Disneyland Refurbishments & Closings

by Leap on January 15, 2019 735 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 Permanent closures are attractions that are no longer active in the parks, refurbishments are temporary closures, and seasonal closures take place annually.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 transformed into Pixar Pier last summer, and Disneyland Park is adding a Star Wars-themed land, Galaxy's Edge in summer 2019, and unnamed Marvel-themed land in 2020. (Read more about what's coming to Disneyland!) With changes, there are sometimes ride closures! Don't fret! There is still plenty to do and see at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

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

*Sleeping Beauty Castle is undergoing refurbishment that is scheduled to last through spring, according to The Orange County Register. Scaffolding is surrounding portions of the castle, although it is not clear if it will last through the duration of the refurbishment. According to Anaheim building permits, Disneyland has plans to reroof the castle and replace plastic on the turrets.

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
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple: Ended Nov. 3, 2018

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)
  • Flik's Flyers: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)
  • Francis' Ladybug Boogie: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)
  • Heimlich's Chew Chew Train: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)
  • Princess Dot Puddle Park: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 2018 for new super-hero themed land (opening 2020)
  • Tuck and Roll's Drive 'Em Buggies: Closed permanently Sept. 4, 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.

    • Grizzly River Run: Usually closes early January through February or March for seasonal refurbishment
    • 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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Jan 16, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. klp2461 Says...

We will be visiting Disneyland in mid July as a surprise for our daughter to celebrate her college graduation. Her birthday is also during that week--July 17. We know that is also Disneyland's birthday. Is there anything special that happens if your birthday is the same day, and you're also in the park that day?

I had posted earlier but do not see my comment listed. I was reading about the wall around the castle. I had also read that all the attractions around the castle will be closed. Will things be open by July? I sure hope so.

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Jan 17, 2019 at 11:13 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there!

How fun to be celebrating both a graduation AND a birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth! Don't forget to grab a complimentary birthday button at City Hall (and some I'm celebrating buttons for the new graduate!) She'll get lots of birthday wishes from cast members and characters throughout the day, but outside of bragging rights, there's no extra perks to sharing a birthday with Disneyland. Congratulations!

As for the wall around the castle, everything is expected to be back up and running in the spring, so everything should be frogtastic by July!

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 18, 2019 at 12:39 a.m. klp2461 Says...

OH! That is the best news I've heard all day. Thank you so much! It's been years since we've been to Disneyland and we are very excited to return. To add to the celebrating it is also our wedding anniversary and hubby's birthday that week too. My hubby's first trip to Disneyland was on our honeymoon so many years ago.

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Jan 15, 2019 at 5:37 p.m. Chantel Says...

With the castle being closed off, does that mean there won't be any fireworks show?

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Jan 16, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Chantel!

According to Disneyland's calendar, both Fantasmic! and Mickey's Mix Magic (the new nighttime spectacular) will be running as of Friday, 1/18.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 15, 2019 at 2:59 a.m. Kim Pierce Says...

Somewhere I saw pictures of a big wall around the castle in Disneyland! PLEASE tell me we won’t be there when there is a big NOT attractive wall around the castle??? Can anyone confirm??? I’ll be SO sad. Trip planned for feb 22-28!

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Jan 16, 2019 at 2:54 a.m. Stacey Says...

Sorry, big old wall will be there while you are visiting

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Jan 16, 2019 at 3:53 p.m. kfalcon Says...

I also just heard about this wall and all of the attractions around the castle being closed. We are traveling to Disneyland in mid July. Will everything be open by then?

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Jan 14, 2019 at 7:09 p.m. Christina Says...

Hi - WDW Passholders here!

My finance and I are planning our honeymoon to California and are making one of our stops to DL. We just saw that Sleeping Beauty castle has been fenced off. We already bought our 2 day tickets w/max pass and were planning to visit the parks on April 1st and 2nd. Is there a possibility this will be reopened?? We will be so bummed if we can't get that iconic photo in front of the castle with our bride and groom Mickey ears :(

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Jan 16, 2019 at 3:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Christina,

We are not sure yet how long the scaffolding will remain in place, but according to the Orange County Register, the refurbishment is expected to last through spring.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 12, 2019 at 5:13 p.m. Nerdsnextdoor Says...

Does anyone have any info of the castle walls being down by March/April?

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Jan 10, 2019 at 8:36 p.m. Scott Lichfield Says...

Do you have any idea why the Sleeping Beauty walk through is closed (I hope that they aren't closing it permanently again) and if there is any chance it or the Grizzly Rapids will open during the month of February? How long do they usually close it when they do?

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Jan 17, 2019 at 8:21 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Scott,

We've added more details above about Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough. Grizzly River Rapids closes this time of year for seasonal refurbishment. In some past years, it has reopened in February and in others it has reopened in March.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 8, 2019 at 4:43 p.m. Jennifer Florez Says...

Do you know about how the long the Castle refurbishment will be? I want to take my mom for her last trip(she's losing her eyesight) that first week of March, but I want her to see the castle! If you know, please share the info!! Thank you!!

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Jan 5, 2019 at 7:34 p.m. Corey McGowan Says...

Hello!

I'm visiting in May of 2019. (secretly hoping for a Galaxy's Edge miracle - thinking they may look for a soft opening before Memorial day! Fingers crossed)

I've just read another blog that suggests that Indiana Jones is scheduled for refurbishment in 2019. Do you have any information on that front?

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Jan 3, 2019 at 6:40 a.m. Cher orm Says...

Hi haven’t been for 8 years!! Taking grandkids so sad to see It’s a small world. Closed Jan 22..

Is there a way to know how long it will be closed for?? Were planning to go Jan 30 to feb1 ..

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Jan 3, 2019 at 2:43 a.m. Mike Says...

World of Color TBD? Ugh... have a possible plan to take my child (toddler) there at the end of January and that would be a pretty big deal breaker moment there if it's not up.

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Dec 28, 2018 at 3:23 p.m. Angie P Says...

I keep looking for Fantasmic! dates to open up in late January 2019. We are less than 30 days out from our trip and still haven't been able to book our Blue Bayou package. Have there been any rumors regarding the show and possible closure/refurb?

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Jan 3, 2019 at 8:37 a.m. rebecca Says...

i just read that it is closing for quite some time

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Jan 2, 2019 at 7:31 a.m. Rebecca Says...

Fantasmic will be closing for refurbishment Jan 24 and won't reopen until Spring.

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Dec 30, 2018 at 7:42 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angie,

It looks like Disneyland isn't opening up slots that far in advance. My best advice would be to keep checking back.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Dec 7, 2018 at 5:19 p.m. E Says...

Do you know what will specifically be closed Dec 22-29. What does it mean closed for holiday overlay?? I hope that mean it opens for the holiday or does it stay closed?

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Dec 7, 2018 at 5:25 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi E!

You can find what will be closed during your trip in this post ... or everything confirmed so far, that is! "Closed for holiday overlay" means they are either installing or removing the seasonal holiday decor within the ride.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Dec 6, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. Heather N Says...

Does anyone know more specifically when World of Color will re-open? It has said late 2018 for a long time now... and it is late 2018. We go next week and I would hate for my son not to see it!

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Dec 6, 2018 at 12:05 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Heather!

We wish we knew. Nothing has been announced yet, but we'll keep this post updated as soon as we know!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 26, 2018 at 10:15 p.m. Denise Says...

Hi,

I’m thinking about going to Disneyland in January. Is there anyway to find out exactly what rides wil be closed because of the Christmas decorations removal and what days. No point in going if I cannot go on it’s a small world.

Thank you,

Denise

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Dec 14, 2018 at 3:14 a.m. martina de souza Says...

just wondering we are going to Disney;and in January, will space mountain and thunder mountain be open then you say closed early November but when does it reopen kind regards

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Dec 14, 2018 at 9:36 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Martina!

There are no scheduled refurbishments for Space and Big Thunder at this time, so they SHOULD be open when you visit :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 29, 2018 at 8:13 p.m. Skye Says...

That is EXACTLY my thought too! We do not want to miss its a small world! We will be there from jan 29th-feb 3rd

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Nov 29, 2018 at 6:41 p.m. Margaret Says...

Check out "Ride Closures" and "Ride Refurbishment". They give approximate closing and opening dates.

Have never seen actual dates posted from the open/closing. Good luck.

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Nov 27, 2018 at 3:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Denise!

it's a small world usually closes from mid-late January for holiday overlay removal. Specific dates have not been announced, but we'll update this post as soon as we hear!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 19, 2018 at 5:28 a.m. Valerie Says...

Hello! We are going for special needs opportunity days on the week of the 1-7 thru 1-13 will everything be closed to take down the Christmas decorations at both parks those days?

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Nov 27, 2018 at 4:18 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Valerie!

Don't worry ... other than it's a small world, nothing should be shut down for Christmas decoration removal :) Most of this happens overnight.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 14, 2018 at 8:46 a.m. Gabi Says...

Hi,

I am planning a trip to Disneyland between January 18th-24th 2019.

Will "It's a small world be open"? Which other rides will be closed at this time?

Thank you

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Nov 27, 2018 at 4:33 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Gabi!

it's a small world does usually close from mid-late January to remove its holiday overlay. No other rides are anticipated to be closed at this time, but we'll keep this post updated :)

Keep hopping!

Leap

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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!

Leap

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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!

Leap

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

Leap

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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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