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Disneyland Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on November 4, 2018 700 Los Angeles

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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 refurbishments and permanent ride closings. Permanent closures are attractions that are no longer active in the parks, refurbishments are temporary closures, and seasonal closures take place annually. All of these refurbishments and closings are subject to change without notice.

Side note: It's no secret Disneyland Resort is going through some major changes! Disney California Adventure Park is transforming Paradise Pier into Pixar Pier. The reimagined pier will celebrate favorite Pixar stories with newly themed attractions (including the incredible Incredicoaster) and officially opens on June 23, 2018. With that, there are some major ride closures in the mean time. Don't fret! There is still plenty to do and see at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure with Paradise Pier being mainly the affected area. And in a few months time, we'll have a hopping new pier to celebrate!

Disneyland refurbishments | Permanent Ride Closures | Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule (Seasonal Closures) 

Disneyland refurbishment Schedule and Disneyland Rides Closed

Disneyland Ride Refurbishments

Here is the list of current and upcoming closures Disneyland 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

Downtown Disney District Refurbishments

  • None

Disneyland Hotel Refurbishments

Disney's Grand California Hotel & Spa Refurbishments

  • None

Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel Refurbishment

  • None

Permanent Disneyland Closures

This is a list of permanently closed Disneyland rides, attractions, restaurants and shops! 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
  • Super Hero HQ: Closed permanently April 3, 2016
  • Main Street Electrical Parade: Closed 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!
  • California Screamin': Closed permanently Jan. 8, 2018 for transformation into Incredicoaster
  • Mickey's Fun Wheel: Closed permanently Jan. 8, 2018 for transformation into Pixar Pal-A-Round
  • The Cove Bar and Ariel's Grotto: Closed permanently Jan. 8, 2018 for transformation into Lamplight Lounge
  • It's Tough To Be a Bug!: Closed permanently March 19, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule (Seasonal Closures)

These attractions and rides usually close seasonally at Disneyland for refurbishments and holiday overlays. The estimated dates on this Disneyland refurbishment schedule are based on past ride closures. We'll always post the specific dates when we receive them under Disneyland ride 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 late August for holiday overlay installation and reopens early to mid-September; closes early November for holiday overlay removal
  • Splash Mountain: Usually closes mid-January through February for seasonal refurbishments

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

Trying to decide when to visit the parks? Check out our Disneyland Crowd Calendar for the best time to go! We also offer park plans for the Disneyland Resort. Be sure to check out our Disneyland Park Plans and Disney California Adventure Park Plans.

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Nov 13, 2018 at 3:56 p.m. Scott Says...

Hello! I read a CM's post on a forum that the Matterhorn will go back down mid January to finish the redesigned queue. Have you heard anything about this? I'm hoping they are mistaken, trying to hear from another source. Thanks!

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Nov 13, 2018 at 10:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott!

Hmmm - maybe the CM's know something we don't, but Disney has not announced anything about this ... yet! We'll be sure to update this post ASAP if we hear anything.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 3, 2018 at 1:19 p.m. Carsonb Says...

Looks like Fantastic! will not be on while we are there from Nov.12-16. Is there a reason why ? Anything taking its place ? Thanks !

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Nov 5, 2018 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Fantasmic! usually runs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights during the off-peak season. Good news, though. You are visiting during a relatively less-crowded time. Holiday time will have started so be sure to catch the Christmas Fantasy Parade, Believe...in Holiday Magic fireworks, and the Wintertime Enchantment of Sleeping Beauty’s castle with snowfall. Also be sure to hop over to take in the view of “it’s a small world" holiday lights.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Nov 13, 2018 at 2:38 p.m. Richard Says...

Yes! 2 more days until I am there!

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Nov 1, 2018 at 8:07 a.m. Susie Says...

Hi! I'm planning a trip to CA Adventure Land this month. Do you know if there is still a meet and greet with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit? Thanks, and I love your site by the way!! :)

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Nov 8, 2018 at 11:04 p.m. Dori Says...

We got lots of pictures with Oswald in 2017 at DCA. He was hanging at the market and store as you enter to the right of the park!

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Nov 1, 2018 at 7:48 p.m. Andrewb Says...

Im not 100% on lucky rabit but oswald has been retired for now

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Nov 1, 2018 at 9:20 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Susie!

You can still catch Oswald hanging out on Buena Vista Street every so often! We would recommend asking a cast member upon arrival, as his schedule can't be found online.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 26, 2018 at 10:24 p.m. Anthony Says...

What is the best family restaurant in both Disney Land and California Adventure. Thanks! Love your sight

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Oct 31, 2018 at 11:06 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Anthony!

If you are looking for table service restaurants, we like Blue Bayou and Carnation Cafe at DL and Carthay Circle and Lamplight Lounge at DCA. They are pricey, but Blue Bayou, Carthay Circle and Lamplight Lounge offer tasty food and unique atmosphere for a special dining experience. You can view all the menus for any restaurant online or in the Disneyland app in advance. As for quick-service family favorites, we love the Plaza Inn and Jolly Holiday (as well as French Market) at DL and Flo’s V8 or Smokejumpers Grill at DCA. None of them have huge menus, but they have enough choices to satisfy both kids and adults. The Pacific Wharf Cafe (known for its sourdough bread) is another favorite located in an area that also has Asian food and Mexican food restaurants for a wider selection in a food court feel.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 16, 2018 at 12:14 a.m. Wendy Says...

Are these ride closures (particularly the Holiday overlay times) set in stone? Is there any chance of them opening a day early for example?

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Oct 15, 2018 at 10:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Wendy!

These are the dates provided by Disneyland directly, and they typically stay pretty true to the predicted dates.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 9, 2018 at 12:41 p.m. Sandy Says...

We are going to Disneyland February 4, 2019. What rides with be closed?

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sandy!

We keep this article updated with all confirmed, scheduled refurbishments, so just keep an eye out for those closer to your trip!

Keep hopping!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2018 at 5:23 a.m. jeana Says...

Hello, I'm going for my birthday beginning of December. Have you heard yet anything about WOC? Also, I'm 60 days out from my trip on December 7th, but I don't see any fantasmic packages beyond December 2nd? If woc and fantasmic and paint the night are all closed, I'm wondering if going for my birthday is the best choice, since I can only afford every other year. Thank you :)

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeana!

World of Color is slated to be closed until "Late 2018", but we promise to update this post as soon as we know more details!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 9, 2018 at 4:27 a.m. Marcia Says...

Hello -will the park be closing dec 7th or 8th early for private holiday parties? Hate to fly across the country just to be shut out on the time. Happened before

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Oct 9, 2018 at 9:07 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marcia!

Disneyland (in California) doesn't have any exclusive holiday parties, so there's no need to worry!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 7, 2018 at 3:31 a.m. Aidan Says...

Can you meet black panther

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:39 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Aidan!

Yes, you can meet Black Panther in Disney California Adventure Park.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Oct 5, 2018 at 7:06 p.m. Dominique Maurice Says...

Hi! I’m planning a trip to be in Disneyland the first weekend of the holiday decorations, will Space and Splash mountain be open?

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Oct 5, 2018 at 2:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dominique!

There aren't any scheduled refurbishments or closures on Space and Splash during this time, so you should be good to go :) Enjoy! (Those are our favorites.)

Keep hopping!

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Oct 2, 2018 at 2:08 a.m. Stephanie Aguilar Says...

Do you happen to know when the matterhorn bobsled will reopen?

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Oct 1, 2018 at 9:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Stephanie!

Disney has not announced a reopening date - we'll update this post as soon as we're sure!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 8, 2018 at 10:30 p.m. Jessica Says...

The disneyland app shows the matterhorn no longer under refurbishment on November 16th now, just fyi :)

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Oct 9, 2018 at 8:38 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica!

Yay! Thanks for letting us know.

Keep hopping!

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Sep 30, 2018 at 7:41 a.m. FamilyDisneyFans Says...

Planning to be there around November 9th. Any word on World of Color yet? Even a rumor of it possibly opening? Thanks!

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Oct 1, 2018 at 10:26 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi!

Ugh, no news! We are anxiously awaiting its return as well, and will update this post as soon as we know :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 27, 2018 at 2:32 a.m. Diana Gordon Says...

Going to Disneyland 9/29/18. Has the Main Street refurbishment been completed?

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Oct 2, 2018 at 12:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Diana!

They are still working on some finishing touches, but all shops are open and it is complete for the most part :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 24, 2018 at 3:09 a.m. Emme Says...

Planning a trip from 12/5 to 12/9...will world of color be back up by then?

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Sep 25, 2018 at 10:41 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Emme!

This hasn't been announced quite yet, but we hope so! We'll update this information as soon as we find out.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 22, 2018 at 10:44 p.m. Gail Says...

Do you know if It's a Small World will be open on November 1, 2018?

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Sep 25, 2018 at 11:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gail!

It looks like It's a Small World will be down for its holiday overlay between October 22 and November 9, so unfortunately it will not be open.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 14, 2018 at 3:09 a.m. Bonnie Says...

Hello I’m planning to go with a crew of 8 to disneyland on april 2019 how or where can I purchase tickets with this years rate, I heard if I would buy tickets now I could lock in this years rate how true is that? Thanks in advance!

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Sep 20, 2018 at 4:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bonnie!

Check out our discounted Disneyland tickets for details!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 8, 2018 at 1:34 a.m. leann Says...

plan on visiting oct 2018 cant wait for the star wars land when is the best an cheapist hotel to stay in an what cheapist way to by tickets an when.

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Sep 12, 2018 at 12:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leann!

Check out our discounted tickets and hotel options ... we recommend purchasing now for your October trip! Please note that Star Wars Land does not open until 2019 :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 22, 2018 at 3:12 a.m. Amber Says...

Are fireworks vusibke from California Adventure, outside Disneyland, or in Downtown Disney area?

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Sep 9, 2018 at 7:02 p.m. Steven Says...

If you're staying at Paradise Pier, they have an area near the swimming pool that overlooks Downtown Disney to Disneyland, giving a good if distant view of the fireworks. However, they also pipe in the soundtrack for it, which adds quite a bit to the experience. A fun extra for that first night you're there if you got in mid-day or later and won't actually be in the Parks until the next day....

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Sep 11, 2018 at 12:02 p.m. Olivia Cortes Says...

Thanks for the tip. That will be us for the first night. What time do they usually start? Thanks!

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Sep 11, 2018 at noon Olivia Cortes Says...

Thanks for the tip - that will be handy for us on our first night. What time are the fireworks usually? Thanks

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Sep 3, 2018 at 5:55 p.m. Heather Says...

We were headed to Mickey and friends parking structure and got the best view ever, sitting right next to the escalators.

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Aug 22, 2018 at 10:03 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi!

Fireworks are definitely visible from outside the park, but not well enough to enjoy the show in its entirety.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 20, 2018 at 1:29 a.m. Joshua maples Says...

Hi, I was wondering if anyone would happen to know why the Matterhorn Bobsleds is being refurbished. I’ve been going to Disneyland since I

was 4 years old & it’s one of my favorite attractions at Disneyland. I read a comment on (( Mouse Chat )) that stated “According to my sources, Matterhorn

might be transferring into a Frozen attraction for its Fantasy Land.” I really hope not. If someone could give more on insight of what there doing or if it’s just a normal refurbishment & if you would happen to know when they would open it back up? Because I know Disneyland hasn’t relased any information regarding the refurbishment. Thank you (:

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Aug 21, 2018 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joshua!

While we can neither confirm or deny (as Disneyland has not made an announcement) we really think this is just a normal refurbishment, and doubt that the Matterhorn is being transformed into a Frozen ride. No worries!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 2, 2018 at 5:11 a.m. Chris Says...

Hello! Any estimate on when the Matterhorn will be open again? Heading there in December for my 40th birthday and hope its open! Thanks

Chris

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Sep 4, 2018 at 10:18 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chris!

Nothing has been confirmed, but we are about 95% sure the Matterhorn will be back open by December. Happy birthday to you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Sep 11, 2018 at 6:01 p.m. KG Says...

How about early November? Thoughts on Matterhorn being up by then?

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Sep 12, 2018 at 12:34 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi KG!

We'll update this post as soon as a confirmed re-opening date for the Matterhorn has been announced. We are confident it should be back open early November ... or hope so, anyway!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 17, 2018 at 1:26 p.m. S_Cuse Says...

Hello! I notice you have Animation Academy as being closed starting Aug. 27-TBD. I can’t see that on Disneyland’s website as being closed the week of the 27th. Do you know if it will be a last minute closure on DL website?

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Aug 25, 2018 at 3:11 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The building facade is undergoing refurbishment, but it looks like it will still be open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 15, 2018 at 9:20 p.m. Rachel Says...

Hi! We are planning on going to Disneyland in early March. What ride closures can we expect to encounter at that time? Is that a good time to visit? Thanks and Mickey Ears to all of you!

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Aug 15, 2018 at 4:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachel!

Awww, sending lots of pixie dust back your way! Ride closures typically aren't announced until closer to the refurbishment dates. Keep checking this post closer to your trip and we'll be sure to keep it updated as things are confirmed. :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 14, 2018 at 7:42 p.m. Deborah Says...

How do you find out about the closures? The Mickey's House one is not on Disney's site. (In fact, they have hours for it listed through Sept 1 then undetermined... same as all the other Toontown attractions I browsed). And we have my 3yo's first Disney trip booked from 9/5-9/11 with his only knowledge being that he's going to Mickey's House. Do you know anything else about that potential closure?

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Aug 21, 2018 at 11:19 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deborah!

Mickey's House is still showing being down for most of September, likely for refurbishment. We keep this post up to date with the latest confirmed info!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 13, 2018 at 9:01 p.m. Han Says...

Hi there,

I am visiting Disneyland resort during 9/18-9/21. Other than the Halloween Party, are there any nighttime shows/firework normally scheduled for these days? I heard that there's no firework during off-peak seasons but just want to check it out. Also what about the parades?

Thanks!

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Aug 14, 2018 at 2:24 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Han!

We'll have to wait for the official entertainment schedule to come out before confidently answering your question. However, fireworks and shows (such as Fantasmic and World of Color) still take place on select nights during the off-peak season. Paint the Night usually still takes place nightly.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 10, 2018 at 11:45 p.m. Rachelle Says...

Has anyone ever been there the first full week in January? We are planning a trip and I was wondering about crowds and ride closures. :)

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Aug 31, 2018 at 2:06 a.m. Luci Says...

Hi frog blog we are going to disneyland in october will the space mountain refunishment be done by october 14

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Luci!

Yes, Space Mountain should be up and running then!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 30, 2018 at 12:31 a.m. Disneygirl101 Says...

Hi frog fam!!! I was wondering if splash mountain closes often

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Aug 31, 2018 at 3:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You can find all scheduled ride closures in this post. It doesn't close too often for refurbishment, and we're not sure if it closes frequently on a day-to-say basis either. Good question!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:26 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rachelle!

Keep an eye on this post for scheduled ride closures and refurbishments, and check out our Crowd Calendar for our best prediction on how busy the parks will be.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Aug 8, 2018 at 2:59 a.m. Jennifer Stoker Says...

We will be there September 4-6th and I know that Haunted Mansion will be closed but when I called the gentleman said that is all. But will Space Mountain also be closed?

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Aug 14, 2018 at 2:12 a.m. yvonne auxier Says...

Matterhorn bobsleds, Tiki Hut (opens sept21), World of Color, Fantasmic – no performances September 10–13 during refurbishment of Sailing Ship Columbia, and September 17-20 during the refurbishment of the Mark Twain Riverboat. That's wht I have found s of 8/13

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Aug 8, 2018 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer,

Space Mountain will just be closed on September 6 for its holiday overlay installation!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 7, 2018 at 6:50 p.m. Vanessa Says...

I will be traveling to Disneyland and DCA from November 1st to November 6th 2018. Will there be any holiday decorations up still or am I going the one week there is nothing? I am mainly concerned about Jungle Cruise and Haunted Mansion being closed during that week for the decorations take down.

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Aug 7, 2018 at 2:11 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa,

Haunted Mansion shouldn't close for its holiday overlay removal until January. Jungle Cruise, though, is historically closed early November for its holiday overlay installation. Holiday decorations go up as soon as Holidays at Disneyland Resort officially starts on November 9!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Sep 23, 2018 at 8:43 p.m. Sarah Says...

Jingle Cruise is no longer, Disneyland hasn’t officially announced anything, but it wasn’t there last year and it wasn’t announced as part of the line up this year either.

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Aug 5, 2018 at 11 p.m. Skyler Says...

Will Space Mountain and Haunted Mansion be open the week of December 9th-15th? Thank you so much.

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Aug 6, 2018 at 2:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Skyler!

As far as we know, yes, they should both be open. We'll update this post if we hear otherwise!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Aug 5, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. Amos Says...

We are going to Disneyland/ California Adventure Sept 4-7. No schedule for the Frozen show is listed. Is it being refurbished then or do entertainment schedules update closer to the actual date?

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Aug 6, 2018 at 2:23 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amos!

The entertainment schedule should update closer to the actual date. :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 31, 2018 at 6:41 p.m. timk Says...

We are planning on staying at the Disneyland Hotel the second week of December 2018. Is there any information available due to construction on accessing Downtown Disney from the Disneyland Hotel.

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Aug 2, 2018 at 10:46 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

The construction has not started on the hotel yet. All the closed restaurants remain intact! There is parking garage construction that is very contained and not affecting traffic or people flow and Katella (street near Disney) has been under construction for months and months so we do recommend avoiding that way, but Downtown Disney is fine. Construction shouldn't affect guest flow from the hotel to Disneyland nor affect guests at Disneyland Hotel! Hope this helps.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 30, 2018 at 10:37 p.m. Dillan Says...

Im so bummed about pinnochio being closed WHHHYYYYYYY

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Jul 29, 2018 at 6:16 p.m. subby Says...

just to be sure- it says space mountain will only be closed on September 6th. is that correct?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 9:45 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Subby!

That is correct! The Disneyland site is showing Space Mountain fully operational with the exception of September 6.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 28, 2018 at 1:22 a.m. Ali Says...

Hi there,

These schedules for refurbishments and closures are so so helpful, please keep doing them because it's so disappointing to show up to the parks only for your favourite rides to be closed! Thanks :)

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Jul 30, 2018 at 9:59 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ali!

Aw, thanks! We are so hoppy to help!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 27, 2018 at 7:08 p.m. Ayesha Says...

Good day,

We are from South Africa and planning a visit to the parks from Aug 22 - Aug 25. With the comment and schedule on some of the refurb times stating end of August - does this mean Aug 31st? so will we still be able to catch it before refurb?

Thanks

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Jul 31, 2018 at 11:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ayesha,

That section of the refurbishments post is just a guideline of when these attractions are usually closed for their annual refurbishments. If you look under the Disneyland Ride Refurbishments section (towards the top of the post), you'll see the confirmed closure dates for attractions. Hope this helps!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 27, 2018 at 6:36 p.m. KG Says...

We were planning to be at Disneyland around Nov 4-6. Are most of the rides closed during this time because of removal of Halloween decorations and putting up Christmas decorations? We love Disneyworld but I'm wondering if it's worth visiting Disneyland if there are going to be so many closures. Thanks!

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Jul 30, 2018 at 8:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

That's a great question. The Haunted Mansion holiday overlay remains up through Christmas, so the only ride with potential to be down for Halloween overlay removal at this time is Space Mountain. We can't be sure when it will be back up and running, but we assure you Disneyland is still worth the visit!

Keep hopping!

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Aug 14, 2018 at 4:17 p.m. Deanna Says...

Do you know how long Space Mountain is typically closed to take down the Halloween overlay?

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Aug 14, 2018 at 11:24 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Deanna!

Space Mountain is typically only down a few days to remove the Halloween overlay.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 27, 2018 at 3:58 p.m. Jennifer Says...

Hello september 11th and 12th 2018. What will be closed in both parks?

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Jul 30, 2018 at 10:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jennifer!

You can find all of the latest info in this post. As soon as we receive confirmed details on those "TBD" dates, we'll update!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 25, 2018 at 11:53 p.m. Denise Says...

Hello! I'm planning a trip to Disney and California Adventure in September. September 6th and 7th to be exact. I was planning on doing Disneyland on the 6th and California Adventure on the 7th but I want to be able to go on Space Mountain. Would you recommend doing California Adventure on the 6th and Disneyland on the 7th? Thank you!

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Jul 26, 2018 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise!

Absolutely! If Space Mountain is a priority for you, we recommend waiting to visit Disneyland until the 7th when the ride reopens with its Ghost Galaxy overlay.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 25, 2018 at 5:34 a.m. Ron Says...

I was just wondering if you knew that, during the last few years or so, if Disneyland management has intentionally planned to shut ANY ride(s) down for maintenance during the timeframe which is "sandwiched" between "Easter week" and "Memorial Day weekend"??? I have NEVER visited Disneyland BEFORE "Memorial Day weekend" and I am somewhat concerned that, during that "sandwiched time" next year in 2019 (when I will be in California again), Disney management would consider said "sandwiched time" to be a "slow-enough time" to close stuff down (especially since that part of the year might be somewhat "dead" because it should be before the "Star Wars land" opens to the public). But when I looked at your forecasted crowd calendar for next year, it "looks to me" like there would still be "enough" folks in the park for most everything to be "up-and-running"...of course, I'm not the "expert" on this (which is why I reached out to you)...do you have any thoughts on this matter???

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Jul 25, 2018 at 9:47 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ron!

This is a great question. Disney certainly makes an effort to schedule refurbishments in "down" times, as crowds are less and therefore lines for other rides aren't impacted as much. We can't predict what will be down for refurbishment during your visit quite yet, but we will update this post as soon as we know for sure!

In our experience, at least one ride is being refurbished at any given time (it's how they keep them safe, clean and fun for us!) so we would expect that, but nothing too extreme.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 26, 2018 at 6:30 a.m. Ron Says...

Thanks for getting back to me. I will wait for your "update" later on as far as any ride(s) that might be shut down. But could you still give me your thoughts on what the overall crowds at Disneyland might be during those "off-weeks" between Easter and Memorial Day (given the pending "Star Wars land" debut)?

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Jul 26, 2018 at 8:50 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ron!

Our Crowd Calendar predicts that the parks will be moderately busy between Easter and Memorial Day.

Keep hopping!

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Aug 12, 2018 at 10:05 a.m. Ron Says...

Again, I appreciate your response, and I will just be

patient and wait a few more months (or so) until

you update the information...

Based on what you have shared with me so far, it

sounds like most everything should be "good-to-

go" and that it will probably be a fairly "decent"

time in the park...

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Jul 24, 2018 at 2:40 a.m. John Says...

Hey, all!

We are planning a 2-day trip for 9/25-26 of this year. Any idea in what the ride closures/crowds are like? I've heard that Matterhorn may be closed.

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Jul 24, 2018 at 7:53 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

Right now, the refurbishment end date for the Matterhorn is TBD. We'll update this post as soon as more details are confirmed. Regarding how busy the parks will be, you can check out our Crowd Calendar ... but it looks like crowds will be pretty moderate!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 23, 2018 at 11:58 p.m. CanadianMickey Says...

I don’t see the closure of Flo’s V8 anymore on the disneyland website ? Is it cancelled ?

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Jul 24, 2018 at 11:54 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

We haven't heard anything about it being cancelled, but keep checking this post! We update it with any news we have.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 22, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. Boys Nana Says...

We will be there with our grand babies Sept 9 -15th. What will be closed?

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Jul 23, 2018 at 1:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

You can find our most updated information on refurbishments and ride closures in this post! We'll be sure to provide more details on those "TBD" dates as soon as we can.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 20, 2018 at 6:39 p.m. Sarag Says...

Tiki room is closing just before we arrive... any chance it's a short closure? Your post says TBA but maybe you have a little more info?

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Jul 20, 2018 at 2:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

The Disneyland website currently shows the Tiki Room being down until at least the end of August. Be sure to ask a cast member upon arrival just in case it re-opens early!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2018 at 7:10 p.m. DJ Says...

Planning to visit Aug. 27 and 28, 2018. Any idea what the crowds will be like? Any idea what rides will be closed for refurbishment? Thanks!

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Jul 18, 2018 at 3:28 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi DJ!

Haunted Mansion will be closed during your visit, as the ride undergoes its holiday overlay. There is a chance Space Mountain will be closed for the same reason as well, but it is currently showing operational hours on those dates. You can check out our Crowd Calendar for our best guess on how busy the parks will be!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 18, 2018 at 12:27 a.m. Skye Says...

HI! I am looking to plan a trip and I really want The Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain to be open when I go because they were both closed when I went last year (it was September) . Would sometime between August 12th and August 18th be a safe time to go? I am hoping it would be because it says that they are closed for refurbishment starting late August not mid August. Thank you.

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Jul 17, 2018 at 8:19 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Skye!

Disneyland shows both rides as operational during the dates of your trip. It looks like they won't be closed for the overlays until later in the month!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 12, 2018 at 12:12 p.m. Traci Says...

Any idea what the Fantasmic schedule will be like September 10-13? I tried reserving our dining package this morning and it says NOT AVAILABLE. Is it on a limited schedule in the "off-season"?

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Jul 12, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Traci!

This is likely due to the Halloween Party, which is a separately-ticketed event on select nights and alters the usual entertainment schedule. However, this doesn't take place every night, so be sure to try for various days during your trip.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 11, 2018 at 12:22 a.m. subby Says...

any chance you know the dates in which space mountain will be closed for the transformation into ghost galaxy?

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Jul 11, 2018 at 7:51 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

Space Mountain usually closes late August for holiday overlay installation and definitely reopens September 7 ... then closes early November for holiday overlay removal. We don't have specific dates for this yet, but we'll let you know when we do!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 10, 2018 at 5:39 p.m. Amber Says...

It says that the grizzly river run is currently closed on the Disney map. But on this page it says it’s not closed. We’ll be there July 16 & 17. Will it be open?

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Jul 10, 2018 at 1:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber!

According to Disneyland's site, Grizzly River Run is operating today. Perhaps it was just down briefly today.

Keep hopping!

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Jul 5, 2018 at 2:47 p.m. Nathan Says...

Any chance the Big Thunder Mountain refurbishment work could complete a few days earlier than the 7/27 planned re-open date??

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Jul 5, 2018 at 11:49 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Nathan,

While it's unlikely, you never know! Sometimes the refurbishment dates change at the last minute. Keep checking this post to be sure!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 16, 2018 at 4:11 p.m. Bianca Says...

It’s my favorite ride and planning to go next week!! Ahhh. Why is it being temporary closed? I hope it opens early!

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Jul 17, 2018 at 4:37 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bianca!

Definitely ask a Cast Member upon arrival, just in case it re-opens early!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jul 3, 2018 at 5:58 p.m. Jessica Says...

Hi. Do you know how long the Tiki Room will be closed for? Hoping it’s a quick closure and not for months, while they’re building the new restaurant.

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Jul 3, 2018 at 1:10 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jessica,

We aren't quite sure yet. Keep checking back - we'll post as soon as we know!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 5, 2018 at 10:12 p.m. Jessica Says...

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! Hopefully it’s only down for a few days - it’s my child’s FAVOURITE ????

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Jul 2, 2018 at 7:22 p.m. nikea Says...

We are planning a trip for the early part of Feb 2019 is there any ride closures at that time?

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Jul 3, 2018 at 1:01 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

All of Disney's announced ride closures and refurbishments thus far can be found on this page. We'll update as soon as we find out more!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jun 30, 2018 at 6:31 p.m. Gina Says...

Can you tell us what day in August the haunted mansion will close for holiday overlay.

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Jul 3, 2018 at 1:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gina!

Keep an eye out - we'll update this post as soon as we know specifics!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jul 9, 2018 at 9:33 p.m. Patti Says...

Hi. We’re planni g a surprise birthday trip for our 12 year old who’s never been to Disneyland. I’d really like him to see the haunted mansion. We’re going on his birthday September 6 and 7 th. Are those good days? Could it be reopened by the 7 th?

Thanks for your help. We’re trying to make this really special for him.

Patti

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Jul 10, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Patti!

Haunted Mansion is scheduled to be back open (with its super fun holiday overlay) on September 7. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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