame than when I used to go. My parents are coming with us (we will be 3 adults & 2 children) and have offered to pay for one night at a Disney hotel so that we can get early entrance to a park. I am trying to decide the best arrangement so that we can spend time at Disneyland, Ca Adventure, and I know the boys will want to play at the hotel (especially water slide if the weather is warm enough). We will be going the first week of November, likely arriving Monday 11/7 at the park, driving from north county San Diego (approx 1.5 hours depending on traffic). With this plan, we'd go straight to Ca Adventure park and spend the day there so that on Tues we could take advantage of magic hour for Disneyland. My question is are there cool things to do in Ca Adventure at night, as we won't be able to stay until close at Disneyland on Tuesday. Should we spring for park hopper tickets and spend Monday evening at Disneyland? Do you have any other ideas for how to maximize fun and minimize lines & exhaustion? My brother-in-law said we should spend 2 nights at the hotel and 2 days in the parks (as opposed to 1 night/2 days), but I am not sure that is in the budget. Thanks!

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FrogBlog Oct 12, 2016 at 10:24 a.m.

Hi Rebecca,

Be sure to catch World of Color in DCA. We love the way Cars Land lights up at night and there is plenty to see and do. We use single rider lines and FastPasses. If you are too late to get tickets to Frozen Live, hop in the stand-by line about an hour before the show. The parks close early both those nights (at 8 and 9 p.m. both nights), so that means no nighttime entertainment/fireworks at Disneyland.

Keep hopping!

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Heather Oct 13, 2016 at 4:58 a.m.

The Cars ride at night is spectacular!

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Kelli Howard Oct 18, 2016 at 1:38 p.m.

What's the deal with some of these things only being down for weekdays and then opening back up for the weekend?

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Marianne Oct 26, 2016 at 4:08 p.m.

When I was there recently aside from the listed closures many rides close temporarily for the day. Kind of makes going a waste or time and money. Lots of money to pay just to shop and be pushed around. The haunted mansion was closed when it was time to use our Fastpass. Mermaid ride was closed on and off all day, Same with Snow White. Frozen times for Tuesday on the printed schedule they giv you are wrong, plus there was not a FastPass for that even though it was stated there was.Walked all the way to get the FastPass only to be told to show up 45 minutes before the show and hope to get it......Total waste of money at Disneyland and CA until the attractions open up.

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StacieM Oct 30, 2016 at 4:06 p.m.

Hi there! We are trying to plan a special trip with my daughter and her bestie to Disneyland, before they head off to different schools for high school. Does anyone happen to know how far in advance scheduled closures are listed? We have some flexibility and are trying to decide between late January or February, so I'd like to plan when there are the least expected closures. Our friend has never been, so we want to make sure she gets to go on as many of the "famous" rides as possible. Someone told me that January tends to be "refurbishment month," and that It's a Small World, Pirates, Haunted House, and Soarin are all often closed that month, so now I'm nervous! Any input would be so appreciated! :)

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Eastyn Nov 16, 2016 at 7 a.m.

Hey! Visiting from Canada January 30, 2017-February 3, 2017. Think we'll be in the clear for rides? I heard talk that Pirates my go down in early/mid January. I'd be so devastated to miss that one :(

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FrogBlog Nov 22, 2016 at 2 p.m.

Hi Eastyn,

No official word yet on Pirates. But we'll report it as soon as we know! Rides with holiday overlays (Haunted Mansion, Jungle Cruise, it's a small world) close during January for the overlay removal, but they'll probably be back open in time for your visit. As soon as we get the dates, we'll update this post!

Keep hopping!

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Robyn A Nov 19, 2016 at 10:59 p.m.

Planning to visit Disneyland LA during April - June 2017 and wondering if there are any closures or days the whole park is closed so that we can avoid them. as coming from New Zealand. Thanks.

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FrogBlog Nov 22, 2016 at 1:51 p.m.

Hi Robyn,

We don't have any word on attraction closures (except for those already listed on this post) for that time period, but keep an eye out! We'll report them as soon as we know. The parks will definitely be open, though!

Keep hopping!

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Emily R Jan 3, 2017 at 6:40 p.m.

Hi there,

I was planning a trip in the begging of February 2017 but it looks according to the disneyland website that several of our favorites are closed for refurbishment, including pirates of the carribean. I was wondering where you are able to see when those are scheduled to reopen as I couldn't find that information on the disneyland site. Thanks in advance.

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FrogBlog Jan 3, 2017 at 1:17 p.m.

Hi Emily,

The Disneyland website will have the most up-to-date information about refurbishment timelines. Those refurbishments are always scheduled to change without notice, and a re-opening date isn't always known until a few days before re-opening!

Keep Hopping!

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Tori Jan 3, 2017 at 9:20 p.m.

Planning a trip from across the country to LA and visiting Disneyland January 12th. The season closure for the haunted mansion says the beginning of January but does not state when it might open again. Also the it's a small world and splash mountain say closing mid January. Does anyone know if I can expect any of these to be open on January 12th?

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FrogBlog Jan 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Hi Tori!

Based on Disneyland's website, it seems the Haunted Mansion will be closed Jan. 9-19 for the holiday overlay removal. "it's a small world" looks like it will be closed Jan. 22-Feb. 2. These dates could possibly change. We'll update as soon as we know!

The seasonal closures section of our refurbishments post consists of estimates based on past closures, so these aren't 100% certain. Always check back!

Keep hopping!

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Brady Jan 10, 2017 at 8:36 p.m.

Heading SoCal at the end of February. Disappointed to see Pirates is closed for February. Our dates are not yet available on the DL website so I don't know if Pirates will reopen in time for our visit. Anybody know the typical length of time for the annual refurb of Pirates? Is there a typical refurb time? I have seen it closed for only 2 weeks before, but longer other times. I am just being optimistic. Thanks.

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FrogBlog Jan 11, 2017 at 10:20 a.m.

Hi Brady,

There really is no typical refurb time for any Disney attraction. It depends on what part of the attraction they are working on, and how long those refurbishments could take.

Keep Hopping!

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Jana Jan 11, 2017 at 4:46 p.m.

Does anyone know when the star wars land will be opening?

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FrogBlog Jan 11, 2017 at 10:50 a.m.

Hi Jana,

Disney has not released any information on a Star Wars Land opening.

Keep Hopping,

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Ella Jan 19, 2017 at 7:42 p.m.

Will the monorail be closed Jan 23-27?

Also what else will be closed at that time?

Thanks

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FrogBlog Jan 19, 2017 at 2:08 p.m.

Hi Ella,

The Monorail is not scheduled to be down during that visit. As for refurbishments, the latest updates are right here on our Refurbishment page. Just scroll back to the top!

Keep Hopping!

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Leah Jan 25, 2017 at 4:24 p.m.

I'm planning on going the week of August 21st. Will haunted mansion be closed to start getting ready for the holidays? This is a ride my kids loves and if it will be closed I'll change the date. The site just says late August. Does that mean the last 2 weeks or just the last week?

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FrogBlog Jan 26, 2017 at 8:17 a.m.

Hi Leah,

Late August could mean anytime during the last two weeks of August, so it's possible that you could visit and Haunted Mansion would be down. We won't know exact days for many months.

Keep Hopping!

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Peter Jan 28, 2017 at 2:33 p.m.

I'm going to Disneyland in April and one of my favorite attractions is It's Tough to be a Bug. Sadly, I haven't been able to experience it in years because every time I go, Disney is doing a commercial in that theater for their next big movie. Is there any way to know if it'll FINALLY be open when I'm there in April. I've been wanting to experience it again for such a long time! It's bad enough that my other favorite attraction, Tower of Terror is gone forever :(

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FrogBlog Jan 29, 2017 at 5:47 p.m.

Hi Peter,

You MAY be in luck. The Beauty and the Beast Disney Parks preview will be held at the Muppet Theater at Disney California Adventure instead of It's Tough To Be A Bug!

Keep Hopping!

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Laurie Feb 27, 2017 at 6:47 a.m.

...I'll chime in to say you'll love it as much and a little more with a few tweaks they've made since we saw it last! : )

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Becky Jan 30, 2017 at midnight

Do you know how long the golden zephyr is closed for? And when Matterhorn closes in February 6 is that for an extended amount of time or just a short while? Thanks for letting me pick your brain and being a great resource.

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FrogBlog Jan 30, 2017 at 8:25 a.m.

Hi Becky,

Disney has not posted a day for Matterhorn's re-opening, so we can't give an estimate. As for Golden Zephyr, we don't see that on any refurbishment schedule. If you post a link to the spot where you read that we can do some research.

Keep Hopping!

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Becky Jan 31, 2017 at 12:09 a.m.

Thanks so much for getting back to us. We have been tracking wait times for Disneyland and California adventure - mostly because we are excited for our family vacation next week - and just noticed golden zephyr always seemed closed. It's one of our favorites because everyone likes it (with six kids that can be hard to do sometimes). We are really going Matterhorn will only be closed for a few days since we go the 9-11, but I don't know how good our odds are with that. Oh well, you win some and lose some. Thanks again!

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Yelp Mar 5, 2017 at 5:54 p.m.

Last time I was on splash mountain I almost fell out bc there was nothing to hang onto! That was a few yrs ago tho has anything changed?

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Alexis Mar 7, 2017 at 5:37 a.m.

Nope, still the usual log with no seatbelts

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Dan Mar 9, 2017 at 12:56 a.m.

Summer 2017 re-opening an attraction that is closed for refurbishment means by Jun 21 that is the Summer Solstice

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Tony Mar 22, 2017 at 5:37 a.m.

Just saw that Indiana Jones is going to be down for refurb starting May 1. I can't find any information on it online. Is this supposed to just be something short and fast or down for the long haul? Do you know anything about it? May is usually a weird month to start a refurb.

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FrogBlog Mar 22, 2017 at 8:21 a.m.

Hi Tony,

Disney doesn't post reasons for refurbishments and rarely gives timetables. We'll know an opening day once it's released.

Keep Hopping!

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Suzy Q Mar 22, 2017 at 11:58 p.m.

I am wondering the same thing. So far, it only shows through the 3rd. I'm hoping it will open back up on the 4th! On the plus side, Matterhorn shows it will be open again on April 28th.

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Allison Parmenter Apr 16, 2017 at 1:31 p.m.

I hope you are right and the Disneyland website is wrong about the Matterhorn. We will be there April 25th. Second year in a row missing out on that ride! It's OK though Indiana Jones is going to running and my kid is tall enough now to ride it.

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